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Predictions for Sunday's American Music Awards

Published November 16, 2012 2:22 pm

This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2012, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

The 2012 American Music Awards are this Sunday on ABC, and the list of nominees is here. I have bolded the names of whom should win, and italicized my oredictions on whom wil win:ARTIST OF THE YEARJustin BieberDrakeMaroon 5Katy PerryRihannaNEW ARTIST OF THE YEARJ. Colefun.GotyeCarly Rae JepsenOne DirectionFAVORITE MALE ARTIST – POP/ROCKJustin BieberFlo RidaPitbullUsherFAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – POP/ROCKKelly ClarksonNicki MinajKaty PerryRihannaFAVORITE BAND, DUO OR GROUP – POP/ROCKfun.Maroon 5One DirectionThe WantedFAVORITE ALBUM – POP/ROCKJustin Bieber /BelieveMaroon 5/OverexposedNicki Minaj/Pink Friday: Roman ReloadedOne Direction/Up All NightFAVORITE MALE ARTIST – COUNTRYJason AldeanLuke BryanEric ChurchFAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – COUNTRYMiranda LambertTaylor SwiftCarrie UnderwoodFAVORITE BAND, DUO or GROUP - COUNTRYZac Brown BandLady AntebellumRascal Flatts FAVORITE ALBUM - COUNTRYLuke Bryan/Tailgates & TanlinesLionel Richie/TuskegeeCarrie Underwood/Blown Away FAVORITE ARTIST – RAP/HIP-HOPDrakeNicki MinajTyga FAVORITE ALBUM – RAP/HIP-HOPJ. Cole/Cole World: The Sideline StoryDrake/Take CareNicki Minaj/Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&BChris BrownTrey SongzUsherFAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&BBeyoncéMary J. BligeRihanna FAVORITE ALBUM – SOUL/R&BChris Brown/FortuneRihanna/Talk That TalkUsher/Looking 4 MyselfFAVORITE ARTIST - ALTERNATIVE ROCKThe Black KeysGotyeLinkin ParkFAVORITE ARTIST - ADULT CONTEMPORARYAdeleKelly ClarksonTrainFAVORITE ARTIST - LATIN

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