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Sean P. Means
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Predictions for Sunday's American Music Awards

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:

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ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Justin Bieber

Drake

Maroon 5

Katy Perry

Rihanna

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR

J. Cole

fun.

Gotye

Carly Rae Jepsen

One Direction

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK

Justin Bieber

Flo Rida

Pitbull

Usher

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK

Kelly Clarkson

Nicki Minaj

Katy Perry

Rihanna

FAVORITE BAND, DUO OR GROUP – POP/ROCK

fun.

Maroon 5

One Direction

The Wanted

FAVORITE ALBUM – POP/ROCK

Justin Bieber /Believe

Maroon 5/Overexposed

Nicki Minaj/Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded

One Direction/Up All Night

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – COUNTRY

Jason Aldean

Luke Bryan

Eric Church

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – COUNTRY

Miranda Lambert

Taylor Swift

Carrie Underwood

FAVORITE BAND, DUO or GROUP - COUNTRY

Zac Brown Band

Lady Antebellum

Rascal Flatts

FAVORITE ALBUM - COUNTRY

Luke Bryan/Tailgates & Tanlines

Lionel Richie/Tuskegee

Carrie Underwood/Blown Away

FAVORITE ARTIST – RAP/HIP-HOP

Drake

Nicki Minaj

Tyga

FAVORITE ALBUM – RAP/HIP-HOP

J. Cole/Cole World: The Sideline Story

Drake/Take Care

Nicki Minaj/Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B

Chris Brown

Trey Songz

Usher

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B

Beyoncé

Mary J. Blige

Rihanna

FAVORITE ALBUM – SOUL/R&B

Chris Brown/Fortune

Rihanna/Talk That Talk

Usher/Looking 4 Myself

FAVORITE ARTIST - ALTERNATIVE ROCK

The Black Keys

Gotye

Linkin Park

FAVORITE ARTIST - ADULT CONTEMPORARY

Adele

Kelly Clarkson

Train

FAVORITE ARTIST - LATIN

Don Omar

Pitbull

Shakira

FAVORITE ARTIST - CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL

Jeremy Camp

Newsboys

tobyMac

FAVORITE ARTIST - ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC (EDM)

David Guetta

Calvin Harris

Skrillex



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