Adele tops nominations for American Music Awards
The nominees were announced in Los Angeles by Nicki Minaj and Pitbull, and Adele led the field with nominations in four categories.
The soul singer and songwriter from Tottenham, whose hits include Rolling in the Deep and Someone Like You, was nominated for artist of the year, favourite female artist, favourite adult contemporary artist and favourite album for 21.
The record is the year's best-selling album in the US with more than 3.7 million copies.
Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, Lil Wayne, Katy Perry, Rihanna and The Band Perry all trailed Adele closely with three nominations each. Pitbull and Minaj both got two nominations each, along with Beyonce, Bruno Mars, Chris Brown, Jason Aldean, LMFAO and Kanye West.
Lil Wayne, Swift, Perry and Lady Gaga are competing with Adele in the artist of the year category.
Nominees are determined from chart data, and winners will be determined by online fan voting.
The 39th annual American Music Awards will be held Nov. 20 at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. Perry and Pitbull are the first confirmed performers.
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