With a little over a month until the 2011 American Music Awards (November 20th), this morning, recording artists Nicki Minaj and Pitbull took to the J.W. Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE, to reveal this year's nominations!

The over all summary!? With a handful of front running talent, Adele leads this year with four nominations (kinda expected that). Katy PerryLady GagaLil WayneRihanna, Taylor Swift and The Band Perry follow with three noms each! In additon, Beyonce, Bruno Mars, Chris Brown, Jason Aldean, Kanye West, LMFAO, Nicki Minaj and Pitbull collected two noms respectively. 

2011 American Music Award Nominations - Katy Perry - Adele - Lady Gaga

Katy Perry and Pitbull were announced as performers for the 39th annual AMAs. Additional acts and presenters will be announced in the coming weeks. As for one of the most coveted awards of the show, this year’s 2011 Artist of the Year nominees are: Adele, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Lil Wayne and Taylor Swift.

The complete list of nominees is as follows:

Best Pop/Rock Male:

Justin Bieber
Bruno Mars

Best Pop/Rock Female:

Katy Perry
Lady GaGa

Best Pop/Rock Group:

Maroon 5
One Republic

Pop Rock Album:

Adele- 21
Rihanna – Loud
Lady Gaga – Born This Way

Rap Hip Hop:

Lil Wayne
Nicki Minaj
Kanye West

Rap Hip Hop Album:

Lil Wayne- ‘Carter 4′
The Throne-’Watch The Throne’
Nicki Minaj- ‘Pink Friday’

Sou/R&B Male:

Chris Brown
Trey Songz

Soul/R&B Female:

Kelly Rowland

Soul/R&B Album:

Chris Brown ‘FAME’
Rihanna -’Loud’
Beyonce ‘-4′


Jennifer Lopez
Enrigue Iglesias

Best New Artist:

Wiz Khalifa
The Band Perry
Marsha Ambrosius
Foster The People
Hot Chelle Rae
Thompson Square

Artist of The Year:

Lady Gaga
Katy Perry
Lil Wayne
Taylor Swift

Our favorite musicians will compete in categories of Pop/Rock, Country, Rap/Hip-Hop, Soul/R&B, Alternative, Adult Contemporary, Latin, Contemporary Inspirational, and Soundtracks when the American Music Awards take place on November 20th at 8:00pm ET on ABC.

Winners are determined by YOUR votes, So what are you waiting for!? Go vote now!

Who are you rooting to take home the most awards this year?

Do you think any musicians got cheated by lack of nominations?