American Music Award noms

9 Oct

The nominees are in for this year’s American Music Awards, which airs on ABC on Nov. 18.
This is the first year that the public is allowed to vote for their favorites. Go to the AMA site to vote.

POP OR ROCK
Favorite Male Artist: Justin Timberlake, Timbaland, Akon
Favorite Female Artist: Fergie, Beyonce, Avril Lavigne
Favorite Band, Duo or Group: Linkin Park, Maroon 5, Nickelback
Favorite Album: “FutureSex/LoveSounds” by Justin Timberlake, “Minutes to Midnight” by Linkin Park, “Daughtry” by Daughtry

COUNTRY
Favorite Male Artist: Brad Paisley, Tim McGraw, Toby Keith
Favorite Female Artist: Carrie Underwood, Martina McBride, Taylor Swift
Favorite Band, Duo or Group: Rascal Flatts, Brooks & Dunn, Big & Rich
Favorite Album: “Me and My Gang” by Rascal Flatts, “Some Hearts” by Carrie Underwood, “Let It Go” by Tim McGraw

SOUL/R&B
Favorite Male Artist
: Ne-Yo, T-Pain, Akon
Favorite Female Artist: Rihanna, Beyonce, Fantasia
Favorite Album: “Future Sex/LoveSounds” by Justin Timberlake, “B’Day” by Beyonce, “Double Up” by R. Kelly

RAP/HIP-HOP
Favorite Male Artist:
T.I., Fabolous, Young Jeezy
Favorite Band, Duo or Group: Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Shop Boyz, Pretty Ricky
Favorite Album: “T.I. vs. T.I.P.” by T.I., “Strength and Loyalty” by Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, “The Inspiration” by Young Jeezy

Adult Contemporary Music – Favorite Artist: Daughtry, Norah Jones, John Mayer

Latin Music – Favorite Artist: Daddy Yankee, Jennifer Lopez, Juan Luis Guerra y 440

Alternative Rock Music – Favorite Artist: The White Stripes, My Chemical Romance, Linkin Park

Contemporary Inspirational – Favorite Artist: Casting Crowns, tobyMac, Jeremy Camp

Soundtracks – Favorite Album: “Dreamgirls,” “Hairspray,” “High School Musical 2”

Favorite Breakthrough Artist: Plain White T’s, Daughtry, Robin Thicke
I’ve always wondered how AMA nominees were figured out, because they always seemed a little off to me. I found the answer, and this is copied straight from the AMA Web site:

“Initial nominees were selected by using ballots containing names compiled from data supplied by the music industry trade publication, Radio & Records and Nielsen Soundscan, which tracks retail music sales. The ballots were then sent to a national sampling of more than 15,000 people based on what type of music they listen to, what they buy and how many albums they purchase per year. The sampling also took into account geographic location, age, sex and ethnic origin. The top three vote getters were determined to be the nominees for this year’s American Music Awards.”

“Also took into account geographic location, age, sex and ethnic origin.” Wow. Now I know.

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    […] Jeanne wrote an interesting post today onHere’s a quick excerptFavorite Male Artist: Justin Timberlake, Timbaland, Akon Favorite Female Artist: Fergie, Beyonce, Avril Lavigne Favorite Band, Duo or Group: Linkin Park, Maroon 5, Nickelback Favorite Album: “FutureSex/LoveSounds” by Justin Timberlake, … […]

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