UK Star Adele leads American Music Awards Nominations

Posted by at 3:03 pm on October 11, 2011

British singing star Adele continued her current pop reign with a leading four nominations for the 2011 American Music Awards announced on Tuesday, edging out the likes of Katy Perry and Lady Gaga.

Adele, 23, who was recently forced to cancel the remainder of her sold out U.S. tour due to a vocal chord hemorrhage, was nominated for favorite rock/pop female artist, adult contemporary artist, album with her “21” and artist of the year for the awards to be broadcast from Los Angeles on November 20.

Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Lil Wayne and country music group The Band Perry were nominated three times, followed by artists such as Bruno Mars and Beyonce with two nods each.

Besides Adele, other artist of the year contenders are Gaga, Wayne, Swift and Perry, whose album “Teenage Dream” two months ago achieved the rare distinction of having five singles reach the top of the Billboard’s pop songs chart. Perry also will perform at the key music industry awards.

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