Nicki Minaj and PitbullNicki Minaj and Pitbull announced the 2011 nominees for American Music Awards yesterday (October 11th), and a variety of artists were recognized. The winners will be revealed on Sunday, November 21st when the show airs on ABC at 8 pm ET.

Here are the nominees in the categories we care about, but you can check out the complete list of nominees here.

Artist of the Year
Justin Bieber
Eminem
Ke$ha
Lady Gaga
Katy Perry

Breakthrough Artist
B.o.B
Justin Bieber
Taio Cruz
Jason Derülo
Ke$ha
Lady Antebellum
Travie McCoy
Mike Posner

Favorite Male Pop/Rock Artist
Justin Bieber
Eminem
Usher

Favorite Female Pop/Rock Artist
Ke$ha
Lady Gaga
Katy Perry

Favorite Band, Duo or Group
The Black Eyed Peas
Lady Antebellum
Train

Favorite Album
Justin Bieber, “My World 2.0”
Eminem, “Recovery”
Katy Perry, “Teenage Dream”

Favorite Male Rap/Hip-Hop Artist
B.o.B.
Drake
Eminem

Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album
B.o.B., “B.o.B. Presents”
Drake, “Thank Me Later”
Eminem, “Recovery”

Favorite Male Soul/R&B Artist
Chris Brown
Trey Songz
Usher

Favorite Female Soul/R&B Artist
Alicia Keys
Rihanna
Sade

Favorite Album
Alicia Keys, “The Element of Freedom”
Sade, “Soldier of Love”
Usher, “Raymond v. Raymond”

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