Adele Leads AMA Noms

Adele has the year’s most popular album with “21,” so it makes sense that she’s the most nominated artist for this year’s American Music Awards.

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MTV Video Music Awards, Nokia Theatre, Los Angeles, Calif.

The nominees were announced Tuesday in Los Angeles, and Adele led all nominees with four.  The British soul singer and songwriter was nominated for artist of the year, favorite female artist, favorite adult contemporary artist and favorite album for “21.”

Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, Lil Wayne, Katy Perry, Rihanna and The Band Perry all trailed Adele closely with three nominations each. Lil Wayne, Swift, Perry and Lady Gaga are all competing with Adele in the artist of the year category.

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White River Amphitheatre, Auburn, Wash.

The 39th annual American Music Awards will be held Nov. 20 at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. It will air live on ABC.