Nicki Minaj Racks Up American Music Award Nominations

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Nicki Minaj is up for a handful of prizes at the upcoming American Music Awards. The nominations were revealed on Tuesday.

Minaj is up for Favorite Artist - Rap/Hip-Hop, Favorite Album - Rap/Hip-hop (for The Pinkprint), and Artist of the Year.

There's a lot of competition for that last one, however. She'll be up against Luke Bryan, Ariana Grande, Maroon 5, One Direction, Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, Taylor Swift, Meghan Trainor, and The Weeknd.

On Monday, Minaj gave her followers some words of encouragement – and a pretty sexy selfie.

"Everyone's looking for someone who helps them see beauty in every little thing. Life is so precious. Choose to see the good in everything & in everyone for as long as u can. Choose to count your blessings every chance you get & watch them continue to pile up. Happiness is a choice. Choose it," she wrote.

Here are the full 2015 American Music Award nominations:

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Luke Bryan
Ariana Grande
Maroon 5
Nicki Minaj
One Direction
Ed Sheeran
Sam Smith
Taylor Swift
Meghan Trainor
The Weeknd

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Fetty Wap
Sam Hunt
Tove Lo
Walk the Moon
The Weeknd

SONG OF THE YEAR
Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth – “See You Again”
Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars – “Uptown Funk!”
Ed Sheeran – “Thinking Out Loud”
Taylor Swift – “Blank Space”
The Weeknd – “Can’t Feel My Face”

COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR
Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth – “See You Again”
Rihanna & Kanye West feat. Paul McCartney – “FourFiveSeconds”
Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars – “Uptown Funk!”
Skrillex & Diplo feat. Justin Bieber – “Where Are Ü Now”
Taylor Swift feat. Kendrick Lamar – “Bad Blood”

FAVORITE ARTIST – RAP/HIP-HOP
Drake
Fetty Wap
Nicki Minaj

FAVORITE ALBUM – RAP/HIP-HOP
J. Cole – 2014 Forest Hills Drive
Drake – If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late
Nicki Minaj – The Pinkprint

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B
Chris Brown
Trey Songz
The Weeknd

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B
Beyoncé
Mary J. Blige
Rihanna

FAVORITE ALBUM – SOUL/R&B
Chris Brown – X
D’Angelo and The Vanguard – Black Messiah
The Weeknd – Beauty Behind the Madness

TOP SOUNDTRACK
Fifty Shades of Grey
Empire: Original Soundtrack from Season 1
Pitch Perfect 2