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Nicki Minaj Racks Up American Music Award Nominations

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 – R...
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

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