All hail Adele! The Brit singer/songwriter leads this year's nominees for the 39th annual American Music Awards, with nods for Artist of the Year, Favorite Female Artist, Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist and Favorite Album for 21.
Competing with Lady A for 2011 Artist are Lady Gaga, Lil Wayne, Taylor Swift and Katy Perry.
I wonder how big Adele's hair will be for the awards telecast (ABC Sunday, Nov. 20). Have you noticed that it keeps getting bigger and bigger? Diva, baby, diva!
Other AMA categories include:
Favorite Album: Adele's 21, Rihanna's Loud, Lady GaGa's Born This Way
Favorite Female: Adele, Katy Perry, Lady GaGa.
Favorite Male: Justin Bieber, Bruno Mars, Pitbull.
Favorite Band/Duo/Group: LMFAO, Maroon 5, OneRepublic.
On the other end of the spectrum—waaaay down deep where it smells like fresh cow pies—trainwreck Nicki Minaj demonstrated that despite Adele's deserved kudos, image over substance maintains a dominant role in popular music.
The squeaky, gimmick-filled horror story competes with fellow acts o'little talent Kanye West and Lil Wayne for Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist and the category's Favorite Album. Talk about a no-win category...