Other notable awards, including ‘Favorite Pop or Rock Artist’ and ‘Favorite Pop or Rock Album’ are completely female.
That however doesn’t mean the fellas have been completely locked out. Lil Wayne has been nominated for three awards; while Chris Brown has been nominated for two and Usher, one.
The most interesting category for me however will be ‘Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist,’ which will see Kelly Rowland vying for the statuette against pop powerhouses Rihanna and Beyonce.
Because I believe both Rihanna and Beyonce have won this award in the past, I want to see Kelly take it home this year.
Rihanna has never been anything remotely close to soul or r&b, and Beyonce hasn’t put out a significant hit in well over a year.
That leaves Miss Kelly, who ruled the summer with her sexually charged single ‘Motivation.’
So if the AMA’s go on chart performance alone, Kelly should have this one in the bag.
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