British soul diva Adele hopes to add to her growing collection of prizes at the American Music Awards this weekend, despite throat problems that have forced her off stage.
The 23-year-old has four nominations, followed closely by Lady Gaga and Katy Perry among others with three nods for the annual star-studded awards, to be presented at Los Angeles' Nokia Theatre on Sunday evening.
Canadian teen sensation Justin Bieber -- last year's big winner as artist of the year -- will have to pin his prize hopes on his single nomination for best male rock or pop artist.
One no-show is expected to be Grammy-winning Adele, who announced at the end of October that she has been forced to cancel her live dates for the rest of the year to undergo throat surgery.
She is nominated for artist of the year, favorite female artist, favorite album and favorite adult contemporary artist. For the coveted top prize, she will be competing with Lil Wayne, Taylor Swift, Perry and Lady Gaga.
Here are the nominations in the main categories:
- Artist of the Year: Adele; Lady Gaga; Katy Perry; Lil Wayne; Taylor Swift
- Pop or rock
Best female artist: Adele; Katy Perry; Lady Gaga
Best male artist: Justin Bieber; Bruno Mars; Pitbull
Best album: Adele - "21"; Rihanna - "Loud"; Lady Gaga - "Born This Way"
Best artist: Lil Wayne; Nicki Minaj; Kanye West
Best album: Lil Wayne, "Tha Carter IV"; The Throne, "Watch the Throne"; Nicki Minaj, "Pink Friday"
Best female artist: Rihanna; Beyonce; Kelly Rowland
Best album: Chris Brown, "F.A.M.E."; Rihanna, "Loud"; Beyonce, "4"
- Country music
Best album: Jason Aldean, "My Kinda Party"; Taylor Swift, "Speak Now"; The Band Perry, "The Band Perry"
- Alternative rock, favorite artist: Foo Fighters; Black Keys; Mumford & Sons
- Adult contemporary music, favorite artist: Adele; Bruno Mars; Katy Perry
- Latin, favorite artist: Pitbull; Enrique Iglesias; Jennifer Lopez
Source: AFP Global Edition