Sorry, Billboard – AMAs Choose New Data Gatherer


BEVERLY HILLS, CA (Hypebot) – For the first time ever, the nominees for the American Music Awards were chosen using BigChampagne Media's Ultimate Chart—which gathers data online, as well as, from retail and broadcast sources—not the Billboard 100.

It's likely that, due to the wider scope of the data and analytics that the Ultimate Charts takes into consideration, the awards felt that it was the most accurate representation of artist popularity available.


This year's nominees:


Pop Rock Music


Favorite Male Artist
Justin Bieber
Eminem
Usher


Favorite Female Artist
Ke$ha
Lady Gaga
Katy Perry


Favorite Band, Duo or Group
The Black Eyed Peas
Lady Antebellum
Train


Favorite Album
Justin Bieber, “My World 2.0”
Eminem, “Recovery”
Katy Perry, “Teenage Dream”


Country Music



Favorite Male Artist
Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Brad Paisley


Favorite Female Artist
Miranda Lambert
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood


Favorite Band, Duo or Group
Zac Brown Band
Lady Antebellum
Rascal Flatts


Favorite Album
Jason Aldean, “Wide Open”
Lady Antebellum, “Need You Now”
Carrie Underwood, “Play On”


Rap/Hip-Hop Music



Favorite Male Artist
B.o.B.
Drake
Eminem


Favorite Album
B.o.B., “B.o.B. Presents”
Drake, “Thank Me Later”
Eminem, “Recovery”


Soul/Rhythm & Blues Music



Favorite Male Artist
Chris Brown
Trey Songz
Usher


Favorite Female Artist
Alicia Keys
Rihanna
Sade


Favorite Album
Alicia Keys, “The Element of Freedom”
Sade, “Soldier of Love”
Usher, “Raymond v. Raymond”


Alternative Rock Music



Favorite Artist
Muse
Phoenix
Vampire Weekend


Artist of the Year


Justin Bieber
Eminem
Ke$ha
Lady Gaga
Katy Perry


T-Mobile Breakthrough Artist Nominations
B.o.B
Justin Bieber
Taio Cruz
Jason Derülo
Ke$ha
Lady Antebellum
Travie McCoy
Mike Posner