An energetic Pitbull announced the nominees for the 39th annual American Music Awards on Tuesday along with rapper Nicki Minaj in Los Angeles, Calif.

Adele led all nominees with four. The British soul singer and songwriter, whose hits include the No. 1 songs "Rolling in the Deep" and "Someone Like You," was nominated for artist of the year, favorite female artist, favorite adult contemporary artist and favorite album for "21."

Her sophomore album is the year's best-selling album with more than 3.7 million copies sold in the United States.

Adele has the year's most popular album with "21," so it makes sense that she's the most nominated artist for this year's American Music Awards.

Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, Lil Wayne, Katy Perry, Rihanna and The Band Perry all trailed Adele closely with three nominations each.

Pitbull and Bruno Mars Minaj got two nominations each, along with Beyonce, Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown, Jason Aldean, LMFAO and Kanye West.

Lil Wayne, Swift, Perry and Lady Gaga are competing with Adele in the artist of the year category.

Nominees are determined from chart data, and winners will be determined by online fan voting.

The 39th annual American Music Awards will be held Nov. 20 at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. 

Perry and Pitbull are the first confirmed performers. The show will air live on ABC.

Last year the nominees were announced by Latino singer Demi Lovato and Taio Cruz.

Based on reporting by the Associated Press

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