Adele Leads American Music Award Nominees With 4 Nods

Soul/pop sensation Adele has continued her unsuspected dominance of the music industry, leading the American Music Awards with four nominations.

The British vocal powerhouse has been nominated for “Favorite Female Pop/Rock Artist,” “Favorite Pop/Rock Album” (for her album “21”), “Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist,” and the biggest award, “Artist of the Year.”

Adele, 23, does have some competition however, with Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, Rihanna and Lil Wayne each garnering three nominations.

The singer-songwriter is also up against Perry and Gaga for female artist of the year.

Nominees for the AMA Awards are chosen based on their charting success with sales figures, chart standings and social media buzz.

Adele was recently in the headlines for canceling her 10-city U.S. tour because of a vocal hemorrhage she suffered during the last leg of a U.K. tour.

The cancellation saw Adele dropping shows from New Jersey to Texas.

Deeply upset by her doctors’ news, Adele released a statement on her website saying, “I have absolutely no choice but to recuperate properly and fully, or I risk damaging my voice forever."

"I have great confidence in believing you know how much this upsets me, how seriously I take it and how truly devastated and annoyed I am by this,” Adele added.

This is the second time Adele has canceled dates in the United States. She came down with laryngitis in June.

"My voice is weak and I need to build it back up. I'm gonna be starting up vocal rehab as soon as [I can], and start building my overall stamina in my voice, body and mind. I will be back and I'm gonna smash the ball out the park once I'm touring again. I apologize from the bottom of my heart, sincerely I do," she stated.

The awards show will air Nov. 20.

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