It could be called a case of déjà vu for Pitbull…
For the second straight year, the 31-year-old Cuban American rap superstar has earned two American Music Award nominations. And, he’s picked them up in exact same categories as last year.
Pitbull is nominated in the Favorite Male Artist – Pop/Rock, where he’ll face stiff competition from Usher, Justin Bieber and Flo Rida.
In addition, Pitbull has received a nomination in the Favorite Artist – Latin category. He’s up against Don Omar and three-time AMA Latin Artist award winner Shakira, who last picked up the award in the category in 2010. Pitbull and Shakira most recently collaborated together on the dancetastic track “Get It Started.”
The 40th American Music Awards nominations were announced on Tuesday morning in Los Angeles by Christina Aguilera. The “Your Body” singer, who will release her seventh studio album next month, is the first performer announced for the telecast.
The American Music Awards will be broadcast live from the Nokia Theatre on November 18 at 8:00 pm on ABC.
For the sixth year, winners will be determined by online voting.
Click here for the complete list of American Music Award nominees.