People's Choice Awards Want You to Choose Katy Perry

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Katy Perry didn't put out an album in 2011, but the 40 million "People" who voted to select the People's Choice Awards nominees still think she had a monster year (she did). The singer picked up seven nominations for the 2012 show, more than any other musician, though her nods spanned music (Favorite Song of the Year for "E.T."), film (Favorite Animated Movie Voice for The Smurfs), and TV (Favorite TV Guest Star for her cameo on How I Met Your Mother).

The People's Choice Awards are that magical place were the equivalent of the Album of the Year — Favorite Album — could go to Britney Spears and Maroon 5 is fighting for Favorite Band because Adam Levine had a gig on The Voice this year. Also, it looks like the Awards are courting a little controversy, pitting Chris Brown against Rihanna in for Favorite R&B Artist.

The show airs live on CBS January 11 straight from Los Angeles' Nokia Theater. Here who you'll be rooting for, other than Ms. Teenage Dream, in the music categories (voting is open until December 6):

Favorite Male Artist:
Black Shelton
Bruno Mars
Eminem
Enrique Iglesias
Justin Bieber

Favorite Female Artist:
Adele
Beyoncé
Katy Perry
Lady Gaga
Taylor Swift

Favorite Song of the Year:
Lady Gaga, "The Edge of Glory"
Katy Perry featuring Kanye West, "E.T."
Maroon 5 featuring Christina Aguilera, "Moves LIke Jagger"
LMFAO featuring Laurne Bennet and Goodrock, "Party Rock Anthem"
Adele, "Rolling in the Deep"

Favorite Album of the Year:
Adele, 21
Beyoncé, 4
Lady Gaga, Born This Way
Britney Spears, Femme Fatale
Lady Antebellum, Own the Night

Favorite Pop Artist:
Beyoncé
Demi Lovato
Katy Perry
Lady Gaga
Rihanna

Favorite Hip-Hop Artist:
B.o.B.
Eminem
Jay-Z
Nicki Minaj
Pitbull

Favorite R&B Artist:
Beyoncé
Bruno Mars
Chris Brown
Ne-Yo
Rihanna

Favorite Band:
Coldplay
Foo Fighters
Linkin Park
Maroon 5
Red Hot Chili Peppers

Favorite Country Artist:
Blake Shelton
Keith Urban
Lay Antebellum
Rascal Flatts
Taylor Swift

Favorite Music Video:
Lady Gaga, "Judas"
Katy Perry, "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)"
LMFAO, "Party Rock Anthem"
Adele, "Rolling in the Deep"
Beyoncé, "Run the World (Girls)"

Favorite Tour Headliner:
Bon Jovi
Katy Perry
Taylor Swift
U2
Usher

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