Foster the People have been nominated for Best New Artist at the 2011 American Music Awards. They square off against Miguel, Wiz Khalifa, the Band Perry, Marsha Ambrosius, Hot Chelle Rae, LMFAO and Thompson Square for the award.
Foster the People released their debut, "Torches", this May through Columbia Records, and since its release, "Torches" has spent the majority of the time near or at the top of a number of Billboard charts, reaching number one on the Billboard Rock and Alternative Albums charts. The album also features a number one song in its debut single "Pumped Up Kicks," which topped Billboard's U.S. Alternative Songs chart.
For the fifth year, winners will be determined by online voting. The 2011 American Music Awards will air live from the Nokia Theatre at L.A. live on November 20 at 8 p.m. The event will be hosted by Pitbull and Nicki Minaj, who will also perform.
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