Katy Perry won the People’s choice Awards 2012

Katy Perry selected as the top nominees for the People’s Choice Awards 2012 on Tuesday in Los Angeles at the Nokia Theatre. Other big names on the initial list of nominees include LMFAO, Maroon 5, Lady Gaga, Adele and Beyoncé. Perry was just behind with seven nods, including Favorite Female Artist, Favorite Song of the Year “E.T.”, Favorite Pop Artist, Favorite Animated Movie Voice “The Smurfs”and Favorite Music Video for “Last Friday Night "T.G.I.F..”

In the music categories, the Favorite Male Artist race includes Eminem, Bruno Mars, Justin Bieber, Enrique Iglesias and Blake Shelton, while Perry will be fighting Adele, Beyoncé, Lady Gaga and Taylor Swift for Favorite Female Artist. The Song of the Year race includes Gaga’s “The Edge of Glory,” Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep,” LMFAO’s “Party Rock Anthem,” Maroon 5′s “Moves Like Jagger” and Perry’s “E.T.” Album of the Year includes discs from Adele, Beyoncé, Gaga, Britney Spears and Lady Antebellum, while Favorite Hip Hop Artist is a battle between Eminem, Jay-Z, Nicki Minaj, Pitbull and B.o.B.