The nominations for the 40th American Music Awards have been revealed! Christina Aguilera, who will be performing at the awards ceremony, did the honors of announcing this year’s nominees for the November show. Leading the pack are Rihanna and Nicki Minaj, who each have four nominations, with Justin Bieber, Maroon 5, Drake, Usher and One Direction following close behind with three nods a piece. The biggest award of the night, Artist of the Year, will be a showdown between teen dream Justin Bieber, Drake, Maroon 5, Katy Perry and Katy’s best gal pal, Rihanna. So which other chart-toppers will be vying for a win?Chris Brown, Kelly Clarkson, Adele, Taylor Swift and Pitbull are among some of the other artists who’ll be competing for awards to add to their trophy cases. In usual AMA fashion, the winners will be determined by online voting. The show will air live from the Nokia Theatre at 8 p.m. on Nov. 18.
Good luck to all of the nominees!