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The American Music Awards nominations were announced Tuesday and Nicki Minaj and Rihanna came out with the most, earning four each.
Rihanna earned nominations for artist of the year, female soul/R&B artist, album (Talk That Talk) and female pop/rock artist, reports Reuters.
Minaj was nominated for female pop/rock artist, pop/rock album (Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded), rap/hip hop album (Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded) and rap artist.
Rihanna will have stiff competition in the artist of the year category. Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Drake and Maroon 5 were also nominated in the top category.
Billboard reports that the first performer announced was Christina Aguilera.
The awards will celebrate its 40th anniversary this year. It is the first show since producer Dick Clark’s death.
“Dick used to say we're an entertainment show with awards in it and I like wall-to-wall music,” producer Larry Klein, who worked with Clark on the first AMA ceremony, said. “It's a celebration of music.”
ABC will broadcast the show, which will take place on Nov. 18 at the Nokia Theater. You can already vote for your favorite artists at ABC.com.