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Justin Bieber, Usher and Ke$ha added to star-packed American Music Awards lineup

By Daniel S Levine,

The list of artists performing at this year’s American Music Awards has just gotten bigger. Usher, Justin Bieber and Ke$ha are just the latest additions.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the pop stars joined the list of performers on Monday and even more are expected to be added before the Nov. 18 show.

The first batch of artists announced to perform were Taylor Swift, Christina Aguilera, Linkin Park and Nicki Minaj. Just days later, Carrie Underwood, Pink and Pitbull were added.

Rihanna and Minaj earned the most nominations, with four each. Rihanna, Bieber, Maroon 5, Drake and Katy Perry were all nominated in the top category, artist of the year.

Rihanna’s Talk That Talk album was also nominated for album of the year.

This year, the AMAs are celebrating their 40th anniversary and it will be the first since the death of producer Dick Clark. The show will be preceded by a live online pre-show with Lance Bass, Sean Kingston and others hosting.

The AMAs air live on ABC on Sunday, Nov. 18 at 8pm from the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles. You can already vote for your favorite artists at ABC.com.

image: NBC

 

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