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OTRC: American Music Awards 2012: Full list of nominations

Singer Rihanna performs onstage during the 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sept. 21, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Clear Channel)

The nominations for the 2012 American Music Awards (AMAs) ceremony, which marks its 40th anniversary this year, have been revealed.

Rihanna and Nicki Minaj lead the pack with four individual nods, while Justin Bieber, his mentor Usher, Maroon 5, Drake and the group One Director each earned three nominations. Other nominees include Rihanna's ex Chris Brown, Carrie Underwood, Katy Perry and Pitbull. This year's ceremony also features a new category - Electronic Dance Music.

Christina Aguilera announced the nominees on Tuesday from the J.W. Marriot Los Angeles at L.A. Live. The Grammy-winning singer and co-mentor of the singing contest show "The Voice" is not among them but she is set to perform at the ceremony, which will air live from the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, November 18 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

Fans can vote on the winners at AMA.abc.com. The 40th Anniversary American Music Awards are produced by dick clark productions, inc. (DCP)

Check out a full list of nominations for the 2012 American Music Awards below.

Artist of the Year
Justin Bieber
Maroon 5
Katy Perry

New Artist of the Year
J. Cole
Carly Rae Jepsen
One Direction

Favorite Male Artist - Pop / Rock
Justin Bieber
Flo Rida

Favorite Female Artist - Pop / Rock
Kelly Clarkson
Nicki Minaj
Katy Perry

Favorite Band, Duo or Group - Pop / Rock
Maroon 5
One Direction
The Wanted

Favorite Album - Pop / Rock
Justin Bieber - "Believe"
Maroon 5 - "Overexposed"
Nicki Minaj - "Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded"
One Direction - "Up All Night"

Favorite Male Artist - Country

Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Eric Church

Favorite Female Artist - Country
Miranda Lambert
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood

Favorite Band, Duo or Group - Country
Zac Brown Band
Lady Antebellum
Rascal Flatts

Favorite Album - Country
Luke Bryan - "Tailgates & Tanlines"
Lionel Richie - "Tuskegee"
Carrie Underwood - "Blown Away"

Favorite Artist - Rap / Hip-hop
Nicki Minaj

Favorite Album - Rap - Hip-hop
J. Cole - "Cole World: The Sideline Story"
Drake - "Take Care"
Nicki Minaj - "Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded"

Favorite Male Artist - Soul / R&B
Chris Brown
Trey Songz

Favorite Female Artist - Soul / R&B
Mary J. Blige

Favorite Album - Soul / R&B
Chris Brown - "Fortune"
Rihanna - "Talk That Talk"
Usher - "Looking 4 Myself"

Favorite Artist - Alternative Rock
The Black Keys
Linkin Park

Favorite Artist - Adult Contemporary
Kelly Clarkson

Favorite Artist - Latin
Don Omar

Favorite Artist - Contemporary Inspirational
Jeremy Camp

Favorite Artist - Electronic Dance Music (EDM)
David Guetta
Calvin Harris

Check out a full list of last year's AMA winners.

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