American Music Awards
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The nominees are out for the 2012 American Music Awards! This year marks the 40th anniversary of the awards show, and we can’t wait to see who takes home the top prizes. Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, and One Direction top the most-nominated list with four nominations each, and that’s not all! Click through the gallery to see the rest of the nominees we love, and tune in to watch who wins Sunday, November 18th at 8 p.m. EST on ABC.