Rihanna, Nicki Minaj tied for most American Music Awards nods -- Full list

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Let’s hope everyone can keep it civil for a night.

The nominees for the 40th American Music Awards were announced today, and the list looks more or less how you might expect it to. With four nods a piece, reigning hip-hop queens Nicki Minaj and Rihanna lead the list, and even go head to head in the “Favorite Female Artist — Pop/Rock” category. Other big nominees include Drake, One Direction, Justin Bieber, Maroon 5, and Usher, who each snagged three chances to take home those coveted pyramid-shaped trophies.

In addition to your usual Top 40 hang-abouts, there’ll be some new faces at the Nov. 14 ceremony: EDM artists. In response to the the genre’s growing popularity, the AMAs have added a new category honoring your favorite EDM artist of the year (winners are determined by online voting, which begins Tuesday). The category’s inaugural nominees include David Guetta, Calvin Harris, and good ol’ Skrillex; Taylor Swift, of course, was not eligible this year, as her dubstep masterpiece just missed the deadline.

Take a look at the full list below and let us know how you think the AMAs are looking this year:

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Justin Bieber

Drake

Maroon 5

Katy Perry

Rihanna

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR

J. Cole

fun.

Gotye

Carly Rae Jepsen

One Direction

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK

Justin Bieber

Flo Rida

Pitbull

Usher

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK

Kelly Clarkson

Nicki Minaj

Katy Perry

Rihanna

FAVORITE BAND, DUO OR GROUP – POP/ROCK

fun.

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

Drake

Nicki Minaj

Tyga

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

Usher

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B

Beyoncé

Mary J. Blige

Rihanna

FAVORITE ALBUM – SOUL/R&B

Chris Brown, “Fortune”

Rihanna, “Talk That Talk”

Usher, “Looking 4 Myself”

FAVORITE ARTIST – ALTERNATIVE ROCK

The Black Keys

Gotye

Linkin Park

FAVORITE ARTIST – ADULT CONTEMPORARY

Adele

Kelly Clarkson

Train

FAVORITE ARTIST – LATIN

Don Omar

Pitbull

Shakira

FAVORITE ARTIST – CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL

Jeremy Camp

Newsboys

tobyMac

FAVORITE ARTIST – ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC (EDM)

David Guetta

Calvin Harris

Skrillex

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