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    Music's biggest names will gather on Nov. 18, 2012 in L.A. to celebrate the 40th Anniversary American Music Awards. Rihanna has been nominated for four awards.
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    Taylor Swift performs onstage during the MTV EMA's 2012 at Festhalle Frankfurt, Nov. 11, 2012 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Swift is one of a dozen of stars who will be performing at the 40th Anniversary American Music Awards.
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    Carly Rae Jepsen of "Call Me Maybe" fame will perform at the 40th Anniversary of the American Music Awards on Nov. 18, 2012.
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    Justin Bieber performs, Nov. 9, 2012 in East Rutherford, N.J. Bieber is nominated for three AMA awards: Artist of the Year, Favorite Male Artist and Favorite Album/Pop/Rock.
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    From left, Louis Tomlinson, Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Liam Payne and Zayn Malik of British singing group One Direction performs on FOX's "The X Factor," Nov. 8, 2012 in Hollywood. The group is nominated for three AMA awards.
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    Kelly Clarkson performs on stage, Oct. 14, 2012 in Birmingham, United Kingdom. Clarkson is nominated for AMA Favorite Female Artist - Pop/Rock.
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    Usher is nominated for three awards at the American Music Awards: Favorite Male Artist- Pop/Rock, Favorite Male Artist - Soul/R&B and Favorite Album Soul/R&B.
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    Maroon 5 won their first AMA in 2011 and they are nominated for AMA Artist of the Year. Unfortunately, Maroon 5 won't be in the house on Nov. 18, 2012, since they're performing on "Saturday Night Live" the night before, but they'll be watching from New York City.
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    Chris Brown performs at Rockefeller Plaza, June 8, 2012 in New York City. He is nominated for an AMA for Favorite Album - Soul/R&B and Favorite Male Artist - Soul/R&B.
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    Aubrey Drake Graham aka Drake performs in support of his Take Care release, March 10, 2012 in San Jose, Calif. Drake is nominated for an AMA for Artist of the Year, Favorite Album - Rap/Hip-Hop and Favorite Artist - Rap/Hip-Hop.
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