AMA Nominees, Nicki Minaj, Rihanna, Justin Bieber, One Direction

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Nicki Minaj will be slugging it out again big time—and it won't be against Mariah Carey!

Big Barbz and Rihannadominated all nominees for this year's American Music Awards with four nods apiece.

The noms were announced Tuesday by Christina Aguilera, who will also be performing at the show on Nov. 18. (Two for one!)

Following closely with three nods each are Justin Bieber, Drake, Maroon 5, Usher and One Direction.

This year, there's no shortage of drama among the artists who'll be battling for prizes.

Rihanna will be competing with not one but two exes: Drake, for Artist of the Year; and Chris Brown, for Favorite Soul/R&B Album.

In the heartthrob department, Biebs goes up against boy band du jour One Direction for Favorite Pop/Rock Album.

Even kiss-happy, scandal-plagued Jason Aldean scored himself some love with a nod for Favorite Male Country Artist.

For the sixth year, winners will be determined by online voting, which kicks off today. This year's awards, which will celebrate the show's 40th anniversary, will be handed out on at Los Angeles' Nokia Theatre and air live on ABC.

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Here's the full list of nominees:

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
David Guetta
Calvin Harris

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