It's that time again!
The nominees for the 40th annual American Music Award (known to music snobs as the "American Music Popularity Contest") are in!
This year there is a MASSIVE number of nods to pop stars and boy bands. It's kind of AH-MAZING!!
Suck it musical elitists! :P
Nicki Minaj and Rihanna dominate with four nods apiece, while Drake, Justin Bieber, Maroon 5, One Direction and Usher follow with three.
Even summer pop princess Carly Rae Jepsen got a shout out, with a nomination for artist of the year.
We CANNOT wait to see who they get to perform!
For the sixth year, the MMA winners will be determined by online voting, which begins… Tuesday!
Before you vote…check out the full list of nominees… AFTER THE JUMP!!
Tags: amas, american music award, chris brown, justin bieber, maroon 5, nicki minaj