Nicki Minaj to Headline American Music Awards

Minaj will join Linkin Park and Taylor Swift to lead the Nov. 18 awards show in Los Angeles.

Johnny Firecloudby Johnny Firecloud


Young Money rapper and furiously backpedaling Romney voter Nicki Minaj has been named as the headliner for the 40th Anniversary American Music Awards.

Minaj will join Taylor Swift and Linkin Park as the featured performers of the AMAs, which will take place in Los Angeles and will be broadcast live from the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live, on Sunday, November 18 at 8:00pm est.

This year’s 2012 Artist of the Year nominees are: Justin Bieber, Drake, Maroon 5, Katy Perry, and Rihanna. Check out the full list of 2012 AMAs nominees.

Additionally, this year also marks the creation of the new Electronic Dance Music Category. Nominees include David Guetta, Calvin Harris, and Skrillex.

Sean Kingston, Lance Bass, Kimberly Cole, Brad Goreski, Tristan Wilds and Andy Grammer will all host the live online pre show, being sponsored by Coca-Cola. 

The AMA’s are determined by online voting, allowing fans to pick the top artists in Pop, Country, Hip-Hop, R&B, Alternative, Adult Contemporary, Latin and for the first year, Electronic Music.