American Music Awards: Who & What to Expect at the 40th Anniversary

VIBE will be on the red carpet Sunday (Nov. 18) for the 40th Anniversary of the American Music Awards. Justin Bieber, Drake, Maroon 5, Katy Perry and Rihanna are all up for the night’s biggest award — Artist of the Year. In addition to the handing out of trophies, several music acts spanning all genres — from country stars Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood to hip-hop stars Swizz Beatz, Nicki Minaj and Ludacris — will be preforming throughout the evening. Check out VIBE’s recap of the nominees, performers and artists with the most nominations in 2012, and stay tuned for more AMA coverage on VIBE.