Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, Justin Bieber, Carly Rae Jepsen, Linkin Park and Black Eyed Peas' will.i.am walked the carpet at L.A. Live's Nokia Theatre on Sunday, Nov. 18.
Country singer Taylor Swift is nominated for favorite country female artist, going up against Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood.
Nominated for four awards, it may be a big night for new American Idol judge Nicki Minaj, who is also set to perform.
Nominated for three awards, including favorite artist of the year, Justin Bieber is hoping to add more accolades. Bieber is also slated to take the stage.
Country singer Carrie Underwood is up for two awards, including favorite country album for Blown Away.
Carly Rae Jepsen
Twenty six-year-old Canadian singer Carly Rae Jepsen, nominated for best new artist, will perform "This Kiss" and her hit single "Call Me Maybe" during the awards telecast.
The Voice coach and singer Christina Aguilera, performing a slew of songs during the 40th annual awards ceremony, is ready for her close-up on the AMAs red carpet.
No Doubt's Gwen Stefani will take the stage with her bandmates for a performance of "Looking Hot."
Up for two awards, Chris Brown is one of many artists set to take the American Music Awards stage for a performance.
Once Upon a Time's Ginnifer Goodwin -- and an AMAs presenter -- stands out in a white dress on the carpet.
Rapper 50 Cent is currently working on his upcoming album, Street King Aftermath, which will be released February 2013.
American Idol winner Jordin Sparks poses for photographers at the American Music Awards red carpet.
Boy band Backstreet Boys, who are working on a new album with original band member Kevin Richardson, walked the red carpet at the 40th annual American Music Awards.
Presenter Hayden Panettiere, who stars as a young country singer on Nashville, celebrates a night of music in L.A.
Linkin Park, who also is set to perform "Burn It Down," will be competing against The Black Keys and Gotye for favorite alternative/rock artist.
Korean pop star Psy, whose "Gangnam Style" music video has garnered more than 700 million views online, will take the stage performing his biggest hit with a special guest,.
Pop singer Ke$ha, who will perform "Die Young," keeps it short and simple with a nude dress.
Musician Sean Kingston co-hosted an American Music Awards pre-show with Lance Bass, Kimberly Cole, Brad Goreski, Eden Sher and Tristan Wilds.
Once Upon a Time star Jennifer Morrison showed some leg on the carpet of the AMAs. She, along with co-star Ginnifer Goodwin, are set to present an award.
Supermodel and Project Runway host/judge Heidi Klum, who recently hosted MTV's Europe Music Awards, will present at the AMAs.
Pink takes her mind off her forthcoming AMAs performance of "Try" with a walk down the red carpet.
Black Eyed Peas' will.i.am keeps it slick in black on the American Music Awards red carpet.
Scandal star and AMAs presenter Kerry Washington pops on the carpet with a bright yellow dress.
Jenny McCarthy, one of the evening's presenters, arrives on the red carpet at L.A. Live's Nokia Theatre.
Presenter Cyndi Lauper adds some 1980s nostalgia -- and red plaid -- on the red carpet.
Gloria Estefan tried her hand at the music competition series game when she served as a mentor on The CW's The Next with Joe Jonas, Nelly and John Rich.
Hillary Scott, whose Lady Antebellum is nominated for favorite country band, duo or group, wears a simple little black dress to the American Music Awards.
Kelly Rowland announced earlier this year the title of her new solo album, Year of the Woman, scheduled for a 2013 release.
Ludacris dons some shades as he walks the red carpet.
Stacey Keibler, presenting an award at the AMAs, poses for the cameras.
Former boy bander and 'NSync member Lance Bass shows support for his fellow musicians.
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