The artists lead the pack of nominees, which were announced Tuesday morning.
Close behind, Tween star Justin Bieber earned four nods – while B.o.B., Katy Perry, Ke$ha and Usher received three nominations. And Taylor Swift was nominated in the country favorite female category.
A lively telecast, this year's AMAs, which will be broadcast from L.A.'s Nokia Theater on Nov. 21 (8 p.m. ET), will feature performances by nominee Usher, Pink and Bon Jovi, with more performers and presenters to be reveled in the coming weeks.
For the fourth year, fans can determine the winners, voting for their favorites on the show's official Web site. – Michelle Ward