The 40th annual American Music Awards are shaping up to be a crash course on the decade’s biggest pop stars thanks to the absolutely loaded performance lineup. Already it was reported that Pink, Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj, Christina Aguilera, Carrie Underwood and Pitbull would be performing at the show. But now Usher, No Doubt, Justin Bieber and Ke$ha have been added to the grand spectacle, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Sorry rock fans, but after the latest announcement, Linkin Park is still the genre’s lone representative.
Minaj and Rihanna lead the nominees with four nods, while both Bieber and Usher are up for three awards. Considering there are so many performers and so many awards to hand out, some of these acts are going to have to share the stage, and a Bieber-Usher collaboration is the first one that comes to mind. What others might we see? A country duet with Taylor and Carrie? No Doubt joining Linkin Park to open a wormhole to 1997? Pink helping Nicki give us some Pink Friday action? All these possibilities have us very excited for the AMAs, which air live on ABC from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles at 8 p.m. ET on November 18.