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Christina Aguilera -- Curves Boggle the Mind at AMA Nominations

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The 40th Anniversary American Music Awards nominations were announced in Los Angeles on Tuesday morning, though we can't really say we were focused on the lucky nominees.

Christina Aguilera presented the noms, and did so in a skintight, purple Alexander Wang dress that pretty much boggles the mind ... literally. In certain shots, the fabric covering her chest is pulled so tight it creates a circular, almost hypnotizing pattern. You're getting very, very sleepy...

Pre-show hosts Lance Bass, Kimberly Cole, Tristan Wilds and Brad Goreski also joined in the festivities, where it was revealed that Nicki Minaj and Rihanna lead the pack with four nominations each, while Drake, Justin Bieber, Maroon 5, One Direction and Usher each earned three noms.

See below for the full list of nominees, and click "Launch Gallery" above to see all of the shots from the nomination announcement.

The 40th American Music Awards, also featuring a performance by Xtina, air live on Sunday, Nov. 18 on ABC.

2012 American Music Awards Nominees:

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
·    Justin Bieber
·    Drake
·    Maroon 5
·    Katy Perry
·    Rihanna

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR
·    J. Cole
·    fun.
·    Gotye
·    Carly Rae Jepsen
·    One Direction

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK
·    Justin Bieber
·    Flo Rida
·    Pitbull
·    Usher

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK
·    Kelly Clarkson
·    Nicki Minaj
·    Katy Perry
·    Rihanna

FAVORITE BAND, DUO OR GROUP – POP/ROCK
·    fun.
·    Maroon 5
·    One Direction
·    The Wanted

FAVORITE ALBUM – POP/ROCK
·    Justin Bieber /Believe
·    Maroon 5/Overexposed
·    Nicki Minaj/Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded
·    One Direction/Up All Night

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – COUNTRY
·    Jason Aldean
·    Luke Bryan
·    Eric Church

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – COUNTRY
·    Miranda Lambert
·    Taylor Swift
·    Carrie Underwood

FAVORITE BAND, DUO or GROUP - COUNTRY              
·    Zac Brown Band
·    Lady Antebellum
·    Rascal Flatts

FAVORITE ALBUM - COUNTRY
·    Luke Bryan/Tailgates & Tanlines
·    Lionel Richie/Tuskegee
·    Carrie Underwood/Blown Away

FAVORITE ARTIST – RAP/HIP-HOP
·    Drake
·    Nicki Minaj
·    Tyga

FAVORITE ALBUM – RAP/HIP-HOP
·    J. Cole/Cole World: The Sideline Story
·    Drake/Take Care
·    Nicki Minaj/Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B
·    Chris Brown
·    Trey Songz
·    Usher

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B
·    Beyoncé
·    Mary J. Blige
·    Rihanna

FAVORITE ALBUM – SOUL/R&B
·    Chris Brown/Fortune
·    Rihanna/Talk That Talk
·    Usher/Looking 4 Myself

FAVORITE ARTIST - ALTERNATIVE ROCK
·    The Black Keys
·    Gotye
·    Linkin Park

FAVORITE ARTIST - ADULT CONTEMPORARY
·    Adele
·    Kelly Clarkson
·    Train

FAVORITE ARTIST - LATIN
·    Don Omar
·    Pitbull
·    Shakira

FAVORITE ARTIST - CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL
·    Jeremy Camp
·    Newsboys
·    tobyMac               

FAVORITE ARTIST - ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC (EDM)
·    David Guetta
·    Calvin Harris
·    Skrillex

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