Nominations for the 40th American Music Awards were announced yesterday.

Beyonce is nominated for “Favourite Female Artist Soul/R&B” along with Mary J. Blige and Rihanna.

Christina Aguilera, who announced the nods Tuesday morning in L.A., is also the first performer announced for the telecast, which airs live from the Nokia Theatre on Nov. 18 at 8 p.m.

For the sixth year, winners will be determined by online voting, which begins Tuesday. Vote for Beyonce now!!