This Canadian import claimed this award in 2010 but lost his bid last year to Bruno Mars, who was snubbed this time around.
Bieber has the backing of all of our Editors as well almost all of our Users. He has odds of 21/20 to pick up a bookend.
His nearest rival is his mentor Usher who is contending in this category for the fourth time. He won this race with his first bid in 2004, but lost in both 2008 and 2010, the last time to Bieber.
Flo Rida has won two AMAs, but is likely to lose his first bid in this race.
And Pitbull is expected to be bested again.