American Music Awards 2013 Nominations Announced: Mackelmore & Ryan Lewis lead with 6

The nominations for the 2013 American Music Awards were announced Thursday, October 10 by Kelly Clarkson and will.i.am at the B.B. King Blues Club & Grill in New York.

Kelly Clarkson and Will.i.am speak during announcement of 2013 American Music Awards nominations press conference in New York

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Mackelmore & Ryan Lewis lead the nominations list, with the rap duo up for six awards, including artist, new artist and single of the year for “Thrift Shop.”

Taylor Swift and Timberlake have five nominations each, while Robin Thicke, Rihanna and Florida Georgia Line have four each. Bruno Mars and Imagine Dragons are nominated for three awards each.

For the first time, the show has added a new Single of the Year category.

So far, Miley Cyrus and Imagine Dragons will be performing at this year’s American Music Awards. More performers will be announced in the days leading up to the awards night.

As opposed to the Grammy Awards which are awarded based on votes by members of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, the AMAs are determined by a poll of music buyers and the public. The American Music Awards have nominations based on sales, airplay, activity on social networks, and video viewing and can nominate only the works released between December 1st of the previous year and  September 1st of the current year.

The 2013 American Music Awards: You Decide. Vote Now.
To cast your Vote, click here and scroll through each nomination category.

The AMAs will be broadcast live from the NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE on SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24th (8:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT) on ABC.

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Below are the nominees for the 2013 American Music Awards.

Favorite Female Artist, Pop or Rock
Pink
Rihanna
Taylor Swift

Favorite Male Artist, Soul/R&B
Miguel
Robin Thicke
Justin Timberlake

New Artist of the Year
Florida Georgia Line
Ariana Grande
Imagine Dragons
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Phillip Phillips

Single of the Year
“Cruise” by Florida Georgia Line, featuring Nelly
“Thrift Shop” by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, featuring Wanz
“Blurred Lines” by Robin Thicke, featuring Pharrell and T.I.

Artist of the Year 
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Bruno Mars
Rihanna
Taylor Swift
Justin Timberlake

Favorite Male Artist, Pop/Rock
Bruno Mars
Robin Thicke
Justin Timberlake

Favorite Band, Duo or Group, Pop/Rock
Imagine Dragons
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
One Direction

Favorite Album, Pop/Rock
One Direction/Take Me Home
Taylor Swift/Red
Justin Timberlake/The 20/20 Experience

Favorite Male Artist, Country
Luke Bryan
Hunter Hayes
Blake Shelton

Favorite Female Artist, Country
Miranda Lambert
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood

Favorite Band, Duo or Group, Country
The Band Perry
Florida Georgia Line
Lady Antebellum

Favorite Album, Country
Luke Bryan/Crash My Party
Florida Georgia Line/Here’s To The Good Times
Taylor Swift/Red

Favorite Artist, Rap/Hip-Hop
Jay Z
Lil Wayne
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Favorite Album, Rap/Hip-Hop
Jay Z/Magna Carta…Holy Grail
Kendrick Lamar/good kid, m.A.A.d city
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis/The Heist

Favorite Female Artist, Soul/R&B
Ciara
Alicia Keys
Rihanna

Favorite Album, Soul/R&B
Rihanna/Unapologetic
Robin Thicke/Blurred Lines
Justin Timberlake/The 20/20 Experience

Favorite Artist, Alternative Rock
Imagine Dragons
The Lumineers
Mumford & Sons

Favorite Artist, Adult Contemporary
Maroon 5
Bruno Mars
P!nk

Favorite Artist, Latin
Marc Anthony
Prince Royce
Romeo Santos

Favorite Artist, Contemporary Inspirational
tobyMac
Chris Tomlin
Matthew West

Favorite Artist, Electronic Dance Music
Avicii
Daft Punk
Calvin Harris
Zedd

Top Soundtrack
The Great Gatsby: Music From Baz Luhrmann;s Film
Les Miserables
Pitch Perfect

AMA 2013

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