The American Music Awards nominations are in!
Today on Good Morning America, will.i.am and Kelly Clarkson unveiled five categories for this year’s awards show and some of your favorite artists were in the mix.
“Thrift Shop” newbies Macklemore & Ryan Lewis currently lead the pack with three nods for Single of the Year, New Artist of the Year, and Artist of the Year but they’ve got some stiff competition from veterans like Rihanna, Justin Timeberlake and Robin Thicke.
Rih Rih snagged two nominations for Favorite Female Artist, Pop or Rock which she’s up for against Pink and Taylor Swift (uh-oh…the way Kanye’s been going off lately that showdown might get ugly if the Roc Nation star doesn’t win). The “Pour it Up” crooner is also up for Artist of the Year with Swift, Bruno Mars and Justin Timberlake rounding out the contenders for the category.
JT’s 20/20 Experience also snagged him a second nod for Favorite Male Artist Soul/R&B and he’ll go head-to-head with Miguel and Robin Thicke for the honor. Predictably, Thicke has also been nominated for Single of the Year for “Blurred Lines” after the Pharrell and T.I. assisted track soared to the top of the charts this summer.
See the current list of nominees below (the remaining 17 categories will be announced later today) and don’t forget that the winners for these awards are determined by fans! Click HERE to cast your votes for winners and tell us who you want to see win in the comment section.
In related news, it was also announced that Miley Cyrus will perform at this year’s ceremony, which will air live on ABC from Los Angeles’ Nokia Theatre on Sunday, Nov. 24, at 8 p.m. Let’s just hope she leaves that foam finger and her tired attempts at twerking at home this time…
Artist of the Year: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Bruno Mars, Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Justin Timberlake
New Artist of the Year, presented by Kohl’s: 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.
Favorite Male Artist, Pop or Rock: Bruno Mars, Robin Thicke, Justin Timberlake
Favorite Female Artist, Pop or Rock: Pink, Rihanna, Taylor Swift
Favorite Band, Duo or Group, Pop or Rock: Imagine Dragons, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, One Direction
Favorite Album, Pop or Rock: “Take Me Home,” by One Direction; “Red,” by Taylor Swift; “The 20/20 Experience,” by Justin Timberlake
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: “Crash My Party,” by Luke Bryan; “Here’s to The Good Times,” by Florida Georgia Line; “Red,” by Taylor Swift
Favorite Artist, Rap/Hip-Hop: Jay Z, Lil Wayne, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Favorite Album, Rap/Hip-Hop: “Magna Carta… Holy Grail,” by Jay Z; “good kid, m.A.A.d city,” by Kendrick Lamar; “The Heist,” by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Favorite Male Artist, Soul/R&B: Miguel, Robin Thicke, Justin Timberlake
Favorite Female Artist, Soul/R&B: Ciara, Alicia Keys, Rihanna
Favorite Album, Soul/R&B: “Unapologetic,” by Rihanna; “Blurred Lines,” by Robin Thicke; “The 20/20 Experience,” by Justin Timberlake
Favorite Artist, Alternative Rock: Imagine Dragons, The Lumineers, Mumford & Sons
Favorite Artist, Adult Contemporary: Maroon 5, Bruno Mars, Pink
Favorite Artist, Latin: Marc Anthony, Prince Royce, Romeo Santos
Favorite Artist, Contemporary Inspirational: tobyMac, Chris Tomlin, Matthew West
Favorite Artist, Electronic Dance Music (EDM): Avicii, Daft Punk, Calvin Harris, Zedd
Top Soundtrack: “The Great Gatsby: Music From Baz Luhrmann’s Film,” “Les Miserables,” “Pitch Perfect”
Rihanna, Justin Timberlake, Robin Thicke & More Snag AMA Nominations was originally published on hellobeautiful.com