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2013 American Music Award Nominees Announced

2013 American Music Awards

On Thursday morning, Kelly Clarkson and will.i.am announced this year’s nominees for this year’s American Music Awards, which will air November 24 on ABC. There are no major curveballs this time around: The usual suspects are all here, with the addition of notable newcomers Ariana Grande, Florida Georgia Line, and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, who are nominated for six awards.2013 american music award

The only surprise, really, is that Daft Punk was only nominated for Favorite Artist, Electronic Dance Music. The French duo, which scored an inescapable hit with “Get Lucky” over the summer, is up against Avicii, Calvin Harris, and Zedd The American Music Awards are fan-selected, to see teen-oriented acts fare very well in their categories. Expect an ultimate showdown in the Favorite Album, Pop/Rock category, where Taylor Swift, One Direction, and Justin Timberlake are in competition. Head here to get voting!

Favorite Female Artist, Pop or Rock



Taylor Swift

Favorite Male Artist, Soul/R&B


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


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


Alicia Keys


Favorite Album, Soul/R&B


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


Favorite Artist, Latin

Marc Anthony

Prince Royce

Romeo Santos

Favorite Artist, Contemporary Inspirational


Chris Tomlin

Matthew West

Favorite Artist, Electronic Dance Music


Daft Punk

Calvin Harris


Top Soundtrack

The Great Gatsby: Music From Baz Luhrmann;s Film

Les Miserables

Pitch Perfect

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