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American Music Awards 2014 Nominations: Iggy Azalea Leads With 6 Nods!



Australian rapper Iggy Azalea leads the list of nominees for the 2014 American Music Awards, earning six nominations including in the artist of the year and single of the year categories.

Singers John Legend, Katy Perry, Pharrell Williams follow closely behind the "Fancy" rapper, each with five nominations. Lorde earned four nods, and Beyonce, Eminem, Imagine Dragons, OneRepublic and One Direction earned three nominations each.

Recording artists Jason Derulo and Charli XCX -- who partners with Azalea on "Fancy" -- came to the "Good Morning America" Times Square studio to announce the nominees in five categories.

The artist of the year category expanded from five to 10 nominees this year. The nominees in the category are Iggy Azalea, Beyoncé, Luke Bryan, Eminem, Imagine Dragons, John Legend, Lorde, One Direction, Katy Perry and Pharrell Williams. The 10 nominees will be narrowed to five based on the votes received through Nov. 13 and the winner will be determined by the total votes received throughout the entire voting period.

Five songs are up for single of the year this year, up from three in the previous year. The singles are "Fancy," by Azalea featuring Charli XCX; "All of Me," by John Legend; "Rude," by MAGIC!; "Dark Horse," by Katy Perry featuring Juicy J and "Happy" by Pharrell Williams.

The AMAs are voted on by fans, with the winners determined by votes cast online and via Twitter.

Nominations are based on key fan interactions reflected in Billboard Magazine and on Billboard.com, including album and digital singles sales, radio airplay, streaming and social activity, according to the awards.

The 42 annual American Music Awards will be broadcast live from the NOKIA Theatre L.A. on Sunday, November 23rd on ABC. Pre-show live coverage will stream online for fans worldwide starting at 5:00 p.m. ET on Yahoo.com.

The Full List of Nominees:

Artist Of The Year
Iggy Azalea
Beyoncé
Luke Bryan
Eminem
Imagine Dragons
John Legend
Lorde
One Direction
Katy Perry
Pharrell Williams

New Artist Of The Year Presented By Kohl’s
5 Seconds of Summer
Iggy Azalea
Bastille
Sam Smith
Meghan Trainor

Single Of The Year
Iggy Azalea Featuring Charli XCX, “Fancy”
John Legend, “All of Me”
MAGIC!, “Rude”
Katy Perry Featuring Juicy J, “Dark Horse”
Pharrell Williams, “Happy”

Favorite Male Artist – Pop/Rock
John Legend
Sam Smith
Pharrell Williams

Favorite Female Artist – Pop/Rock
Iggy Azalea
Lorde
Katy Perry

Favorite Band, Duo Or Group – Pop/Rock
Imagine Dragons
One Direction
OneRepublic

Favorite Album – Pop/Rock
Lorde, “Pure Heroine”
One Direction, “Midnight Memories”
Katy Perry, “Prism”

Favorite Male Artist – Country
Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Blake Shelton

Favorite Female Artist – Country
Miranda Lambert
Kacey Musgraves
Carrie Underwood

Favorite Band, Duo Or Group - Country
Eli Young Band
Florida Georgia Line
Lady Antebellum

Favorite Album - Country
Garth Brooks, Blame It On My Roots: Five Decades of Influences
Eric Church, The Outsiders
Brantley Gilbert, Just As I Am

Favorite Artist – Rap/Hip-Hop
Iggy Azalea
Drake
Eminem

Favorite Album – Rap/Hip-Hop
Iggy Azalea, The New Classic
Drake, Nothing Was The Same
Eminem, The Marshall Mathers LP 2

Favorite Male Artist – Soul/R&B
Chris Brown
John Legend
Pharrell Williams

Favorite Female Artist – Soul/R&B
Jhene Aiko
Beyoncé
Mary J. Blige

Favorite Album – Soul/R&B
Beyoncé, Beyoncé
John Legend, Love in the Future
Pharrell Williams, G I R L

Favorite Artist - Alternative Rock
Bastille
Imagine Dragons
Lorde

Favorite Artist - Adult Contemporary
Sara Bareilles
OneRepublic
Katy Perry

Favorite Artist - Latin
Marc Anthony
Enrique Iglesias
Romeo Santos

Favorite Artist - Contemporary Inspirational
Casting Crowns
Hillsong United
Newsboys

Favorite Artist - Electronic Dance Music (Edm)
Avicii
Calvin Harris
Zedd

Top Soundtrack
Frozen
The Fault In Our Stars
Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix, Vol. 1


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