American Music Awards nominations: Macklemore and Ryan Lewis lead the pack

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This time last year, America was suffering from Bieber Fever, Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” was still stuck in our heads, and Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ new single “Thrift Shop” was a fringe novelty dipping in and out of the Hot 100.

Oh, how much has changed: the 2013 American Music Awards announced its list of nominations today, including six for M&RL — making them this year’s leader.

The Seattle rap duo will be going against the likes of Rihanna, Justin Timberlake, Taylor Swift, and Bruno Mars for Artist of the Year. They’re also up for New Artist of the Year, Single of the Year (“Thrift Shop,” naturally), Favorite Band/Duo/Group (Pop/Rock), and Favorite Artist (Rap/Hip-Hop).

Tailing them is Timberlake and Swift, who are each up for five awards; Rihanna, Florida Georgia Line, and Robin Thicke, with four nods each; and Bruno Mars and Imagine Dragons, nominated thrice apiece.

Also returning is that EDM category that debuted last year. David Guetta won it then, but this year it’ll be a race between Daft Punk, Zedd, Avicii, and Calvin Harris, who was also nominated last year.

But wait, there’s more: Miley Cyrus and Imagine Dragons are scheduled to perform at the ceremony, which will broadcast live from L.A. on Nov. 24. Everyone’s loves some live Miley, right?

At any rate, read on for the full list of this year’s nominees below:

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 Phillps

SINGLE OF THE YEAR
• Florida Georgia Line Featuring Nelly/Cruise
• Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz/Thrift Shop
• Robin Thicke Featuring Pharrell & T.I./Blurred Lines

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK
• Bruno Mars
• Robin Thicke
• Justin Timberlake

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK
• P!nk
• Rihanna
• Taylor Swift

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 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
• 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 (EDM)
• Avicii
• Daft Punk
• Calvin Harris
• Zedd

TOP SOUNDTRACK
• The Great Gatsby: Music From Baz Luhrmann’s Film
• Les Miserables
• Pitch Perfect


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