2013 American Music Awards nominees announced

2013 American Music Awards nominees announced

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NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 25: Macklemore performs onstage during the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards at the Barclays Center on August 25, 2013 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for MTV)

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Posted on October 14, 2013 at 8:37 AM

Updated Monday, Oct 14 at 8:58 AM

Newcomers Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are the top contenders at the 2013 American Music Awards.

The rap duo is up for six awards, including artist, new artist and single of the year for "Thrift Shop."

The "Same Love" performers will battle heavyweights Justin Timberlake, Taylor Swift, Rihanna and Bruno Mars for artist of the year at the Nov. 24 fan-voted awards show in Los Angeles. Miley Cyrus and Imagine Dragon will perform.

Will.i.am and Kelly Clarkson announced the nominees Thursday at the B.B. King Blues Club & Grill in New York.

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

Nominees for single of the year -- a new award -- include Thicke's ubiquitous "Blurred Lines" and Florida Georgia Line and Nelly's "Cruise."

Swift, Rihanna and Pink are nominated for favorite female artist-pop/rock. Timberlake, Thicke and Mars are up for favorite male artist-pop/rock.

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' other nominations include favorite band, duo or group-pop/rock, favorite artist-rap/hip-hop and favorite album-rap/hip-hop for their platinum-selling debut, "The Heist." They will compete with Jay Z in both rap categories.

The AMAs will air live on ABC from the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live. Winners are chosen by public vote here.

Justin Bieber was last year's big winner, taking home three awards including artist of the year.

Take a look at some of the major categories for the 2013 awards show:

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

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