American Music Awards Nominees

October 14, 2014

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The nominees for this year’s “American Music Awards” were announced yesterday, and IGGY AZALEAled the pack with six nominations. AMA nominees are determined using a formula that weighs artists’ music sales, prevalence on radio and TV, Internet streams and videos . . . plus, “additional online metrics,” which include “social-media activity.” As usual, YOU will choose the winners.  Voting is open NOW at AMAvote.com.  Before casting your vote, you’ll have to sign in through Facebook . . . and you can also vote on Twitter, by including the nominee, category name and the hash-tag, #AMAs. ABC is airing the ceremony LIVE on Sunday, November 23rd.

Here are some of the nominees;

Artist of the Year, which has been expanded from five nominees to 10.  On November 13th, the pool will be narrowed back down to five, based on the votes up to that point:

 

Iggy Azalea

Luke Bryan

Imagine Dragons

Lorde

Katy Perry

Beyoncé

Eminem

John Legend

One Direction

Pharrell

 

 

Single of the Year:

 

“Fancy”, Iggy Azalea featuring Charli XCX

“Rude”, Magic!

“Happy”, Pharrell

“All of Me”, John Legend

“Dark Horse”, Katy Perry featuring Juicy J

 

 

Favorite Male Artist – Pop / Rock:

 

John Legend

Pharrell

Sam Smith

 

 

Favorite Female Artist – Pop / Rock:

 

Iggy Azalea

Katy Perry

Lorde

 

 

Favorite Band, Duo or Group – Pop / Rock:

 

Imagine Dragons

OneRepublic

One Direction

 

 

Favorite Pop / Rock Album:

 

“Pure Heroine”, Lorde

“Prism”, Katy Perry

“Midnight Memories”, One Direction

 

 

Favorite Artist – Rap / Hip-Hop:

 

Iggy Azalea

Eminem

Drake

 

 

Favorite Rap / Hip-Hop Album:

 

“The New Classic”, Iggy Azalea

“The Marshall Mathers LP 2”, Eminem

“Nothing Was the Same”, Drake

 

 

Favorite Male Artist – Soul / R&B:

 

Chris Brown

Pharrell

John Legend

 

 

Favorite Female Artist – Soul / R&B:

 

Jhene Aiko

Mary J. Blige

Beyoncé

 

 

Favorite Soul / R&B Album:

 

“Beyoncé”, Beyoncé

“Girl”, Pharrell

“Love in the Future”, John Legend

 

 

Favorite Artist – Alternative Rock:

 

Bastille

Lorde

Imagine Dragons

 

 

Favorite Artist – Latin Music:

 

Marc Anthony

Romeo Santos

Enrique Iglesias

 

 

Favorite Artist – Electronic Dance Music:

 

Avicii

Zedd

Calvin Harris

 

Top Soundtrack:

“Frozen”

“Guardians of the Galazy: Awesome Mix, Volume 1”

“The Fault in Our Stars”

New Artist of the Year . . . Note: Voting for this category will not begin until November 1st, but it will remain open until midway through the show:

5 Seconds of Summer

Iggy Azalea

Bastille

Sam Smith

Meghan Trainor

 

 

 

 

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