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 “Good Morning America”’s Times Square studio to announce the nominees in five categories.
The artist of the year category expanded from 5 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 ten nominees will be narrowed to five based on the votes received through November 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.
Nominees are based on key fan interactions are 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.
The Full List of Nominees
ARTIST OF THE YEAR
NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR PRESENTED BY KOHL’S
5 Seconds of Summer
SINGLE OF THE YEAR
Iggy Azalea Featuring Charli XCX “Fancy”
John Legend “All of Me”
Katy Perry Featuring Juicy J “Dark Horse”
Pharrell Williams “Happy”
FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK
FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK
FAVORITE BAND, DUO OR GROUP – POP/ROCK
FAVORITE ALBUM – POP/ROCK
Lorde “Pure Heroine”
One Direction “Midnight Memories”
Katy Perry “Prism”
FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – COUNTRY
FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – COUNTRY
FAVORITE BAND, DUO OR GROUP - COUNTRY
Eli Young Band
Florida Georgia Line
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
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
FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B
Mary J. Blige
FAVORITE ALBUM – SOUL/R&B
John Legend “Love in the Future”
Pharrell Williams “G I R L”
FAVORITE ARTIST - ALTERNATIVE ROCK
FAVORITE ARTIST - ADULT CONTEMPORARY
FAVORITE ARTIST - LATIN
FAVORITE ARTIST - CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL
FAVORITE ARTIST - ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC (EDM)
"The Fault In Our Stars"
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