American Music Awards: Iggy Azalea Leads Nominations

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The American Music Awards are about to get fancy.

Iggy Azalea, the 24-year-old Australian hip-hop artist behind radio hit "Fancy," leads the pack with six nominations at the annual fan-voted awards show, it was announced Monday.

John Legend, newly announced Super Bowl performer Katy Perry and current coach of The Voice, Pharrell Williams, followed with five nominations each, while Lorde received four. Beyonce, Eminem, Imagine Dragons, One Republic and One Direction each scored three. Other artists receiving multiple nominations are Bastille, Drake, Luke Bryan and Sam Smith.

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In a category tweak, the American Music Awards' top award, Artist of the Year, has expanded from five to 10 nominees. The 10 nominees will be narrowed down to five based on votes received through Nov. 13, with the winner determined via the total number of votes received during the full voting period. Artists vying for the top prize include Azalea, Beyonce, Bryan, Eminem, Imagine Dragons, Legend, Lorde, One Direction, Perry and Williams.

The Single of the Year category has also expanded from three to five nominees, with Azalea and Charli XCX's "Fancy," Legend's "All of Me," Magic!'s "Rude," Perry and Juicy J's "Dark Horse" and Williams' Oscar-nominated "Happy" facing off.

Competing for top soundtrack honors are three strong contenders: Frozen, The Fault in Our Stars and Guardians of the Galaxy.

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The American Music Awards will be broadcast live from L.A. Live's Nokia Theatre on Sunday, Nov. 23, from 8-11 p.m. ET/PT on ABC. Charli XCX, also behind The Fault in Our Stars' "Boom Clap," has been tapped as the show's first performer.

Voting begins Monday in all categories except New Artist of the Year on AMAvote.com and via Twitter by tweeting the nominee's name, category and #AMAs hashtag. Voting for the New Artist of the Year opens Nov. 1 and closes in the first hour of the telecast.

The American Music Awards are produced by Dick Clark Productions. Allen Shapiro and Mike Mahan are executive producers. Larry Klein, Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are producers.

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The full list of nominees below.

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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