Iggy Azalea leads 2014 AMAs with six nominations

The American Music Awards, the world’s biggest fan-voted award show, today (Oct 13th) announced the 2014 American Music Awards nominees. In advance of today’s announcement, recording artists Jason Derulo and Charli XCX rose at the crack of dawn to reveal five categories of nominees on ABC’s “Good Morning America.”  (See the full list of nominees below). It was also announced on GMA that Charli XCX will perform for the first time on the AMAs. The American Music Awards will broadcast live from the NOKIA Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, November 23rd from 8-11 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

Iggy Azalea leads this year with six nominations. John Legend, Katy Perry and Pharrell Williams follow with five nominations each, while Lorde earns four nominations. Additionally, Beyoncé, Eminem, Imagine Dragons, OneRepublic and One Direction were nominated for three awards. Bastille, Drake, Luke Bryan and Sam Smith each receive two nominations.

The Artist of the Year category increases from five to ten nominees in 2014. This year’s nominees 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 13th and the winner will be determined by the total votes received throughout the entire voting period.

The Single of The Year category, increasing from three to five nominees in 2014, includes nominees Iggy Azalea Featuring Charli XCX, “Fancy,” John Legend, “All of Me,” MAGIC!, “Rude,” Katy Perry Featuring Juicy J, “Dark Horse” and Pharrell Williams, “Happy.”

As always at the American Music Awards, artists will be honored in the genres of Pop/Rock, Country, Rap/Hip-Hop, Soul/R&B, Alternative Rock, Adult Contemporary, Latin, Contemporary Inspirational, Electronic Dance Music, as well as categories for Top Soundtrack, New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s, Artist of the Year and Single of the Year.

American Music Awards nominees are based on key fan interactions as reflected in Billboard Magazine and on Billboard.com, including album and digital singles sales, radio airplay, streaming and social activity.  These measurements are tracked by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Entertainment and Next Big Sound.

The “American Music Awards” are voted on by the fans. Winners will be determined through online and Twitter voting. Beginning on October 13th, for all categories other than New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s, fans can vote once per day at the Coca-Cola AMA voting site, AMAvote.com, as well as once per day via Twitter by including the nominee’s name, category name and #AMAs within a tweet.

Voting for New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s will open on November 1st and will remain open throughout the first hour of the ABC live broadcast on November 23rd, with the winner being announced in the final hour. Fans can vote via AMAvote.com and Twitter.

Preceding the ABC broadcast for the sixth consecutive year will be the “Coca-Cola Red Carpet LIVE! @ The 2014 AMAs” pre-show. Live coverage will stream online for fans worldwide starting at 5 p.m. ET / 2 p.m. PT on November 23rd at Yahoo Live, this year’s official digital distributor of the American Music Awards Experience. The live stream can also be watched at TheAMAs.com and ABC.com.

The 2014 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.

2014 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS NOMINEES:

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

Author: Buddy Iahn

Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites.