2013 Artist of the Year nominees include Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Bruno Mars, Rihanna, Taylor Swift and Justin Timberlake
New "Single of the Year" category created; winners determined by online voting at AMAvote.com
Recording artists Kelly Clarkson and will.i.am revealed the 2013 American Music Awards nominations this morning in New York City on ABC's "Good Morning America." Five categories were announced live on air followed by a press conference to reveal the remaining 17 categories at B.B. King's Blues Club & Grill in Times Square (see full list of nominees below).
It was also announced Miley Cyrus and Imagine Dragons will perform on this year's show, which will be broadcast live from the NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE on Sunday, Nov. 24 (8 p.m.), on ABC. Additional acts and presenters will be announced in the coming weeks.
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis lead this year with six nominations. Taylor Swift and Justin Timberlake follow with five nominations each, while Florida Georgia Line, Rihanna and Robin Thicke collected four nominations each. Additionally, Bruno Mars and Imagine Dragons were nominated for three awards. This year's 2013 Artist of the Year nominees are Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Mars, Rihanna, Swift and Timberlake.
The 2013 American Music Awards are produced by dick clark productions.
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, for the first year ever, "Single of the Year."
Preceding the ABC broadcast for the fifth consecutive year is the "Coca-Cola Red Carpet LIVE! @ The 2013 AMAs" pre-show, hosted by Lance Bass, Rosie Pierri, Jordin Sparks and Jenna Ushkowitz. This year's performers include Kurt Hugo Schneider, Jabbawockeez, Jessie McCartney and 5th Harmony. Live coverage will stream online for fans worldwide starting at 5 p.m. on Nov. 24 and, for the first time, will be available on Yahoo.com, this year's official digital distributor of the "American Music Awards Experience." The stream can also be watched at TheAMAs.com, ABC.com, Time Warner Cable's Facebook page, and the websites within the Cumulus Radio Network, the AMAs official radio partner.
The 2013 American Music Awards partners include Cumulus, Time Warner Cable, Yahoo and Music Choice.
American Music Awards are voted on by the fans. For the seventh year in a row, winners will be determined by online voting. Starting today, fans can vote at the Coca-Cola AMA voting site, www.AMAvote.com. In addition, for the first time in AMAs history, fans will also be able to vote for their favorite artists via Twitter.
Viewers will also get a second-screen experience jam-packed with "snack-able" videos, photos, GIFs, memes, "Insta-Fashion Pops," "Thank You Cam" shout-outs, and much more across every major social platform.
In collaboration with Twitter, Twitter Mirrors will be placed in select backstage areas. The "selfie stations" will provide a candid look into the backstage scene. Also, this year, the AMAs and Twitter will debut the first-ever "Vine 360 Fashion Booth" placed right in the middle of the red carpet. Fashion buffs around the world will have a front-row seat to an unparalleled close look at celebrity red carpet fashion - in real time.
Below, find the full list of nominations for the 2013 American Music Awards:
2013 American Music Awards Nominees:
ARTIST OF THE YEAR
NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR PRESENTED BY KOHL'S
SINGLE OF THE YEAR
FAVORITE MALE ARTIST - POP/ROCK
FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST - POP/ROCK
FAVORITE BAND, DUO OR GROUP - POP/ROCK
FAVORITE ALBUM - POP/ROCK
FAVORITE MALE ARTIST - COUNTRY
FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST - COUNTRY
FAVORITE BAND, DUO or GROUP - COUNTRY
FAVORITE ALBUM - COUNTRY
FAVORITE ARTIST - RAP/HIP-HOP
FAVORITE ALBUM - RAP/HIP-HOP
FAVORITE MALE ARTIST - SOUL/R&B
FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST - SOUL/R&B
FAVORITE ALBUM - SOUL/R&B
FAVORITE ARTIST - ALTERNATIVE ROCK
FAVORITE ARTIST - ADULT CONTEMPORARY
FAVORITE ARTIST - LATIN
FAVORITE ARTIST - CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL
FAVORITE ARTIST - ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC (EDM)