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Iggy Azalea, Katy Perry, Pharrell lead American Music Awards noms

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Iggy Azalea just got fancier: The Australian rapper is nominated for six American Music Awards, more than any other artist this year.

Dick Clark started the American Music Awards in 1973 and they’ve become the fan-based alternative to the Grammys: Nominations and winners are based on public polls and data from music sales. Other nominees this year include Katy Perry, John Legend, and Pharrell Williams, who trail Azalea with five nominations each.

Fans can vote both on AMAvote.com and on Twitter once per day. The American Music Awards will air on ABC Nov. 23 at 8 p.m.

Artist of the Year

Iggy Azalea


Luke Bryan


Imagine Dragons

John Legend


One Direction

Katy Perry

Pharrell Williams

New Artist of the Year

5 Seconds of Summer

Iggy Azalea


Sam Smith

Meghan Trainor

Single of the Year

“Fancy,” Iggy Azalea featuring Charli XCX

“All of Me,” John Legend

“Rude,” MAGIC!

“Dark Horse,” Katy Perry featuring Juicy J

“Happy,” Pharrell Williams

Favorite Male Artist (Pop/Rock)

John Legend

Sam Smith

Pharrell Williams

Favorite Female Artist (Pop/Rock)

Iggy Azalea


Katy Perry

Favorite Band, Duo, or Group (Pop/Rock)

Imagine Dragons

One Direction


Favorite Album (Pop/Rock)

Pure Heroine, Lorde

Midnight Memories, One Direction

Prism, Katy Perry

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)

Blame It On My Roots: Five Decades of Influences, Garth Brooks

The Outsiders, Eric Church “The Outsiders”

Just As I Am, Brantley Gilbert

Favorite Artist (Rap/Hip-Hop)

Iggy Azalea



Favorite Album (Rap/Hip-Hop)

The New Classic, Iggy Azalea

Nothing Was the Same, Drake

The Marshall Mathers LP 2, Eminem

Favorite Male Artist (Soul/R&B)

Chris Brown

John Legend

Pharrell Williams

Favorite Female Artist (Soul/R&B)

Jhene Aiko


Mary J.  Blige

Favorite Album (Soul/R&B)

Beyoncé, Beyoncé

Love in the Future, John Legend

G I R L, Pharrell Williams

Favorite Artist (Alternative Rock)


Imagine Dragons


Favorite Artist (Adult Contemporary)

Sara Bareilles


Katy Perry

Favorite Artist (Latin)

Marc Anthony

Enrique Iglesias

Romeo Santos

Favorite Artist (Contemporary Inspirational)

Casting Crowns

Hillsong United


Favorite Artist (EDM)


Calvin Harris


Top Soundtrack


The Fault In Our Stars

Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix, Vol. 1