Friday, October 11, 2013

2013 American Music Awards nominations announced

The 2013 American Music Awards nominations were announced by Kelly Clarkson and in New York City this morning.

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis lead the pack of nominees with six nominations. Taylor Swift and Justin Timberlake are right behind them with five, while Rihanna, Robin Thicke and Florida Georgia Line received four nominations each.

I was happy to see Pink announced as a contender for Female Artist of the year. Her competition includes Swift and Rihanna. She's also nominated for Favorite Artist - Adult Contemporary, but she'll have to beat out Bruno Mars and Maroon 5 for that.

Artist of the Year? Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Bruno Mars, Rihanna, Taylor Swift and Justin Timberlake are all up for that one.

Meanwhile there's a new category for "Single of the Year." Thicke's "Blurred Lines" is, of course, up for that award. Florida Georgia Line's "Cruise" was also nominated. "Thrift Shop" was appropriately nominated as well.

A full list of nominees is below. Fans choose the winners by logging into Facebook and voting.

Miley Cyrus and Imagine Dragons were the first two acts announced to perform at this year's awards ceremony.

The show will be broadcast on Sunday, November 24 at 8 p.m. Eastern on ABC.