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Iggy Azalea, Katy Perry, John Legend Lead 2014 American Music Awards Nominations

Oct 13, 2014

The 2014 American Music Award nominations are out, and fans are going to have a hard time making their choices.

Iggy Azalea leads the nominations with six nods, including new artist and single of the year, as well as favorite female artist in both the pop/rock and rap/hip-hop categories, plus a nod for favorite rap/hip-hop album. (Rap true believers may struggle with this year's rap/hip-hop nominees as the category consists exclusively of Azalea, Drake and Eminem.)

Katy Perry and John Legend each got five nominations, including artist and single of the year — for "Dark Horse" and "All of Me," respectively — while Pharrell Williams and Lorde each earned four nods.

Aside from Azalea, new artist nominees include Aussie boy band 5 Seconds of Summer, "All About The Bass" singer Meghan Trainor, Sam "Stay With Me" Smith, and alt-rockers Bastille.

In the Artist of the Year category, Azalea has some serious competition from Beyoncé, Katy Perry and One Direction, whose army of so-called Directioners are sure to turn out in force to vote for the boy band. Since the AMAs are awarded only on fan votes, being able to get out the vote is key. (That's one thing that One Direction fans have in common with the 1960s Chicago Democratic political machine.) One Direction does face some possible vote splitting for the tween vote, though — going up against Lorde, Katy Perry, Iggy Azalea and Beyoncé herself in the Artist of the Year category.

Here are the 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

The 2014 American Music Awards will broadcast live on Sunday, Nov. 23 on ABC.

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