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Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Lead American Music Award Nominees

So far, the American Music Awards are shaping up to be a good night for Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.  The rap duo scored a leading six nominations for the awards, which were announced Thursday morning.

Macklemore & Lewis are nominated in the Artist of the Year, Kohl's New Artist of the Year, and Single of the Year categories, the latter for their hit single, "Thrift Shop."  They're also up for Favorite Pop/Rock Band, Duo or Group, Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist and Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album.

Miley Cyrus and Imagine Dragons have been announced as the first performers on the November 24 telecast, and the show's producer, Larry Klein, notes that he booked Miley before her notorious MTV VMA performance.

Other multiple nominees include Taylor Swift and Justin Timberlake, each with five nods, Robin Thicke, Rihanna andcountry duo Florida Georgia Line, each with four.  Bruno Mars and Imagine Dragons each received three.

Kelly Clarkson joined to announce the nominees in the top five AMA categories on Good Morning America.  The rest of the nominees were announced at B.B. King's Blues Club & Grill in New York City following the GMA broadcast.

The American Music Awards recognize artists in all major musical genres. The trophies will be handed out Sunday, November 24 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.  As always, the American Music Awards are fan-voted.  You can vote now at  For the first time ever, fans this year can also vote via Twitter.

Here are the 2013 American Music Awards nominees:

Artist of the Year
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Bruno Mars
Taylor Swift
Justin Timberlake

New Artist of the Year
Florida Georgia Line
Ariana Grande
Imagine Dragons
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Phillip Phillips

Single of the Year
Florida Georgia Line featuring Nelly, "Cruise"
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz, "Thrift Shop"
Robin Thicke featuring Pharrell & T.I., "Blurred Lines"

Favorite Male Artist -- Pop/Rock
Bruno Mars
Robin Thicke
Justin Timberlake

Favorite Female Artist -- Rop/Rock
Taylor Swift

Favorite Band, Duo or Group -- Pop/Rock
Imagine Dragons
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
One Directions

Favorite Album -- Pop/Rock
One Direction, Take Me Home
Taylor Swift, Red
Justin Timberlake, The 20/20 Experience

Favorite Male Artist -- Country
Luke Bryan
Hunter Hayes
Blake Shelton

Favorite Female Artist -- Country
Miranda Lambert
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood

Favorite Band, Duo or Group -- Country
The Band Perry
Florida Georgia Line
Lady Antebellum

Favorite Album -- Country
Luke Bryan, Crash My Party
Florida Georgia Line, Here's to the Good Times
Taylor Swift, Red

Favorite Artist -- Rap/Hip-Hop
Jay Z
Lil Wayne
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Favorite Album -- Rap/Hip-Hop
Jay Z, Magna Carta…Holy Grail
Kendrick Lamar, good kid, m. A.A. d city
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis/The Heist

Favorite Male Artist -- Soul/R&B
Robin Thicke
Justin Timberlake

Favorite Female Artist -- Soul/R&B
Alicia Keys

Favorite Album -- Soul/R&B
Rihanna, Unapologetic
Robin Thicke, Blurred Lines
Justin Timberlake, The 20/20 Experience

Favorite Artist -- Alternative Rock
Imagine Dragons
The Lumineers
Mumford & Sons

Favorite Artist -- Adult Contemporary
Maroon 5
Bruno Mars

Favorite Artist -- Latin
Marc Anthony
Prince Royale
Romeo Santos

Favorite Artist -- Contemporary Inspirational
Chris Tomlin
Matthew West

Favorite Artist -- Electronic Dance Music (EDM)
Daft Punk
Calvin Harris

Top Soundtrack
The Great Gatsby: Music from Baz Luhrmann's Film
Les Miserables
Pitch Perfect

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