November 24 could be another big awards-show feast for Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. After a triumph at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards , Mack & Lewis are the leading nominees at this year’s American Music Awards, which will feature performances from Miley Cyrus and Imagine Dragons.
Macklemore pulled down six nominations, including Artist of the Year, which will pit the Seattle rapper against Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Justin Timberlake and Bruno Mars. Swift and Timberlake are behind the “Thrift Shop” duo with five nominations each, with Robin Thicke and Rihanna pulling down four apiece.
Some of the leading categories:
Favorite Female Artist: Pink, Rihanna, Taylor Swift
Favorite Male Artist: Bruno Mars, Robin Thicke, Justin Timberlake
Favorite Duo/Band/Group: Imagine Dragons, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, One Direction
Favorite Album: Take Me Home (One Direction), Red (Taylor Swift), The 20/20 Experience (Justin Timberlake)
New Artist of the Year: Imagine Dragons, Florida Georgia Line, Ariana Grande, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Phillips
Single of the Year: “Cruise” (Florida Georgia Line), “Thrift Shop” (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis), “Blurred Lines” (Robin Thicke)
Favorite Artist: Jay Z, Lil Wayne, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album: Magna Carta Holy Grail (Jay Z), Good Kid, m.A.A.d City (Kendrick Lamar), The Heist (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis)
Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist: Ciara, Alicia Keys, Rihanna
Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist: Miguel, Robin Thicke, Justin Timberlake
Favorite Soul/R&B Album: Unapologetic (Rihanna), Blurred Lines (Robin Thicke), The 20/20 Experience (Justin Timberlake)
Favorite Electronic Dance Artist: Daft Punk, Zedd, Avicii, Calvin Harris