Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Lead American Music Awards Nominees

Miley Cyrus and Imagine Dragons will play the November 24 awards show.

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