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First American Music Awards Nominees Announced!

Kelly Clarkson & Will.i.Am

Credit: Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for DCP

As the months go by, we get closer and closer to awards season, and while the Grammys and Oscars might be a few months off, the rest of 2013 still has some award show fun to offer! On Thursday, Kelly Clarkson and Will.i.Am announced the nominees for five categories for the American Music Awards.

The show is completely fan-voted, and stars like Taylor Swift, Justin Timberlake, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Rihanna are among the nominations. AND, although Miley Cyrus hasn’t made the nominees list just yet, it was announced that she’ll perform at the show. Better get those censors ready!

Check out the first announced nominees:

Favorite Female Artist, Rock or Pop

Taylor Swift



Favorite Male Artist, Soul/R&B


Robin Thicke

Justin Timberlake

New Artist of the Year

Ariana Grande

Florida Georgia Line

Imagine Dragons

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Phillip Phillips

Artist of the Year

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Bruno Mars

Taylor Swift


Justin Timberlake

Single of the Year

“Cruise” -Florida Georgia Line ft. Nelly

“Thrift Shop” – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ft. Wanz

“Blurred Lines” – Robin Thicke ft. Pharrell & T.I.

The show airs on Nov. 24 — check back for nominee and performance updates!