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Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Taylor Swift, Justin Timberlake Lead American Music Awards Nominations

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Macklemore (Photo: Shareif Ziyadat)

When it comes to the 2013 American Music Awards, there's nothing "thrift-y" about this year's love for Macklemore and Ryan Lewis. The rapper/DJ duo scooped up nods in six categories when the AMAs announced its nominees list Thursday morning.

Macklemore and Lewis scored key places a place in both the Artist and New Artist of the Year noms, while their No.1 hit "Thrift Shop" scored in the Single of the Year arena. They also showed up in contention for the Favorite Rock/Pop Group and Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist titles, while their album The Heist was nominated in the Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album category. Nothing bummy and grungy about that!

Directly following the dominating duo in nominations are Taylor Swift and Justin Timberlake, both with a total of five.

True to her crossover success, the blond superstar showed up well in both pop and country this year, while Timberlake did the same in the pop and R&B categories.

Macklemore and Lewis are the only AMA newcomers to the Artist of the Year category. They'll be going head-to-head against Bruno Mars, Rihanna, Timberlake, and Swift — the latter who is vying to win her third Artist of the Year trophy.

Another new artist that is poised to make waves at this year's AMAs is country duo Florida Georgia Line, who picked up a New Artist nod as well as a shot at Single of the Year for their summer anthem "Cruise."

The New Artist category was rounded out in a nicely eclectic manner by Ariana Grande, Imagine Dragons, and "American Idol" alum Phillip Phillips.

No surprise here: "Thrift Shop" and "Cruise" will be pitted against yet another smash hit — we're sure you can guess it. Yep, Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" featuring Pharrell and T.I.

Florida Georgia Line, Rihanna, and Thicke collected four nominations each. Additionally, Bruno Mars and Imagine Dragons were nominated for three awards.

The nominees for this year's AMAs were revealed live Thursday by pop superstars Kelly Clarkson and will.i.am. The AMAs ceremony will be broadcast live from L.A. Live's Nokia Theater Sunday, November 24 on ABC.

Complete list of 2013 AMA Nominees:

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
• Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
• Bruno Mars
• Rihanna
• Taylor Swift
• Justin Timberlake

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR PRESENTED BY KOHL’S
• Florida Georgia Line
• Ariana Grande
• Imagine Dragons
• Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
• Phillip Phillps

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 – POP/ROCK
• P!nk
• Rihanna
• Taylor Swift

FAVORITE BAND, DUO OR GROUP – POP/ROCK
• Imagine Dragons
• Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
• One Direction

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
• Miguel
• Robin Thicke
• Justin Timberlake

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B
• Ciara
• Alicia Keys
• Rihanna

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
• P!nk

FAVORITE ARTIST - LATIN
• Marc Anthony
• Prince Royce
• Romeo Santos

FAVORITE ARTIST - CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL
• tobyMac
• Chris Tomlin
• Matthew West

FAVORITE ARTIST - ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC (EDM)
• Avicii
• Daft Punk
• Calvin Harris
• Zedd

TOP SOUNDTRACK
The Great Gatsby: Music From Baz Luhrmann’s Film
Les Miserables
Pitch Perfect

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