Iggy Azalea Leads American Music Awards With Six Nominations

Iggy Azalea at iHeartRadio 2014
Joseph Llanes

Iggy Azalea performs on stage at the iHeartRadio Village in Las Vegas on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014.

With six nominations, Iggy Azalea is at the front of the pack leading into next month’s 2014 American Music Awards

The Hot 100 chart-topping, Australian-born performer is up for artist of the year, new artist of the year, single of the year, favorite female artist - pop/rock, and she’s in the running for favorite artist and album in the rap/hip-hop categories.

Following close behind is John Legend, Katy Perry and Pharrell Williams with five nominations each, while Lorde is up for four awards.

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Nominations for the ceremony, considered to be the world’s biggest fan-voted award show, were unveiled in full on Monday (Oct. 13). Also, organizers announced Charli XCX would perform for the first time on the AMAs, which will be broadcast live from L.A.’s Nokia Theatre on Nov. 23. ABC will air the broadcast live from 8 p.m. ET. 

This year’s line-up introduces a few changes. The artist of the year category grows from five to 10 nominees, with Iggy facing off against Beyoncé, Luke Bryan, Eminem, Imagine Dragons, John Legend, Lorde, One Direction, Katy Perry and Pharrell Williams for the award. 

Meanwhile, the single of the year category grows from three to five nominees, including Azalea featuring Charli XCX’s “Fancy,” Legend’s “All of Me,” MAGIC!’s “Rude,” Katy Perry featuring Juicy J’s “Dark Horse” and Pharrell Williams’ “Happy.”

AMA nominees are based on key fan interactions as reflected in Billboard Magazine and on, including album and digital singles sales, radio airplay, streaming and social activity.  These measurements are tracked by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Entertainment and Next Big Sound. 

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Voting begins today for all categories, with the exception of new artist of the year which starts Nov. 1. Fans can vote once per day at the Coca-Cola AMA voting site, and they can lodge one each day via Twitter by including the nominee’s name, category name and #AMAs in a tweet.  

For the 6th successive year, the “Coca-Cola Red Carpet LIVE! @ The 2014 AMAs” pre-show will precede the big show. Live coverage will stream online from 5 p.m. ET on Nov. 23 at Yahoo Live, and

The 2014 American Music Awards are produced by Dick Clark Productions. Allen Shapiro and Mike Mahan are executive producers. Larry Klein, Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are producers. 

2014 American Music Awards nominations in full:

Artist Of The Year 
Iggy Azalea
Luke Bryan
Imagine Dragons
John Legend
One Direction
Katy Perry
Pharrell Williams

New Artist Of The Year Presented By Kohl’s 
5 Seconds of Summer
Iggy Azalea
Sam Smith
Meghan Trainor

Single Of The Year
Iggy Azalea Featuring Charli XCX, “Fancy”
John Legend, “All of Me”
MAGIC!, “Rude”
Katy Perry Featuring Juicy J, “Dark Horse” 
Pharrell Williams, “Happy”

Favorite Male Artist – Pop/Rock 
John Legend
Sam Smith
Pharrell Williams

Favorite Female Artist – Pop/Rock
Iggy Azalea
Katy Perry

Favorite Band, Duo Or Group – Pop/Rock
Imagine Dragons
One Direction

Favorite Album – Pop/Rock 
Lorde, “Pure Heroine”
One Direction, “Midnight Memories”
Katy Perry, “Prism”

Favorite Male Artist – Country
Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Blake Shelton

Favorite Female Artist – Country
Miranda Lambert
Kacey Musgraves
Carrie Underwood

Favorite Band, Duo Or Group - Country
Eli Young Band
Florida Georgia Line
Lady Antebellum

Favorite Album - Country 
Garth Brooks, Blame It On My Roots: Five Decades of Influences
Eric Church, The Outsiders
Brantley Gilbert, Just As I Am

Favorite Artist – Rap/Hip-Hop
Iggy Azalea

Favorite Album – Rap/Hip-Hop 
Iggy Azalea, The New Classic
Drake, Nothing Was The Same
Eminem, The Marshall Mathers LP 2

Favorite Male Artist – Soul/R&B 
Chris Brown
John Legend
Pharrell Williams

Favorite Female Artist – Soul/R&B 
Jhene Aiko
Mary J.  Blige

Favorite Album – Soul/R&B 
Beyoncé, Beyoncé
John Legend, Love in the Future
Pharrell Williams, G I R L

Favorite Artist - Alternative Rock
Imagine Dragons

Favorite Artist - Adult Contemporary 
Sara Bareilles
Katy Perry

Favorite Artist - Latin 
Marc Anthony
Enrique Iglesias
Romeo Santos

Favorite Artist - Contemporary Inspirational
Casting Crowns
Hillsong United

Favorite Artist - Electronic Dance Music (Edm)
Calvin Harris

Top Soundtrack
The Fault In Our Stars
Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix, Vol. 1