2014 American Music Awards: Sam Smith, Luke Bryan, Katy Perry, more nominees

AMAsIt has surprisingly been a few weeks now since there has been a major awards show, and with that in mind, doesn’t it seem time to report on another one? The 2014 American Music Awards (a.k.a. the AMAs that are not a part of Reddit) are going to air on November 23, and ABC announced all of the nominees this morning.

Out of the nominees, Iggy Azalea currently leads with a whopping six nods, while a series of other familiar names with Beyonce, Katy Perry, and many more are below. We cannot say that these are our favorite awards, mostly because everything from the performances to the winners and the format of the show are so stale. The times when someone tries to shake this up are too few and far between.

Take a look at all the nominations below.

Artist of the Year

  • Iggy Azalea
  • Beyoncé
  • Luke Bryan
  • Eminem
  • Imagine Dragons
  • John Legend
  • Lorde
  • One Direction
  • Katy Perry
  • Pharrell Williams

New Artist of the Year

  • 5 Seconds of Summer
  • Iggy Azalea
  • Bastille
  • Sam Smith
  • Meghan Trainor

Single of the Year

  • “Fancy,” Iggy Azalea featuring Charli XCX
  • “All of Me,” John Legend
  • “Rude,” MAGIC!
  • “Dark Horse,” Katy Perry featuring Juicy J
  • “Happy,” Pharrell Williams

Favorite Male Artist (Pop/Rock)

  • John Legend
  • Sam Smith
  • Pharrell Williams

Favorite Female Artist (Pop/Rock)

  • Iggy Azalea
  • Lorde
  • Katy Perry

Favorite Band, Duo, or Group (Pop/Rock)

  • Imagine Dragons
  • One Direction
  • OneRepublic

Favorite Album (Pop/Rock)

  • Pure Heroine, Lorde
  • Midnight Memories, One Direction
  • Prism, Katy Perry

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)

  • Blame It On My Roots: Five Decades of Influences, Garth Brooks
  • The Outsiders, Eric Church “The Outsiders”
  • Just As I Am, Brantley Gilbert

Favorite Artist (Rap/Hip-Hop)

  • Iggy Azalea
  • Drake
  • Eminem

Favorite Album (Rap/Hip-Hop)

  • The New Classic, Iggy Azalea
  • Nothing Was the Same, Drake
  • The Marshall Mathers LP 2, Eminem

Favorite Male Artist (Soul/R&B)

  • Chris Brown
  • John Legend
  • Pharrell Williams

Favorite Female Artist (Soul/R&B)

  • Jhene Aiko
  • Beyoncé
  • Mary J.  Blige

Favorite Album (Soul/R&B)

  • Beyoncé, Beyoncé
  • Love in the Future, John Legend
  • G I R L, Pharrell Williams

Favorite Artist (Alternative Rock)

  • Bastille
  • Imagine Dragons
  • Lorde

Favorite Artist (Adult Contemporary)

  • Sara Bareilles
  • OneRepublic
  • Katy Perry

Favorite Artist (Latin)

  • Marc Anthony
  • Enrique Iglesias
  • Romeo Santos

Favorite Artist (Contemporary Inspirational)

  • Casting Crowns
  • Hillsong United
  • Newsboys

Favorite Artist (EDM)

  • Avicii
  • Calvin Harris
  • Zedd

Top Soundtrack

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

What is your take on all of these? Let us know right now with a comment, and we’ll have more on the show portion of this soon. (We’re not a music site, so it seems somewhat silly to let you know what we think about certain categories.) Also, sign up here if you want to join our CarterMatt Newsletter, where you can get specific updates from us on all we cover.

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