Nominees 'American Music Awards' 2013: Artist/Single of the Year Nominations; Includes Ariana Grande, Imagine Dragons & More [VIDEO]
With the American Music Awards just days away, EnStars put together a list of some of the top awards being handed out at the show, which will be broadcast on Sunday, Nov. 24 at 8 p.m. on ABC.
New Artist of the Year:
Florida Georgia Line: This country music duo, consisting of Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard, is also up for Single of the Year for the song, Cruise feat. Nelly, as well as Favorite Country Band and Favorite Country Album.
Ariana Grande: The 20-year-old popstar reached mainstream success in March with her single The Way, off her debut album Yours Truly, and has received critical acclaim for her Top 10 hit.
Imagine Dragons: This alternative rock band, known for hits like Radioactive and Demons, are up for two other awards in the Favorite Artist, Alternative Rock and Favorite Pop/Rock Band categories.
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis: The duo is also nominated for Single of the Year for Thrift Shop, Artist of the Year, Favorite Pop/Rock Band, Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist and Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album.
Phillip Phillips: Phillips, who won the 11th season of American Idol, released his debut album The World from the Side of the Moon last year.
Single of the Year:
Cruise by Florida Georgia Line featuring Nelly
Thrift Shop by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz
Blurred Lines by Robin Thicke featuring Pharrell and T.I.
Artist of the Year:
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Bruno Mars: Mars has become a musical sensation since bursting onto the scene in 2009. He has lent his voice to Nothin' on You by B.o.B and Billionaire by Travie McCoy and also co-wrote Cee Lo Green's single F*ck You. Mars has numerous hit songs of his own, including Just the Way You Are, Grenade, The Lazy Song, It Will Rain and When I Was Your Man. He is also confirmed to be the lead performer for the Super Bowl XLVIII half-time show in February 2014.
Rihanna: The 25-year-old star has released seven studio albums since 2005 and has numerous number one hit singles, including Umbrella, Rude Boy, Only Girl (In the World), What's My Name? feat. Drake, S&M, and We Found Love.
Taylor Swift: The pop/country juggernaut, who has won countless awards for her music, currently has four hit singles from her Red album, including Everything Has Changed with Ed Sheeran, 22, and I Knew You Were Trouble.
Justin Timberlake: The former *NSYNC front man, who reinvented himself with a solo career, released this year's top-selling album, The 20/20 Experience in March.