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Iggy Azalea leads American Music Awards nominations

Australian rapper Iggy Azalea looks set to dominate the upcoming American Music Awards after scoring six nominations.

The hip-hop star has landed a slew of top nods ahead of next month's (Nov14) ceremony in categories including Artist Of The Year, New Artist Of The Year, Favorite Artist - Rap/Hip-Hop and Favorite Female Artist - Pop/Rock.

Her chart-topping hit Fancy will also compete for Single Of The Year, while The New Classic is in the running for Favorite Album - Rap/Hip-Hop.

She faces fierce competition from another female star, Katy Perry, who is hot on her heels with five nominations. The Roar singer will go up against Azalea for the coveted Artist Of The Year trophy, along with stars including Beyonce, Pharrell Williams, One Direction and Lorde, among others.

Perry's Dark Horse will face Azalea's Fancy in the singles category, while the pair will also do battle with Lorde in the Favorite Female Artist - Pop/Rock category.

John Legend and Pharrell Williams also have five nominations each, while Lorde is up for four.

The prizes will be handed out at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on 23 November (14).

The main nominations are as follows:

Artist Of The Year:

Iggy Azalea


Luke Bryan


Imagine Dragons

John Legend


One Direction

Katy Perry

Pharrell Williams

New Artist Of The Year:

Iggy Azalea

5 Seconds of Summer


Sam Smith

Meghan Trainor

Single Of The Year:

Iggy Azalea - Fancy

John Legend - All of Me

MAGIC! - Rude

Katy Perry - 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:

Beyonce - Beyonce

John Legend - Love in the Future

Pharrell Williams - G I R L.

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