Iggy Azalea Leads AMA Nominations

Iggy Azalea Leads AMA Nominations

Aussie rapper snags six nods; Pharrell, John Legend, Katy Perry land five each.

Published October 14, 2014

Australia might just take over this year’s American Music Awards. The biggest rapper to come from down under, Iggy Azalea, leads the 2014 AMAs with six nods under her belt.

The 24-year-old Aussie spitter is followed by John Legend, LordeKaty Perry and Pharrell, all of whom have five nominations each.

Beyoncé, Eminem, OneRepublic, One Direction and Imagine Dragons earned three nominations, while DrakeLuke Bryan, Sam Smith and Bastile earned two nods apiece.

The AMAs are expanding voting options for 2014, particularly in the Artist of the Year category, which has been increased from 5 to 10 nominees. Azalea, Bey, Drake, Eminem, John Legend and Lorde are among the names in the category that will be narrowed down to five people, via fan votes. The winner will be chosen based on the total number of votes received during the entire voting period.

Additionally, the Single of the Year slot enlarges from 3 to 5 names. Azalea’s “Fancy,” featuring Charli XCX, Legend’s “All of Me,” Pharrell’s “Happy,” Katy Perry’s Juicy J-assisted “Dark Horse” and “Rude” by MAGIC! are up for Single of the Year.

Fans can vote for their favorite artists through AMAvote.com or on Twitter by naming the nominee, category, and the hashtag #AMAs. Voting takes place until Nov. 13, and can only be done once a day. Votes for New Artist of the Year kicks off Nov. 1 and will continue throughout the awards show. The winner will be named in the final hour of the ceremony.

This year’s AMAs will broadcast live from the NOKIA Theatre in Los Angeles on Nov. 23.  

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Written by Latifah Muhammad

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