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Iggy Azalea, Katy Perry, Pharrell lead American Music Awards nominations

Iggy-Azalea

Iggy Azalea just got fancier: The Australian rapper is nominated for six American Music Awards, more than any other artist this year.

Dick Clark started the American Music Awards in 1973 and they’ve become the fan-based alternative to the Grammys: Nominations and winners are based on public polls and data from music sales. Other nominees this year include Katy Perry, John Legend, and Pharrell Williams, who trail Azalea with five nominations each.

Fans can vote both on AMAvote.com and on Twitter once per day. The American Music Awards will air on ABC Nov. 23 at 8 p.m.

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