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    2013 American Music Awards: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Taylor Swift and Justin Timberlake Lead Nominations

    Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Rihanna, Taylor Swift Frank Hoensch/Redferns via Getty Images, Christopher Polk/Getty Images for TAS, Kevin Mazur/WireImage

    Rising rap duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis will face off against the likes of Taylor Swift Rihanna and Justin Timberlake as the nominations for the 41st Annual American Music Awards were announced Thursday morning.

    Will.i.am and Kelly Clarkson unveiled the five key categories live Thursday on Good Morning America. Afterwards, they headed over to a press conference at B.B. King's Blues Club in Times Square to reveal the rest of the nominees.

    Leading the pack with six nominations is Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, who garnered nods for Artist of the Year and Single of the Year for "Thrift Shop" among others.

    Trailing just behind was Swift and Timberlake with five noms a piece. The country songbird earned a nomination for Favorite Female Artist and Favorite Album for Red while the former 'N Syncer nabbed Favorite Male Artist Soul/R&B and Favorite Soul/R&B Album for The 20/20 Experience.

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    Robin Thicke continues his banner year, taking home three nods including Favorite Male Artist in the pop/rock category, where he'll do battle with Timberlake and Bruno Mars, and Single of the Year for his mega-hit, "Blurred Lines," featuring Pharrell and T.I.

    Other notable nominees include rising country crooners Florida Georgia Line, who picked up three nominations, including New Artist of the Year, where they'll compete with newcomers Ariana Grande and Imagine Dragons.

    The Black Eyed Peas frontman, meanwhile, confirmed that Miley Cyrus will perform at this year's ceremony, which will air live on ABC from Los Angeles' Nokia Theatre on Sunday, Nov. 24, at 8 p.m.

    Winners are selected by public vote conducted at amavote.com. Here's a look at the categories:

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    Artist of the Year
    Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
    Bruno Mars
    Rihanna
    Taylor Swift
    Justin Timberlake

    New Artist of the Year
    Florida Georgia Line
    Ariana Grande
    Imagine Dragons
    Mackemore & Ryan Lewis
    Phillip Phillips

    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.

    Favorite Male Artist—Pop/Rock
    Bruno Mars
    Robin Thicke
    Justin Timberlake

    Favorite Female Artist—Pop/Rock
    Pink
    Rihanna
    Taylor Swift

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    Favorite Band, Duo or Group—Pop/Rock
    Imagine Dragons
    Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
    One Direction

    Favorite Album—Pop/Rock
    One Direction Take Me Home
    Taylor Swift, Red
    Justin Timberlake, The 20/20 Experience

    Favorite Male Artist—Country
    Luke Bryan
    Hunter Hayes
    Blake Shelton

    Favorite Female Artist—Country
    Miranda Lambert
    Taylor Swift
    Carrie Underwood

    Favorite Band, Duo or Group—Country
    The Band Perry
    Florida Georgia Line
    Lady Antebellum

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    Robin Thicke Kevin Mazur for iHeartRadio

    Favorite Album—Country
    Luke Bryan, Crash My Party
    Florida Georgia Line, Here's to the Good Times
    Taylor Swift, Red

    Favorite Artist—Rap/Hip-Hop
    Jay Z
    Lil Wayne
    Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

    Favorite Album—Rap/Hip-Hop
    Jay Z, Magna Carta Holy Grail
    Kendrick Lamar, Good Kid M.A.A.D. City
    Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, The Heist

    Favorite Male Artist—Soul/R&B
    Miguel
    Robin Thicke
    Justin Timberlake

    Favorite Female Artist—Soul/R&B
    Ciara
    Alicia Keys
    Rihanna

    Favorite Album—Soul/R&B
    Rihanna, Unapologetic
    Robin Thicke, Blurred Lines
    Justin Timberlake, The 20/20 Experience

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    Bruno Mars Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for EIF

    Favorite Artist—Alternative Rock
    Imagine Dragons
    The Lumineers
    Mumford & Sons

    Favorite Artist—Adult Contemporary
    Maroon 5
    Bruno Mars
    Pink

    Favorite Artist—Latin
    Marc Anthony
    Prince Royce
    Romeo Santos

    Favorite Artist—Contemporary Inspirational
    TobyMac
    Chris Tomlin
    Matthew West

    Favorite Artist—Electronic Dance Music
    Avicii
    Daft Punk
    Calvin Harris
    Zedd

    Top Soundtrack
    Music from Baz Luhrmann's Film: The Great Gatsby
    Les Misérables
    Pitch Perfect

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