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Macklemore, Ryan Lewis Lead AMA Nominations

  • FILE - This Nov. 20, 2012, file photo, shows Ben Haggerty, better known by his stage name Macklemore, left, and his producer Ryan Lewis at Irving Plaza in New York. Newcomers Macklemore & Ryan Lewis will battle heavyweights Justin Timberlake and Taylor Swift for the top prize at the 2013 American Music Awards. (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Invision/AP, File)

    FILE - This Nov. 20, 2012, file photo, shows Ben Haggerty, better known by his stage name Macklemore, left, and his producer Ryan Lewis at Irving Plaza in New York. Newcomers Macklemore & Ryan Lewis will battle heavyweights Justin Timberlake and Taylor Swift for the top prize at the 2013 American Music Awards. (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Invision/AP, File)

  • FILE - This Nov. 20, 2012, file photo, shows Ben Haggerty, better known by his stage name Macklemore, left, and his producer Ryan Lewis at Irving Plaza in New York. Newcomers Macklemore & Ryan Lewis will battle heavyweights Justin Timberlake and Taylor Swift for the top prize at the 2013 American Music Awards. (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Invision/AP, File)

    FILE - This Nov. 20, 2012, file photo, shows Ben Haggerty, better known by his stage name Macklemore, left, and his producer Ryan Lewis at Irving Plaza in New York. Newcomers Macklemore & Ryan Lewis will battle heavyweights Justin Timberlake and Taylor Swift for the top prize at the 2013 American Music Awards. (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Invision/AP, File)

  • FILE - In this Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, file photo, Justin Timberlake performs at his Post Grammy Concert at the Palladium, in Los Angeles. Newcomers Macklemore & Ryan Lewis will battle heavyweights Timberlake and Taylor Swift for the top prize at the 2013 American Music Awards. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Invision/AP, File)

    FILE - In this Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, file photo, Justin Timberlake performs at his Post Grammy Concert at the Palladium, in Los Angeles. Newcomers Macklemore & Ryan Lewis will battle heavyweights Timberlake and Taylor Swift for the top prize at the 2013 American Music Awards. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Invision/AP, File)

  • FILE - In this Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, file photo, Justin Timberlake performs at his Post Grammy Concert at the Palladium, in Los Angeles. Newcomers Macklemore & Ryan Lewis will battle heavyweights Timberlake and Taylor Swift for the top prize at the 2013 American Music Awards. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Invision/AP, File)

    FILE - In this Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, file photo, Justin Timberlake performs at his Post Grammy Concert at the Palladium, in Los Angeles. Newcomers Macklemore & Ryan Lewis will battle heavyweights Timberlake and Taylor Swift for the top prize at the 2013 American Music Awards. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Invision/AP, File)

  • FILE - In this May 11, 2013, file photo, Taylor Swift performs onstage during her Red Tour at the Verizon Center in Washington. Newcomers Macklemore & Ryan Lewis will battle heavyweights Justin Timberlake and Swift for the top prize at the 2013 American Music Awards. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP, File)

    FILE - In this May 11, 2013, file photo, Taylor Swift performs onstage during her Red Tour at the Verizon Center in Washington. Newcomers Macklemore & Ryan Lewis will battle heavyweights Justin Timberlake and Swift for the top prize at the 2013 American Music Awards. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP, File)

  • FILE - In this May 11, 2013, file photo, Taylor Swift performs onstage during her Red Tour at the Verizon Center in Washington. Newcomers Macklemore & Ryan Lewis will battle heavyweights Justin Timberlake and Swift for the top prize at the 2013 American Music Awards. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP, File)

    FILE - In this May 11, 2013, file photo, Taylor Swift performs onstage during her Red Tour at the Verizon Center in Washington. Newcomers Macklemore & Ryan Lewis will battle heavyweights Justin Timberlake and Swift for the top prize at the 2013 American Music Awards. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP, File)

  • Kelly Clarkson, left, and will.i.am announce the nominees for the American Music Awards, on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

    Kelly Clarkson, left, and will.i.am announce the nominees for the American Music Awards, on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

  • Kelly Clarkson, left, and will.i.am announce the nominees for the American Music Awards, on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

    Kelly Clarkson, left, and will.i.am announce the nominees for the American Music Awards, on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

  • Kelly Clarkson, left, and will.i.am announce the nominees for the American Music Awards, on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

    Kelly Clarkson, left, and will.i.am announce the nominees for the American Music Awards, on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

  • FILE - Spanish former F1 driver Maria De Villota smiles in the paddock prior to the start of qualifying session at the Catalunya racetrack in Montmelo, near Barcelona, Spain, in this May 11, 2013 file photo. Spanish police have confirmed Friday Oct. 11, 2013 that racing driver Maria de Villota has been found dead in a hotel room in Seville, and say it appears she died of natural causes. She was 33. De Villota was seriously injured last year in a crash during testing for the Marussia Formula One team, losing her right eye and sustaining other serious head injuries. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

    FILE - Spanish former F1 driver Maria De Villota smiles in the paddock prior to the start of qualifying session at the Catalunya racetrack in Montmelo, near Barcelona, Spain, in this May 11, 2013 file photo. Spanish police have confirmed Friday Oct. 11, 2013 that racing driver Maria de Villota has been found dead in a hotel room in Seville, and say it appears she died of natural causes. She was 33. De Villota was seriously injured last year in a crash during testing for the Marussia Formula One team, losing her right eye and sustaining other serious head injuries. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

  • FILE - Spanish former F1 driver Maria De Villota smiles in the paddock prior to the start of qualifying session at the Catalunya racetrack in Montmelo, near Barcelona, Spain, in this May 11, 2013 file photo. Spanish police have confirmed Friday Oct. 11, 2013 that racing driver Maria de Villota has been found dead in a hotel room in Seville, and say it appears she died of natural causes. She was 33. De Villota was seriously injured last year in a crash during testing for the Marussia Formula One team, losing her right eye and sustaining other serious head injuries. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

    FILE - Spanish former F1 driver Maria De Villota smiles in the paddock prior to the start of qualifying session at the Catalunya racetrack in Montmelo, near Barcelona, Spain, in this May 11, 2013 file photo. Spanish police have confirmed Friday Oct. 11, 2013 that racing driver Maria de Villota has been found dead in a hotel room in Seville, and say it appears she died of natural causes. She was 33. De Villota was seriously injured last year in a crash during testing for the Marussia Formula One team, losing her right eye and sustaining other serious head injuries. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

  • This image provided by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children shows an undated photo of Avonte Oquendo who was last seen on a school surveillance video leaving the Center Boulevard School in Long Island City, Queens, around 12:30 p.m. Friday Oct. 4, 2013. The family of a 14-year-old autistic boy who cannot speak says he has been missing since Friday.  (AP Photo/National Center for Missing & Exploited Children)

    This image provided by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children shows an undated photo of Avonte Oquendo who was last seen on a school surveillance video leaving the Center Boulevard School in Long Island City, Queens, around 12:30 p.m. Friday Oct. 4, 2013. The family of a 14-year-old autistic boy who cannot speak says he has been missing since Friday. (AP Photo/National Center for Missing & Exploited Children)

  • This image provided by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children shows an undated photo of Avonte Oquendo who was last seen on a school surveillance video leaving the Center Boulevard School in Long Island City, Queens, around 12:30 p.m. Friday Oct. 4, 2013. The family of a 14-year-old autistic boy who cannot speak says he has been missing since Friday.  (AP Photo/National Center for Missing & Exploited Children)

    This image provided by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children shows an undated photo of Avonte Oquendo who was last seen on a school surveillance video leaving the Center Boulevard School in Long Island City, Queens, around 12:30 p.m. Friday Oct. 4, 2013. The family of a 14-year-old autistic boy who cannot speak says he has been missing since Friday. (AP Photo/National Center for Missing & Exploited Children)

  • This image provided by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children shows an undated photo of Avonte Oquendo who was last seen on a school surveillance video leaving the Center Boulevard School in Long Island City, Queens, around 12:30 p.m. Friday Oct. 4, 2013. The family of a 14-year-old autistic boy who cannot speak says he has been missing since Friday.  (AP Photo/National Center for Missing & Exploited Children)

    This image provided by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children shows an undated photo of Avonte Oquendo who was last seen on a school surveillance video leaving the Center Boulevard School in Long Island City, Queens, around 12:30 p.m. Friday Oct. 4, 2013. The family of a 14-year-old autistic boy who cannot speak says he has been missing since Friday. (AP Photo/National Center for Missing & Exploited Children)

  • A specialist is silhouetted with screens at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013.  World stock markets were boosted Friday Oct. 11, 2013 by a glimmer of progress in resolving the U.S. budget row that has threatened to leave the U.S. unable to pay its bills. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    A specialist is silhouetted with screens at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013. World stock markets were boosted Friday Oct. 11, 2013 by a glimmer of progress in resolving the U.S. budget row that has threatened to leave the U.S. unable to pay its bills. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

  • A specialist is silhouetted with screens at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013.  World stock markets were boosted Friday Oct. 11, 2013 by a glimmer of progress in resolving the U.S. budget row that has threatened to leave the U.S. unable to pay its bills. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    A specialist is silhouetted with screens at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013. World stock markets were boosted Friday Oct. 11, 2013 by a glimmer of progress in resolving the U.S. budget row that has threatened to leave the U.S. unable to pay its bills. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

  • FILE - This Nov. 20, 2012, file photo, shows Ben Haggerty, better known by his stage name Macklemore, left, and his producer Ryan Lewis at Irving Plaza in New York. Newcomers Macklemore & Ryan Lewis will battle heavyweights Justin Timberlake and Taylor Swift for the top prize at the 2013 American Music Awards. (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Invision/AP, File)
  • FILE - This Nov. 20, 2012, file photo, shows Ben Haggerty, better known by his stage name Macklemore, left, and his producer Ryan Lewis at Irving Plaza in New York. Newcomers Macklemore & Ryan Lewis will battle heavyweights Justin Timberlake and Taylor Swift for the top prize at the 2013 American Music Awards. (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Invision/AP, File)
  • FILE - In this Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, file photo, Justin Timberlake performs at his Post Grammy Concert at the Palladium, in Los Angeles. Newcomers Macklemore & Ryan Lewis will battle heavyweights Timberlake and Taylor Swift for the top prize at the 2013 American Music Awards. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Invision/AP, File)
  • FILE - In this Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, file photo, Justin Timberlake performs at his Post Grammy Concert at the Palladium, in Los Angeles. Newcomers Macklemore & Ryan Lewis will battle heavyweights Timberlake and Taylor Swift for the top prize at the 2013 American Music Awards. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Invision/AP, File)
  • FILE - In this May 11, 2013, file photo, Taylor Swift performs onstage during her Red Tour at the Verizon Center in Washington. Newcomers Macklemore & Ryan Lewis will battle heavyweights Justin Timberlake and Swift for the top prize at the 2013 American Music Awards. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP, File)
  • FILE - In this May 11, 2013, file photo, Taylor Swift performs onstage during her Red Tour at the Verizon Center in Washington. Newcomers Macklemore & Ryan Lewis will battle heavyweights Justin Timberlake and Swift for the top prize at the 2013 American Music Awards. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP, File)
  • Kelly Clarkson, left, and will.i.am announce the nominees for the American Music Awards, on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
  • Kelly Clarkson, left, and will.i.am announce the nominees for the American Music Awards, on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
  • Kelly Clarkson, left, and will.i.am announce the nominees for the American Music Awards, on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
  • FILE - Spanish former F1 driver Maria De Villota smiles in the paddock prior to the start of qualifying session at the Catalunya racetrack in Montmelo, near Barcelona, Spain, in this May 11, 2013 file photo. Spanish police have confirmed Friday Oct. 11, 2013 that racing driver Maria de Villota has been found dead in a hotel room in Seville, and say it appears she died of natural causes. She was 33. De Villota was seriously injured last year in a crash during testing for the Marussia Formula One team, losing her right eye and sustaining other serious head injuries. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
  • FILE - Spanish former F1 driver Maria De Villota smiles in the paddock prior to the start of qualifying session at the Catalunya racetrack in Montmelo, near Barcelona, Spain, in this May 11, 2013 file photo. Spanish police have confirmed Friday Oct. 11, 2013 that racing driver Maria de Villota has been found dead in a hotel room in Seville, and say it appears she died of natural causes. She was 33. De Villota was seriously injured last year in a crash during testing for the Marussia Formula One team, losing her right eye and sustaining other serious head injuries. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
  • This image provided by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children shows an undated photo of Avonte Oquendo who was last seen on a school surveillance video leaving the Center Boulevard School in Long Island City, Queens, around 12:30 p.m. Friday Oct. 4, 2013. The family of a 14-year-old autistic boy who cannot speak says he has been missing since Friday.  (AP Photo/National Center for Missing & Exploited Children)
  • This image provided by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children shows an undated photo of Avonte Oquendo who was last seen on a school surveillance video leaving the Center Boulevard School in Long Island City, Queens, around 12:30 p.m. Friday Oct. 4, 2013. The family of a 14-year-old autistic boy who cannot speak says he has been missing since Friday.  (AP Photo/National Center for Missing & Exploited Children)
  • This image provided by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children shows an undated photo of Avonte Oquendo who was last seen on a school surveillance video leaving the Center Boulevard School in Long Island City, Queens, around 12:30 p.m. Friday Oct. 4, 2013. The family of a 14-year-old autistic boy who cannot speak says he has been missing since Friday.  (AP Photo/National Center for Missing & Exploited Children)
  • A specialist is silhouetted with screens at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013.  World stock markets were boosted Friday Oct. 11, 2013 by a glimmer of progress in resolving the U.S. budget row that has threatened to leave the U.S. unable to pay its bills. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
  • A specialist is silhouetted with screens at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013.  World stock markets were boosted Friday Oct. 11, 2013 by a glimmer of progress in resolving the U.S. budget row that has threatened to leave the U.S. unable to pay its bills. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

New York — Newcomers Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are the top contenders at the 2013 American Music Awards.

The rap duo is up for six awards, including artist, new artist and single of the year for Thrift Shop.

The Same Love performers will battle heavyweights Justin Timberlake, Taylor Swift, Rihanna and Bruno Mars for artist of the year at the Nov. 24 fan-voted awards show in Los Angeles. Miley Cyrus and Imagine Dragons will perform.

Kelly Clarkson and will.i.am announced the nominees Thursday at the B.B. King Blues Club & Grill in New York. Will.i.am predicted Mars would win the top prize.

Swift and Timberlake have five nominations each, while Robin Thicke, Rihanna and Florida Georgia Line have four each. Mars and Imagine Dragons are up for three awards each.

Nominees for single of the year — a new award — include Thicke’s ubiquitous Blurred Lines and Florida Georgia Line and Nelly’s Cruise.

Swift, Rihanna and Pink are nominated for favorite female artist-pop/rock. Timberlake, Thicke and Mars are up for favorite male artist-pop/rock.

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ other nominations include favorite band, duo or group-pop/rock, favorite artist-rap/hip-hop and favorite album-rap/hip-hop for their platinum-selling debut, The Heist. They will compete with Jay Z in both rap categories.

The AMAs will air live on ABC from Los Angeles.

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