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Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Jay Z up for AMAs

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Jay Z up for AMAs

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Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are one of the artists to beat at Sunday's American Music Awards.  The group are up for six trophies at the fan-voted awards show. 

Among the awards they are hoping to take home is for Artist of the Year.  They will take on Taylor Swift, Justin Timberlake, Bruno Mars and Rihanna for the honor.  The rapper-producer duo's debut album The Heist is also up for Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop album alongside Kendrick Lamar's good kid, m.A.A.d. city, and Jay Z's Magna Carta Holy Grail.

Among the other artists looking to pick up trophies are Lil Wayne, Robin Thicke, Ciara, Miguel, Alicia Keys and more. 

Sunday's awards ceremony is set to feature performances by TLC, Kendrick Lamar, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Justin Timberlake, Miley Cyrus and more. 

Meantime, 2 Chainz, Akon, Ciara, Jennifer Hudson and actress Zoe Saldana are among the celebrities set to present at the awards show.  Hosted by Pitbull, the American Music Awards will air live from Los Angeles' Nokia Theatre Sunday on ABC at 8:00 p.m. Eastern.  


2013 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS NOMINEES: 

ARTIST OF THE YEAR 

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis 
Bruno Mars 
Rihanna 
Taylor Swift 
Justin Timberlake 

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR PRESENTED BY KOHL’S 

Florida Georgia Line 
Ariana Grande 
Imagine Dragons 
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis 
Phillip Phillps 

SINGLE OF THE YEAR 

Florida Georgia Line Featuring Nelly/Cruise 
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz/Thrift Shop 
Robin Thicke Featuring Pharrell & T.I./Blurred Lines 

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST - POP/ROCK 

Bruno Mars 
Robin Thicke 
Justin Timberlake 

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST - POP/ROCK 

P!nk 
Rihanna 
Taylor Swift 

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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