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Iggy Azalea leads American Music Awards nominations

Australian rapper Iggy Azalea looks set to dominate the upcoming American Music Awards after scoring six nominations.

The hip-hop star has landed a slew of top nods ahead of next month's (Nov14) ceremony in categories including Artist Of The Year, New Artist Of The Year, Favorite Artist - Rap/Hip-Hop and Favorite Female Artist - Pop/Rock.


Her chart-topping hit Fancy will also compete for Single Of The Year, while The New Classic is in the running for Favorite Album - Rap/Hip-Hop.


She faces fierce competition from another female star, Katy Perry, who is hot on her heels with five nominations. The Roar singer will go up against Azalea for the coveted Artist Of The Year trophy, along with stars including Beyonce, Pharrell Williams, One Direction and Lorde, among others.


Perry's Dark Horse will face Azalea's Fancy in the singles category, while the pair will also do battle with Lorde in the Favorite Female Artist - Pop/Rock category.


John Legend and Pharrell Williams also have five nominations each, while Lorde is up for four.


The prizes will be handed out at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on 23 November (14).


The main nominations are as follows:

Artist Of The Year:


Iggy Azalea


Beyonce


Luke Bryan


Eminem


Imagine Dragons


John Legend


Lorde


One Direction


Katy Perry


Pharrell Williams

New Artist Of The Year:


Iggy Azalea


5 Seconds of Summer


Bastille


Sam Smith


Meghan Trainor

Single Of The Year:


Iggy Azalea - Fancy


John Legend - All of Me


MAGIC! - Rude


Katy Perry - Dark Horse


Pharrell Williams - Happy

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:


Lorde - Pure Heroine


One Direction - Midnight Memories


Katy Perry - Prism

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:


Garth Brooks - Blame It On My Roots: Five Decades of Influences


Eric Church - The Outsiders


Brantley Gilbert - Just As I Am

Favorite Artist - Rap/Hip-Hop:


Iggy Azalea


Drake


Eminem

Favorite Album - Rap/Hip-Hop:


Iggy Azalea - The New Classic


Drake - Nothing Was The Same


Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP 2

Favorite Male Artist - Soul/R&B:


Chris Brown


John Legend


Pharrell Williams

Favorite Female Artist - Soul/R&B:


Jhene Aiko


Beyonce


Mary J. Blige

Favorite Album - Soul/R&B:


Beyonce - Beyonce


John Legend - Love in the Future


Pharrell Williams - G I R L.