(Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for MTV)
Hide Caption

Macklemore, Timberlake up for top AMA prize

a a a a
Share this story

NEW YORK (AP) — Newcomers Macklemore & Ryan Lewis will battle heavyweights Justin Timberlake and Taylor Swift for the top prize at the 2013 American Music Awards.

Rihanna and Bruno Mars will also compete for artist of the year. Kelly Clarkson and will.i.am announced some of the nominees Thursday on ABC's "Good Morning America."

The AMAs will take place Nov. 24 at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. Miley Cyrus and Imagine Dragons will perform.

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis's "Thrift Shop" is up for a new award, single of the year. Robin Thicke's ubiquitous "Blurred Lines" and Florida Georgia Line and Nelly's "Cruise" is also up for the award.

Swift, Rihanna and Pink are nominated for favorite female artist-pop/rock. Timberlake, Thicke and Miguel are up for favorite male artist-soul/R&B.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Print this article

Comments

Hmm... It looks like you’re not a WCPO Insider. or Subscribe now to contribute!

More Entertainment News
'View' co-hosts to salute Barbara Walters in May
'View' co-hosts to salute Barbara Walters in May

ABC's "The View" will gather all 11 past and present co-hosts to salute Barbara Walters as she retires from daily television.

Vinyl moves the needle for Record Store Day
Vinyl moves the needle for Record Store Day

Record Store Day, happening April 19, has turned into a communal, worldwide rally for purists, revivalists and audiophiles of all ages. 

Review: SCPA performs sci-fi play 'R.U.R.'
Review: SCPA performs sci-fi play 'R.U.R.'

Technology advances so fast in the modern world that each new innovation is quickly outdated. The School for Creative and Performing…

Review: Dark play 'R.U.R.' staged at SCPA
Review: Dark play 'R.U.R.' staged at SCPA

The progress of mankind and the dangers of technological innovation are themes often explored by writers and mediums of all types—be it…

Review: Robots brought to life in drama 'R.U.R.'
Review: Robots brought to life in drama 'R.U.R.'

Progress leads everyone and everything forward, right? But what about when plans stray from the path and robots start to act on their own…

Cappies review SCPA's performance of 'R.U.R.'
Cappies review SCPA's performance of 'R.U.R.'

Selected excerpts from Cappies critic reviews of SCPA's performance of 'R.U.R.'

Miley Cyrus hospitalized, cancels show
Miley Cyrus hospitalized, cancels show

Miley Cyrus is in the hospital and unable to perform her "Bangerz" concert in Kansas City, Mo., as planned.

VIDEO: Flight attendant's funny safety speech
VIDEO: Flight attendant's funny safety speech

We've all been there. You finally get settled into your airline seat, anxious to reach your destination. But before you can go anywhere…

US Airways tweets graphic nude photo, apologizes
US Airways tweets graphic nude photo, apologizes

US Airways posted a message on Twitter that contained a graphic image in response to a passenger Monday afternoon.

What you need to know about Founders KBS
What you need to know about Founders KBS

Founders Kentucky Breakfast Stout (KBS) is no secret in the world these days. Most folks in the Midwest know the acronym as a delicious,…