Ariana Grande, One Direction and Taylor Swift lead the American Music Awards 2013 nominations: Full list of nominees

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You'd think that, after all that went down at this year's MTV VMAs, the entire world would come to a mutual agreement never to host an award ceremony ever again. But it seems not even a foam finger and flesh-coloured latex can put a stop to this age-old tradition, 'cause the nomination's for the 2013 American Music Awards have just been announced...and *loads* of our faves are up for gongs.

Yup - the likes of One Direction (quite good), Ariana Grande (decent), Taylor Swift (above average) and more are all nominated this year. In fact our only complaint is that poor old Justin Bieber doesn't even get a bloody look in. Agh.

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FANS OF LISTS AND SCROLLING DOWN PAGES FOREVER REJOICE. Here's a massive list of all this year's nominees that you may or may not be bothered to read. We'd recommend it, just so you know what's going on and stuff, but we won't hold it against you if you'd rather just ogle the new 1D album artwork for a bit instead.

Artist of the Year

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Bruno Mars


Taylor Swift

Justin Timberlake

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New Artist of the Year

Florida Georgia Line

Ariana Grande

Imagine Dragons

Mackemore & Ryan Lewis

Phillip Phillips


Favorite Female Artist - Pop/Rock



Taylor Swift


Favorite Male Artist - Pop/Rock

Justin Timberlake

Robin Thicke

Bruno Mars


Favorite Female Artist - Soul/R&B

Alicia Keys




Favorite Male Artist - Soul/R&B


Robin Thick



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.

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Favorite Album - Pop/Rock

Taylor Swift Red

One Direction Take Me Home

Justin Timberlake The 20/20 Experience


Favorite Band, Duo or Group - Pop/Rock

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

One Direction

Imagine Dragons


Favorite Band, Duo or Group - Country

Florida Georgia Line

The Band Perry

Lady Antebellum


Favorite Album - Country

Taylor Swift Red

Luke Bryan Crash My Party

Florida Georgia Line Here’s to the Good Times


Favorite Female Artist - Country

Taylor Swift

Carrie Underwood

Miranda Lambert


Favorite Male Artist - Country

Luke Bryan

Blake Shelton

Hunter Hayes


Favorite Artist - Rap/Hip-Hop

Jay Z

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Lil Wayne


Favorite Album - Rap/Hip-Hop

Kendrick Lamar good kid m.A.A.d city

Jay Z Magna Carter Holy Grail

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis The Heist


Favorite Album - Soul/R&B

Robin Thicke Blurred Lines

Rihanna Unapologetic

Justin Timberlake The 20/20 Experience


Favorite Artist - Alternative Rock

The Lumineers

Mumford & Sons

Imagine Dragons


Favorite Artist - Adult Contemporary

Maroon 5

Bruno Mars



Favorite Artist - Latin

Romeo Santos

Prince Royce

Marc Anthony


Favorite Artist - Contemporary Inspirational


Chris Tomlin

Matthew West


Favorite Artist - EDM

Calvin Harris


Daft Punk



Top Soundtrack

Les Miserables

The Great Gatsby

Pitch Perfect


Are you still with us? If so, leave us your faves and predictions below. Cheers.

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