Rihanna Gets Four AMA Nominations
NEW YORK (AP) – Barbadian entertainer Rihanna is among three artistes with four nominations for the 2013 American Music Awards (AMA).
Newcomers Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are the top contenders.
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 November 24 fan-voted awards show in Los Angeles.
Kelly Clarkson and will.i.am announced the nominees today 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.
Rihanna’s Apologetic is also nominated in the favourite album soul/R&B category.
The AMAs will air live on ABC from the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live. Miley Cyrus and Imagine Dragon will perform.