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Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Lead American Music Award Nominees

Image courtesy of Facebook.com/AMAs (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of Facebook.com/AMAs (via ABC News Radio)

So far, the American Music Awards are shaping up to be a good night for Macklemore & Ryan Lewis .  The rap duo scored a leading three nominations out of five categories announced Thursday morning on ABC's Good Morning America .

Macklemore & Lewis are nominated in the Artist of the Year, Kohl's New Artist of the Year, and Single of the Year categories, the latter for their hit single, "Thrift Shop."

Other multiple nominees include Justin Timberlake , Robin Thicke , Rihanna , Taylor Swift , and country duo Florida Georgia Line .

Kelly Clarkson joined will.i.am to announce the nominees in the top five AMA categories on Good Morning America .  The rest of the nominees will be announced immediately following the GMA broadcast at B.B. King's Blues Club & Grill in New York City.

The American Music Awards recognize artists in all major musical genres. The trophies will be handed out Sunday, November 24 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

Here are the American Music Awards nominees announced on Good Morning America :

Artist of the Year : Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Bruno Mars, Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Justin Timberlake
Kohl's New Artist of the Year: Florida Georgia Line, Ariana Grande, Imagine Dragons, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Phillip Phillips
Single of the Year : "Cruise," Florida Georgia Line feat. Nelly; "Thrift Shop," Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Wanz; "Blurred Lines," Robin Thicke feat.  Pharrell and TI
Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist: Pink, Rihanna, Taylor Swift
Favorite Male Soul/R&B Artist: Miguel, Robin Thicke, Justin Timberlake

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