American Music Awards 2013 nominees led by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Macklemore & Lewis perform at Rumsey Playfield in Macklemore & Lewis perform at Rumsey Playfield in New York City. (Aug. 16, 2013) Photo Credit: Getty Images

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The dynamic duo of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis led the nominees for the 2013 American Music Awards, which were announced on "Good Morning America" Thursday by singers Kelly Clarkson and will.i.am.

Rapper Ben "Macklemore" Haggerty and producer Lewis garnered six nominations, including nods for artist of the year, new artist of the year and single of the year, for the song "Thrift Shop," featuring guest Wanz. Competing against the duo for new artist of the year are Florida Georgia Line, Ariana Grande, Imagine Dragons and season 11 "American Idol" champ Phillip Phillips.

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Right behind Macklemore & Lewis are Justin Timberlake and Taylor Swift, who earned five nominations each, including artist of the year for both. The remaining nominees in that category are Rihanna and Bruno Mars.

In the pop/rock category, Mars, Timberlake and Robin Thicke are up for favorite male artist, while Swift, Rihanna and Pink vie for favorite female artist.

Competing with "Thrift Shop" for single of the year are "Cruise" by Florida Georgia Line, featuring Nelly, and Thicke's "Blurred Lines," which features Pharrell and T.I.

The awards will air live from Los Angeles' Nokia Theater Nov. 24 at 8 p.m. on ABC. And brace yourself -- former Disney star Miley Cyrus, who caused a sensation with her raunchy performance at the MTV Video Music Awards in August, is scheduled to perform during the AMAs.

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