Iggy Azalea Leads the Way With Six American Music Awards Nominations

Katy Perry, Pharrell Williams and John Legend each score five AMA nominations

Iggy Azalea performs at Zilker Park on October 4, 2014 in Austin, Texas. Credit: Erika Goldring/FilmMagic

Iggy Azalea leads the charge at this year's 42nd Annual American Music Awards as the Australian rapper chalked up with six nominations, including nods in the Artist of the Year and Single of the Year categories. Pharrell Williams, John Legend and Super Bowl halftime performer Katy Perry each scored five nominations as the AMAs revealed this year's hopefuls on Good Morning America. It was also announced that Charli XCX would perform at the American Music Awards, set to air live from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday, November 23rd.

While most categories have three to five nominees facing off, the Artist of the Year award features 10: Azalea, Beyoncé, Luke Bryan, Eminem, Imagine Dragons, Legend, Lorde, One Direction, Perry and Pharrell will all face off for the coveted trophy. Azalea's "Fancy" with Charli XCX will also challenge Legend's "All of Me," Williams' "Happy," Perry's "Dark Horse" with Juicy J and MAGIC!'s "Rude" for Single of the Year honors.

The award show streak continues for Azalea as she also dominated the MTV Video Music Awards with eight nominations, tying Beyoncé. The New Classic rapper also grabbed nods in the New Artist of the Year category, Favorite Hip-Hop Album and Favorite Hip-Hop Artist categories. In the latter two, Azalea will be up against Drake and Eminem.

While the AMA nominations are based on album and single sales, radio play, streaming and other music industry measurements, the winners are decided by fan vote. Starting October 13th, fans can start polling for their favorites over at AMA.VoteNow.tv. Fans can also make their picks by using the hashtag #AMAs on Twitter.

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Iggy Azalea
Beyoncé
Luke Bryan
Eminem
Imagine Dragons
John Legend
Lorde
One Direction
Katy Perry
Pharrell Williams

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR
5 Seconds of Summer
Iggy Azalea
Bastille
Sam Smith
Meghan Trainor

SINGLE OF THE YEAR
Iggy Azalea Featuring Charli XCX – "Fancy"
John Legend – "All of Me"
MAGIC! – "Rude"
Katy Perry Featuring Juicy J - "Dark Horse"
Pharrell Williams – "Happy"

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK
John Legend
Sam Smith
Pharrell Williams

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK
Iggy Azalea
Lorde
Katy Perry

FAVORITE BAND, DUO OR GROUP – POP/ROCK
Imagine Dragons
One Direction
OneRepublic

FAVORITE ALBUM – POP/ROCK
Lorde - Pure Heroine
One Direction - Midnight Memories
Katy Perry - Prism

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – COUNTRY
Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Blake Shelton

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – COUNTRY
Miranda Lambert
Kacey Musgraves
Carrie Underwood

FAVORITE BAND, DUO OR GROUP - COUNTRY
Eli Young Band
Florida Georgia Line
Lady Antebellum

FAVORITE ALBUM - COUNTRY
Garth Brooks - Blame It On My Roots: Five Decades of Influences
Eric Church - The Outsiders
Brantley Gilbert - Just As I Am

FAVORITE ARTIST – RAP/HIP-HOP
Iggy Azalea
Drake
Eminem

FAVORITE ALBUM – RAP/HIP-HOP
Iggy Azalea - The New Classic
Drake - Nothing Was The Same
Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP 2

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B
Chris Brown
John Legend
Pharrell Williams

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B
Jhene Aiko
Beyoncé
Mary J. Blige

FAVORITE ALBUM – SOUL/R&B
Beyoncé - Beyoncé
John Legend - Love in the Future
Pharrell Williams - G I R L

FAVORITE ARTIST - ALTERNATIVE ROCK
Bastille
Imagine Dragons
Lorde

FAVORITE ARTIST - ADULT CONTEMPORARY
Sara Bareilles
OneRepublic
Katy Perry

FAVORITE ARTIST - LATIN
Marc Anthony
Enrique Iglesias
Romeo Santos

FAVORITE ARTIST - CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL
Casting Crowns
Hillsong United
Newsboys

FAVORITE ARTIST - ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC (EDM)
Avicii
Calvin Harris
Zedd

TOP SOUNDTRACK
Frozen
The Fault In Our Stars
Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix, Vol. 1