BMI Congratulates the 2013 American Music Awards Nominees

Posted in News on October 24, 2013
Pictured: Rapper-and-producer duo Ryan Lewis & Macklemore
Pictured: Rapper-and-producer duo Ryan Lewis & Macklemore

Broadcast Music, Inc. rapper-and-producer duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis topped this year’s American Music Awards nominations, accumulating a total of six nods. The Seattle natives are up for Artist of the Year, Single of the Year (“Thrift Shop), Favorite Artist – Rap/Hip-Hop, Favorite Album – Rap/Hip-Hop, New Artist of the Year, and Favorite Band Duo or Group in the Pop/Rock categories.

BMI superstars Taylor Swift and Rihanna also received numerous accolades. Swift dominated in both the Pop/Rock and Country genres - she is up for five awards including Artist of the Year, Favorite Female Artist in both the Pop/Rock and Country category, and Favorite Pop/Rock and Country Album. Rihanna also competes for the Artist of the Year Award, as well as for Favorite Female Artist-Pop/Rock, Favorite Female Artist-Soul/R&B, and her latest release, Unapologetic, is up for Best Album in the Soul/R&B category.

Country music chart-toppers Florida Georgia Line (part of BMI’s “New Class of Country”) tied Rihanna with four nods, including a nomination for Single of the Year for their record-breaking single “Cruise,” featuring Nelly. They are also up for New Artist of the Year, Favorite Band, Duo or Group in Country, and Here’s to the Good Times is up for Favorite Album in the Country category.

Alternative rock band Imagine Dragons received three nominations, while Pink and One Direction received two nods each. Other nominees include Daft Punk, Hunter Hayes, Miranda Lambert, Lil Wayne Phillip Phillips and The Band Perry. BMI Latin artist Prince Royce is up for Favorite Artist in the Latin Music category while TobyMac and Chris Tomlin are both up for Favorite Artist in the Contemporary Inspirational category. In total, BMI artists garnered an impressive 42 nominations across 19 categories.

The 41st American Music Awards will be held on November 24, 2013, at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.

Join us in congratulating all the BMI Nominees for the 2013 American Music Awards.

Artist of the Year
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Taylor Swift

Single of the Year
Florida Georgia Line featuring Nelly - “Cruise”
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz - “Thrift Shop”

New Artist of the Year
Florida Georgia Line
Imagine Dragons
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Phillip Phillips

Favorite Female Artist – Pop/Rock
Taylor Swift

Favorite Band, Duo or Group – Pop/Rock
One Direction
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

 Imagine Dragons

Favorite Album – Pop/Rock
One Direction - Take Me Home
Taylor Swift - Red

Favorite Male Artist – Country
Luke Bryan
Hunter Hayes
Blake Shelton

Favorite Female Artist – Country
Miranda Lambert
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood

Favorite Band, Duo or Group – Country
The Band Perry
Florida Georgia Line

Favorite Album – Country
Luke Bryan - Crash My Party
Florida Georgia Line - Here’s to the Good Times
Taylor Swift – Red

Favorite Artist – Rap/Hip-Hop
Lil Wayne
Mackelmore & Ryan Lewis

Favorite Album – Rap/Hip-Hop
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - The Heist

Favorite Female Artist – Soul/R&B

Favorite Album – Soul/R&B
Rihanna - Unapologetic

Favorite Artist – Alternative Rock
Imagine Dragons
The Lumineers

Favorite Artist – Adult Contemporary
Maroon 5

Favorite Artist – Latin Music

 Prince Royce

Favorite Artist – Contemporary Inspirational
Chris Tomlin

Favorite Artist – Electronic Dance Music (EDM)
Daft Punk


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