The nominees in the 2014 American Music Awards have been released, and it’s clear there is a huge conspiracy going on behind the scenes, one we probably won’t get to see behind the Nokia Theatre curtain. The awards are handed out at the AMA’s 42nd annual gala, going down Sunday, November 23 and broadcast live at 8 p.m. EST on ABC.
According to Jam’n 94.5 FM, the 2014 “nominees were determined by several key factors (reflected via Billboard magazine), including album and digital single sales, radio airplay, streaming and social activity.”
But who is REALLY pulling the strings here? It’s clear there is some self-serving interest, and we are casting a skeptical eye towards the music industry.
Who is truly invested in Iggy Azalea’s success?
Why is Imagine Dragons nominated in Best Alternative Artist for the second straight year?
Same for Marc Anthony — are there NO other deserving Latin singers out there?
And it’s kinda weird how some artists who are clients of Scooter Braun are not represented here. Justin Bieber? Ariana Grande? Come on.
Makes you think, as Luke O’Neil would say.
The 2014 American Music Awards nominees are below. Oh, and for the record, this post is satire, and relating to the debates currently going on regarding the Boston Music Awards. We love you, AMAs! <3
ARTIST OF THE YEAR
NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR PRESENTED BY KOHL’S
5 Seconds of Summer
SINGLE OF THE YEAR
Iggy Azalea Featuring Charli XCX “Fancy”
John Legend “All of Me”
Katy Perry Featuring Juicy J “Dark Horse”
Pharrell Williams “Happy”
FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK
FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK
FAVORITE BAND, DUO OR GROUP – POP/ROCK
FAVORITE ALBUM – POP/ROCK
Lorde “Pure Heroine”
One Direction “Midnight Memories”
Katy Perry “Prism”
FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – COUNTRY
FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – COUNTRY
FAVORITE BAND, DUO OR GROUP – COUNTRY
Eli Young Band
Florida Georgia Line
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
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
FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B
Mary J. Blige
FAVORITE ALBUM – SOUL/R&B
John Legend “Love in the Future”
Pharrell Williams “G I R L”
FAVORITE ARTIST – ALTERNATIVE ROCK
FAVORITE ARTIST – ADULT CONTEMPORARY
FAVORITE ARTIST – LATIN
FAVORITE ARTIST – CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL
FAVORITE ARTIST – ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC (EDM)
The Fault In Our Stars
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