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October 23, 2013 Dear Friends, On behalf of the City of Los Angeles, congratulations to the American Music Awards as it celebrates its forty-first year of music and entertainment at the Nokia Theatre in downtown Los Angeles. We dance to music, we love to music, we relax to music, and when the mood is right we sing along. Music is the fuel to our engine and punctuates our daily lives. Thanks to the American Music Awards, music lovers can honor the dedication of artists who bring joy to our ears through their creations. Be a part of the celebration and enjoy the music that has filled your day. Sincerely,


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Letter from producers Welcome to the “2013 American Music Awards.” Tonight’s show will pay tribute to the year’s most iconic and influential artists and this year’s most relevant breakthrough artists. It is the tradition of the American Music Awards to unite and honor artists from all genres, on one stage, as we celebrate the universal language of music. Tonight, we have gathered global superstar performers Katy Perry, Justin Timberlake, One Direction, Lady Gaga, Imagine Dragons, Miley Cyrus, Florida Georgia Line, Luke Bryan, Jennifer Lopez, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Rihanna, Kendrick Lamar, Pitbull feat. Ke$ha and the new TLC feat. Lil’ Mama. Music sensation, Pitbull, MR. WORLDWIDE, makes his hosting debut as he takes the reigns of tonight’s television event. Over the next three hours, as we reveal the winners of this year’s American Music Awards, remember that your votes have determined who takes home the trophies. Throughout the show, we invite you to post your own thoughts on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram by using #AMAs. As always, you’re an important part of the celebration of the past year in music. We would like to give a special thank you to our friends at ABC, as well as all of tonight’s presenters, performers and sponsors. A big thank you to our crew, who year after year, make this show better than the last. Our team has truly outdone themselves this year. This is where some people would say sit back and enjoy another epic night of music, but we’d rather say stand up, shout, dance, and have an unforgettable evening at the 2013 American Music Awards.


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A Great Big World & Christina Aguilera Ariana Grande feat. Big Sean Florida Georgia Line Imagine Dragons Jennifer Lopez Justin Timberlake Katy Perry Kendrick Lamar


Lady Gaga feat. R. Kelly Luke Bryan Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Miley Cyrus One Direction Pitbull feat. Ke$ha Rihanna TLC feat. Lil’ Mama

2 Chainz Akon Alicia Silverstone Daisy Fuentes Chris Daughtry Daymond John Emma Roberts Fall Out Boy Hayden Panettiere Heidi Klum Jeremy Renner Joan Jett Kelly Osbourne

Kevin O’Leary Kristen Bell Lady Antebellum Maia Mitchell Marc Anthony Marc Cuban Michael Bolton Nathan Fillion Robert Herjavec Sarah Silverman Taylor Swift The Ceremonies Zoe Saldana




Alicia Keys

NOMINATED FOR &B FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – SOUL/R Label | RCA Records Singles | “Girl On Fire,” “Brand New Me,” “Fire We Make,” “Tears Always Win” Hometown | New York, New York The Buzz | Fourteen-time Grammy®-winning singer, songwriter and producer. Girl on Fire is Alicia’s fifth studio album; debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, No. 1 on Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and No. 1 on the Top Digital Albums chart. Girl on Fire is Keys’ fourth album to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. Keys’ holds the distinction as the first female R&B artist to have three consecutive No. 1 album debuts on the Billboard 200 album chart. She just wrapped her 24-city North American “Set The World On Fire Tour” tour. On The Web

NOMINATED FOR FAVORITE ARTIST – RAP/HIP-HOP | FAVORITE ALBUM – RAP/HIP HOP “M AGNA CARTA… HOLY GRAIL” Label | Roc Nation Singles | “Tom Ford” and “F*ckwithmeyouknowigotit” Hometown | Brooklyn, New York The Buzz | JAY Z’s “Magna Carta… Holy Grail” became his thirteen No. 1 album. In 2013, JAY Z embarked on a sold-out stadium tour with Justin Timberlake, curated his annual “Made In America” festival, wrapped a sold-out international tour and is readying for a nationwide tour kick off at the end of November. On The Web



Jay Z



NOMINATED FOR LE ARTIST – ARTIST OF THE YEAR | FAVORITE FEMA SOUL/R&B | – POP/ROCK | FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST LOGETIC” PO FAVORITE ALBUM – SOUL/R&B “UNA Label | Def Recordings/ Republic Records Singles | “What Now” Hometown | Saint Michael, Barbados The Buzz | Rihanna - the “No.1 Person On Facebook” with over 62 million Likes - has sold over 37 million albums and 146 million digital tracks worldwide, and currently holds the record as the top-selling digital artist of all time. The recipient of six Grammy Awards® and seven Billboard Music Awards; she was named the world’s No. 1 social media star by Forbes; with over 2.9 billion views on YouTube/VEVO, the most ever for any female artist, and over 26 million Twitter followers. In addition to her 11 Hot 100 No. 1 singles, and [now, with “Diamonds”] 23 Hot 100 Top 10 singles, she also has 18 No. 1 singles on the Billboard Dance Club Song Charts. On The Web

NOMINATED FOR FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – COUNTRY Label | Warner Bros. Records Singles | “Mine Would Be You” Hometown | Ada, Oklahoma The Buzz | Blake Shelton is CMA Awards’ reigning Entertainer of the Year and three-peat Male Vocalist of the Year. He has had 9 consecutive No. 1 hits. His current album, Based On A True Story… is certified platinum. On The Web



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NOMINATED FOR FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – COUNTRY Label | Arista Nashville Singles | “See You Again” Hometown | Cheotah, Oklahoma The Buzz | After she wrapped her “Blown Away Tour” she donated 1 million dollars to the Red Cross for disaster relief. She is hosting the CMA Awards for the 6th time with Brad Paisley on November 6, 2013. Carrie will star as Maria von Trapp for NBC’s music event “Sound of Music” on December 5. It’s a LIVE 3 hour broadcast and she’s been living in New York rehearsing this fall. On The Web

NOMINATED FOR NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR Label | 19 Entertainment/ Interscope Records Singles | “Gone, Gone, Gone” and “Where We Came From” Hometown | Leesburg, Georgia The Buzz | Phillips’ debut album The World From The Side of the Moon just went platinum, less than a year from when it was released. Two of his singles reached No.1 at HotAC radio – “Home” and “Gone, Gone, Gone” On The Web



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Florida Georgia Li


NOMINATED FOR E BAND, DUO NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR | FAVORIT M – BU OR GROUP – COUNTRY | FAVORITE AL ES” COUNTRY “HERE’S TO THE GOOD TIM Label | Republic Nashville Singles | “Stay” Band Members | Tyler Hubbard, Brian Kelley Hometown | Ormond Beach, Florida and Monroe, Georgia The Buzz | Florida Georgia Line has skyrocketed since

releasing consecutive, multi-week No. 1 smashes in the US and Canada with the GOLD-certified “Round Here,” PLATINUM-certified “Get Your Shine On” and 6X PLATINUM “Cruise.” Breaking the record for longest No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs Chart, “Cruise” has sold over 6 million downloads in the US alone and is the second best-selling Country single ever, according to Soundscan. FGL is the only artist in history to join Brooks & Dunn in having their first three singles hit No. 1 for multiple weeks each. Poised to follow in the success, FGL’s new emotionally-fueled single, “Stay,” showcases another side of their unique sound and tight harmonies. Amassing international appeal, the duo recently crossed a new career threshold -- tallying more than 10 million tracks sold worldwide from their debut album Here’s To The Good Times (Republic Nashville), which has been certified PLATINUM in the US and GOLD in Canada. On November 25th, FGL will release Here’s To The Good Times…This Is How We Roll, a deluxe version of their chart-topping debut.

NOMINATED FOR FAVORITE DANCE MUSIC (EDM) Label | Columbia Records/ Ultra Music Singles | “Thinking About You” Hometown | Dumfries, Scotland The Buzz | American Music Awards nominates Calvin Harris for Favorite Artist – Electronic Dance Music. New single from 18 Months “Thinking About You” featuring Ayah Marar impacted Pop radio 10/8 with over 20 Adds including: SIRIUS-XM20 ON 20, WNOW/NYC, KREV/ SAN FRANCISCO, WDZH/DETROIT. “Thinking About You” official video is approaching 7 million views to date. Calvin is back in the US this fall playing NYC and Las Vegas Residency sets. Forbes named Calvin Harris highest paid DJ of the year. 18 Months has spawned 4x HIT singles selling over 6 million tracks to date. On The Web


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Calvin Harris


Taylor Swift


Label | Big Machine Records Singles | “Red” Hometown | Nashville, Tennessee The Buzz | 23 year-old Taylor Swift is a seven-time GRAMMY winner, and is the youngest winner in history of the music industry’s highest honor, the Grammy Award for Album of the Year. She is the only female artist in music history (and just the fourth artist ever) to twice have an album (2012’s RED and 2010’s Speak Now) hit the 1 million first-week sales figure. With RED, Taylor became the first artist since the Beatles (and the only female artist in history) to log six or more weeks at #1 with three consecutive studio albums. RED has topped the Billboard 200 Albums Chart for seven weeks, following Fearless (11 weeks), and Speak Now (six weeks). With more than 1.2 million copies sold in the U.S. in its first week, RED scored the highest first-week sales debut of any album in over a decade, had the 8th largest first-week debut in chart history, and marked the 2nd biggest week ever for a female artist. Taylor’s lead single from RED, “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” set a new record for the biggest digital sales week ever for a song by a woman, and for the second-largest sales week overall.


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Label | RCA Records Singles | “TKO” Hometown | Memphis, Tennessee The Buzz | Justin Timberlake made his long-awaited return to music in 2013 with the release of The 20/20 Experience - his first album in seven years. “The 20/20 Experience” and “The 20/20 Experience - 2 of 2” have both reached No. 1 on the Billboard charts. He is the bestselling artist for the year 2013. JT is currently on his world tour in support of both releases. On The Web


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NOMINATED FOR K| FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – POP/ROC PORARY FAVORITE ARTIST – ADULT CONTEM Label | RCA Records Singles | “True Love” Hometown | Abington, Pennsylvania The Buzz | Billboard’s Woman of the Year - P!nk is currently on her acclaimed, sold-out tour, THE TRUTH ABOUT LOVE TOUR, presented by COVERGIRL, which has now been extended to a total of 140 shows worldwide due to overwhelming demand.

On The Web


Label | KIDinaKORNER/ Interscope Singles | “Demons” Band Members | Dan Reynolds (vocals), Wayne Sermon (guitar), Ben McKee (bass), and Daniel Platzman (drums) Hometown | Las Vegas, Nevada The Buzz | Imagine Dragons’ Night Visions has been certified platinum by the RIAA. The album arrived on the Billboard Top 200 at No. 2 with the best first-week sales for a full-length debut by a new rock band in over six years. Rolling Stone proclaimed Imagine Dragons “The biggest breakout of the year” and Entertainment Weekly called 2013 the “Year of the Dragons” while Billboard noted, “Imagine Dragons are rock’s 2013 live breakout.” On The Web



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Maroon 5

NOMINATED FOR PORARY FAVORITE ARTIST – ADULT CONTEM Label | A&M Octone Singles | “Love Somebody” Band Members | Adam Levine, James Valentine, Mickey Madden, Matt Flynn, PJ Morton Hometown | Los Angeles, California The Buzz | All of the singles on the band’s most recent studio album, Overexposed, quickly rose to the top of the charts. The third single off of the album, “Daylight,” claimed the No. 1 spot on both Top 40 and HotAC radio charts. In the process, the band set a record for the most No. 1s (six in total) by a group in the Top 40 charts 20-year history. Maroon 5’s latest hit, “Love Somebody,” reached the Top 5 on the Top 40 and No. 1 on the HotAC radio charts. On The Web



Label | Macklemore, LLC Singles | “White Walls” (feat. ScHoolboy Q, Hollis) Hometown | Seattle, Washington The Buzz | First independent act with a No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 single since 1994; First duo to send their first 2 singles to No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100; “Can’t Hold Us” is 4x Platinum and spent 5 weeks atop Billboard Hot 100; “Can’t Hold Us” is #2 most streamed song of the year; “Thrift Shop” is 7x Platinum and spent 6 weeks atop Billboard Hot 100; “Thrift Shop” is the fastest selling digital song of any year’s first 6 months; “Thrift Shop” is most streamed track to date on Spotify; “Same Love” is 2x Platinum and have over 87 million YouTube views On The Web |


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Mumford and Son


NOMINATED FOR K FAVORITE ARTIST – ALTERNATIVE ROC Label | Glassnote Records Singles | “I Will Wait,” “Whispers In The Dark,” “Hopeless Wanderer” Band Members | Ted Dwane, Ben Lovett, Winston Marshall, Marcus Mumford Hometown | London, UK The Buzz | Sold over 600,000 albums of Babel its first week out; The album smashed Spotify’s records for streams from an album in a single week, with around 8 million streams. According to Spotify’s Chief Content Officer, Ken Parks, 1 out of every 10 U.S. Spotify users played a song from Babel in its first seven days of release On The Web

NOMINATED FOR FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B Label | ByStorm/ RCA Records Singles | “Adorn,” “How Many Drinks?” Hometown | Los Angeles, California The Buzz | Won a Grammy for “Best R&B Song” for his hit single “Adorn.” Nominated for five Grammy® Awards including Song of the Year, Best R&B Performance and Best Urban Contemporary Album for his critically acclaimed sophomore album Kaleidoscope Dream. Kaleidoscope Dream debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard R&B Albums chart and entered at No. 3 on both the Billboard 200 and Top Digital Albums charts. The album’s breakout hit single “Adorn,” written and produced by Miguel, currently holds 2012’s record for maintaining the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s R&B/Hip Chart for 11 consecutive weeks. “Adorn” was also No. 1 at Urban Mainstream Radio for 5 consecutive weeks. On The Web




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 Phillps SINGLE OF THE YEAR Florida Georgia Line Featuring Nelly/Cruise Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz/Thrift Shop Robin Thicke Featuring Pharrell & T.I./ Blurred Lines FAVORITE MALE ARTIST POP/ROCK Bruno Mars Robin Thicke Justin Timberlake FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST POP/ROCK P!nk Rihanna Taylor Swift

FAVORITE BAND, DUO OR GROUP POP/ROCK Imagine Dragons Macklemore & Ryan Lewis One Direction FAVORITE ALBUM POP/ROCK One Direction/Take Me Home Taylor Swift/Red Justin Timberlake/ The 20/20 Experience 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 Lady Antebellum FAVORITE ARTIST RAP/HIP-HOP Jay Z Lil Wayne Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

FAVORITE ALBUM COUNTRY Luke Bryan/Crash My Party Florida Georgia Line/ Here’s To The Good Times Taylor Swift/Red FAVORITE ALBUM RAP/HIP-HOP Jay Z/Magna Carta…Holy Grail Kendrick Lamar/good kid, m.A.A.d city Macklemore & Ryan Lewis/The Heist FAVORITE MALE ARTIST SOUL/R&B Miguel Robin Thicke Justin Timberlake FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST SOUL/R&B Ciara Alicia Keys Rihanna TOP SOUNDTRACK The Great Gatsby: Music From Baz Luhrmann’s Film Les Miserables Pitch Perfect AMA icon Award Rihanna

FAVORITE ALBUM SOUL/R&B Rihanna/Unapologetic Robin Thicke/Blurred Lines Justin Timberlake/The 20/20 Experience FAVORITE ARTIST ALTERNATIVE ROCK Imagine Dragons The Lumineers Mumford & Sons FAVORITE ARTIST ADULT CONTEMPORARY Maroon 5 Bruno Mars P!nk FAVORITE ARTIST LATIN Marc Anthony Prince Royce Romeo Santos FAVORITE ARTIST CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL tobyMac Chris Tomlin Matthew West FAVORITE ARTIST ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC (EDM) Avicii Daft Punk Calvin Harris Zedd


Ariana Grande

NOMINATED FOR NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR Label | Republic Records Singles | “Right There” Hometown | Boca Raton, Florida The Buzz | Ariana Grande’s first full-length album Yours Truly is the first time since January 2010 that a debut record from a female artist has topped the Billboard Top 200 chart. On The Web


Label | Atlantic Records Singles | “Gorilla” Hometown | Honolulu, Hawaii The Buzz | Bruno Mars is a multi-talented singer, songwriter, producer and musician. The 14-time Grammy Award nominee has now sold over 115 million singles worldwide, over 9 million albums worldwide, and has over 1.5 billion views on YouTube. His debut album, Doo-Wops & Hooligans, has been certified 46x Platinum worldwide. Mars’ current critically acclaimed sophomore album, Unorthodox Jukebox, (released December 2012) has already been certified double Platinum in the US and features two consecutive No. 1 hit singles “Locked Out of Heaven” and “When I Was Your Man,” in addition to single “Treasure,” which peaked at No. 5 on Billboard’s Hot 100. According to Billboard, Mars racked up his first five Hot 100 No. 1s faster than any male solo artist since Elvis Presley. Mars is currently on a sold-out worldwide, 91-city arena tour until mid-November. On The Web



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The Band Perry

NOMINATED FOR COUNTRY FAVORITE BAND, DUO OR GROUP – Label | Republic Nashville Singles | “Don’t Let Me Be Lonely” Band Members | Kimberly Perry, Reid Perry, Neil Perry Hometown | Greenville, Tennessee The Buzz | The Band Perry has ascended to dizzying heights since releasing their self-titled debut album on Republic Nashville in 2010, which scored the sibling trio a string of hits, including the quadruple-platinum “If I Die Young” (No. 1 on Billboard’s Country and AC charts); Platinum “You Lie” and gold “All Your Life” (No. 1 Country). Fronted by Kimberly Perry and rounded out by her younger brothers Neil and Reid, the band has amassed over 10.3 million tracks sold from their platinum debut and gold sophomore release Pioneer, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Country Albums Chart and No. 2 All Genre. In addition to acclaim from top critics across the country, Pioneer has produced two consecutive No. 1 Country smashes – the platinum “Better Dig Two” and gold “Done,” which earned Neil and Reid their first chart-topper as songwriters. Their current single, “Don’t Let Me Be Lonely,” is already in the Top 20 at Country radio.

On The Web

NOMINATED FOR SINGLE OF TH E YEAR | FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – POP/ ROC K | ARTIST – SOUL/R&B “BLURRED LINES FAVORITE MALE ” (feat. Pharrell & T.I.) | FAVORITE ALBUM -- SOUL/R&B “BLURRED LINES” Label | Star Trak/ Interscope Records Singles | “Blurred Lines,” “Give It 2 U” Hometown | Los Angeles, California The Buzz | Blurred Lines debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 while the single had an impressive 12-week reign on the Billboard Hot 100. The track also broke records by climbing to No. 1 on 5 radio charts simultaneously, the first time this has ever been done by an artist. “Blurred Lines” has currently sold over 10 million units and boasts the longest reign in history at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. On The Web



Robin Thicke


One Direction

NOMINATED FOR FAVORITE BAND, DUO OR GROUP | ME HOME” FAVORITE ALBUM – POP/ROCK “TAKE Label | SYCO/ Columbia Records Singles | “Best Song Ever” Band Members | Harry Styles, Zayn Malik, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne, Niall Horan Hometown | London, UK The Buzz | Global superstars have sold over 32 million records worldwide and were the first UK band to have their debut album reach No. 1 in the US. On The Web

NOMINATED FOR FAVORITE DANCE MUSIC (EDM) Label | PRMD Records/ Island Records Singles | “Wake Me Up,” “Hey Brother” Hometown | Stockholm, Sweden The Buzz | “Wake Me Up,” the first single from his debut album TRUE, hit No. 1 in 73 countries. TRUE debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard album chart, which marks the highest studio album debut in Soundscan history for a solo EDM artist. On The Web






Luke Bryan

NOMINATED FOR | FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – COUNTRY MY PARTY” FAVORITE ALBUM – COUNTRY “CRASH Label | Capitol Records Nashville Singles | “That’s My Kind Of Night” Hometown | Leesburg, Georgia The Buzz | He headlined his first major tour this year, the ‘Dirt Road Diaries Tour’ and it sold out ALL shows! His latest album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and Country sales Chart, selling 528,000 copies its first week making it the 4th highest debut in all genres this year and the largest country male debut since 2004. Luke will launch a new tour in January “That’s My Kind of Night Tour.” He won his first American Music Award last year and this is his first time to perform on the show. On The Web


Label | Interscope Singles | “Clarity,” “Stay The Night” (feat. Hayley Williams) Hometown | Kaiserslautern, Germany The Buzz | Released by Interscope Records in October, Zedd debut album Clarity climbed to No. 3 on the Billboard Dance/Electronic albums chart fueled by the success of “Spectrum,” “Stache,” and the title track. The single “Clarity” climbed to No. 2 at Top 40 radio, went Top 10 on both the Billboard Hot 100 and the Spotify singles chart, and has been certified platinum. The video, which led to a 2013 MTV Video Music Award nomination for “Artist To Watch” for Zedd, has racked up more than 20 million views on YouTube. Zedd’s next single “Stay The Night” featuring Hayley Williams of Paramore is out now. On The Web




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Marc Anthony

NOMINATED FOR FAVORITE ARTIST – LATIN Label | Sony Music Latin Singles | “Vivir Mi Vida,” “Como Me Cambio de Piel” Hometown | New York, New York The Buzz | His first single “Vivir Mi Vida” made history this year becoming the first salsa tune to occupy the No. 1 position on the Billboard charts for 18 consecutive weeks, breaking Marc’s own record. His new album Marc Anthony 3.0 was released July 2013 and went to No. 1 on iTunes just hours upon its release. Marc embarked in his world tour in August. The tour was scheduled to end the second week of December and just got extended to March 2014 due to popular demand. All of the US and Latin American shows have been sold out. On The Web



Label | Sony Music Latin Singles | “Darte Un Beso” Hometown | Bronx, New York The Buzz | Prince Royce is the biggest breakthrough artist theLatin

music industry has seen in many years. His self-titled debut album has been certified 3x Platinum in the US and Puerto Rico, and 4x Platinum in Chile. The twenty-four year old has recorded hit songs with superstars Maná, Daddy Yankee and Thalia, toured the US with Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull, closed 2012 with his own 30 city US tour which included sold-out shows at Radio City Music Hall and the NOKIA Theatre LA LIVE, and was the winning coach in the debut season of the top-rated US Latin TV show La Voz Kids. He had the honor of performing at the prestigious Viña Del Mar Music Festival in 2012 garnering the top honors - something unprecedented for a young developing artist. Royce is a three time Latin Grammy nominee and has won 16 Latin Billboard Awards, 13 Premio Lo Nuestro and 17 Premios Juventud. At the age of twenty-two, he garnered the Composer of the Year Award at the 2012 Latin Billboard Awards, becoming the youngest person in the history of the awards to receive the honor; and at 23 he garnered the 2013 BMI Latin Songwriter of the Year Award. Earlier this year, the artist signed a major recording contract with Sony Music Entertainment with plans to release Spanish-language albums through Sony Music Latin as well as English-language albums via RCA Records. Latest album debuted at No. 1 in early October, it includes a hot dance track (in English) featuring Selena Gomez.

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Prince Royce


Miranda Lambert

NOMINATED FOR FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – COUNTRY Label | Sony Music Entertainment Singles | “Mama’s Broken Heart,” “All Kinds of Kinds” Hometown | Lindale, Texas The Buzz | Currently owns and operates two Pink Pistol stores – one in Oklahoma and one in Texas

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Label | Capitol Records Nashville Singles | “Compass” Band Members | Hillary Scott, Dave Haywood and Charles Kelley Hometown | Nashville, Tennessee The Buzz | The harmony-based trio continues to reaffirm the very beginnings of Lady Antebellum by focusing on deft songwriting and fresh uses of their talents, which was at the heart of what drew them together in the first place. Since its 2006 inception, Lady A has won the “Vocal Group of the Year” honor from both the CMA and from the ACM’s three times in a row and sold over 11 million albums worldwide. The trio has taken seven trips to No. 1 on the country radio charts, earned five Platinum singles including their recent “Downtown” and has been awarded with seven GRAMMY awards including the all-genre “Record of the Year” and “Song of the Year.” Most recently, Lady A released the new single “Compass” and will kick off their headlining ‘TAKE ME DOWNTOWN’ Tour in January. In the end, it’s the mix of their road experiences, songwriting and creative partnership that have allowed the magic to remain - because they have kept the focus on the music. On The Web



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NOMINATED FOR &B FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – SOUL/R Label | Epic Records Singles | “Overdose,” “I’m Out,” “Body Party” Hometown | Atlanta, Georgia The Buzz | Ciara’s track “Body Party” off her current album Ciara is now RIAA certified Gold.

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NOMINATED FOR FAVORITE ARTIST – RAP/HIP/HOP Label | Cash Money Records Singles | “God Bless Amerika” Hometown | New Orleans, Louisiana The Buzz | He created Young Money Records and is the CEO responsible for the careers of Nicki Minaj, Drake, etc., who are both signed to his label Young Money/Cash Money. His clothing line is Trukfit.




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Chris Tomlin

NOMINATED FOR INSPIRATIONAL FAVORITE ARTIST – CONTEMPORARY Label | sixstepsrecords / Sparrow Records Singles | “God’s Great Dance Floor” Hometown | Grand Saline, Texas / Atlanta, Georgia The Buzz | Current record Burning Lights debuted at No.1 on Billboard Top 200; “Most likely to be the most often sung artist anywhere”-Time Magazine; GRAMMY® Award winner; 8 Time Grammy® Nominee; Two Time Billboard Music Award winner; Chris has 1 platinum and 4 gold albums to his credit. On The Web




Label | Sparrow Records Singles | “Hello, My Name Is” Hometown | Franklin, Tennessee The Buzz | In addition to being an artist, Matthew is an acclaimed songwriter & has written songs for Rascal Flatts, Billy Ray Cyrus, Diamond Rio, Montgomery Gentry, Amy Grant, Casting Crowns, Michael W. Smith, and more. Four-time Grammy nominee and Primetime Emmy Award nominee. On The Web


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Kendrick Lamar

NOMINATED FOR FAVORITE ALBUM – RAP/HIP HOP “GOOD KID, M.A.A.D. CITY” Label | Top Dawg Entertainment/ Aftermath Entertainment/ Interscope Records Singles | “Swimming Pools (Drank),” “Poetic Justice,” “Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe” Hometown | Compton, California The Buzz | good kid, m.A.A.d city released October 23, 2013. Certified platinum with 1,039,565 copies sold. Highest selling debut for any debut artist in 2012. Three No. 1 singles on urban radio (“Swimming Pools [Drank],” “Poetic Justice,” and “Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe). Dr. Dre. protégé break out rap star on 2012/2013. “Swimming Pools” is also certified platinum and “Poetic Justice” is certified gold. A total of 4,386,008 singles sold. On The Web




Label | ForeFront Records Singles | “Speak Life” Hometown | Franklin, Tennessee The Buzz | The frontman of dcTalk. Over 11 million career records sold. Current album Eye On It debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top 200 Chart. Six-time Grammy Award winner with nine nominations.

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The Lumineers

NOMINATED FOR K FAVORITE ARTIST – ALTERNATIVE ROC Label | Dualtone Records Singles | “Submarine,” “Ho Hey,” “Stubborn Love” Band Members | Wesley Schultz, Jeremiah Fraites, Neyla Pekarek Hometown | Denver, Colorado The Buzz | Over 1.5 million albums sold; 4.5 million singles sold; 95 million video views of “Ho Hey;” 1.3 million fans on Facebook; 290k Twitter followers; “Ho Hey” spent 8 weeks at No. 1 at AAA; No. 1 song on Alternative charts and went to No. 2 on Pop radio. On The Web


Label | Atlantic Records Singles | “Everybody’s Got Somebody But Me”

(ft. Jason Mraz.)

Hometown | Breaux Bridge, Louisiana The Buzz | Multiple GRAMMY nominated artist, Hunter Hayes, is a multi-talented performer, musician, producer, and writer who was nominated for six Academy of Country Music Awards, including nods for his work as artist, songwriter, and producer. His critically acclaimed self-titled album has already garnered three No. 1 singles, selling over seven million singles to date while the album itself was recently certified platinum by the R.I.A.A. His current single, “Everybody’s Got Somebody but Me” featuring Jason Mraz, is off his critically acclaimed album, Hunter Hayes (Encore). Hunter has played over 500 dates since 2011. He has headlined sold out venues across the US and Canada and is currently on the “CMT On Tour: Let’s Be Crazy” tour this fall with 24 dates in 21 cities which kicked off on October 10th. The Louisiana native has also shared the stage with Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, Rascal Flatts, Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum, Trace Adkins, Brad Paisley, Hank Williams, Jr. and most recently, Stevie Wonder.

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Daft Punk

NOMINATED FOR FAVORITE DANCE MUSIC (EDM) Label | Columbia Records Singles | “Get Lucky,” “Lose Yourself To Dance” Band Members | Guy-man de Homen-Christo and Thomas Bangalter Hometown | Paris, France The Buzz | Went No. 1 in 33 countries upon release. Sold over 4 million albums. “Get Lucky” went viral with thousands of fan videos. “Get Lucky” was called ‘The Song of the Summer’ by the press worldwide. Over 10 million likes on Facebook. On The Web

NOMINATED FOR FAVORITE ARTIST – LATIN Label | Sony Music Latin Singles | “Propuesta Indecente” Hometown | New York, New York The Buzz | The best-selling Latin Music Albums of the Year for 2009, 2010 and 2012; His album, Formula Vol. 1, spent four months at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Latin Album chart, and reached triple-platinum sales; First and only Latin Artist since 1995 to have five No. 1 songs from a single album; Recently named ASCAP’s “Songwriter of the Year” for a remarkable third year in a row; Romeo has won 2 MTV VMAs “Latino Artist of the Year,” and won “Top Latin Album” at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards. On The Web



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les miserables

NOMINATED FOR TOP SOUNDTRACK Label | Republic Records Artists | Various Artists The Buzz | ‘Les Miserables’ Soundtrack Hit No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart on January 9, 2013

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Label | Village Roadshow Pictures/ Bazmark/ Warner Bros. Pictures/ Interscope Records/ WaterTower Music The Buzz | Debuted No. 2 on the Billboard chart. Currently gold.

Here’s what the critics have had to say about The Great Gatsby soundtrack: “… Luhrmann uses music not simply as atmosphere or emotional punctuation but as a primary storytelling device, a means of putting the viewer in the world of his characters.” — The LA Times “… musical roller coaster mixes electronica, hip-hop and rock with jazz-age sounds into a breathy, sexy, dangerous, electric result.” — The Washington Post “The Great Gatsby features a stunning array of hip-hop royals, pop champs and de rigueur alternative rockers. Distilling the essence of the Jazz Age though never completely reflecting it, this soundtrack is as much an event as is the film that inspired it.” — NPR “The Gatsby soundtrack seems, on the whole, to be an extraordinary melding of vintage and contemporary sounds, fulfilling JAY Z and Luhrmann’s goal to ‘translate Jazz Age sensibilities’ into something that can speak to, and enchant, the modern listener.” … “Lana Del Rey’s ‘Young and Beautiful’ proves itself a sweeping and gorgeous ballad, ably evoking the romantic drama of Fitzgerald’s classic while taking full advantage of Del Rey as a no-brainer fit for this endeavor.” — Slant Magazine

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Pitch Perfect

NOMINATED FOR TOP SOUNDTRACK Label | Universal Music Enterprises Singles | “Cups” (Pitch Perfect’s “When I’m Gone) – Anna Kendrick The Buzz | The album has been certified gold, selling 706,765 copies, while the Anna Kendrick track, “Cups (Pitch Perfect’s When I’m Gone),” is currently certified platinum with over 1.2 million singles scanned. “Cups (Pitch Perfect’s When I’m Gone),” produced by Ali Dee and Jordan Yaeger for DeeTown Entertainment and Harvey Mason Jr. and Damon Thomas of The Underdogs, was one of the most successful tracks from the Pitch Perfect soundtrack, hitting the charts despite being only 77 seconds long. Due to high demand, the song was extended to over two minutes and released as a radio single. Already hitting the 10 million views mark, the music video of the single, “Cups (Pitch Perfect’s When I’m Gone),” premiered exclusively on VEVO and was directed by the film’s director, Jason Moore, and choreographed by Aakomon Jones. The video takes place in a roadside diner featuring Anna as a waitress singing and performing the cup trick with fans chosen from thousands who auditioned. UMe’s soundtrack Pitch Perfect has spent 19 of 20 weeks in the top 50 of the Billboard chart and is the No. 1 soundtrack album and No. 10 overall album of the year to date. Additionally, Pitch Perfect has spent the entire year in the top 3 spots on the soundtrack chart, including an incredible 11 weeks at No.1, more than any other soundtrack this year.

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Favorite male artist Justin Bieber

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Favorite Album Nicki Minaj, “Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded”

Favorite band, Duo or group Maroon 5 Favorite Album Justin Bieber, “Believe”

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Old Navy New Artist of the Year

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