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This year’s lineup is packed with a who’s who of artists across a spectrum of genres. Garth Brooks, Mary J. Blige,
Azalea, one of the year’s biggest breakouts, leads the pack of nominees with six nods including artist of the year, new artist and single of the year. John Legend,
Ahead of Sunday’s show, airing live for most of the country from the
Artist of the year. Iggy Azalea, Beyoncé,
Booties everywhere. Queen may have famously sang about "Fat Bottomed Girls" in the '70s, but the celebration of plump derrieres truly belonged to a set of pop ladies this year.
Nicki Minaj’s saucy ode to her rump, “Anaconda,” broke the Internet on the strength of its risque cover art and she’s certain to draw attention onstage.
Unfortunately the show is low on male performers known for shaking their hips, so it’s all on
New music. A slew of acts will use their performance slots to premiere new music. Lil Wayne is expected to premiere his latest single, “Start a Fire"; Nicki Minaj will be joined by pop-rock singer-songwriter
Grammy precursors. Yes,the AMAs pulls its nominees from sales, radio airplay, streaming and social activity while the Recording Academy relies on its industry members. Still, both ultimately are a popularity contest and there’s certain to be overlap. For example, check the race for new artist, in which 5 Seconds of Summer, Iggy Azalea, Bastille, Sam Smith and Meghan Trainor are competing. Don't be surprised to see a few of those names come Grammy nominations on Dec. 5.