ABC and Dick Clark productions announced today that 2014’s AMA’s most-nominated artist, Iggy Azalea, will perform at the American Music Awards, the world’s biggest fan-voted award show.
After years of honing her signature style on hip-hop’s underground circuit, Iggy Azalea burst onto the charts with her first single “Fancy” featuring Charli XCX. “Fancy” reached to #1, breaking airplay and Spotify records along the way. After 7 weeks at #1, Iggy Azalea made history on the Billboard Hot 100 as “Fancy,” broke the record for the longest-leading No. 1 by a female rapper and as the first artist since The Beatles to rank at Nos. 1 and 2 simultaneously with their first two Hot 100 hits.
The 2014 American Music Award nominations were announced earlier this month, revealing that Azalea is up for six awards – the most of any artist – including Artist of the Year, New Artist of the Year presented by Kohl’s, Single of the Year (“Fancy”), Favorite Female Artist Pop/Rock, Favorite Artist Rap/Hip-Hop, and Favorite Album Rap/Hip-Hop (“The New Classic”).
At the American Music Awards, artists will be honored in the genres of Pop/Rock, Country, Rap/Hip-Hop, Soul/R&B, Alternative Rock, Adult Contemporary, Latin, Contemporary Inspirational, Electronic Dance Music, as well as categories for Top Soundtrack, New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s, Artist of the Year and Single of the Year. American Music Awards nominees are based on key fan interactions as reflected in Billboard Magazine and on Billboard.com, including album and digital singles sales, radio airplay, streaming and social activity. These measurements are tracked by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Entertainment and Next Big Sound.
The American Music Awards is voted on by the fans. Winners will be determined through online and Twitter voting. Voting begins on October 13 for all categories except New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s. Fans can vote once per day at the Coca-Cola AMA voting site, AMAvote.com, as well as once per day via Twitter by including the nominee’s name, category name and #AMAs within a tweet.
Preceding the ABC broadcast for the 6th consecutive year will be the “Coca-Cola Red Carpet LIVE! @ The 2014 AMAs” pre-show. Live coverage will stream online for fans worldwide starting at 5:00 p.m., ET / 2:00 p.m., PT on November 23 at Yahoo Live. The live stream can also be watched at TheAMAs.com and ABC.com.
The 2014 American Music Awards® is produced by dick clark productions. Allen Shapiro and Mike Mahan are Executive Producers. Larry Klein, Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are Producers. The ceremony will broadcast live from the NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE on SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 23 (8:00-11:00 p.m., ET/PT) on ABC.