A few things dominated the pop music conversation this year. A British boy band, a pop comeback king, a pair of hip-hop outliers and a NSFW music video –- all of which drives the nominations for the 2013 American Music Awards, which were announced Thursday morning.

Seattle hip-hop duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis led the pack with six nominations, while Taylor Swift and Justin Timberlake followed with five nods apiece. Florida Georgia Line, Rihanna and Robin Thicke received four, and Bruno Mars and Imagine Dragons both scored three nods.

After a banner year, thanks to the success of “Thrift Shop” —the bestselling digital song of the year — Macklemore & Ryan Lewis will vie for new artist, favorite pop/rock band, favorite hip-hop act and artist of the year along with Bruno Mars, Rihanna, Taylor Swift and Justin Timberlake.

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“Thirft Shop” is also up for single of the year, a new category being introduced this year that will pit the single up against Robin Thicke’s inescapable song of summer, “Blurred Lines,”  and the inexplicable Flordia Georgia Line and Nelly collaboration, “Cruise.” Although Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” was surprisingly snubbed for single of the year, the French dance duo made it in the electronic dance music category, which was introduced last year.

A quick scan of the nominees yielded few surprises.

Florida Georgia Line, Ariana Grande, Imagine Dragons, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Phillip Phillips are up for new artist of the year. The race for favorite pop male artist is between Bruno Mars, Robin Thicke and Justin Timberlake, while Pink, Rihanna and Taylor Swift will battle it out in the female category.

Miley Cyrus, who didn't score a single nomination, and Imagine Dragons are the first performers announced for the telecast, which airs live from the Nokia Theatre on Nov. 24 at 8 p.m.

For the seventh year, winners will be determined by online voting (it’s certain One Direction fans already have their ballots fired up). Also for the first time, fans will also be able to vote for their favorite artists via Twitter. Voting begins Thursday.

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The full nominee list is below.

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Bruno Mars

Rihanna

Taylor Swift

Justin Timberlake

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Florida Georgia Line

Ariana Grande

Imagine Dragons

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Phillip Phillips

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

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FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK

Pink

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 ALBUM - COUNTRY

Luke Bryan, “Crash My Party”

Florida Georgia Line, “Here’s to the Good Times”

Taylor Swift, “Red”

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FAVORITE ARTIST – RAP/HIP-HOP

Jay Z

Lil Wayne

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

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

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

Pink

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

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