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Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Win AMA's and Plan To Return To Studio in 2014

After winning awards over Jay Z, Kendrick Lamar and Lil Wayne at the AMA’S, Macklemore sits down with Rolling Stones for this interview about returning to the studio to follow up “The Heist”.

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Mackemore and Ryan Lewis take the lead in the AMA nominations.

I have been a big fan of these guys since I first discovered them at Rock The Bells 2012 and have been following them ever since. Earlier this year we got to open up for these guys at Paid Dues 2013 and not only was that an amazing experience for us but it was an honor to see how much these guys have grown and gone from being relatively unknown at RTB the year before to headlining Paid Dues the next year, very inspiring. I continue to support these guys and cant see what else they have in store.

Mackemore and Ryan Lewis take the lead in the AMA nominations.

With Macklemore and Ryan Lewis being just about everywhere this year, and hitting platinum for “Thrift Shop” time and time again, it may come as no surprise that they’re leading the AMA nominations.

Today the annual AMA awards announced the nominees for each category. Macklemore and Ryan Lewis received six nods total, including ones for Artist of the Year, New Artist of the Year, and Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album.

Justin Timberlake received five nominations, while Robin Thicke landed four. Kendrick Lamar’s good kid, m.A.A.d city goes up against Jay Z’s MCHG and The Heist for Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album.

The AMAs will air on November 24th, live from the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on ABC. Winners for each category are chosen by the public, you can vote online at

See the full list of nominations below.

2013 American Music Awards Nominations

Artist of the Year
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Bruno Mars
Taylor Swift
Justin Timberlake

New Artist of the Year
Florida Georgia Line
Ariana Grande
Imagine Dragons
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Phillip Phillps

Single of the Year
Florida Georgia Line feat. Nelly – “Cruise”
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Wanz – “Thrift Shop”
Robin Thicke feat. Pharrell & T.I. – “Blurred Lines”

Favorite Male Artist – Pop/Rock
Bruno Mars
Robin Thicke
Justin Timberlake

Favorite Female Artist – Pop/Rock
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

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
Robin Thicke
Justin Timberlake

Favorite Female Artist – Soul/R&B
Alicia Keys

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

Favorite Artist – Latin
Marc Anthony
Prince Royce
Romeo Santos

Favorite Artist – Contemporary Inspirational
Chris Tomlin
Matthew West

Favorite Artist – Electronic Dance Music (EDM)
Daft Punk
Calvin Harris

Top Soundtrack
The Great Gatsby: Music From Baz Luhrmann’s Film
Les Miserables
Pitch Perfect


We are proud to announce First Dirt artist 60 East has won The Best Hip Hop Artist in the IE Award. Here is the article

“Jose Atilano, better known as 60 East, first got into hip-hop as a kid watching his big brother work on his own music. Since then, his reputation has grown steadily, thanks to a few high profile gigs and some legit tracks. One of those tracks is “Motivation,” which features the lyrics, “You can teach motivation, you can’t fake motivation, so please keep hatin’, ‘cause I could use the motivation.” That’s all well and good, but only issue is that not a lot of people appear to be hating.”

You can see all the award winners here