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American Music Awards 2014 top performers and nominees

Host Pitbull speaks during the 2013 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Nov. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles.

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A wide range of genres will be celebrated this weekend at the American Music Awards with stars from pop and R&B to Latin and EDM taking the stage to perform and pick up trophies.

Australian rapper Iggy Azalea leads the pack of nominees this year with six nods. John Legend, Katy Perry and Pharrell Williams are each up for five nominations each, followed by Lorde, who's in the running for four honors. Beyonce, Eminem, Imagine Dragons, OneRepublic and One Direction were nominated for three awards. Bastille, Drake, Luke Bryan and Sam Smith each have two nominations for the fan-voted awards show.

Taylor Swift will kick off the show with live TV premiere of her new single "Blank Space."

A host of other artists are slated to perform, including, Mary J. Blige, 5 Seconds of Summer, Garth Brooks, Charli XCX, Fergie, Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande, Imagine Dragons, Jessie J, Lil Wayne, Lorde, Magic!, Nicki Minaj, One Direction and Sam Smith.

Presenters include Uzo Aduba, Jhene Aiko, Elizabeth Banks, Aloe Blacc, Lauren Cohan, Gavin DeGraw, Ansel Elgort, Jamie Foxx, Becky G, Brantley Gilbert, Danai Gurira, Lucy Hale, Ella Henderson, Julianne Hough, Kendall Jenner, Kylie Jenner, Kira Kazantsev, Heidi Klum, Mary Lambert, Rose McGowan, Danica McKellar, Pat Monahan of Train, Olivia Munn, Kevin O'Leary, Pentatonix, Tracee Ellis Ross, Taylor Schilling and Meghan Trainor.

Swift is receiving the honor for her record-setting sales. Titled "1989," her fifth album, released last month, became the singer's third album to sell more than 1 million units in its debut week.

Dick Clark's widow, Kari Clark, said in a statement that "the first time Dick saw Taylor perform, he knew she was something special."

The 2014 American Music Awards will broadcast live from the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Nov. 23 from 8 p.m. - 11 p.m. ET on ABC.

Check out a few of the major categories below, and go here for all the nominees.

Artist of the Year

Iggy Azalea
Beyonce
Luke Bryan
Eminem
Imagine Dragons
John Legend
Lorde
One Direction
Katy Perry
Pharrell Williams

New Artist of the Year as Presented by Kohl's

5 Seconds of Summer
Iggy Azalea
Bastille
Sam Smith
Meghan Trainor

Single of the Year

Iggy Azalea Featuring Charli XCX "Fancy"
John Legend "All of Me"
MAGIC! "Rude"
Katy Perry Featuring Juicy J "Dark Horse"
Pharrell Williams "Happy"

Favorite Male Artist Pop/Rock

John Legend
Sam Smith
Pharrell Williams

Favorite Female Arist Pop/Rock

Iggy Azalea
Lorde
Katy Perry

Favorite Band, Duo or Group - Pop/Rock

Imagine Dragons
One Direction
OneRepublic

American Music Awards 2014

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