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Mary J. Blige, Iggy Azalea & More Performing on Sunday’s American Music Awards


Dick Clark ProductionsMary J. Blige and Iggy Azalea are among the many entertainers set to perform during the 2014 American Music Awards, airing Sunday night at 8 p.m. ET on ABC. The show’s executive producer says that if you don’t tune in as soon as the show starts, you’ll be missing something “huge” and “outrageous.”

“Don’t tune in late ,’cause if you tune in late you’re gonna miss something that’s outrageous,” AMA Executive Producer Larry Klein tells ABC News Radio. “Trust me. Don’t come into the show at 8:10.  Don’t do that. You better start at eight o’clock, ’cause I ain’t holdin’ nothin’ back…it’s gonna open up with a huge ‘wow.’  And it’s gonna go for three hours and end with a big ‘wow.'”

Previously confirmed performers for the AMAs also include Lil Wayne and Christina Milian, Nicki Minaj,Sam Smith, Fergie, Jennifer Lopez, Ariana Grande, Jessie J and many more. It’s no wonder that the show will be a huge production, and Klein says the challenge every year is trying to make sense out of many diverse performances. 

Iggy leads all nominees for this year’s AMAs with six nods, including for Artist and Single of the Year for “Fancy.”  She’s followed by Katy Perry, Pharrell Williams and John Legend who each have five nominations.  Beyonce is also nominated in the cross-genre Artist of the Year category.

The American Music Awards air live this Sunday night on ABC.  Here are the nominees:

Artist of the Year
Iggy Azalea
Luke Bryan
One Direction
Katy Perry

New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s
5 Seconds of Summer
Iggy Azalea
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 Artist — Pop/Rock
Iggy Azalea
Katy Perry

Favorite Album — Pop/Rock
Lorde, Pure Heroine
One Direction, Midnight Memories
Katy Perry, Prism

Favorite Artist — Rap/Hip-Hop
Iggy Azalea

Favorite Album Rap/Hip-Hop
Iggy Azalea, The New Classic
Drake, Nothing Was The Same
Eminem, The Marshall Mathers LP 2

Favorite Male Artist Soul/R&B
Chris Brown
John Legend
Pharrell Williams

Favorite Female Artist Soul/R&B
Jhene Aiko
Mary J.  Blige

Favorite Album Soul/R&B
Beyoncé, Beyoncé
John Legend, Love in the Future
Pharrell Williams, G I R L

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