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2014 World Music Awards: One Direction and other 'X Factor' stars nominated

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One Direction (the boy band that came in third place on "The X Factor" U.K. in 2010) is the leading "X Factor" nominee at the 2014 World Music Awards, which take place on May 27 at the Monte Carlo Sporting Club in Monte Carlo, Monaco. NBC has the U.S. telecast of the show on May 28, 2014. One Direction received 17 nominations, including Best Entertainer, Best Live Act and Best Group. (See the full list below.) It has not yet been announced if One Direction will not be at the ceremony or not.

"The X Factor" U.K. 2012 winner James Arthur and "The X Factor" U.K. 2006 winner Leona Lewis are among the artists scheduled to appear at the show. They are among several past and present "X Factor" stars who are nominated at 2014 World Music Awards.

Arthur is up for six prizes: Best Song (for "Impossible"), Best Album (for "James Arthur"), Best Video (for "Impossible"), Best Live Act, Best Entertainer and Best Male Artist.

Lewis has five nominations: Best Entertainer, Best Female Artist, Best Song (for "One More Sleep"), and her music videos for "One More Sleep" and "Run" are each nominated for Best Video.

Other artists who have been announced to appear on the show include Mariah Carey (who will receive an Icon Award for having sold over 200 million records and having more No.1 singles in America than any other solo act), Miley Cyrus, Ricky Martin (who will get the Latin Legend Award for his global record sales), Jason Derulo, Fall Out Boy, Flo Rida, Chris Cab, Tinie Tempah, Naughty Boy, Stromae, Tal, Laura Pausini, Ylvis, David Bisbal and Han Geng.

According to an NBC press release: "Awards are presented on sales merit and voted by the public on the Internet. There is no jury involved and the winners are determined by the actual fans who vote and buy the records. The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) provides the organization with the names of the best-selling artists from the major record buying territories. The world's best-selling recording artists in each category are determined by a thorough inquiry conducted by the organization that includes sales figures and record certifications over the past year. Awards for World's Best Male Artist, Best Female, Best Group, Best Electronic Dance Music Artist, Best Entertainer of the Year, Best Live Act, Best Song, Best Album and Best Video are voted on the official World Music Awards website."

In addition to One Direction and Arthur, several past and present "X Factor" stars have been nominated for prizes at the 2014 World Music Awards:

Best Entertainer

  • James Arthur (winner of "The X Factor" U.K. in 2012)
  • Leona Lewis (winner of "The X Factor" U.K. in 2006)
  • Kelly Rowland (former judge on "The X Factor" U.S. and "The X Factor" U.K.)
  • Guy Sebastian (former judge on "The X Factor" Australia)
  • One Direction (third place on "The X Factor" U.K. in 2010)
  • Paulina Rubio (former judge on "The X Factor" U.S.)
  • Nicole Scherzinger (former judge on "The X Factor" U.S. and "The X Factor" U.K.)

Best Live Act

  • James Arthur
  • Rebecca Ferguson (second place on "The X Factor" U.K. in 2010)
  • One Direction
  • Redfoo ("The X Factor" Australia judge)
  • Guy Sebastian
  • Britney Spears (former judge on "The X Factor" U.S.)

Best Group

  • Destiny's Child (whose members include Kelly Rowland)
  • LMFAO (whose members include Redfoo)
  • One Direction

Best Male Artist

  • James Arthur
  • Guy Sebastian

Best Female Artist

  • Sam Bailey (winner of "The X Factor" U.K. in 2013)
  • Rebecca Ferguson
  • Dami Im (winner of "The X Factor" Australia in 2013)
  • Leona Lewis
  • Demi Lovato (former judge on "The X Factor" U.S.)
  • Kelly Rowland
  • Paulina Rubio
  • Nicole Scherzinger
  • Britney Spears

Best Video

  • James Arthur, "Impossible"
  • Sam Bailey, "Skyscraper"
  • Gary Barlow, "Let Me Go" (former judge on "The X Factor" U.K.)
  • Rebecca Ferguson, "Light On"
  • Dami Im, "Alive"
  • Samantha Jade, "Firestarter" (winner of "The X Factor" Australia in 2012)
  • Leona Lewis, "One More Sleep"
  • Leona Lewis, "Run"
  • Demi Lovato, "Heart Attack"
  • Olly Murs, "Right Place Right Time" (second place on "The X Factor" U.K. in 2009)
  • Olly Murs, "Troublemaker"
  • One Direction, "Best Song Ever"
  • One Direction, "Little Things"
  • One Direction, "Midnight Memories"
  • One Direction, "One Way or Another (Teenage Kicks)"
  • One Direction, "Story of My Life"
  • One Direction, "This Is Us"
  • One Direction, "What Makes You Beautiful"
  • Britney Spears, "Perfume"
  • Britney Spears, "Work B*tch"
  • Union J, "Beautiful Life" (fourth place on "The X Factor" U.K. in 2012)

Best Song

  • James Arthur, "Impossible"
  • Gary Barlow, "Since I Saw You Last"
  • Rebecca Ferguson, "Light On"
  • Dami Im, "Alive"
  • Samantha Jade, "Firestarter"
  • Leona Lewis, "One More Sleep"
  • Little Mix, "Move"
  • Demi Lovato, "Heart Attack"
  • Olly Murs, "Hand on Heart"
  • Olly Murs, "Troublemaker"
  • One Direction, "Best Song Ever"
  • One Direction, "Diana"
  • One Direction, "One Way or Another (Teenage Kicks)"
  • One Direction, "Story of My Life"
  • One Direction, "This Is Us"
  • Britney Spears, "Perfume"
  • Britney Spears, "Work B*tch"
  • Union J, "Beautiful Life"

Best Album

  • James Arthur, "James Arthur"
  • Boyzone, "BZ20" (Boyzone's lead singer is "The X Factor" Australia judge Ronan Keating)
  • Little Mix, "Salute"
  • Demi Lovato, "Demi"
  • Olly Murs, "Right Place Right Time"
  • One Direction, "Midnight Memories"
  • One Direction, "Take Me Home"
  • Kelly Rowland, "Talk a Good Game"
  • Britney Spears, "Britney Jean"
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