One Direction's second album, "Take Me Home," has been nominated for Favorite Album - Pop/Rock at the 2013 American Music Awards (AMAs). The other nominees in the category are Taylor Swift's "Red" and Justin Timberlake's "The 20/20 Experience." One Direction is also nominated for Favorite Band, Duo or Group - Pop/Rock, a category whose other nominees are Imagine Dragons and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.
All the nominations for the awards show were announced on Oct. 10, 2013. ABC will have the U.S. telecast of 2013 AMAs, which take place on Nov. 24 at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles. The three-hour show begins at 8 p.m. EST.
One Direction is the best-selling act to emerge from "The X Factor." The group was nominated for three AMAs in 2012 but did not win and did not attend the ceremony.
However, One Direction has won numerous other prizes, including Brit Awards, MTV Video Music Awards, Teen Choice Awards, Billboard Music Awards, People's Choice Awards, Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards, BBC Radio 1 Teen Awards, ARIA Awards, MTV Europe Music Awards and Radio Disney Awards.
At the 2013 AMAs, the performers announced so far are Miley Cyrus and Imagine Dragons. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis lead the AMA nominations in 2013, with six nominations. Swift and Timberlake follow with five nominations each, while Florida Georgia Line, Rihanna and Robin Thicke have four nominations each. Additionally, Bruno Mars and Imagine Dragons were each nominated for three awards.
Preceding the ABC broadcast for the fifth consecutive year is the “Coca-Cola Red Carpet LIVE! @ The 2013 AMAs” pre-show, hosted by Lance Bass, Rosie Pierri, Jordin Sparks and Jenna Ushkowitz. This year’s performers include Kurt Hugo Schneider, Jabbawockeez, Jesse McCartney and Fifth Harmony, the girl group that came in third place on "The X Factor" U.S. in 2012.
Live coverage will stream online for fans worldwide starting at 5 p.m. EST/2 p.m. PST on Nov. 24 and, for the first time, will be available on Yahoo.com, this year’s official digital distributor of the American Music Awards Experience. The stream can also be watched at TheAMAs.com, ABC.com, Time Warner Cable’s Facebook page and the websites within the Cumulus Radio Network, the AMAs official radio partner.