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With the American Music Awards airing on November 20th, we put together a preview of the show that reviews the year’s biggest hits. With a crowd-pleasing agenda, the AMAs are heavier on hits than surprises. Nevertheless, we unearthed a few of each for a playlist you can take on the go.
The folks up for awards this year are precisely the ones you’d expect, if you’ve spent any time listening to the radio lately. Rihanna and Justin Bieber received 12 combined nominations and Calvin Harris is in the running for his third consecutive Favorite EDM Artist victory. The award categories actually offer more surprises, as they move beyond music alone to highlight the year’s best videos, tours, and collaborations.
With each award show comes the opportunity to celebrate artistic achievements while taking the nation’s musical pulse. In the playlist below, you can find some of the folks making a lovely ruckus right now and let that energy push you through your next workout. With no further ado, here are 10 of those tunes, organized by the categories in which they’ll be competing.
Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist
Favorite EDM Artist
Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist
Favorite Alternative Artist
Coldplay – Adventure of a Lifetime – 113 BPM
Artist of the Year
New Artist of the Year
Collaboration of the Year
Tour of the Year
Video of the Year
To find more workout songs, folks can check out the free database at Run Hundred. Visitors can browse the song selections there by genre, tempo, and era to find the music that best fits with their particular workout routine.