Music Musings: A Macklemore, Bruno Mars, and Magna Carta Playlist


In case you missed Kelly Clarkson and will.i.amannounce the 2013 American Music Award nominees, we've got you covered. Need help deciding whether Daft PunkJustin Timberlake, or Rihanna deserve your votes? Consider it handled. (Yes, that was definitely a nod to Olivia Pope and her quintessential lip quiver).

With more than five weeks standing between you and a front row seat to the AMAs (albeit, from your living room couch), it's time to start paring down your playlist. How else do you expect to vote for The 20/20 Experience or Unapologetic if you're still shuffling Riri's other 6 discs? And while Beyoncé deserves all the bootylicious bounces in the world, adding Alicia Keysand Ciara is the only way you can become an informed AMA voter.

We compiled the biggest hits from this year's most-celebrated American Music Awards nominees for your listening pleasure. You know what to do… press play.