Drake & Cardi B Lead This Year's American Music Awards Nominations

The American Music Awards have come around yet again and Tracee Ellis Ross will lead the hosting duties for the “world’s largest fan-voted awards show." The two artists leading the nominations this year are Cardi B and Drake who both have eight nominations, while Ed Sheeran and Post Malone are right behind with six nods and Camila Cabello with five nods. 

For the honorary award of Artist of the Year award, the nominees are Drake, Imagine Dragons, Post Malone, Ed Sheeran, and Taylor Swift all fighting for the win. The show airs Tuesday, October 9th from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Performances will come from some of the best and most successful acts of the year. Keep it locked on the site for an official announcement of who will take the stage and check out the full list of nominations below.

Favorite Female Artist Pop/Rock:
Camila Cabello
Cardi B
Taylor Swift

Favorite Male Artist Pop/Rock:
Post Malone
Ed Sheeran

Favorite Duo/Group Pop/Rock:
Imagine Dragons
Maroon 5

Favorite Song Pop/Rock:
Camila Cabello, “Havana”
Drake, “God’s Plan”
Ed Sheeran, “Perfect”

Favorite Album Pop/Rock:
Drake, Scorpion
Ed Sheeran, ÷ (Divide)
Taylor Swift, reputation

Favorite Female Artist Country:
Kelsea Ballerini
Maren Morris
Carrie Underwood

Favorite Male Artist Country:
Kane Brown
Luke Bryan
Thomas Rhett

Favorite Duo/Group Country:
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line

Favorite Song Country:
Kane Brown, “Heaven”
Dan + Shay, “Tequila”
Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line, “Meant to Be”

Favorite Album Country:
Kane Brown, Kane Brown
Luke Combs, This One’s for You
Thomas Rhett, Life Changes

Favorite Artist Rap/Hip-Hop:
Cardi B
Post Malone

Favorite Artist Soul/R&B:
Bruno Mars
The Weeknd

Favorite Album Rap/Hip-Hop:
Drake, Scorpion
Lil Uzi Vert, Luv Is Rage 2
Post Malone, beerbongs & bentleys

Favorite Song Rap/Hip-Hop:
Cardi B, “Bodak Yellow”
Drake, “God’s Plan”
Post Malone, “Rockstar”

Favorite Album Soul/R&B:
Khalid, American Teen
XXXTentacion, 17

Favorite Artist Contemporary:
Shawn Mendes
Ed Sheeran

Favorite Female Artist Soul R&B:
Ella Mai

Favorite Song Soul/R&B:
Khalid, “Young Dumb & Broke”
Ella Mai, “Boo’d Up”
Cardi B & Bruno Mars, “Finesse”

Favorite Soundtrack:
Black Panther
The Greatest Showman
The Fate of the Furious

Favorite Artist EDM:
The Chainsmokers

Favorite Social Artist:
Cardi B
Ariana Grande
Demi Lovato
Shawn Mendes

Favorite Music Video:
Camila Cabello, “Havana”
Cardi B, “Bodak Yellow”
Drake, “God’s Plan”

Collaboration of the Year:
Camila Cabello featuring Young Thug, “Havana”
Post Malone featuring 21 Savage, “Rockstar”
Bruno Mars & Cardi B, “Finesse”
Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line, “Meant to Be”
Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey, “The Middle”

New Artist of the Year:
Camila Cabello
Cardi B
Dua Lipa

Artist of the Year:
Imagine Dragons
Post Malone
Ed Sheeran
Taylor Swift

Favorite Artist Contemporary Inspirational:
Lauren Daigle
Zach Williams

Favorite Artist Latin:
J Balvin
Daddy Yankee

Favorite Artist Alternative Rock:
Imagine Dragons
Panic! At The Disco
Portugal. The Man

Tour of the Year:
Taylor Swift
Beyonce & JAY-Z
Bruno Mars
Ed Sheeran

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