American Music Awards Nominees Announced

The American Music Awards (AMAs) will take place in Los Angeles on November 20th and the nominees have just been announced.

Drake leads the AMA nominations this year with a record-breaking 13 nominations. This breaks Micheal Jackson’s record of 11 nominations from 1984 and is over double the number of nominations that last year’s leader Taylor Swift received. Rihanna is in second place with 7 nominations and Adele and Justin Bieber take joint third with 5 nominations each.

Also, there are some ‘new kids on the block’ receiving their first American Music Awards nomination. This includes The Chainsmokers, DNCE and Twenty One Pilots.

 

Categories and Nominees

Artist of the Year

  • Adele
  • Beyoncé
  • Justin Bieber
  • Drake
  • Selena Gomez
  • Ariana Grande
  • Rihanna
  • Twenty One Pilots
  • Carrie Underwood
  • The Weeknd

New Artist of the Year 

  • Alessia Cara
  • The Chainsmokers
  • DNCE
  • Shawn Mendes
  • ZAYN

Collaboration of the Year

  • The Chainsmokers Featuring Daya – ‘Don’t Let Me Down’
  • Drake Featuring Wizkid and Kyla – ‘One Dance’
  • Fifth Harmony Featuring TY Dolla $ign – ‘Work From Home’
  • Rihanna Featuring Drake – ‘Work’
  • Meghan Trainor Featuring John Legend – ‘Like I’m Gonna Lose You’

Tour of the Year

  • Beyoncé
  • Madonna
  • Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band

Video of the Year

  • Justin Bieber – ‘Sorry’
  • Desiigner – ‘Panda’
  • Rihanna Featuring Drake – ‘Work’

Favourite Male Artist – Pop/Rock

  • Drake
  • Justin Bieber
  • The Weeknd

Favourite Female Artist – Pop/Rock

  • Adele
  • Selena Gomez
  • Rihanna

Favourite Duo or Group – Pop/Rock

  • The Chainsmokers
  • DNCE
  • Twenty One Pilots

Favourite Album – Pop/Rock

  • Adele – ’25’
  • Justin Bieber – ‘Purpose’
  • Drake – ‘Views’

Favourite Song – Pop/Rock

  • Adele – ‘Hello’
  • Justin Bieber – ‘Love Yourself’
  • Drake Featuring Wizkid and Kyla – ‘One Dance’

 

For the complete list of all nominees in every category including country, rap/hip hop and soul/R&B click here.

So, are you happy with who is nominated this year? Who will you be rooting for? Is there anyone who isn’t nominated who you think should be? Let us know by tweeting us @CelebMix.

 

Written by CelebMix