2017 American Music Award® Nominees Announced

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We are days away from the biggest night in music! That’s right, the 2017 American Music Award nominees have been announced and they are fire!!

Bruno Mars is coming in strong this year, leading the way with eight total nominations. His third full-length studio album, 24K Magic, debut at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart, granting the performer his third top 10 effort… that’s what we like about him!

The Chainsmokers, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Ed Sheeran and The Weeknd all tie with five nominations each. Ed Sheeran scored his first Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 in 2017 with “Shape of You,” which debuted at No. 1 and reigned for 12 weeks. Drake’s More Life was his seventh straight album to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. The Weeknd’s Starboy album marked his second straight No. 1, following 2015’s Beauty Behind the Madness.

With such success this year, the Artist of the Year category is stacked and I can’t wait to see who take home the award! Check out the rest of the categories and let us know who you are a fan of!

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

· Bruno Mars
· The Chainsmokers
· Drake
· Kendrick Lamar
· Ed Sheeran

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR PRESENTED BY T-MOBILE

· James Arthur
· Niall Horan
· Julia Michaels
· Post Malone
· Rae Sremmurd

COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR PRESENTED BY XFINITY

· The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey “Closer”
· DJ Khaled featuring Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper and Lil Wayne “I’m the One”
· Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber “Despacito”
· Maroon 5 featuring Kendrick Lamar “Don’t Wanna Know”
· The Weeknd featuring Daft Punk “Starboy”

TOUR OF THE YEAR

· Garth Brooks
· Coldplay
· U2

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

· Bruno Mars “That’s What I Like”
· Luis Fonsi featuring Daddy Yankee “Despacito”
· Ed Sheeran “Shape of You”

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK

· Bruno Mars
· Drake
· Ed Sheeran

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK

· Alessia Cara
· Lady Gaga
· Rihanna

FAVORITE DUO OR GROUP – POP/ROCK

· The Chainsmokers
· Coldplay
· Imagine Dragons

FAVORITE ALBUM – POP/ROCK

· Bruno Mars “24K Magic”
· Drake “More Life”
· The Weeknd “Starboy”

FAVORITE SONG – POP/ROCK

· The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey “Closer”
· Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber “Despacito”
· Ed Sheeran “Shape of You”

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – COUNTRY

· Sam Hunt
· Thomas Rhett
· Keith Urban

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – COUNTRY

· Miranda Lambert
· Maren Morris
· Carrie Underwood

FAVORITE DUO OR GROUP – COUNTRY

· Florida Georgia Line
· Little Big Town
· Old Dominion

FAVORITE ALBUM – COUNTRY

· Jason Aldean “They Don’t Know”
· Chris Stapleton “From A Room: Volume 1”
· Keith Urban “Ripcord”

FAVORITE SONG – COUNTRY

· Sam Hunt “Body Like A Back Road”
· Jon Pardi “Dirt On My Boots”
· Keith Urban “Blue Ain’t Your Color”

FAVORITE ARTIST – RAP/HIP-HOP

· Drake
· Kendrick Lamar
· Migos

FAVORITE ALBUM – RAP/HIP-HOP

· Drake “More Life”
· Kendrick Lamar “DAMN.”
· Migos “Culture”

FAVORITE SONG – RAP/HIP-HOP

· DJ Khaled featuring Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper and Lil Wayne “I’m the One”
· Kendrick Lamar “HUMBLE.”
· Rae Sremmurd featuring Gucci Mane “Black Beatles”

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B

· Bruno Mars
· Childish Gambino
· The Weeknd

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B

· Beyoncé
· Kehlani
· Rihanna

FAVORITE ALBUM – SOUL/R&B

· Bruno Mars “24K Magic”
· Childish Gambino “Awaken, My Love!”
· The Weeknd “Starboy”

FAVORITE SONG – SOUL/R&B

· Bruno Mars “That’s What I Like”
· Khalid “Location”
· The Weeknd “Starboy”

FAVORITE ARTIST – ALTERNATIVE ROCK

· Imagine Dragons
· Linkin Park
· twenty one pilots

FAVORITE ARTIST – ADULT CONTEMPORARY

· Bruno Mars
· Shawn Mendes
· Ed Sheeran

FAVORITE ARTIST – LATIN

· Daddy Yankee
· Luis Fonsi
· Shakira

FAVORITE ARTIST – CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL

· Lauren Daigle
· MercyMe
· Chris Tomlin

FAVORITE ARTIST – ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC (EDM)

· The Chainsmokers
· DJ Snake
· Calvin Harris

TOP SOUNDTRACK

· Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2: Awesome Mix Vol. 2
· Moana
· Trolls

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