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2018 American Music Awards Nominees Announced: Drake & Cardi B Lead!

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The nominees for 2018 American Music Awards have been just unveiled.

The most nominated artists are Drake and Cardi B with 8 nominations in total.

This year’s AMAs will take place at the the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on October 9 and they will be hosted by Tracee Ellis Ross and aired by ABC in the U.S.

See below the full list of nominees by categories:

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Drake

Imagine Dragons

Post Malone

Ed Sheeran

Taylor Swift

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR PRESENTED BY CAPITAL ONE

Camila Cabello

Cardi B

Khalid

Dua Lipa

XXXTentacion

COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR

Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug – “Havana”

Post Malone ft. 21 Savage – “Rockstar”

Bruno Mars & Cardi B – “Finesse”

Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line – “Meant To Be”

Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey – “The Middle”

TOUR OF THE YEAR

Beyonce? & JAY-­Z

Bruno Mars

Ed Sheeran

Taylor Swift

U2

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug – “Havana”

Cardi B – “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)”

Drake – “God’s Plan”

FAVORITE SOCIAL ARTIST

BTS

Cardi B

Ariana Grande

Demi Lovato

Shawn Mendes

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST — POP/ROCK

Drake

Malone

Ed Sheeran

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST — POP/ROCK

Camila Cabello

Cardi B

Taylor Swift

FAVORITE DUO OR GROUP — POP/ROCK

Imagine Dragons

Maroon 5

Migos

FAVORITE ALBUM — POP/ROCK

Drake – Scorpion

Ed Sheeran – ÷ (Divide)

Taylor Swift – reputation

FAVORITE SONG­ — POP/ROCK

Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug – “Havana”

Drake – “God’s Plan”

Ed Sheeran – “Perfect”

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST — COUNTRY

Kane Brown

Luke Bryan

Thomas Rhett

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST — COUNTRY

Kelsea Ballerini

Maren Morris

Carrie Underwood

FAVORITE DUO OR GROUP — COUNTRY

Dan + Shay

Florida Georgia Line

LANCO

FAVORITE ALBUM — COUNTRY

Kane Brown – Kane Brown

Luke Combs – This One’s For You

Thomas Rhett – Life Changes

FAVORITE SONG — COUNTRY

Kane Brown – “Heaven”

Dan + Shay – “Tequila”

Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line – “Meant To Be”

FAVORITE ARTIST — RAP/HIP­-HOP

Cardi B

Drake

Post Malone

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 (Money Moves)”

Drake – “God’s Plan”

Post Malone ft. 21 Savage – “Rockstar”

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST — SOUL/R&B

Khalid

Bruno Mars

The Weeknd

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST — SOUL/R&B

Ella Mai

Rihanna

SZA

FAVORITE ALBUM — SOUL/R&B

Khalid – American Teen

SZA – CTRL

XXXTentacion – 17

FAVORITE SONG — SOUL/R&B

Khalid – “Young Dumb & Broke”

Ella Mai – “Boo’d Up”

Bruno Mars & Cardi B – “Finesse”

FAVORITE ARTIST — ALTERNATIVE ROCK

Imagine Dragons

Panic! At The Disco

Portugal. The Man

FAVORITE ARTIST — ADULT CONTEMPORARY

Shawn Mendes

P!NK

Ed Sheeran

FAVORITE ARTIST — LATIN

J Balvin

Daddy Yankee

Ozuna

FAVORITE ARTIST — CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL

Lauren Daigle

MercyMe

Zach Williams

FAVORITE ARTIST — ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC (EDM)

The Chainsmokers

Marshmello

Zedd

FAVORITE SOUNDTRACK

Black Panther: The Album, Music From And Inspired By

The Greatest Showman

The Fate of the Furious: The Album

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I think the most special and emotional category will be the “New Artist of the Year” one because the organization of the American Music Awards decided to nominate the late XXXTentacion in it. Who do you think will win this category?

Official performers will be announced the next days.

Click here to vote for your favourite artists!

By on September 12, 2018
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