2018 AMA Nominations

2018 AMA Nominations

2018 AMA Nominations

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The nominations for the 2018 American Music Awards were revealed on Wednesday, with Drake and Cardi B leading the pack with a whopping eight nominations apiece.
Ed Sheeran came in second with six nods, followed by five each for Post Malone and Camila Cabello. Nominees were announced in a YouTube livestream by Kane Brown, Bebe Rexha, Ella Mai, and Normani–all of whom, except for Normani, received AMA nods this year. (That must have stung, considering her former Fifth Harmony bandmate Camila Cabello racked up a slew of nods.)
Meanwhile, rapper XXXTentaction posthumously received two nominations after he was shot dead in Florida earlier this year. E! notes that “this year’s honorees are based on key fan interactions, including album and digital song sales, radio airplay, streaming, social activity and touring.”
The 2018 American Music Awards will be hosted for a second consecutive year by Blackish star Tracee Ellis Ross and will air live on ABC from L.A.’s Microsoft Theater on October 9 beginning at 8 p.m. ET.
Here are the nominees in several major categories (check the link for the full list):
Artist of the Year
Drake
Imagine Dragons
Post Malone
Ed Sheeran
Taylor Swift
New Artist of the Year
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 and Cardi B, “Finesse”
Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line, “Meant to Be”
Zedd, Maren Morris and Grey, “The Middle”
Favorite Female Artist, Pop/Rock
Camilla Cabello
Cardi B
Taylor Swift

Favorite Male Artist, Pop/Rock
Drake
Post Malone
Ed Sheeran
Favorite Duo or Group, Pop/Rock
Imagine Dragons
Maroon 5
Migos
Favorite Song, Pop/Rock
Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug, “Havana”
Drake, “God’s Plan”
Ed Sheeran, “Perfect”
Favorite Album, Pop/Rock
Drake, Scorpion
Ed Sheeran, Divide
Taylor Swift, Reputation
Favorite Male Artist, Country
Kane Brown
Luke Bryan
Thomas Rhett
Favorite Album, Country
Kane Brown, Kane Brown
Luke Combs, This One’s for You
Thoams Rhett, Life Changes
Favorite Song, Country
Kane Brown, “Heaven”
Dan + Shay, “Tequila”
Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line, “Meant to Be”
Favorite Country Artist, Female
Kelsea Ballerini
Maren Morris
Carrie Underwood
Favorite Duo or Group, Country
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
LANCO
Favorite Artist, Rap/Hip Hop
Cardi B
Drake
Post Malone
Favorite Male Artist, Soul/R&B
Khalid
Bruno Mars
The Weeknd
Favorite Album, Rap/Hip Hop
Drake, Scorpion
Lil Uzi Vert, TK
Post Malone, Beerbongs and Bentleys
Favorite Song, Rap/Hip Hop
Cardi B, “Bodak Yellow”
Drake, “God’s Plan”
Post Malone ft. 21 Savage, “Rockstar”
Favorite Album, Soul/R&B
Khalid, American Team
SZA, Ctrl
XXXTentacion, 17
Favorite Artist, Adult Contemporary
Shawn Mendes
Pink
Ed Sheeran
Favorite Female Artist, Soul/R&B
Ella Mai
Rihanna
SZA
Favorite Song, Soul/R&B
Khalid, “Young, Dumb and Broke”
Ella Mai, “Boo’d Up”
Bruno Mars and Cardi B, “Finesse”
Favorite Artist, Alternative Rock
Imagine Dragons
Panic! at the Disco
Portugal the Man
Favorite Soundtrack
Black Panther
The Greatest Showman
The Fate of the Furious
Favorite Social Artist
Cardi B
Ariana Grande
Demi Lovato
Shawn Mendes
Favorite Music Video
Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug, “Havana”

Cardi B, “Bodak Yellow”

Drake, “God’s Plan”

Tour of the Year
Beyoncé and JAY-Z
Bruno Mars
Ed Sheeran
Taylor Swift
U2
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