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They’re here! The American Music Awards Nominations are here and look who’s already got a ‘head start’ in front of everyone else. The top three nominees are Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift and The Weeknd. All 3 had a huge impact on music in the past year and deserve the nominations they received. Taylor Swift got the most with 6 nominations and both Ed Sheeran and The Weeknd have received 5. Listed below you will find the full list of the Top AMA Nominations for this year.
The biggest award of the night is Artist of The Year and there’s a whole slew of performers to choose from. Nominees include Taylor Swift, Maroon 5, The Weeknd, Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran, Luke Bryan, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj, One Direction, and Meghan Trainor. Every person on that list has their own style and category of music and each one has also been in the top of the music charts. Canada will be rooting for their home town hero The Weeknd, who is really known as Abel Tesfaye, for that big award and for his smash hit Can’t Feel My Face which is up for the Song of The Year Award.
Each and every AMA nomination is chosen based on the totality of album and digital sales, including amount of radio airplay, and fan interactions which is recorded and tallied by both Billboard and Nielsen Entertainment.
As of right now, we do not know who exactly will be performing live, but look back here soon to see who will be playing live on stage the evening of the AMA Awards Show.



Top AMA Nominations include the following:


Artist of the Year :

  • Luke Bryan
  • Ariana Grande
  • Maroon 5
  • Nicki Minaj
  • One Direction
  • Ed Sheeran
  • Sam Smith
  • Taylor Swift
  • Meghan Trainor
  • The Weeknd



New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s :

  • Fetty Wap
  • Sam Hunt
  • Tove Lo
  • Walk The Moon
  • The Weeknd



Song of the Year :

  • Wiz Khalifa Featuring Charlie Puth — “See You Again”
  • Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars — “Uptown Funk”
  • Ed Sheeran — “Thinking Out Loud”
  • Taylor Swift — “Blank Space”
  • The Weeknd — “Can’t Feel My Face”



Collaboration of the Year Un-Leashed by T-Mobile :

  • Wiz Khalifa Featuring Charlie Puth — “See You Again”
  • Rihanna & Kanye West Featuring Paul McCartney — “FourFiveSeconds”
  • Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars — “Uptown Funk”
  • Skrillex & Diplo Featuring Justin Bieber — “Where Are Ü Now”
  • Taylor Swift Featuring Kendrick Lamar — “Bad Blood”



Favorite Male Artist — Pop/Rock :

  • Nick Jonas
  • Ed Sheeran
  • Sam Smith



Favorite Female Artist — Pop/Rock :

  • Ariana Grande
  • Taylor Swift
  • Meghan Trainor



Favorite Album – Pop/Rock :

  • Ed Sheeran — x
  • Sam Smith — In The Lonely Hour
  • Taylor Swift — 1989



Favorite Male Artist — Country :

  • Jason Aldean
  • Luke Bryan
  • Sam Hunt



Favorite Female Artist — Country :

  • Kelsea Ballerini
  • Miranda Lambert
  • Carrie Underwood



Favorite Duo or Group — Country :

  • Zac Brown Band
  • Florida Georgia Line
  • Little Big Town



Favorite Album — Country :

  • Jason Aldean — Old Boots, New Dirt
  • Florida Georgia Line — Anything Goes
  • Sam Hunt — Montevallo



Favorite Artist — Rap/Hip-Hop :

  • Drake
  • Fetty Wap
  • Nicki Minaj



Favorite Album — Rap/Hip-Hop :

  • J. Cole — 2014 Forest Hills Drive
  • Drake — If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late
  • Nicki Minaj — The Pinkprint



Favorite Artist — Contemporary Inspirational :

  • Casting Crowns
  • Hillsong United
  • MercyMe



Favorite Artist — EDM :

  • Calvin Harris
  • David Guetta
  • Zedd



Top Soundtrack :

  • Fifty Shades of Grey
  • Empire: Original Soundtrack from Season 1
  • Pitch Perfect 2



Who will end up winning the most awards? Will it be Ed Sheeran? The Weeknd? Taylor Swift? You’ll have to wait and see! The AMAs will air live on ABC on November 22nd.



The AMA Awards Show Will Be Live on Channel ABC on November 22nd. Music Fans, Don't Miss The Show of the Year!

The AMA Awards Show Will Be Live on Channel ABC on November 22nd. Music Fans, Don’t Miss The Show of the Year!



Written by Craig Scott