The American Music Awards Nominees Are In

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The nominations for the American Music Awards were announced. Ella Mai, Bebe Rexha, Kane Brown and Normani had the honors of announcing the nominees at the YouTube space in Los Angeles.

Leading the nominees were Cardi B and Drake who received eight nominations each, with both of them being nominated for Artist of the Year along with Post Malone. 


XXXTentacion received two nominations, one being for best new artist. 

The AMAs will air October 9th on ABC and will be executive produced and hosted by Tracee Ellis Ross.

Here are some of the 2018 AMA nominees:

Favorite Female Artist Pop/Rock:

  • Cardi B 

Favorite Male Artist Pop/Rock:

  • Drake 
  • Post Malone 

Favorite Duo/Group Pop/Rock:

  • Migos

Favorite Song Pop/Rock:

  • Drake, “God’s Plan”

Favorite Album Pop/Rock:

  • Drake, Scorpion  

 Favorite Artist Rap/Hip-Hop:

  • Cardi B 
  • Drake 
  • Post Malone

Favorite Artist Soul/R&B: 

  • Khalid 
  • Bruno Mars 
  • The Weeknd

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” 
  • Drake, “God’s Plan” 
  • Post Malone, “Rockstar” 

Favorite Album Soul/R&B: 

  • Khalid, "American Teen" 
  • SZA, "CTRL" 
  • XXXTentacion, "17"  

Favorite Female Artist Soul R&B: 

  • Ella Mai Rihanna SZA 

Favorite Song Soul/R&B: 

  • Khalid, “Young Dumb & Broke” 
  • Ella Mai, “Boo’d Up” 
  • Cardi B & Bruno Mars, “Finesse”

Favorite Social Artist: 

  • Cardi B

Favorite Music Video: 

  • Cardi B, “Bodak Yellow” 
  • Drake, “God’s Plan”

Collaboration of the Year: 

  • Post Malone featuring 21 Savage, “Rockstar” 
  • Bruno Mars & Cardi B, “Finesse” 

New Artist of the Year: 

  • Cardi B 
  • Khalid 
  • XXXTentacion

Artist of the Year: 

  • Drake 
  • Post Malone 

Favorite Artist Latin: 

  • J Balvin 
  • Daddy Yankee 
  • Ozuna 

Tour of the Year: 

  • Beyonce & JAY-Z 
  • Bruno Mars
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