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Drake & Cardi B top American Music Awards Nominees List

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Roll your sleeves as America is ready to host the 2018 edition of the annual American Music Awards.

The nominees’ list which was released on Tuesday in a live YouTube space hosted by kane Brown, Ella Mai and Bebe Rexha, had rapper Drake and Mama Kulture, Cardi B scoring the highest nod with eight nominations at their credit including Artist of the Year for Drake where he faces off with Imagine Dragons, Post Malone, Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift.

Ed Sheeran and Post Malone follows the highest scorers with a whooping six nominations each. Other nominees include Camila Cabello, Shawn Mendes, Ariana Grande, Rihanna, Carrie Underwood, Beyoncé and Jay-Z and more.

The show will air live from the LA’s Microsoft Theater on Oct. 9 at 8 pm, hosted by Black-ish actress, Tracee Ellis Ross.

Check below the full list of nominees.

Artist of the Year

  • Drake
  • Imagine Dragons
  • Post Malone
  • Ed Sheeran
  • Taylor Swift

Collaboration of the Year

  • Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug- Havana
  • Post Malone ft. 21 Savage- Rockstar
  • Bruno Mars & Cardi B- Finesse
  • Bebe Rexha & Florida George Line- Meant To Be
  • Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey- The Middle

Tour of the Year

  • Beyoncé & 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

New Artist of the Year

  • Camila Cabello
  • Cardi B
  • Dua Lipa
  • Khalid
  • Favorite Male Artist- Pop/Rock
  • Drake
  • Post 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

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 2 Savage- Rockstar

Favorite Male Artist- Soul/ R&B

  • Khalid
  • Bruno Mars
  • The Weekend

Favorite Female Artist- Soul/R&B

  • Ella Mai
  • Rihanna
  • SZA

Favorite Album- Soul/ R&B

  • Khalid- American Teen

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
  • The Man

Favorite Artist- Adult Contemporary

  • Shawn Mendes
  • Pink
  • Ed Sheeran

Favorite Artist – Latin

  • J Balvin
  • Daddy Yankee
  • Ozuna

Favorite Artist – Contemporary Inspirational

  • Lauren Diagle
  • MercyMe
  • Zach Williams

Favorite Artist – Electronic Dance Music (EDM)

  • The Chainsmokers
  • Marshmello
  • Zedd

Favorite Soundtrack

  • Black Panther
  • The Greatest Showman
  • The Fate of the Furious

Favorite Social Artist

  • BTS
  • Cardi B
  • Ariana Grande
  • Demi Lovato
  • Shawn Mendes


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