Let the voting begin.
Ciara got up bright and early this morning to reveal the nominations for this year's Amerian Music Awards. Drake leads with three nominations in the Artist of the Year Category, Best Pop/Rock Album and Best Male Pop/Rock Artist. Runner-ups in these categories are Kendrick Lamar, The Weeknd, Ed Sheeran, The Chainsmokers and Bruno Mars.
Drake hasn't dropped any new tracks as of late, but he has been promoting his OVO collective, most recently Baka Not Nice's latest track "Money In The Bank." Other cats in his crew are about to drop albums real soon, we got Majid Jordan's The Space Between on October 27th, DVSN's The Morning After on October 13th as well as PartyNexDoor's Club Atlantis and Roy Wood$ Say Less set to drop this fall.
Other notable nominees in the New Artist of The Year category are Post Malone and Rae Sremmurd, who are up against James Arthur, Niall Horan
and Julia Michaels. For Collaboration Of The Year, DJ Khaled's "Wild Thoughts" featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller are up against Maroon 5 featuring Kendrick Lamar's “Don’t Wanna Know” and The Weeknd featuring Daft Punk's “Starboy,” among others.
The award show is set to air on ABC on November 19th and fans are encouraged to vote online. Take a look at the nominees below and tell us who you think should take home an award.
COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR
The Chainsmokers feat. Halsey, “Closer”
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber, “Despacito”
DJ Khaled feat. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper & Lil Wayne, “I’m The One”
Maroon 5 feat. Kendrick Lamar, “Don’t Wanna Know”
The Weeknd feat. Daft Punk, “Starboy”
TOUR OF THE YEAR
FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK
FAVORITE DUO OR GROUP – POP/ROCK
FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – COUNTRY
FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – COUNTRY
FAVORITE DUO OR GROUP – COUNTRY
Florida Georgia Line
Little Big Town
FAVORITE ALBUM – COUNTRY
Jason Aldean, They Don’t Know
Chris Stapleton, From a Room:, Vol. 1
Keith Urban, Ripcord
FAVORITE SONG – COUNTRY
Sam Hunt, “Body Like a Back Road”
Jon Pardi, “Dirt on My Boots”
Keith Urban, “Blue Ain’t Your Color”
FAVORITE ARTIST – ALTERNATIVE ROCK
FAVORITE ARTIST – LATIN
FAVORITE ARTIST – CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL
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