Bruno Mars, Drake, & Kendrick Lamar Lead American Music Awards Nominees

12Oct - by BarbaraDunlop

Bruno Mars, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, The Weeknd, and Ed Sheeran are poised to win big at the 45th Annual American Music Awards.

With eight nods, Mars leads with the the most nominations this year. Lamar, The Weeknd, Drake, and Sheeran follow with five noms apiece.

Drizzy, K-Dot, Bruno, Sheeran, and The Chainsmokers are all vying for the night’s biggest award, Artist the Year. Post Malone and Rae Sremmurd are up for New Artist the Year, battling James Arthur, Niall Horan, and Julia Michaels.

In the Rap/Hip-Hop category, Drake, Kendrick, and Migos will duke it out for Favorite Artist, while their respective projects, More Life, DAMN., and Culture fight for Favorite Album. The genre’s Favorite Song category belongs to DJ Khaled, Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper, and Lil Wayne’s “I’m the One,” Kendrick Lamar’s “HUMBLE.,” or Rae Sremmurd and Gucci Mane’s “Black Beatles.”

The Soul/R&B categories are also full stars. Childish Gambino, Bruno, and The Weeknd are up for Favorite Male Artist, while BeyoncĂ©, Kehlani, and Rihanna earn nods in the Favorite Female Artist category. Favorite Album nominees include Gambino’s Awaken, My Love!,, The Weeknd’s Starboy, and Mars’ 24K Magic.

The American Music Awards 2017 are set to air live from L.A.’s Microst Theater on Nov. 19 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

2017 American Music Awards Nominees

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
The Chainsmokers
Drake
Kendrick Lamar
Bruno Mars
Ed Sheeran

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR
James Arthur
Niall Horan
Julia Michaels
Post Malone
Rae Sremmurd

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
Garth Brooks
Coldplay
U2

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee – “Despacito”
Bruno Mars – “That’s What I Like”
Ed Sheeran – “Shape You”

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK
Drake
Bruno Mars
Ed Sheeran

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK
Alessia Cara
Lady Gaga
Rihanna

FAVORITE DUO OR GROUP – POP/ROCK
The Chainsmokers
Coldplay
Imagine Dragons

FAVORITE ALBUM – POP/ROCK
Drake – More Life
Bruno Mars – 24K Magic
The Weeknd – Starboy

FAVORITE SONG – POP/ROCK
The Chainsmokers feat. Halsey – “Closer”
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber – “Despacito”
Ed Sheeran – “Shape You”

FAVORITE ARTIST – RAP/HIP-HOP
Drake
Kendrick Lamar
Migos

FAVORITE ALBUM – RAP/HIP-HOP
Drake – More Life
Kendrick Lamar – Damn.
Migos – Culture

FAVORITE SONG – RAP/HIP-HOP
DJ Khaled feat. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper, & Lil Wayne – “I’m The One”
Kendrick Lamar – “Humble.”
Rae Sremmurd feat. Gucci Mane – “Black Beatles”

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B
Childish Gambino
Bruno Mars
The Weeknd

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B
Beyoncé
Kehlani
Rihanna

FAVORITE ALBUM – SOUL/R&B
Childish Gambino – Awaken My Love!
Bruno Mars – 24K Magic
The Weeknd – Starboy

FAVORITE SONG – SOUL/R&B
Khalid – “Location”
Bruno Mars – “That’s What I Like”
The Weeknd – “Starboy”

FAVORITE ARTIST – ALTERNATIVE ROCK
Imagine Dragons
Linkin Park
Twenty One Pilots

FAVORITE ARTIST – ADULT CONTEMPORARY
Bruno Mars
Shawn Mendes
Ed Sheeran

FAVORITE ARTIST – LATIN
Luis Fonsi
Daddy Yankee
Shakira

FAVORITE ARTIST – CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL
Lauren Daigle
MercyMe
Chris Tomlin

FAVORITE ARTIST – EDM
The Chainsmokers
Calvin Harris
DJ Snake

FAVORITE SOUNDTRACK
Guardians the Galaxy – Vol. 2: Awesome Mix Vol. 2
Moana
Trolls

  • Bruno Mars, Drake, & Kendrick Lamar Lead American Music Awards Nominees
  • Bruno Mars, Drake, & Kendrick Lamar Lead American Music Awards Nominees
  • Bruno Mars, Drake, & Kendrick Lamar Lead American Music Awards Nominees
  • Bruno Mars, Drake, & Kendrick Lamar Lead American Music Awards Nominees