Just Announced: 2017 American Music Awards Nominees

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October 12, 2017Oct 12, 2017

On early Thursday morning, two-time American Music Award nominee Ciara announced this year’s nominees. The singer appeared on “Good Morning America” to make the announcement.

Some artists received multiple nominations. Ed Sheeran was nominated for Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist, Favorite Pop/Rock Song, and Artist of the Year. Bruno Mars was also nominated for Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist and Artist of the Year and was also nominated for Favorite Pop/Rock Album.

The American Music Awards will broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, November 19. Below is the complete list nominations in the most popular categories.

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 of 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 of You”

Favorite Male Artist- Country:

Sam Hunt
Thomas Rhett
Keith Urban

Favorite Female Artist- Country:

Miranda Lambert
Maren Morris
Carrie Underwood

Favorite Duo or Group – Country:

Florida Georgia Line
Little Big Town
Old Dominion

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- 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:

Beyonce
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

Top Soundtrack:

Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2: Awesome Mix Vol. 2
Moana
Trolls

Favorite Artist– Contemporary Inspirational:

Lauren Daigle
MercyMe
Chris Tomlin

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