2019 American Music Awards nominees announced

Post Malone captures the most nominations of any artist in 2019 with seven

As the kick-off to this year’s highly anticipated 2019 American Music Awards, chart-topping artist and AMA nominee Ella Mai has announced the 2019 American Music Awards nominees in four categories live on ABC’s Good Morning America followed by additional nominees announced via the AMAs social media accounts, including three categories which launched the AMAs TikTok profile. Rounding out the morning, Mai also announced nominees via Billboard Magazine’s social media platforms. The 2019 American Music Awards will broadcast live on ABC from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, November 24th at 8 pm ET on ABC.

Two-time AMA winner, Post Malone, is the most nominated artist this year with seven total nominations, including Artist of the Year, Collaboration of the Year and Favorite Male Artist – Pop/Rock. Three-time AMA winner, Ariana Grande, and first-time AMA nominee, Billie Eilish, each received six nods including Favorite Music Video, Favorite Social Artist, Favorite Female Artist – Pop/Rock and Favorite Album – Pop/Rock. Lil Nas X and Taylor Swift are tied with five nominations each, followed by Billy Ray Cyrus, Khalid and Ella Mai with four each.

Nominees for the coveted Artist of the Year category are Drake, Ariana Grande, Halsey, Post Malone and Taylor Swift. Swift is the current record holder for most wins in this category with four wins. Swift could also go on to surpass Michael Jackson’s record for most AMA wins of all time, 24, should she win in two of the five categories she’s nominated in. Swift and country group Alabama are currently tied with 23 all-time AMA wins.

The American Music Awards, the world’s largest fan-voted awards show, is where music enthusiasts watch their favorite artists and pop culture icons come together to honor idols, newcomers and record-breakers in the contemporary music scene. From pop and rock, to country, hip hop and beyond, this year’s show will celebrate some of the best moments in music with appearances by today’s brightest stars and live performances from the biggest names in the industry.

American Music Awards nominees are based on key fan interactions as reflected on Billboard.com, including streaming, album and digital song sales, radio airplay, social activity and touring. These measurements are tracked by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Music and Next Big Sound, and reflect the time period of September 28, 2018 through September 26, 2019. The American Music Awards winners are voted entirely by fans.

Voting is now open for all AMA categories. Fans can access the official voting ballot for the AMAs directly by visiting goo.gle/AMAsVote or by going to Google.com and using the search terms “AMAs Vote” or “[Nominee Name] AMAs Vote.” Fans can submit up to 30 votes per category per day per Google account while voting is open. Voting will close on Wednesday, November 20th at 11:59:59 pm PT.

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
  • Drake
  • Ariana Grande
  • Halsey
  • Post Malone
  • Taylor Swift
NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR
  • Luke Combs
  • Billie Eilish
  • Lil Nas X
  • Lizzo
  • Ella Mai
COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR
  • Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper “Shallow”
  • Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus “Old Town Road”
  • Marshmello & Bastille “Happier”
  • Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello “Señorita”
  • Post Malone & Swae Lee “Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)”
TOUR OF THE YEAR
  • BTS
  • Ariana Grande
  • Elton John
  • P!nk
  • Ed Sheeran
FAVORITE MUSIC VIDEO
  • Billie Eilish “bad guy”
  • Ariana Grande “7 rings”
  • Halsey “Without Me”
  • Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus “Old Town Road”
  • Taylor Swift “You Need to Calm Down”
FAVORITE SOCIAL ARTIST
  • BTS
  • Billie Eilish
  • EXO
  • Ariana Grande
  • Shawn Mendes
FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK
  • Drake
  • Khalid
  • Post Malone
FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK
  • Billie Eilish
  • Ariana Grande
  • Taylor Swift
FAVORITE DUO OR GROUP – POP/ROCK
  • BTS
  • Jonas Brothers
  • Panic! At The Disco
FAVORITE ALBUM – POP/ROCK
  • Billie Eilish “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?”
  • Ariana Grande “thank u, next”
  • Taylor Swift “Lover”
FAVORITE SONG – POP/ROCK
  • Halsey “Without Me”
  • Jonas Brothers “Sucker”
  • Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus “Old Town Road”
  • Panic! At The Disco “High Hopes”
  • Post Malone & Swae Lee “Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)”
FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – COUNTRY
  • Kane Brown
  • Luke Combs
  • Thomas Rhett
FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – COUNTRY
  • Kelsea Ballerini
  • Maren Morris
  • Carrie Underwood
FAVORITE DUO or GROUP – COUNTRY
  • Dan + Shay
  • Florida Georgia Line
  • Old Dominion
FAVORITE ALBUM – COUNTRY
  • Kane Brown “Experiment”
  • Dan + Shay “Dan + Shay”
  • Carrie Underwood “Cry Pretty”
FAVORITE SONG – COUNTRY
  • Luke Combs “Beautiful Crazy”
  • Dan + Shay “Speechless”
  • Blake Shelton “God’s Country”
FAVORITE ARTIST – RAP/HIP-HOP
  • Cardi B
  • Drake
  • Post Malone
FAVORITE ALBUM – RAP/HIP-HOP
  • Meek Mill “Championships”
  • Post Malone “Hollywood’s Bleeding”
  • Travis Scott “Astroworld”
FAVORITE SONG – RAP/HIP-HOP
  • Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus “Old Town Road”
  • Post Malone “Wow.”
  • Travis Scott “SICKO MODE”
FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B
  • Chris Brown
  • Khalid
  • Bruno Mars
FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B
  • Beyoncé
  • Lizzo
  • Ella Mai
FAVORITE ALBUM – SOUL/R&B
  • Chris Brown “Indigo”
  • Khalid “Free Spirit”
  • Ella Mai “Ella Mai”
FAVORITE SONG – SOUL/R&B
  • Khalid “Talk”
  • Lizzo “Juice”
  • Ella Mai “Trip”
FAVORITE ARTIST – ALTERNATIVE ROCK
  • Billie Eilish
  • Imagine Dragons
  • Panic! At The Disco
FAVORITE ARTIST – ADULT CONTEMPORARY
  • Maroon 5
  • P!nk
  • Taylor Swift
FAVORITE ARTIST – LATIN
  • Bad Bunny
  • J Balvin
  • Ozuna
FAVORITE ARTIST – CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL
  • Lauren Daigle
  • for KING & COUNTRY
  • MercyMe
FAVORITE ARTIST – ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC (EDM)
  • Avicii
  • Marshmello
  • The Chainsmokers
FAVORITE SOUNDTRACK
  • “A Star is Born” by Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper
  • “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen
  • “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”

Author: Buddy Iahn

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