2020 American Music Awards nominations announced

Roddy Ricch and The Weeknd lead with eight nominations each

Pop singer and American Music Award nominee Dua Lipa has announced the 2020 American Music Awards (AMAs) nominees in three categories LIVE on ABC’s Good Morning America, followed by additional nominees announced via the AMAs Twitter account. Lipa also revealed that she will perform on next month’s show. The 2020 American Music Awards, music’s hottest night of the year, will feature marquee performances and signature breathtaking moments, live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, November 22nd at 8 pm EST/PST on ABC.

Two-time AMA winner The Weeknd and rapper Roddy Ricch snagged eight American Music Award nominations each, the most of any nominee, both earning a nomination for the night’s most coveted award, Artist of the Year. First-time nominee Megan Thee Stallion earned five nominations, becoming the most nominated female artist this year, including nods in the New Artist of the Year and Collaboration of the Year categories. And in a six-way tie, Bad Bunny, Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift and first-time nominees DaBaby and Doja Cat all earned four nominations each.

Nominees for the coveted Artist of the Year category are Justin Bieber, Post Malone, Roddy Ricch, Taylor Swift and The Weeknd. Swift is the current record-holder for most wins in this category with five wins, and could also break her own record for most AMA wins of all time, 29, should she win in any of the four categories she’s nominated in.

This year, as Latin and R&B/hip hop genres achieved undeniable crossover success, the AMAs will expand their categories to match their overarching popularity. The new categories include Favorite Male Artist and Favorite Female Artist (Rap/Hip Hop); and Favorite Male Artist, Favorite Female, Favorite Album and Favorite Song (Latin). Additionally, Cheetos is partnering with the AMAs to present the expanded Latin categories. Voting is now open for all AMA categories.

The American Music Awards, the world’s largest fan-voted award show, is seen in more than 200 countries and territories around the world. Nominees are based on key fan interactions – as reflected on the Billboard charts – including streaming, album and digital song sales, radio airplay and social activity. These measurements are tracked by Billboard and its data partners MRC Data and Next Big Sound, and reflect the time period of Sept. 27, 2019, through Sept. 24, 2020. The American Music Awards winners are voted entirely by fans.

The 2020 American Music Awards is produced by Dick Clark Productions. Amy Thurlow, Barry Adelman, Mark Bracco and Linda Gierahn are Executive Producers. Larry Klein is Producer. They are sponsored by Cheetos, T-Mobile, and Xfinity.

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
  • Justin Bieber
  • Post Malone
  • Roddy Ricch
  • Taylor Swift
  • The Weeknd
NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR
  • Lewis Capaldi
  • Doja Cat
  • DaBaby
  • Lil Baby
  • Roddy Ricch
  • Megan Thee Stallion
COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR
  • Cardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion “WAP”
  • DaBaby ft. Roddy Ricch “Rockstar”
  • Dan + Shay with Justin Bieber “10,000 Hours”
  • Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande “Rain On Me”
  • Megan Thee Stallion ft. Beyoncé “Savage Remix”
FAVORITE SOCIAL ARTIST
  • BTS
  • Billie Eilish
  • EXO
  • Ariana Grande
  • NCT 127
FAVORITE MUSIC VIDEO
  • Doja Cat “Say So”
  • Future ft. Drake “Life Is Good”
  • Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande “Rain On Me”
  • Taylor Swift “cardigan”
  • The Weeknd “Blinding Lights”
FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK
  • Justin Bieber
  • Post Malone
  • The Weeknd
FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK
  • Dua Lipa
  • Lady Gaga
  • Taylor Swift
FAVORITE DUO OR GROUP – POP/ROCK
  • BTS
  • Jonas Brothers
  • Maroon 5
FAVORITE ALBUM – POP/ROCK
  • Harry Styles “Fine Line”
  • Taylor Swift “folklore”
  • The Weeknd “After Hours”
FAVORITE SONG – POP/ROCK
  • Lewis Capaldi “Someone You Loved”
  • Dua Lipa “Don’t Start Now”
  • Post Malone “Circles”
  • Roddy Ricch “The Box”
  • The Weeknd “Blinding Lights”
FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – COUNTRY
  • Kane Brown
  • Luke Combs
  • Morgan Wallen
FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – COUNTRY
  • Gabby Barrett
  • Miranda Lambert
  • Maren Morris
FAVORITE DUO OR GROUP – COUNTRY
  • Dan + Shay
  • Florida Georgia Line
  • Old Dominion
FAVORITE ALBUM – COUNTRY
  • Luke Combs “What You See Is What You Get”
  • Blake Shelton “Fully Loaded: God’s Country”
  • Morgan Wallen “If I Know Me”
FAVORITE SONG – COUNTRY
  • Dan + Shay with Justin Bieber “10,000 Hours”
  • Maren Morris “The Bones”
  • Blake Shelton (Duet with Gwen Stefani) “Nobody But You”
FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – RAP/HIP-HOP
  • DaBaby
  • Juice WRLD
  • Roddy Ricch
FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – RAP/HIP-HOP
  • Cardi B
  • Nicki Minaj
  • Megan Thee Stallion
FAVORITE ALBUM – RAP/HIP-HOP
  • Lil Baby “My Turn”
  • Lil Uzi Vert “Eternal Atake”
  • Roddy Ricch “Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial”
FAVORITE SONG – RAP/HIP-HOP
  • Cardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion “WAP”
  • DaBaby ft. Roddy Ricch “Rockstar”
  • Roddy Ricch “The Box”
FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B
  • Chris Brown
  • John Legend
  • The Weeknd
FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B
  • Jhene Aiko
  • Doja Cat
  • Summer Walker
FAVORITE ALBUM – SOUL/R&B
  • Doja Cat “Hot Pink”
  • Summer Walker “Over It”
  • The Weeknd “After Hours”
FAVORITE SONG – SOUL/R&B
  • Chris Brown ft. Drake “No Guidance”
  • Summer Walker “Playing Games”
  • The Weeknd “Heartless”
FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – LATIN
  • Bad Bunny
  • J Balvin
  • Ozuna
FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – LATIN
  • Becky G
  • KAROL G
  • Rosalía
FAVORITE ALBUM – LATIN
  • Anuel AA ”Emmanuel”
  • Bad Bunny “Las que no iban a salir”
  • Bad Bunny “YHLQMDLG”
FAVORITE SONG – LATIN
  • Bad Bunny “Vete”
  • Black Eyed Peas X J Balvin “RITMO (Bad Boys For Life)”
  • KAROL G & Nicki Minaj “Tusa”
FAVORITE ARTIST – ALTERNATIVE ROCK
  • Billie Eilish
  • Tame Impala
  • twenty one pilots
FAVORITE ARTIST – ADULT CONTEMPORARY
  • Lewis Capaldi
  • Jonas Brothers
  • Maroon 5
FAVORITE ARTIST – CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL
  • Lauren Daigle
  • for KING & COUNTRY
  • Kanye West
FAVORITE ARTIST – ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC (EDM)
  • Kygo
  • Lady Gaga
  • Marshmello
FAVORITE SOUNDTRACK
  • Birds of Prey: The Album
  • Frozen II
  • Trolls: World Tour

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