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Bruno Mars leads 2017 American Music Awards nominations

The 2017 American Music Awards will mark the 45th anniversary of the legendary music awards show that has brought fans the biggest musical superstars and most compelling live performances over the last four decades. As the kick-off to this year’s highly anticipated show, international music sensation Ciara announced six categories from the 2017 American Music Awards nominees live on ABC’s Good Morning America this morning (Thurs, Oct 12th), followed by a full reveal of all nominees via Facebook Live on the American Music Awards and Billboard pages.

The 2017 American Music Awards will broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, November 19th at 8 pm ET on ABC. 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 45 years of the best moments in music with appearances by today’s brightest stars and live performances from the biggest names in music.

Bruno Mars leads with eight nominations, including Artist of the Year, Video of the Year, and Favorite Male Artist – Pop/Rock. The Chainsmokers, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Ed Sheeran and The Weeknd tied with five nominations each. Justin Bieber, Daddy Yankee and Luis Fonsi received four nominations each. Additionally, Keith Urban earned three nominations.

The Artist of the Year nominees are Bruno Mars, The Chainsmokers, Drake, Kendrick Lamar and Ed Sheeran. Voting for Artist of the Year opened today and will close on Thursday, November 16th at 8:59:59 pm PT. Voting for all other editorial categories closes on Monday, November 13th at 8:59:59 am PT.

American Music Awards nominees are based on key fan interactions as reflected in Billboard Magazine and on Billboard.com, including album and digital song sales, radio airplay, streaming, social activity and touring. These measurements are tracked by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Music and Next Big Sound.

The American Music Awards winners are voted entirely by fans. Voting opened today in all categories except New Artist of the Year presented by T-Mobile and Collaboration of the Year presented by Xfinity, which will both open on Wednesday, November 1st. For New Artist of the Year and Collaboration of the Year, fans can vote for each award 100 times per day, per voting platform in one or two ways — billboard.com/amas and theamas.com/vote and by posting a tweet on Twitter that includes the nominee’s name or Twitter handle, the category name and #AMAs within the tweet.

2017 AMAs nominations:

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
  • Bruno Mars
  • The Chainsmokers
  • Drake
  • Kendrick Lamar
  • Ed Sheeran
NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR PRESENTED BY T-MOBILE
  • James Arthur
  • Niall Horan
  • Julia Michaels
  • Post Malone
  • Rae Sremmurd
COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR PRESENTED BY XFINITY
  • The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey “Closer”
  • DJ Khaled featuring Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper and Lil Wayne “I’m the One”
  • Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber “Despacito”
  • Maroon 5 featuring Kendrick Lamar “Don’t Wanna Know”
  • The Weeknd featuring Daft Punk “Starboy”
TOUR OF THE YEAR
  • Garth Brooks
  • Coldplay
  • U2
VIDEO OF THE YEAR
  • Bruno Mars “That’s What I Like”
  • Luis Fonsi featuring Daddy Yankee “Despacito”
  • Ed Sheeran “Shape of You”
FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK
  • Bruno Mars
  • Drake
  • 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
  • Bruno Mars “24K Magic”
  • Drake “More Life”
  • The Weeknd “Starboy”
FAVORITE SONG – POP/ROCK
  • The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey “Closer”
  • Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee featuring 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: Volume 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 featuring Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper and Lil Wayne “I’m the One”
  • Kendrick Lamar “HUMBLE.”
  • Rae Sremmurd featuring Gucci Mane “Black Beatles”
FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B
  • Bruno Mars
  • Childish Gambino
  • The Weeknd
FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B
  • Beyoncé
  • Kehlani
  • Rihanna
FAVORITE ALBUM – SOUL/R&B
  • Bruno Mars “24K Magic”
  • Childish Gambino “Awaken, My Love!”
  • The Weeknd “Starboy”
FAVORITE SONG – SOUL/R&B
  • Bruno Mars “That’s What I Like”
  • Khalid “Location”
  • 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
  • Daddy Yankee
  • Luis Fonsi
  • Shakira
FAVORITE ARTIST – CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL
  • Lauren Daigle
  • MercyMe
  • Chris Tomlin
FAVORITE ARTIST – ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC (EDM)
  • The Chainsmokers
  • DJ Snake
  • Calvin Harris
TOP SOUNDTRACK
  • Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2: Awesome Mix Vol. 2
  • Moana
  • Trolls

Author: Buddy Iahn

Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites.

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