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Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran, Drake, Chainsmokers, Kendrick Lamar, The Weeknd lead 2017 American Music Awards nominees | KRVN Radio

Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran, Drake, Chainsmokers, Kendrick Lamar, The Weeknd lead 2017 American Music Awards nominees

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Bruno Mars has a lot to like this morning.  The “That’s What I Like” singer’s earned a leading eight American Music Awards nominations, including Artist of the Year, Favorite Male Pop/Rock and Soul R&B Artist and more.  It’s all on the strength of his 24K Magic album, which also earned nods for favorite Pop/Rock and Soul/R&B album.

Ed Sheeran, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, The Weeknd and The Chainsmokers are tied with the next-most nominations, at five each.

Nominees in six of the top categories were first announced by R&B singer Ciara on ABC’s Good Morning America Thursday, including the Artist of the Year category. 

You can vote for your favorite artists via Billboard.com beginning today at 10:30 a.m. ET.

The 45th American Music Awards take place Sunday, November 19, broadcast live at 8:00 PM ET/7:00 CT on ABC.

Here are the nominees announced live on ABC’s Good Morning America today:

Artist of the Year
Bruno Mars
The Chainsmokers
Drake
Kendrick Lamar
Ed Sheeran

Favorite Female Artist – Pop/Rock
Alessia Cara
Lady Gaga
Rihanna

Favorite Male Artist – Pop/Rock
Bruno Mars
Drake
Ed Sheeran

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”

And here are the rest of the American Music Awards nominees:

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 – 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

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