2017 American Music Awards Nominees

Dick Clark originally created the American Music Awards as a fan voted answer to the annual Grammy Awards. On November 19 the AMAs will celebrate 45 years of music awards for the music fan and voted by the music fan.

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The nominees are selected according to sales, streaming, and airplay.

Bruno Mars tops the list of nominees this year with a total of eight nominations. Ed Sheeran, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, The Chainsmokers, The Weekend, Daddy Yankee, Childish Gambini, and Keith Urban also garnered multiple nominations.

The nominees for the 2017 American Music Awards are:

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:
“Closer” by The Chainsmokers with Halsey
“Despacito” by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee with Justin Bieber
“I’m the One” by DJ Khaled with Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper and Lil Wayne
“Don’t Wanna Know” by Maroon 5 with Kendrick Lamar
“Starboy” by The Weeknd with Daft Punk

Tour of the Year:
Garth Brooks
Coldplay
U2

Video of the Year:
“Despacito” by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee
“That’s What I Like” by Bruno Mars
“Shape of You” by Ed Sheeran


Favourite Pop/Rock Male Artist of the Year:
Drake
Bruno Mars
Ed Sheeran

Favourite Pop/Rock Female Artist of the Year:
Alessia Cara
Lady Gaga
Rihana

Favourite Pop/Rock Duo or Group of the Year:
The Chainsmokers
Coldplay
Imagine Dragons

Favourite Pop/Rock Album:
“More Life” by Drake
“24K Magic” by Bruno Mars
“Starboy” by The Weeknd

Favourite Pop/Rock Song:
“Closer” by The Chainsmokers with Halsey
“Despacito” by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee with Justin Bieber
“Shape of You” by Ed Sheeran

Favourite Male Country Artist:
Sam Hunt
Thomas Rhett
Keith Urban

Favourite Female Country Artist:
Miranda Lambert
Maren Morris
Carrie Underwood

Favourite Duo or Group Country Artist:
Florida Georgia Line
Little Big Town
Old Dominion

Favourite Country Album:
“They Don’t Know” by Jason Aldean
“From a Room; Vol. 1” by Chris Stapleton
“Ripcord” by Keith Urban

Favourite Country Song:
“Body Like a Back Road” by Sam Hunt
“Dirt on My Boots” by Jon Parki
“Blue Ain’t Your Color” by Keith Urban

Favourite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist:
Drake
Kendrick Lamar
Migos

Favourite Rap/Hip-Hop Album:
“More Life” by Drake
“Damn” by Kendrick Lamar
“Culture” by Migos

Favourite Rap/Hip-Hop Song:
“I’m the One” by DJ Khaled with Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper and Lil Wayne
“Humble” by Kendrick Lamar
“Black Beatles” by Rae Sremmurd with Gucci Mane

Favourite Male Soul/R&B Artist:
Childish Gambino
Bruno Mars
The Weeknd

Favourtie Female Soul/R&B Artist:
Beyonce
Kehlani
Rihanna

Favourite Soul/R&B Album:
“Awaken My Love! By Childish Gambino
“24K Magic” by Bruno Mars
“Starboy” by The Weeknd

Favourite Soul/R&B Song:
“Location” by Khalid
“That’s What I Like” by Bruno Mars
“Starboy” by The Weeknd

Favourite Alternative Rock Artist:
Imagine Dragons
Linkin Park
Twenty One Pilots

Favourite Adult Contemporary Artist:
Bruno Mars
Shawn Mendes
Ed Sheeran

Favourite Latin Artist:
Luis Fonsi
Daddy Yankee
Shakira

Favourite Contemporary Inspirational Artist:
Lauren Daigle
MercyMe
Chris Tomlin

Favourite Electronic Dance Music Artist:
The Chainsmokers
Calvin Harris
DJ Snake

Top Soundtrack:
“Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2: Awesome Mix Vol. 2”
Moana”
“Trolls”



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