Cardi B and Drake Lead the American Music Awards Pack With 8 Nominations Each

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The nominees for the 2018 American Music Awardsare in. Cardi B and Drake both have been nominated for eight awards each. Ed Sheeran and Post Malone follow with six nominations, and Camila Cabarello with five.

This year’s AMA’s is hosted by Black-ish actress, Tracee Ellis Ross live from Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. The coveted “Artist of the Year” nominees are Drake, Imagine Dragons, Post Malone, Ed Sheeran, and Taylor Swift.

XXXTentacion received two posthumous nominations for “Favorite New Artist of the Year” and “Favorite Album, Soul/R&B.”

The AMAs will air October 9 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC. See below for a full list of the nominations.
Artist of the Year
Drake
Imagine Dragons
Post Malone
Ed Sheeran

Taylor Swift

Favorite New Artist of the Year
Camila Cabello
Cardi B
Khalid
Dua Lipa

XXXTentacion

Favorite Collaboration of the Year
“Havanna,” Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug
“Finesse,” Bruno Mars & Cardi B
“Rockstar,” Post Malone ft. 21 Savage
“Meant to Be,” Bebe Rhexha and Florida Georgia Line

“The Middle,” Zedd, Maren Morris and Grey

Favorite Female Artist, Pop/Rock
Camila Cabello
Cardi B

Taylor Swift

Favorite Male Artist, Pop/Rock
Drake
Post Malone

Ed Sheeran

Favorite Duo or Group, Pop/Rock
Imagine Dragons
Maroon 5

Migos

Favorite Song, Pop/Rock
“Havanna,” Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug
“God’s Plan,” by Drake

“Perfect,” by Ed Sheeran

Favorite Album, Pop/Rock
Scorpion, Drake
÷, Ed Sheeran

Reputation, Taylor Swift

Favorite Male Artist, Country
Kane Brown
Luke Bryan

Thomas Rhett

Favorite Album, Country
Kane Brown, Kane Brown
This One’s for You, Luke Combs

Life Changes, Thomas Rhett

Favorite Song, Country
“Heaven,” Kane Brown
“Tequila,” Dan + Shay

“Meant to Be,” Bebe Rhexha and Florida Georgia Line

Favorite Female Artist, Country
Kelsea Ballerini
Maren Morris

Carrie Underwood

Favorite Duo/Group, Country
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line

Lanco

Favorite Artist, Rap/Hip-Hop
Cardi B
Drake

Post Malone

Favorite Male Artist, Soul/R&B
Khalid
Bruno Mars

The Weeknd

Favorite Female Artist, Soul/R&B
Ella Mai
Rihanna

SZA

Favorite Song, Soul/R&B
“Young, Dumb, and Broke,” Khalid
“Boo’d Up,” Ella Mai

“Finesse,” Bruno Mars & Cardi B

Favorite Album, Rap/Hip-Hop
Scorpion, Drake
Luv Is Rage 2, Lil Uzi Vert

Beerbongs & Bentleys, Post Malone

Favorite Song, Rap/Hip-Hop
“Bodak Yellow,” Cardi B
“God’s Plan,” Drake

“Rockstar,” Post Malone ft. 21 Savage

Favorite Album, Soul/R&B
American Teen, Khalid
CTRL, SZA,

17, XXXTentacion

Favorite Artist, Adult Contemporary
Shawn Mendes
Pink

Ed Sheeran

Favorite Artist, Alternative Rock
Imagine Dragons
Panic at the Disco

Portugal. The Man

Favorite Soundtrack
Black Panther
The Greatest Showman

The Fate of the Furious

Favorite Artist, Latin
J Balvin
Daddy Yankee

Ozuna

Favorite Artist, Contemporary Inspirational
Lauren Daigle
Mercyme

Zach Williams

Favorite Artist, Electronic Dance Music
The Chainsmokers
Marshmello

Zedd

Favorite Social Artist
BTS
Cardi B
Ariana Grande
Demi Lovato

Shawn Mendes

Favorite Music Video
“Havanna,” Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug
“Bodak Yellow (Money Moves),” Cardi B

“God’s Plan,” Drake

Favorite Tour of the Year
Beyoncé and JAY-Z
Bruno Mars
Ed Sheeran
Taylor Swift
U2

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