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LIST: Bruno Mars, Drake & Ed Sheeran Lead Pack of Nominees for American Music Awards

October 12, 2017

Bruno MarsDrakeEd Sheeran, and The Chainsmokers all racked up multiple nominations for the 45th annual American Music Awards today.


The first set of nominees were announced on ABC's Good Morning America today (October 12). The complete list was released later. 

The American Music Awards will be broadcast live on ABC from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, November 19 at 8pm ET on ABC. The program's host (and the event's performers) have not been announced yet.

Here's a look at the key caterogies that were announced today:

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

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

TOUR OF THE YEAR

  • Garth Brooks
  • Coldplay
  • U2

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

  • Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee, “Despacito”
  • Bruno Mars, “That’s What I Like”
  • Ed Sheeran, “Shape of You”

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK

  • Drake
  • Bruno Mars
  • 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

  • Drake, More Life
  • Bruno Mars, 24K Magic
  • The Weeknd, Starboy

FAVORITE SONG – POP/ROCK

  • The Chainsmokers feat. Halsey, “Closer”
  • Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber, “Despacito”
  • Ed Sheeran, “Shape of You”

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 feat. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper & Lil Wayne, “I’m The One”
  • Kendrick Lamar, “Humble.”
  • Rae Sremmurd feat. Gucci Mane, “Black Beatles”

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B

  • Childish Gambino
  • Bruno Mars
  • The Weeknd

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B

  • Beyonce
  • Kehlani
  • Rihanna

FAVORITE ALBUM – SOUL/R&B

  • Childish Gambino, Awaken My Love!
  • Bruno Mars, 24K Magic
  • The Weeknd, Starboy

FAVORITE SONG – SOUL/R&B

  • Khalid, “Location”
  • Bruno Mars, “That’s What I Like”
  • 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

  • Luis Fonsi
  • Daddy Yankee
  • Shakira

FAVORITE ARTIST – ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC (EDM)

  • The Chainsmokers
  • Calvin Harris
  • DJ Snake

TOP SOUNDTRACK

  • Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2: Awesome Mix Vol. 2
  • Moana
  • Trolls

Fans can vote on the American Music Awards website.