American Music Awards 2017: Bruno Mars Leads Nominations With 8

image from www.celebrityaccess.comOrganizers for the 2017 American Music Awards announced the nominees for the 45th edition of the annual event, with Bruno Mars leading the charge.  Mars picked up 8 AMA noms, 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. 

Voting for Artist of the Year opened today and will close on Thursday, November 16 at 8:59:59pm PT. Voting for all other editorial categories closes on Monday, November 13 at 8:59:59am PT. 

The awars show will be broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 8:00pm ET on ABC. 

The 2017 American Music Awards is produced by dick clark productions. Allen Shapiro and Mike Mahan are Executive Producers. Larry Klein, Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are Producers. 

The full list of Noms for the 2017 American Music Awards 

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

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