2018 American Music Awards Nominations Are In!

2018 American Music Awards Nominations Are In! 

Posted: 4:04 pm Wednesday, September 12th, 2018

By Chase

Bebe Rexha, Ella Mai, Normani and country star Kane Brown announced the nominees live from YouTube Space!


Drake and Cardi B topped the list of nominees for this year’s AMA’s! They grabbed eight nominations each, followed by Ed Sheeran and Post Malone, who earned six each, and Camila Cabello with five.


The 2018 American Music Awards will air live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on October 9 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.


Here are the nominees in key categories:


Favorite Artist of the Year
Imagine Dragons
Post Malone
Ed Sheeran
Taylor Swift


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


Favorite Female Artist Pop/Rock
Camila Cabello
Cardi B
Taylor Swift

Favorite Male Artist Pop/Rock
Post Malone
Ed Sheeran

Favorite Duo/Group Pop/Rock
Imagine Dragons
Maroon 5

Favorite Song Pop/Rock
Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug “Havana”
Drake, “God’s Plan”
Ed Sheeran, “Perfect”


Favorite Album Pop/Rock
Drake, Scorpion
Ed Sheeran, Divide
Taylor Swift, Reputation


Favorite Male Artist Country
Kane Brown
Luke Bryan
Thomas Rhett


Favorite Album Country
Kane Brown, Kane Brown
Luke Combs, This One’s for You
Thomas Rhett, Life Changes


Favorite Song Country
Kane Brown, “Heaven”
Dan Shay, “Tequila”
Bebe Rexha ft. Florida Georgia Line, “Meant to Be”


Favorite Female Artist Country
Kelsea Ballerini
Maren Morris
Carrie Underwood

Favorite Duo/Group Country
Dan Shay
Florida Georgia Line

Favorite Artist Rap/Hip-Hop
Cardi B
Post Malone

Favorite Male Artist Soul/R&B
Bruno Mars
The Weeknd

Favorite Album Rap/Hip-Hop
Drake, Scorpion
Lil Uzi Vert, Luv Is Rage 2
Post Malone, Beerbongs & Bentleys

Favorite Song Rap/Hip-Hop
Cardi B, “Bodak Yellow”
Drake, “God’s Plan”
Post Malone ft. 21 Savage, “rockstar”

Favorite Album Soul/R&B
Khalid, American Teen
SZA, Ctrl
XXXTentacion, 17

Favorite Artist Adult Contemporary
Shawn Mendes
Ed Sheeran

Favorite Female Artist Soul/R&B
Ella Mai

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

Favorite Soundtrack
Black Panther
The Greatest Showman
The Fate of the Furious

Favorite Artist EDM
The Chainsmokers

Favorite Social Artist
Cardi B
Ariana Grande
Demi Lovato
Shawn Mendes

Favorite Music Video
Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug, “Havana”
Cardi B, “Bodak Yellow”
Drake, “God’s Plan”