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Drake, Cardi B Lead American Music Awards Nominations

Drake and Cardi B lead the nominees for the 2018 American Music Awards.

The 6 God is up for the night’s biggest honor, Artist of the Year, where he will face off against Imagine Dragons, Post Malone, Ed Sheeran, and Taylor Swift. He is also nominated for Favorite Male Artist — Pop/Rock, while “God’s Plan” is nominated for Video of the Year.

Cardi B scores her first-ever AMA nominations in categories including New Artist of the Year, Video of the Year (“Bodak Yellow”), Favorite Female Artist — Pop/Rock, and Favorite Artist — Rap/Hip-Hop.

The late XXXTentacion also earns a pair of nominations for New Artist of the Year and Favorite Album — Soul/R&B for 2017’s 17.

Hosted by Tracee Ellis Ross, the 2018 AMAs will air live on Oct. 9 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC. Voting is now open to fans.

2018 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS NOMINEES

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Drake
Imagine Dragons
Post Malone
Ed Sheeran
Taylor Swift

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR PRESENTED BY CAPITAL ONE
Camila Cabello
Cardi B
Khalid
Dua Lipa
XXXTentacion

COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR
Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug – “Havana”
Post Malone ft. 21 Savage – “Rockstar”
Bruno Mars & Cardi B – “Finesse”
Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line – “Meant To Be”
Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey – “The Middle”

TOUR OF THE YEAR
Beyoncé & JAY-­Z
Bruno Mars
Ed Sheeran
Taylor Swift
U2

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug – “Havana”
Cardi B – “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)”
Drake – “God’s Plan”

FAVORITE SOCIAL ARTIST
BTS
Cardi B
Ariana Grande
Demi Lovato
Shawn Mendes

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST — POP/ROCK
Drake
Malone
Ed Sheeran

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST — POP/ROCK
Camila Cabello
Cardi B
Taylor Swift

FAVORITE DUO OR GROUP — POP/ROCK
Imagine Dragons
Maroon 5
Migos

FAVORITE ALBUM — POP/ROCK
Drake – Scorpion
Ed Sheeran – ÷ (Divide)
Taylor Swift – reputation

FAVORITE SONG­ — POP/ROCK
Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug – “Havana”
Drake – “God’s Plan”
Ed Sheeran – “Perfect”

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST — COUNTRY
Kane Brown
Luke Bryan
Thomas Rhett

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST — COUNTRY
Kelsea Ballerini
Maren Morris
Carrie Underwood

FAVORITE DUO OR GROUP — COUNTRY
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
LANCO

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 & Florida Georgia Line – “Meant To Be”

FAVORITE ARTIST — RAP/HIP­-HOP
Cardi B
Drake
Post Malone

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 (Money Moves)”
Drake – “God’s Plan”
Post Malone ft. 21 Savage – “Rockstar”

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST — SOUL/R&B
Khalid
Bruno Mars
The Weeknd

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST — SOUL/R&B
Ella Mai
Rihanna
SZA

FAVORITE ALBUM — SOUL/R&B
Khalid – American Teen
SZA – CTRL
XXXTentacion – 17

FAVORITE SONG — SOUL/R&B
Khalid – “Young Dumb & Broke”
Ella Mai – “Boo’d Up”
Bruno Mars & Cardi B – “Finesse”

FAVORITE ARTIST — ALTERNATIVE ROCK
Imagine Dragons
Panic! At The Disco
Portugal. The Man

FAVORITE ARTIST — ADULT CONTEMPORARY
Shawn Mendes
P!NK
Ed Sheeran

FAVORITE ARTIST — LATIN
J Balvin
Daddy Yankee
Ozuna

FAVORITE ARTIST — CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL
Lauren Daigle
MercyMe
Zach Williams

FAVORITE ARTIST — ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC (EDM)
The Chainsmokers
Marshmello
Zedd

FAVORITE SOUNDTRACK
Black Panther: The Album, Music From And Inspired By
The Greatest Showman
The Fate of the Furious: The Album

 

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