10.13.2015

The Weeknd, Nicki Minaj Score American Music Awards Nominations

The Weeknd and Nicki Minaj are among the nominees for the 2015 American Music Awards.

Taylor Swift leads with six nominations, while The Weeknd and Ed Sheeran score five each, it was announced today on “Good Morning America” and Snapchat.

Minaj, Sam Smith, and Meghan Trainor earn four nominations apiece, while Drake, Chris Brown, and Fetty Wap are each nominated twice.

Drake, Fetty Wap, and Minaj will face off for Favorite Artist in the Rap/Hip-Hop category, while Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album includes J. Cole’s 2014 Forest Hills Drive, Drake’s If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late, and Minaj’s The Pinkprint.

Jennifer Lopez will host for the first time and perform live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Nov. 22.

Fans can vote for their favorites in each category starting today at AMAvote.com.

2015 American Music Awards Nominations

Artist of the Year
Luke Bryan
Ariana Grande
Maroon 5
Nicki Minaj
One Direction
Ed Sheeran
Sam Smith
Taylor Swift
Meghan Trainor
The Weeknd

New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s
Fetty Wap
Sam Hunt
Tove Lo
Walk The Moon
The Weeknd

Song of the Year
Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth – “See You Again”
Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars – “Uptown Funk!”
Ed Sheeran – “Thinking Out Loud”
Taylor Swift – “Blank Space”
The Weeknd – “Can’t Feel My Face”

Collaboration of the Year Un-leashed by T-Mobile
Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth – “See You Again”
Rihanna & Kanye West feat. Paul McCartney – “FourFiveSeconds”
Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars – “Uptown Funk!”
Skrillex & Diplo feat. Justin Bieber – “Where Are Ü Now”
Taylor Swift feat. Kendrick Lamar – “Bad Blood”

Favorite Male Artist – Pop/Rock
Nick Jonas
Ed Sheeran
Sam Smith

Favorite Female Artist – Pop/Rock
Ariana Grande
Taylor Swift
Meghan Trainor

Favorite Duo or Group – Pop/Rock
Maroon 5
One Direction
Walk The Moon

Favorite Album – Pop/Rock
Ed Sheeran – x
Sam Smith – In The Lonely Hour
Taylor Swift – 1989

Favorite Male Artist – Country
Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Sam Hunt

Favorite Female Artist – Country
Kelsea Ballerini
Miranda Lambert
Carrie Underwood

Favorite Duo or Group – Country
Zac Brown Band
Florida Georgia Line
Little Big Town

Favorite Album – Country
Jason Aldean – Old Boots, New Dirt
Florida Georgia Line – Anything Goes
Sam Hunt – Montevallo

Favorite Artist – Rap/Hip-Hop
Drake
Fetty Wap
Nicki Minaj

Favorite Album – Rap/Hip-Hop
J. Cole – 2014 Forest Hills Drive
Drake – If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late
Nicki Minaj – The Pinkprint

Favorite Male Artist – Soul/R&B
Chris Brown
Trey Songz
The Weeknd

Favorite Female Artist – Soul/R&B
Beyoncé
Mary J. Blige
Rihanna

Favorite Album – Soul/R&B
Chris Brown – X
D’Angelo and The Vanguard – Black Messiah
The Weeknd – Beauty Behind the Madness

Favorite Artist – Alternative Rock
Fall Out Boy
Hozier
Walk The Moon

Favorite Artist – Adult Contemporary
Ed Sheeran
Taylor Swift
Meghan Trainor

Favorite Artist – Latin
Enrique Iglesias
Ricky Martin
Romeo Santos

Favorite Artist – Contemporary Inspirational
Casting Crowns
Hillsong United
MercyMe

Favorite Artist – Electronic Dance Music (EDM)
Calvin Harris
David Guetta
Zedd

Top Soundtrack
Fifty Shades of Grey
Empire: Original Soundtrack from Season 1
Pitch Perfect 2