Drake and Cardi B prove to be at the peak of their popularity in the US, drawing eight nominations each for this year’s American Music Awards.

Ed Sheeran and Post Malone had six each, and Camila Cabello earned five.

They will be broadcast on the USABC channel from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on October 9, and hosted for a second year by Black-ish star Tracee Ellis Ross.

They are normally broadcast in Australia but details were not released as yet.

Here are the nominees in some 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

Favourite 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 Artist – Alternative Rock

Imagine Dragons

Panic! At The Disco

Portugal. The Man

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

XXXentacion, 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 Artist — Latin

J Balvin

Daddy Yankee


Favorite Artist – Contemporary Inspirational

Lauren Daigle


Zach Williams

Favorite Social Artist


Cardi B

Ariana Grande

Demi Lovato

Shawn Mendes

Favourite Music Video

Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug, Havana

Cardi B, Bodak Yellow

Drake, God’s Plan

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