2015 American Music Awards Nominees Unveiled

The 2015 American Music Awards nominees have been unveiled and lets just say that the lineup features a slew of the artists that we continuously hear on the radio and read about on the web. On Tuesday morning (Oct. 13), DNCE’s Joe Jonas and Charlie Puth of “See You Again” fame, made the official announcement during Good Morning America. Leading the pack with a total of six nominations is Taylor Swift who’s nominated categories include “Song of the Year” for “Blank Space” and “Favorite Pop/Rock Album” for 1989. As of now, Swift has won a total of 16 AMAs, but if she wins all six of the categories she’s been nominated for, she will sweep right past Whitney Houston’s history-making 21 wins.

Trailing behind Swift with a total of five nominations apiece is Swift’s “biffle,” Ed Sheeran and The Weeknd. Both musicians will go head to head in the “Artist of the Year” category as well as the “Song of the Year” category. Coming in behind Sheeran and the Weeknd with a total of four nominations apiece are Sam Smith, Nicki Minaj, and Meghan Trainor. The full list of the AMA categories as well as the nominees can be seen below.


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

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”

New Artist of the Year
Fetty Wap
Sam Hunt
Walk The Moon
The Weeknd

Favorite Pop/Rock Album
X, Ed Sheeran
In the Lonely Hour, Sam Smith
1989, Taylor Swift

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

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

Favorite Duo/Group: Pop/Rock
Maroon 5
One Direction
Walk the Moon

Favorite EDM Album
Calvin Harris
David Guetta

Favorite Female Country Artist
Kelsea Ballerini
Miranda Lambert
Carrie Underwood

Favorite Male Country Artist
Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Sam Hunt

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

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

Favorite Artist: Adult Contemporary
Ed Sheeran
Taylor Swift
Meghan Trainor

Favorite Artist: Soul/R&B
Mary J. Blige

Favorite Soul/R&B Album
X: Chris Brown
Black Messiah, D’Angelo
Beauty Behind The Madness, The Weeknd

Favorite Artist: Rap/Hip-Hop
Fetty Wap
Nicki Minaj

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

Favorite Soundtrack
Fifty Shades of Grey
Pitch Perfect 2

T-Mobile’s Collaboration of the Year
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 Artist: Latin
Enrique Iglesias
Ricky Martin
Romeo Santos

Favorite Artist: Contemporary Inspirational
Casting Crowns
Hillsong United

The 2015 American Music Awards will air live on Sunday, Nov. 22, on ABC. Jennifer Lopez is set to host the show for the first time. For more information about the show or to already cast your votes, head on over to AMAvote.com where the polls are officially open.

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