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2015 American Music Awards Nominations Announced

Today on ABC’s “Good Morning America” recording artists Joe Jonas and Charlie Puth announced the six categories of nominees for the 2015 American Music Awards. Following the broadcast, five categories were announced via Snapchat (TheAMAs). ABC News then live streamed the remaining 12 categories and included a recap of the 11 categories previously announced.

Taylor Swift leads the pack with six nominations, while Ed Sheeran and The Weeknd tie with five nominations each. All categories and nominees will be listed below.

Jennifer Lopez will host and perform at the 2015 AMAs. The world’s biggest fan voted award show will broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles Sunday, November 22 at 8 pm ET on ABC.

The 7th consecutive “Coca-Cola Red Carpet LIVE! @ The 2015 AMAs” pre show will air before the ABC broadcast. Live coverage will stream online for fans worldwide to view starting at 5 m ET/2 pm PT on November 22 at Yahoo. The live stream can also be watched at TheAMAs.com and ABC.com.

AMA nominees are based on fan interactions as reflected in Billboard Magazine and on Billboard.com; these include album and digital single sales, radio airplay, streaming, social activity, and touring. These measurements were tracked by Billboard and its data partners.

The winners are voted entirely by fans. Voting opened today in all categories except for New Artist of the Year presented by Kohl’s and Collaboration of the Year Un-leased by T-Mobile, which will open on November 1 at 12:01am ET. More information on voting for these categories will be announced in the coming weeks.

Fans can vote for each category once a day, per platform in any (or many) in the following ways:

  • Via AMAvote.com
  • Posting a status on Facebook that includes the nominee’s name and the category’s hashtag within the post(s).
  • Posting a tweet on Twitter that includes the nominee’s name or Twitter handle, the category name and #AMAs within the post(s).

2015 American Music Awards Nominees 

ARTIST OF THE YEAR 

  • Luke Bryan
  • Ariana Grande
  • Maroon 5
  • Nicki Minaj
  • One Direction
  • Ed Sheehan
  • 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 

  • “See You Again” by Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth
  • “Uptown Funk!” by Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars
  • “Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran
  • “Blank Space” by Taylor Swift
  • “Can’t Feel My Face” by The Weeknd

 

COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR UN-LEASHED BY T-MOBILE 

  • “See You Again” by Wiz Khalife ft. Charlie Puth
  • “FourFiveSeconds” by Rihanna & Kanye West ft. Paul McCartney
  • “Uptown Funk!” by Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars
  • “Where Are Ü Now” by Skrillex & Diplo ft. Justin Bieber
  • “Bad Blood” by Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar

 

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST-POP/ROCK 

  • Nick Jonas
  • Ed Sheeran
  • Sam Smith

 

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST-POP/ROCK

  • Ariana Grande
  • Taylor Swfit
  • Meghan Trainor

 

FAVORITE DUO OR GROUP-POP/ROCK

  • Maroon 5
  • One Direction
  • Walk The Moon

 

FAVORITE ALBUM-POP/ROCK 

  • “x” Ed Sheeran
  • “In The Lonely Hour” Sam Smith
  • “1989” Taylor Swift

 

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
  • Floride Georgia Line
  • Little Big Town

 

FAVORITE ALBUM-COUNTRY

  • “Old Boots, New Dirt” Jason Aldean
  • “Anything Goes” Florida Georgia Line
  • “Montevallo” Sam Hunt

 

FAVORITE ARTIST-RAP/HIP-HOP 

  • Drake
  • Fetty Wap
  • Nicki Minaj

 

FAVORITE ALBUM-RAP/HIP-HOP 

  • “2014 Forest Hills Drive” J.Cole
  • “If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late” Drake
  • ‘The Pinkprint” Nicki Minaj

 

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

  • “X” Chris Brown
  • “Black Messiah” D’Angelo and The Vanguard
  • “Beauty Behind the Madness” The Weeknd

 

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

 

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