American Music Awards 2017 Nominations: Bruno Mars Takes The Lead, Daddy Yankee, Luis Fonsi Get Nods

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Bruno Mars got the most nominations for the American Music Awards with 8. Daddy Yankee and Luis Fonsi were other Latinos who were nominated with 4 nods each. Getty

The “2017 American Music Awards” will mark the 45th anniversary of the legendary music award show that has brought fans the biggest musical superstars and most compelling live performances over the last four decades. As the kick-off to this year’s highly anticipated show, international music sensation Ciara announced six categories from the “2017 American Music Awards” nominees live on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” followed by a full reveal of all nominees via Facebook Live on the American Music Awards and Billboard pages.

The American Music Awards, the world’s largest fan-voted awards show, is where music enthusiasts watch their favorite artists and pop culture icons come together to honor idols, newcomers and record-breakers in the contemporary music scene.  From Pop and Rock, to Country, Hip Hop and beyond, this year’s show will celebrate 45 years of the best moments in music with appearances by today’s brightest stars and live performances from the biggest names in music. The show will be broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 8:00pm ET on ABC

Bruno Mars leads with eight nominations, including Artist of the Year, Video of the Year, and Favorite Male Artist – Pop/Rock. The Chainsmokers, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Ed Sheeran and The Weeknd tied with five nominations each. Justin Bieber, Daddy Yankee and Luis Fonsi received four nominations each. Additionally, Keith Urban earned three nominations.

The Artist of the Year nominees are Bruno Mars, The Chainsmokers, Drake, Kendrick Lamar and Ed Sheeran. Voting for Artist of the Year is open and will close on Thursday, November 16 at 8:59:59pm PT.

AMAs nominees are based on key fan interactions as reflected in Billboard Magazine and on Billboard.com, including album and digital song sales, radio airplay, streaming, social activity and touring. These measurements are tracked by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Music and Next Big Sound.

The American Music Awards winners are voted entirely by fans. Voting is open in all categories except New Artist of the Year presented by T-Mobile and Collaboration of the Year presented by Xfinity, which will both open on Wednesday, November 1.

For New Artist of the Year presented by T-Mobile and Collaboration of the Year presented by Xfinity, fans can vote for each award 100 times per day, per voting platform in one or both of the ways below. Fans can vote for all other awards once per day, per voting platform: Via web at billboard.com/amas and theamas.com/vote , or posting a tweet on Twitter that includes the nominee's name or Twitter handle, the category name and #AMAs within the tweet.

2017 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS NOMINEES FULL LIST:

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

·       Bruno Mars

·       The Chainsmokers

·       Drake

·       Kendrick Lamar

·       Ed Sheeran

 

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR PRESENTED BY T-MOBILE

·       James Arthur

·       Niall Horan

·       Julia Michaels

·       Post Malone

·       Rae Sremmurd

 

COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR PRESENTED BY XFINITY

·       The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey “Closer”

·       DJ Khaled featuring Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper and Lil Wayne “I’m the One”

·       Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber “Despacito”

·       Maroon 5 featuring Kendrick Lamar “Don’t Wanna Know”

·       The Weeknd featuring Daft Punk “Starboy”

 

TOUR OF THE YEAR

·       Garth Brooks

·       Coldplay

·       U2

 

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

·       Bruno Mars “That’s What I Like”

·       Luis Fonsi featuring Daddy Yankee “Despacito”

·       Ed Sheeran “Shape of You”

 

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK

·       Bruno Mars

·       Drake

·       Ed Sheeran

 

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK

·       Alessia Cara

·       Lady Gaga

·       Rihanna

 

FAVORITE DUO OR GROUP – POP/ROCK

·       The Chainsmokers

·       Coldplay

·       Imagine Dragons

 

FAVORITE ALBUM – POP/ROCK

·       Bruno Mars “24K Magic”

·       Drake “More Life”

·       The Weeknd “Starboy”

 

FAVORITE SONG – POP/ROCK

·       The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey “Closer”

·       Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber “Despacito”

·       Ed Sheeran “Shape of You”

 

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – COUNTRY

·       Sam Hunt

·       Thomas Rhett

·       Keith Urban

 

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – COUNTRY

·       Miranda Lambert

·       Maren Morris

·       Carrie Underwood

 

FAVORITE DUO OR GROUP – COUNTRY

·       Florida Georgia Line

·       Little Big Town

·       Old Dominion

 

FAVORITE ALBUM – COUNTRY

·       Jason Aldean “They Don’t Know”

·       Chris Stapleton “From A Room: Volume 1”

·       Keith Urban “Ripcord”

 

FAVORITE SONG – COUNTRY

·       Sam Hunt “Body Like A Back Road”

·       Jon Pardi “Dirt On My Boots”

·       Keith Urban “Blue Ain’t Your Color”

 

FAVORITE ARTIST – RAP/HIP-HOP

·       Drake

·       Kendrick Lamar

·       Migos

 

FAVORITE ALBUM – RAP/HIP-HOP

·       Drake “More Life”

·       Kendrick Lamar “DAMN.”

·       Migos “Culture”

 

FAVORITE SONG – RAP/HIP-HOP

·       DJ Khaled featuring Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper and Lil Wayne “I’m the One”

·       Kendrick Lamar “HUMBLE.”

·       Rae Sremmurd featuring Gucci Mane “Black Beatles”

 

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B

·       Bruno Mars

·       Childish Gambino

·       The Weeknd

 

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B

·       Beyoncé

·       Kehlani

·       Rihanna

 

FAVORITE ALBUM – SOUL/R&B

·       Bruno Mars “24K Magic”

·       Childish Gambino “Awaken, My Love!”

·       The Weeknd “Starboy”

 

FAVORITE SONG – SOUL/R&B

·       Bruno Mars “That’s What I Like”

·       Khalid “Location”

·       The Weeknd “Starboy”

 

FAVORITE ARTIST – ALTERNATIVE ROCK

·       Imagine Dragons

·       Linkin Park

·       twenty one pilots

 

FAVORITE ARTIST – ADULT CONTEMPORARY

·       Bruno Mars

·       Shawn Mendes

·       Ed Sheeran

 

FAVORITE ARTIST - LATIN

·       Daddy Yankee

·       Luis Fonsi

·       Shakira

 

FAVORITE ARTIST – CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL

·       Lauren Daigle

·       MercyMe

·       Chris Tomlin

 

FAVORITE ARTIST – ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC (EDM)

·       The Chainsmokers

·       DJ Snake

·       Calvin Harris

 

TOP SOUNDTRACK

·       Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2: Awesome Mix Vol. 2

·       Moana

·       Trolls

 

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Maria G. Valdez

Maria was born and raised in Dominican Republic, where she began her career in journalism covering human interest stories, entertainment, beauty and wellness for a national magazine. She moved to New York City to study Musical Theatre, but went back to journalism after graduating in an attempt of becoming the Latina Carrie Bradshaw. She has an unhealthy obsession with JLo and claims to be Sofia Vergara’s long-lost daughter, and has tried a crazy amount of treatments to keep looking young. She became a Zumba instructor for fun.

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