Taylor Swift tops the 2015 American Music Award nominations list
ABC confirmed the full list of 2015 American Music Award nominations this morning, with Taylor Swift leads the pack with 6 Nominations. Not far behind Swift are Ed Sheehan and The Weekend with 5 nominations each.
The American Music Awards officially announced the nominees earlier today, Joe Jonas and Charlie Puth announced the six categories of nominees on ABC’s “Good Morning America.”
Immediately following the broadcast, five additional categories were announced in real time exclusively via Snapchat (TheAMAs). ABC News then livestreamed the remaining 12 categories and included a recap of all nominees in the 11 previously-announced categories. (See the full list of nominees below). As previously announced, Jennifer Lopez will host and perform on the “2015 American Music Awards,” which will broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, November 22 at 8:00pm ET on ABC.
Taylor Swift leads this year with six nominations. Ed Sheehan and The Weekend tie with five nominations each, while Sam Hunt, Nicki Minaj, Sam Smith, Meghan Trainor and Walk the Moon earn three nominations each.
Additionally, Jason Aldean, Chris Brown, Luke Bryan, Drake, Fetty Wap, Florida Georgia Line, Ariana Grande, Maroon 5, Bruno Mars, One Direction, Charlie Puth, Rihanna, Mark Ronson and Wiz Khalifa each receive two nominations.
The Artist of the Year nominees are Luke Bryan, Ariana Grande, Maroon 5, Nicki Minaj, One Direction, Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, Taylor Swift, Meghan Trainor and The Weeknd. The ten nominees will be narrowed to five based on the votes received through November 11 at 11:59pm ET and the winner will be determined by the total votes received throughout the entire voting period.
The Song of The Year nominees are Wiz Khalifa Featuring Charlie Puth “See You Again,” Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars “Uptown Funk!,” Ed Sheehan “Thinking Out Loud,” Taylor Swift “Blank Space,” and The Weeknd “Can’t Feel My Face.”
As always at the American Music Awards, artists will be honored in the genres of Pop/Rock, Alternative Rock, Country, Rap/Hip-Hop, Soul/R&B, Adult Contemporary, Contemporary Inspirational, Latin, EDM, Soundtrack, Song of The Year, New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s, Collaboration of the Year Un-leashed by T-Mobile and Artist of the Year.