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Bruno Mars leads ‘American Music Awards’ nominations this year

The AMAs are set to premiere in November

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The nominations are out for the “2017 American Music Awards,” which will be broadcasted live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on November 19th on ABC. The American Music Awards honors idols, newcomers and record-breakers in the contemporary music scene, including pop, rock, country, hip-hop and more. 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.

Bruno Mars leads with eight nominations this year, 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. American Music Awards 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.

Celebrated musician Bruno Mars’ third full-length studio album, “24K Magic,” debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart, granting the performer his third top 10 effort. The album spun off a trio of top 40-charting hits on the Billboard Hot 100 called “24K Magic,” “That’s What I Like” and “Versace On the Floor.” In 2017, “That’s What I Like” became Mars’ seventh No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, following his previous leaders “Uptown Funk!” (Mark Ronson featuring Mars), “When I Was Your Man,” “Locked Out of Heaven,” “Grenade,” “Just the Way You Are” and “Nothin’ On You” (B.o.B featuring Mars).

The “2017 American Music Awards” is produced by dick clark productions. Allen Shapiro and Mike Mahan are executive producers. Larry Klein, Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are producers

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Bruno Mars
The Chainsmokers
Drake
Kendrick Lamar
Ed Sheeran

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR
James Arthur
Niall Horan
Julia Michaels
Post Malone
Rae Sremmurd

COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR
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 WayneN“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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