ABC announced the nominees for the 2019 American Music Awards on Thursday. AMA nominee Ella Mai confirmed the names in four categories during ABC’s “Good Morning America,” followed by additional nominees announced via the AMAs social media accounts. Mai also announced nominees via Billboard Magazine’s social media platforms to wrap up the day. This year’s event will broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on November 24th on ABC.
Two-time AMA winner Post Malone is the most nominated artist this year with seven total nominations. His nominations include Artist of the Year, Collaboration of the Year, and Favorite Male Artist – Pop/Rock. Three-time AMA winner Ariana Grande and first-time AMA nominee Billie Eilish each received six nods each, including Favorite Music Video, Favorite Social Artist, Favorite Female Artist – Pop/Rock and Favorite Album – Pop/Rock. Lil Nas X and Taylor Swift are tied with five nominations each, followed by Billy Ray Cyrus, Khalid and Ella Mai with four nominations each.
Nominees for the coveted Artist of the Year category are Drake, Ariana Grande, Halsey, Post Malone, and Taylor Swift. Swift is the current record holder in this category with four wins throughout her career. Swift could also go on to surpass Michael Jackson’s record for most AMA wins of all time, 24, should she win in two of the five categories which she is nominated. Swift and Alabama are currently tied with 23 all-time AMA wins.
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 some of the best moments in music with appearances by today’s brightest stars and live performances from the biggest names in the industry.
American Music Awards nominees are based on key fan interactions as reflected on Billboard.com, including streaming, album and digital song sales, radio airplay, social activity, and touring. These measurements are tracked by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Music and Next Big Sound, and reflect the time period of September 28, 2018, through September 26, 2019. The American Music Awards winners are voted entirely by fans.
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