Announced this morning in part on Good Morning America and thereafter via Snapchat, Taylor Swift and her 2014 album 1989 will attempt to continue a victory run at this year’s American Music Awards ceremony with six nominations, including Artist and Song of the Year. Should she sweep this year’s ceremony, Swift will tie with the late Whitney Houston for most AMA awards for a female artist (22), and will be within Michael Jackson’s record (26).
The Weeknd, who is enjoying his ascension into the mainstream, was nominated for five awards, including Artist of the Year, Song of the Year, and for some dubious reason (with one tripartite mixtape from 2011/2012 and two LPs), New Artist of the Year.
Wiz Khalifa’s sentimental collaboration with Charlie Puth “See You Again,” featured prominently at the conclusion of Furious 7 in tribute to Paul Walker, was nominated for song of the year, along with the song you heard in every commercial, movie or TV show trailer, and radio station: Mark Ronson’s “Uptown Funk!” featuring Bruno Mars.
The American Music Awards will air on ABC on Sunday, November 22nd and will be hosted by Jennifer Lopez.
See the full list of nominees below:
Artist of the Year Luke Bryan Ariana Grande Maroon 5 Nicki Minaj One Direction Ed Sheeran 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 featuring Charlie Puth “Uptown Funk!” by Mark Ronson featuring 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 (UnLeashed by TMobile) “See You Again” by Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth “FourFiveSeconds” by Rihanna & Kanye West featuring Paul McCartney “Uptown Funk!” by Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars “Where Are Ü Now” by Jack Ü (Skrillex & Diplo) featuring Justin Bieber “Bad Blood” by Taylor Swift Featuring Kendrick Lamar
Favorite Male Artist – Pop/Rock Nick Jonas Ed Sheeran Sam Smith
Favorite Female Artist – Pop/Rock Ariana Grande Taylor Swift Meghan Trainor
Favorite Duo Or Group – Pop/Rock Maroon 5 One Direction Walk The Moon
Favorite Album – Pop/Rock X by Ed Sheeran In The Lonely Hour by Sam Smith 1989 by 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 Florida Georgia Line Little Big Town
Favorite Album – Country Old Boots, New Dirt by Jason Aldean Anything Goes by Florida Georgia Line Montevallo by Sam Hunt
Favorite Artist – Rap/HipHop Drake Fetty Wap Nicki Minaj
Favorite Album – Rap/HipHop 2014 Forest Hills Drive by J. Cole If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late by Drake The Pinkprint by 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 by Chris Brown Black Messiah by D’Angelo and The Vanguard Beauty Behind the Madness by 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
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