American Music Award Nominations - Taylor Is Tops!

With six nominations, Taylor Swift leads the way for this year's American Music Awards!  Ed Sheeran earned five nominations, and both artists will compete as finalists in the Artist of the Year and Song of the Year categories.

The AMA's base their nominations on album and digital sales, radio airplay, streaming, social activity, and tour data, though winners are mostly determined by fans.  Fan voting opens November 1, here, on the AMA website

Jennifer Lopez will host the show, airing live on Sunday, November 22nd at 8 p.m. on Channel 7.

Here is the full list of nominees:


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   
Fetty Wap 
Sam Hunt 
Tove Lo 
Walk The Moon 
The Weeknd

Song of the Year 
Wiz Khalifa Featuring Charlie Puth — "See You Again" 
Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars — "Uptown Funk" 
Ed Sheeran — "Thinking Out Loud" 
Taylor Swift — "Blank Space" 
The Weeknd — "Can’t Feel My Face"

Collaboration of the Year   
Wiz Khalifa Featuring Charlie Puth — "See You Again" 
Rihanna & Kanye West Featuring Paul McCartney — "FourFiveSeconds" 
Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars — "Uptown Funk" 
Skrillex & Diplo Featuring Justin Bieber — "Where Are Ü Now" 
Taylor Swift Featuring Kendrick Lamar — "Bad Blood"

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 
Ed Sheeran — x 
Sam Smith — In The Lonely Hour 
Taylor Swift — 1989

Favorite Male Artist — Country 
Jason Aldean 
Luke Bryan 
Sam Hunt

Favorite Female Artist — Country 
Kelsea Ballerini 
Miranda Lambert 
Carrie Underwood

Favorite Duo or Group — Countr
Zac Brown Band 
Florida Georgia Line 
Little Big Town

Favorite Album — Country 
Jason Aldean — Old Boots, New Dirt 
Florida Georgia Line — Anything Goes 
Sam Hunt — Montevallo

Favorite Artist — Rap/Hip-Hop
Drake 
Fetty Wap 
Nicki Minaj

Favorite Album — Rap/Hip-Hop 
J. Cole — 2014 Forest Hills Drive 
Drake — If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late 
Nicki Minaj — The Pinkprint

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 
Chris Brown — X 
D’Angelo and The Vanguard — Black Messiah 
The Weeknd — Beauty Behind the Madness

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 — EDM 
Calvin Harris 
David Guetta 
Zedd

Top Soundtrack 
Fifty Shades of Grey 
Empire: Original Soundtrack from Season 1 
Pitch Perfect 2




Source: Rolling Stone

Photo: Eric Jamison/AP