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American Music Awards 2018: Drake & Cardi B Top Slate of Nominees

American Music Awards 2018: Drake & Cardi B Top Slate of Nominees

The nominations for this year edition of prestigious annual award gala, American Music Awards, has been announced couple of days ago and sitting top of the slate is the Canadian rapper, Drake and New York queen diva Cardi B with 8-nods each.

Both has been top of the game in the year under preview and has their album among the top three best selling album of 2018 – 6god’s “Scorpion” album ranked top with 2.9Million sales and Cardi’s debut album “Invasion of Privacy” takes the third spot after Post Malone’s “Beerbongs & Bentleys” with 1.5Million sales.

Both rappers will slug it out for the award of “Video of the Year”, “Favorite Artist – Rap/HipHop” and “Favorite Song – Rap/HipHop”.

Cardi B fist fight with Nicki Minaj at the 2018 Harper’s Bazaar ICONS Party on New York Fashion Week and Drake’s reconciliation with old foe, Meek Meek at his ongoing “Three Amigos Tour” stop in Boston earlier this week has continued to take over headlines on top entertainment blogs and social media.

AMA will be aired on ABC at 8.00 PM ET October 9 (which is 1.00 PM October 10 in Nigeria). Voting has commenced on Billboard.Com/Ama2018.

Check out the full nominations below and watch the video of the announcement further below.

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Drake
Imagine Dragons
Post Malone
Ed Sheeran
Taylor Swift

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR PRESENTED BY CAPITAL ONE
Camila Cabello
Cardi B
Khalid
Dua Lipa
XXXTENTACION

COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR
Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug, “Havana”
Post Malone ft. 21 Savage, “Rockstar”
Bruno Mars & Cardi B, “Finesse”
Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line, “Meant To Be”
Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey, “The Middle”

TOUR OF THE YEAR
Beyoncé & JAY-­Z
Bruno Mars
Ed Sheeran
Taylor Swift
U2

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug, “Havana”
Cardi B, “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)”
Drake, “God’s Plan”

FAVORITE SOCIAL ARTIST
BTS
Cardi B
Ariana Grande
Demi Lovato
Shawn Mendes

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK
Drake
Malone
Ed Sheeran

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK
Camila Cabello
Cardi B
Taylor Swift

FAVORITE DUO OR GROUP – POP/ROCK
Imagine Dragons
Maroon 5
Migos

FAVORITE ALBUM – POP/ROCK
Drake, Scorpion
Ed Sheeran, ÷ (Divide)
Taylor Swift, reputation

FAVORITE SONG­ – POP/ROCK
Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug, “Havana”
Drake, “God’s Plan”
Ed Sheeran, “Perfect”

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – COUNTRY
Kane Brown
Luke Bryan
Thomas Rhett

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – COUNTRY
Kelsea Ballerini
Maren Morris
Carrie Underwood

FAVORITE DUO or GROUP – COUNTRY
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
LANCO

FAVORITE ALBUM – COUNTRY
Kane Brown, Kane Brown
Luke Combs, This One’s For You
Thomas Rhett, Life Changes

FAVORITE SONG – COUNTRY
Kane Brown, “Heaven”
Dan + Shay, “Tequila”
Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line, “Meant To Be”

FAVORITE ARTIST – RAP/HIP­HOP
Cardi B
Drake
Post Malone

FAVORITE ALBUM — RAP/HIP­HOP
Drake, Scorpion
Lil Uzi Vert, Luv Is Rage 2
Post Malone, beerbongs & bentleys

FAVORITE SONG — RAP/HIP­HOP
Cardi B “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)”
Drake “God’s Plan”
Post Malone ft. 21 Savage “Rockstar”

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST — SOUL/R&B
Khalid
Bruno Mars
The Weeknd

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST — SOUL/R&B
Ella Mai
Rihanna
SZA

FAVORITE ALBUM — SOUL/R&B
Khalid “American Teen”
SZA “CTRL”
XXXTENTACION “17”

FAVORITE SONG — SOUL/R&B
Khalid “Young Dumb & Broke”
Ella Mai “Boo’d Up”
Bruno Mars & Cardi B “Finesse”

FAVORITE ARTIST — ALTERNATIVE ROCK
Imagine Dragons
Panic! At The Disco
Portugal. The Man

FAVORITE ARTIST — ADULT CONTEMPORARY
Shawn Mendes
P!NK
Ed Sheeran

FAVORITE ARTIST — LATIN
J Balvin
Daddy Yankee
Ozuna

FAVORITE ARTIST — CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL
Lauren Daigle
MercyMe
Zach Williams

FAVORITE ARTIST — ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC (EDM)
The Chainsmokers
Marshmello
Zedd

FAVORITE SOUNDTRACK
Black Panther: The Album, Music From And Inspired By
The Greatest Showman
The Fate of the Furious: The Album

 

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