THE “2015 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS®” NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED: Taylor Swift Leads This Year with 6 Nominations, Ed Sheeran and The Weeknd Tie with 5 Nominations Each; 2015 Artist of the Year Nominees include Luke Bryan, Ariana Grande, Maroon 5, Nicki Minaj, One Direction, Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, Taylor Swift, The Weeknd and Meghan Trainor; Jennifer Lopez Will Host the “2015 American Music Awards” Live from the Microsoft Theater on SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 22 at 8:00pm ET on ABC

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THE “2015 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS®”

NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED

Taylor Swift Leads This Year with 6 Nominations, Ed Sheeran and

The Weeknd Tie with 5 Nominations Each

2015 Artist of the Year Nominees include Luke Bryan, Ariana Grande, Maroon 5, Nicki Minaj, One Direction, Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, Taylor Swift, The Weeknd and Meghan Trainor

Jennifer Lopez Will Host the “2015 American Music Awards” Live from the

Microsoft Theater on SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 22 at 8:00pm ET on ABC

The American Music Awards, the world’s biggest fan-voted award show, announced today the “2015 American Music Awards” nominees. Recording artists Joe Jonas and Charlie Puth rose at the crack of dawn to reveal six categories of nominees on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” Immediately following the broadcast, five additional categories were announced in real time exclusively via Snapchat (TheAMAs). ABC News then livestreamed the remaining 12 categories and included a recap of all nominees in the 11 previously-announced categories. (See the full list of nominees below). As previously announced, Jennifer Lopez will host and perform on the “2015 American Music Awards,” which will broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, November 22 at 8:00pm ET on ABC.

Taylor Swift leads this year with six nominations. Ed Sheeran and The Weeknd tie with five nominations each, while Sam Hunt, Nicki Minaj, Sam Smith, Meghan Trainor and Walk the Moon earn three nominations each. Additionally, Jason Aldean, Chris Brown, Luke Bryan, Drake, Fetty Wap, Florida Georgia Line, Ariana Grande, Maroon 5, Bruno Mars, One Direction, Charlie Puth, Rihanna, Mark Ronson and Wiz Khalifa each receive two nominations.

The Artist of the Year nominees are Luke Bryan, Ariana Grande, Maroon 5, Nicki Minaj, One Direction, Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, Taylor Swift, Meghan Trainor and The Weeknd. The ten nominees will be narrowed to five based on the votes received through November 11 at 11:59pm ET and the winner will be determined by the total votes received throughout the entire voting period.

The Song of The Year nominees are Wiz Khalifa Featuring Charlie Puth “See You Again,” Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars “Uptown Funk!,” Ed Sheeran “Thinking Out Loud,” Taylor Swift “Blank Space,” and The Weeknd “Can’t Feel My Face.”

As always at the American Music Awards, artists will be honored in the genres of Pop/Rock, Alternative Rock, Country, Rap/Hip-Hop, Soul/R&B, Adult Contemporary, Contemporary Inspirational, Latin, EDM, Soundtrack, Song of The Year, New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s, Collaboration of the Year Un-leashed by T-Mobile and Artist of the Year.

American Music Awards nominees are based on key fan interactions as reflected in Billboard Magazine and on Billboard.com, including album and digital singles sales, radio airplay, streaming, social activity and touring. These measurements are tracked by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Entertainment and Next Big Sound.

The American Music Awards winners are voted entirely by fans. Voting opened today in all categories except those listed below. Fans can vote for each category once per day, per platform in any (or many) of the below ways:

  • Via AMAvote.com 
  • Posting a status on Facebook that includes the nominee’s name and the category’s hashtag within the post(s).
  • Posting a tweet on Twitter that includes the nominee’s name or Twitter handle, the category name and #AMAs within the post(s).

Voting for New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s and Collaboration of the Year Un-leashed by T-Mobile will open on November 1 at 12:01am ET. More information on voting for these categories will be provided in the coming weeks.

Preceding the ABC broadcast for the 7th consecutive year will be the “Coca-Cola Red Carpet LIVE! @ The 2015 AMAs” pre-show. Live coverage will stream online for fans worldwide starting at 5:00pm ET / 2:00pm PT on November 22nd at Yahoo, this year’s official digital distributor of the American Music Awards pre-show. The live stream can also be watched at TheAMAs.com and ABC.com

The “2015 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.

Below please find the full list of nominations for the 2015 American Music Awards®:

2015 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS® 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 PRESENTED BY KOHL’S

  • 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 UN-LEASHED BY T-MOBILE

  • 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 – COUNTRY

  • 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 – ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC (EDM)

  • Calvin Harris
  • David Guetta
  • Zedd

TOP SOUNDTRACK

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

For the latest American Music Awards news, exclusive content and more, be sure to follow the AMAs on social and join the conversation by using the official hashtag for the show, #AMAs.

Facebook: Facebook.com/AMAs

Twitter: @TheAMAs

Instagram: @TheAMAs

Snapchat: TheAMAs

Tumblr:  americanmusicawards.tumblr.com

Vine: TheAMAs

Cheat tweet: Congrats @taylorswift13@edsheeran and @theweeknd who lead with the most @TheAMAs nominations! #AMAs 

Tickets are now on sale at www.axs.com.

 

About the American Music Awards

The American Music Awards features performances from today’s hottest artists and presents fan-voted awards in the categories of Pop/Rock, Alternative Rock, Country, Rap/Hip-Hop, Soul/R&B, Adult Contemporary, Contemporary Inspirational, Latin, EDM, Soundtrack, Song of The Year, New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s, Collaboration of the Year Un-leashed by T-Mobile and Artist of the Year.  The American Music Awards pays tribute to today’s most influential and iconic artists.  The show is produced by dick clark productions and is seen in more than 160 countries around the world. For more information, visit www.theamas.comwww.dickclark.com or abc.go.com/shows/american-music-awards.


About dick clark productions

dick clark productions (dcp) is the world’s largest producer and proprietor of televised live event entertainment programming with the “Academy of Country Music Awards,” “American Country Countdown Awards,” “American Music Awards,” “Billboard Music Awards,” “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest,” “Golden Globe Awards,” “Hollywood Film Awards” and the “Streamy Awards.” Weekly television programming includes “So You Think You Can Dance” from 19 Entertainment, a division of CORE Media Group and dcp; “World’s Funniest” from Jukin Media and dcp; as well as “BOOM!” from Keshet DCP, the joint venture between Keshet International (KI), the global distribution and production arm of Keshet Media Group and DC Media, the parent company of dcp.  dcp also owns one of the world’s most unique and extensive entertainment archive libraries with more than 55 years of award-winning shows, historic programs, specials, performances and legendary programming. For additional information, visit www.dickclark.com.  

 

 

NOMINATIONS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER (BY FIRST NAME):

Ariana Grande: (2) Artist of the Year, Favorite Female Artist-Pop/Rock

Beyoncé: (1) Favorite Female Artist-Soul/R&B

Bruno Mars: (2) Song of the Year, Collaboration of the Year Un-leashed by T-Mobile

Charlie Puth: (2) Song of the Year, Collaboration of the Year Un-leashed by T-Mobile

Calvin Harris: (1) Favorite Artist-Electronic Dance Music (EDM)

Carrie Underwood: (1) Favorite Female Artist-Country

Casting Crowns: (1) Favorite Artist-Contemporary Inspirational

Chris Brown: (2) Favorite Male Artist-Soul/R&B, Favorite Album-Soul/R&B

D’Angelo and The Vanguard: (1) Favorite Album-Soul/R&B

David Guetta: (1) Favorite Artist-Electronic Dance Music (EDM)

Diplo: (1) Collaboration of the Year Un-leashed By T-Mobile

Drake: (2) Favorite Artist-Rap/Hip-Hop, Favorite Album-Rap/Hip-Hop

Ed Sheeran: (5) Artist of the Year, Song of the Year, Favorite Male Artist-Pop/Rock, Favorite Album-Pop/Rock, Favorite Artist-Adult Contemporary

Empire: Original Soundtrack from Season 1: (1) Top Soundtrack

Enrique Iglesias: (1) Favorite Artist-Latin

Fall Out Boy: (1) Favorite Artist-Alternative Rock

Fetty Wap: (2) New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s, Favorite Artist-Rap/Hip-Hop

Fifty Shades of Grey: (1) Top Soundtrack

Florida Georgia Line: (2) Favorite Duo or Group-Country, Favorite Album-Country

Hillsong United: (1) Favorite Artist-Contemporary Inspirational

Hozier: (1) Favorite Artist-Alternative Rock

J. Cole: (1) Favorite Album-Rap/Hip-Hop

Jason Aldean: (2) Favorite Male Artist-Country, Favorite Album-Country

Justin Bieber: (1) Collaboration of the Year Un-leashed by T-Mobile

Kanye West: (1) Collaboration of the Year Un-leashed by T-Mobile

Kelsea Ballerini: (1) Favorite Female Artist-Country

Kendrick Lamar: (1) Collaboration of the Year Un-leashed by T-Mobile

Little Big Town: (1) Favorite Duo or Group-Country

Luke Bryan: (2) Artist of the Year, Favorite Male Artist-Country

Maroon 5: (2) Artist of the Year, Favorite Duo or Group-Pop/Rock

Mark Ronson: (2) Song of the Year, Collaboration of the Year Un-leashed by T-Mobile

Mary J. Blige: (1) Favorite Female Artist-Soul/R&B

Meghan Trainor: (3) Artist of the Year, Favorite Female Artist-Pop/Rock, Favorite Artist-Adult Contemporary

MercyMe: (1) Favorite Artist-Contemporary Inspiration

Miranda Lambert: (1) Favorite Female Artist-Country

Nick Jonas: (1) Favorite Male Artist- Pop/Rock

Nicki Minaj: (3) Artist of the Year, Favorite Artist-Rap/Hip-Hop, Favorite Album-Rap/Hip-Hop

One Direction: (2) Artist of the Year, Favorite Duo or Group-Pop/Rock

Paul McCartney: (1) Collaboration of the Year Un-leashed by T-Mobile

Pitch Perfect 2: (1) Top Soundtrack

Ricky Martin: (1) Favorite Artist-Latin

Rihanna: (2) Favorite Female Artist-Soul/R&B, Collaboration of the Year Un-leashed by T-Mobile

Romeo Santos: (1) Favorite Artist-Latin

Sam Hunt: (3) New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s, Favorite Male Artist-Country, Favorite Album-Country

Sam Smith: (3) Artist of the Year, Favorite Male Artist-Pop/Rock, Favorite Album-Pop/Rock

Skrillex: (1) Collaboration of the Year Un-leashed by T-Mobile

Taylor Swift: (6) Artist of the Year, Song of the Year, Favorite Female Artist-Pop/Rock, Favorite Album-Pop/Rock, Favorite Artist-Adult Contemporary, Collaboration of the Year Un-leashed by T-Mobile

The Weeknd: (5) Artist of the Year, New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s, Song of the Year, Favorite Male Artist-Soul/R&B, Favorite Album-Soul/R&B

Tove Lo: (1) New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s

Trey Songz: (1) Favorite Male Artist-Soul/R&B

Walk the Moon: (3) New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s, Favorite Duo or Group-Pop/Rock, Favorite Artist-Alternative Rock

Wiz Khalifa: (2) Song of the Year, Collaboration of the Year Un-leashed by T-Mobile

Zac Brown Band: (1) Favorite Duo or Group-Country

Zedd: (1) Favorite Artist-Electronic Dance Music (EDM)

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