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Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran Lead American Music Award Nominations

Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran and the Weeknd lead the list of nominees for this year’s American Music Awards.

Swift, the reigning queen of the pop world, grabbed a total of six nominations, including a bid for artist of the year. Sheeran and Canadian singer-songwriter the Weeknd tied with five apiece. Both are also nommed for artist of the year.

Other contenders for artist of the year are Luke Bryan, Ariana Grande, Maroon 5, Nicki Minaj, One Direction, Sam Smith and Meghan Trainor. The field will be narrowed to five nominees based on fan voting tallied through Nov. 11.

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.”

Jennifer Lopez hosts this year’s ceremony, to air live Nov. 22 on ABC, originating from Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater.

Here is the complete list of nominations:

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

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