News September 13, 2018

Drake & Cardi B blitz the 2018 American Music Awards nominations

Staff Writer
Drake & Cardi B blitz the 2018 American Music Awards nominations

and prove to be at the peak of their popularity in the US, drawing eight nominations each for this year’s .

Ed Sheeran and Post Malone had six each, and Camila Cabello earned five.

They will be broadcast on the USABC channel from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on October 9, and hosted for a second year by Black-ish star Tracee Ellis Ross.

They are normally broadcast in Australia but details were not released as yet.

Here are the nominees in some key categories:

Favourite Artist of the Year

Drake

Imagine Dragons

Post Malone

Ed Sheeran

Taylor Swift

Favourite New Artist of the Year

Camila Cabello

Cardi B

Khalid

Dua Lipa

XXXTentacion

Favourite Female Artist Pop/Rock

Camila Cabello

Cardi B

Taylor Swift

Favourite Male Artist Pop/Rock

Drake

Post Malone

Ed Sheeran

Favourite Duo/Group Pop/Rock

Imagine Dragons

Maroon 5

Migos

Favourite Song Pop/Rock

Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug, Havana

Drake, God’s Plan

Ed Sheeran, Perfect

Favourite Album Pop/Rock

Drake, Scorpion

Ed Sheeran, Divide

Taylor Swift, Reputation

Favourite Artist – Alternative Rock

Imagine Dragons

Panic! At The Disco

Portugal. The Man

Favourite Male Artist Country

Kane Brown

Luke Bryan

Thomas Rhett

Favourite Album Country

Kane Brown, Kane Brown

Luke Combs, This One’s for You

Thomas Rhett, Life Changes

Favourite Song Country

Kane Brown, Heaven

Dan + Shay, Tequila

Bebe Rexha ft. Florida Georgia Line, Meant to Be

Favourite Female Artist Country

Kelsea Ballerini

Maren Morris

Carrie Underwood

Favourite Duo/Group Country

Dan + Shay

Florida Georgia Line

Lanco

Favourite Artist Rap/Hip-Hop

Cardi B

Drake

Post Malone

Favourite Male Artist Soul/R&B

Khalid

Bruno Mars

The Weeknd

Favourite Album Rap/Hip-Hop

Drake, Scorpion

Lil Uzi Vert, Luv Is Rage 2

Post Malone, Beerbongs & Bentleys

Favourite Song Rap/Hip-Hop

Cardi B, Bodak Yellow

Drake, God’s Plan

Post Malone ft. 21 Savage, rockstar

Favourite Album Soul/R&B

Khalid, American Teen

SZA, Ctrl

XXXentacion, 17

Favourite Artist Adult Contemporary

Shawn Mendes

Pink

Ed Sheeran

Favourite Female Artist Soul/R&B

Ella Mai

Rihanna

SZA

Favourite Song Soul/R&B

Khalid, Young Dumb & Broke

Ella Mai, Boo’d Up

Cardi B & Bruno Mars, Finesse

Favourite Soundtrack

Black Panther

The Greatest Showman

The Fate of the Furious

Favourite Artist EDM

The Chainsmokers

Marshmello

Zedd

Favourite Artist — Latin

J Balvin

Daddy Yankee

Ozuna

Favourite Artist – Contemporary Inspirational

Lauren Daigle

MercyMe

Zach Williams

Favourite Social Artist

BTS

Cardi B

Ariana Grande

Demi Lovato

Shawn Mendes

Favourite Music Video

Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug, Havana

Cardi B, Bodak Yellow

Drake, God’s Plan

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