2019 American Music Awards: And The Nominees Are...

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As the kick-off to this year’s highly anticipated “2019 American Music Awards,” chart-topping artist and AMA nominee Ella Mai today announced the “2019 American Music Awards” nominees in four categories LIVE on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” followed by additional nominees announced via the AMAs social media accounts. Rounding out the morning, Mai also announced nominees via Billboard Magazine’s social media platforms.

The “2019 American Music Awards” will broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, Nov. 24, at 8:00 p.m. EST on ABC. Two-time AMA winner Post Malone is the most nominated artist this year with seven total nominations, including Artist of the Year, Collaboration of the Year and Favorite Male Artist – Pop/Rock.

Three-time AMA winner Ariana Grande and first-time AMA nominee Billie Eilish each received six nods, including Favorite Music Video, Favorite Social Artist, Favorite Female Artist – Pop/Rock and Favorite Album – Pop/Rock. Lil Nas X and Taylor Swift are tied with five nominations each, followed by Billy Ray Cyrus, Khalid and Ella Mai with four each. Nominees for the coveted Artist of the Year category are Drake, Ariana Grande, Halsey, Post Malone and Taylor Swift. Swift is the current record holder in this category with four wins. Swift could also go on to surpass Michael Jackson’s record for most AMA wins of all time, 24, should she win in two of the five categories which she is nominated. Swift and Alabama are currently tied with 23 all-time AMA wins. The American Music Awards, the world’s largest fan-voted awards show, is where music enthusiasts watch their favorite artists and pop culture icons come together to honor idols, newcomers and record-breakers in the contemporary music scene. From Pop and Rock to Country, Hip Hop and beyond, this year’s show will celebrate some of the best moments in music with appearances by today’s brightest stars and live performances from the biggest names in the industry.

American Music Awards nominees are based on key fan interactions as reflected on Billboard.com, including streaming, album and digital song sales, radio airplay, social activity, and touring. These measurements are tracked by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Music and Next Big Sound, and reflect the time period of Sept. 28, 2018, through Sept. 26, 2019.

The American Music Awards winners are voted entirely by fans. Voting is now open for all AMA categories. Fans can access the official voting ballot for the AMAs directly by visiting goo.gle/AMAsVote or by going to Google.com and using the search terms “AMAs Vote” or “[Nominee Name] AMAs Vote.”

Fans can submit up to 30 votes per category, per day, per Google account while voting is open. Voting will close on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, at 11:59:59 p.m. PST.

“2019 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS” NOMINEES

ARTIST OF THE YEAR 
Drake 
Ariana Grande 
Halsey 
Post Malone 
Taylor Swift

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR 
Luke Combs
Billie Eilish
Lil Nas X
Lizzo
Ella Mai

COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR 
Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper “Shallow” 
Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus “Old Town Road” 
Marshmello & Bastille “Happier” 
Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello “Señorita”  
Post Malone & Swae Lee “Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)”

TOUR OF THE YEAR 
BTS 
Ariana Grande 
Elton John 
P!nk 
Ed Sheeran

FAVORITE MUSIC VIDEO 
Billie Eilish “bad guy” 
Ariana Grande “7 rings” 
Halsey “Without Me” 
Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus “Old Town Road” 
Taylor Swift “You Need to Calm Down”

FAVORITE SOCIAL ARTIST 
BTS 
Billie Eilish
EXO
Ariana Grande 
Shawn Mendes

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK  
Drake 
Khalid 
Post Malone

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK  
Billie Eilish 
Ariana Grande 
Taylor Swift

FAVORITE DUO OR GROUP – POP/ROCK  
BTS 
Jonas Brothers 
Panic! At The Disco

FAVORITE ALBUM – POP/ROCK  
Billie Eilish “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?” 
Ariana Grande “thank u, next” 
Taylor Swift “Lover”

FAVORITE SONG – POP/ROCK 
Halsey “Without Me” 
Jonas Brothers “Sucker” 
Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus “Old Town Road” 
Panic! At The Disco “High Hopes” 
Post Malone & Swae Lee “Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)”

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – COUNTRY 
Kane Brown 
Luke Combs 
Thomas Rhett

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – COUNTRY 
Kelsea Ballerini 
Maren Morris 
Carrie Underwood

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

FAVORITE ALBUM – COUNTRY 
Kane Brown “Experiment”
Dan + Shay “Dan + Shay”
Carrie Underwood “Cry Pretty”

FAVORITE SONG – COUNTRY 
Luke Combs “Beautiful Crazy”
Dan + Shay “Speechless”
Blake Shelton “God’s Country”

FAVORITE ARTIST – RAP/HIP-HOP 
Cardi B 
Drake 
Post Malone

FAVORITE ALBUM – RAP/HIP-HOP 
Meek Mill “Championships” 
Post Malone “Hollywood’s Bleeding” 
Travis Scott “Astroworld”

FAVORITE SONG – RAP/HIP-HOP 
Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus “Old Town Road” 
Post Malone “Wow.” 
Travis Scott “SICKO MODE”

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B 
Chris Brown
Khalid
Bruno Mars

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B 
Beyoncé
Lizzo
Ella Mai

FAVORITE ALBUM – SOUL/R&B 
Chris Brown “Indigo” 
Khalid “Free Spirit” 
Ella Mai “Ella Mai”

FAVORITE SONG – SOUL/R&B 
Khalid “Talk” 
Lizzo “Juice” 
Ella Mai “Trip”

FAVORITE ARTIST – ALTERNATIVE ROCK 
Billie Eilish 
Imagine Dragons 
Panic! At The Disco

FAVORITE ARTIST – ADULT CONTEMPORARY 
Maroon 5 
P!nk 
Taylor Swift

FAVORITE ARTIST – LATIN 
Bad Bunny 
J Balvin 
Ozuna

FAVORITE ARTIST – CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL 
Lauren Daigle 
for KING & COUNTRY 
MercyMe

FAVORITE ARTIST – ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC (EDM) 
Avicii 
Marshmello 
The Chainsmokers

FAVORITE SOUNDTRACK 
“A Star is Born” by Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper 
“Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen 
“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”

https://www.theamas.com/nominees/2019-nominees/

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