Posted by | Ray Cornelius 

The nominations for American Music Awards (AMAs) were announced Wednesday morning and Taylor Swift is this year’s leading contender.  The 25-year-old pop superstar has six nods including Song of the Year, Artist of the Year and Favorite Artist Contemporary.

Following her is Ed Sheeran and The Weekend, who are both up for five awards including Artist of the Year and Song of the Year. The reigning Queen of Hip-Hop, Nicki Minaj has four nods including Favorite Artist Rap/HipHop and Artist of the Year.  Also receiving nominations are Drake, Chris Brown, Rihanna, Mary J. Blige and Beyoncé.

Check out the full list below and don’t forget to watch the show on November 22 at 8p.m. on ABC. This year is being hosted by the one and only…Jennifer Lopez!

See the full list of nominees below:

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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