Post Malone, Ariana Grande, Billie Eilish Lead 2019 AMAs Nominations

7:00 AM 10/24/2019

by THR staff

The 2019 American Music Awards air live on ABC on Sunday, Nov. 24 from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

Post Malone (two-time AMA winners) is 2019's most nominated artist for the American Music Awards with seven total nominations, including Artist of the Year, Collaboration of the Year and Favorite Male Artist – Pop/Rock. Ariana Grande, a three-time AMA winner, earned six nominations along with first-time AMA nominee, Billie Eilish. Taylor Swift tied chart-topping sensation Lil Nas X at five nominations, while Billy Ray Cyrus, Khalid and Ella Mai each picked up four.

Drake, Ariana Grande, Halsey, Post Malone and Taylor Swift will battle for the evening's top award, artist of the year. Swift holds the current record for most wins in the category (four) and could surpass Michael Jackson's record for most AMA wins of all time at 24, as she currently has 23 AMA wins.

The American Music Awards nominations are based on interactions on, streaming, album and digital song sales, radio airplay, social activity and touring. As the world's largest fan-voted awards show, the show's winners are voted entirely by fans.

Voting is now open for all AMAs categories and will remain open until midnight on Wednesday, Nov. 20. The 2019 American Music Awards air live on ABC on Sunday, Nov. 24 from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

The American Music Awards are produced by Dick Clark Productions, a division of Valence Media, the parent company of the Billboard-Hollywood Reporter Media Group.

  • Artist of the Year

    Taylor Swift (WINNER)
    Ariana Grande
    Post Malone

  • New Artist of the Year

    Billie Eilish (WINNER)
    Luke Combs
    Lil Nas X
    Ella Mai

  • Collaboration of the Year

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

  • Tour of the Year

    Ariana Grande
    Elton John
    Ed Sheeran

  • Favorite Music Video

    Taylor Swift, "You Need to Calm Down" (WINNER)
    Billie Eilish, "bad guy"
    Ariana Grande, "7 rings"
    Halsey, "Without Me"
    Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus, "Old Town Road"

  • Favorite Social Artist

    Billie Eilish
    Ariana Grande
    Shawn Mendes

  • Favorite Male Artist - Pop/Rock

    Khalid (WINNER)
    Post Malone

  • Favorite Female Artist - Pop/Rock

    Taylor Swift (WINNER)
    Billie Eilish
    Ariana Grande

  • Favorite Duo or Group - Pop/Rock

    Jonas Brothers
    Panic! At The Disco

  • Favorite Album - Pop/Rock

    Taylor Swift, Lover (WINNER)
    Billie Eilish, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?
    Ariana Grande, thank u, next

  • Favorite Song - Pop/Rock

    Halsey, "Without Me" (WINNER)
    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 (WINNER)
    Luke Combs
    Thomas Rhett

  • Favorite Female Artist - Country

    Carrie Underwood (WINNER)
    Kelsea Ballerini
    Maren Morris

  • Favorite Duo or Group - Country

    Dan + Shay (WINNER)
    Florida Georgia Line
    Old Dominion

  • Favorite Album - Country

    Carrie Underwood, Cry Pretty (WINNER)
    Kane Brown, Experiment
    Dan + Shay, Dan + Shay

  • Favorite Song - Country

    Dan + Shay, "Speechless" (WINNER)
    Luke Combs, "Beautiful Crazy"
    Blake Shelton, "God's Country"

  • Favorite Artist - Rap/Hip-Hop

    Cardi B (WINNER)
    Post Malone

  • Favorite Album - Rap/Hip-Hop

    Post Malone, Hollywood's Bleeding (WINNER)
    Meek Mill, Championships
    Travis Scott, Astroworld

  • Favorite Song - Rap/Hip-Hop

    Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus, "Old Town Road" (WINNER)
    Post Malone, "Wow."
    Travis Scott, "SICKO MODE"

  • Favorite Male Artist - Soul/R&B

    Bruno Mars (WINNER)
    Chris Brown

  • Favorite Female Artist - Soul/R&B

    Beyoncé (WINNER)
    Ella Mai

  • Favorite Album - Soul/R&B

    Khalid, Free Spirit (WINNER)
    Chris Brown, Indigo
    Ella Mai, Ella Mai

  • Favorite Song - Soul/R&B

    Khalid, "Talk" (WINNER)
    Lizzo, "Juice"
    Ella Mai, "Trip"

  • Favorite Artist - Alternative Rock

    Billie Eilish (WINNER)
    Imagine Dragons
    Panic! At The Disco

  • Favorite Artist - Adult Contemporary

    Taylor Swift (WINNER)
    Maroon 5

  • Favorite Artist - Latin

    J Balvin (WINNER)
    Bad Bunny

  • Favorite Artist - Contemporary Inspirational

    Lauren Daigle (WINNER)
    for KING & COUNTRY

  • Favorite Artist - Electronic Dance Music (EDM)

    Marshmello (WINNER)
    The Chainsmokers

  • Favorite Soundtrack

    Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen (WINNER)
    A Star is Born by Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper
    Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse