American Music Awards: Drake, Cardi B Lead 2018 Nominations

10:00 AM 9/12/2018

by Hilary Lewis

Other multiple nominees include Bruno Mars, Camila Cabello, Ed Sheeran, Post Malone, Khalid and Taylor Swift.

Drake, Cardi B
Drake, Cardi B
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The nominations for the 2018 American Music Awards have been announced, with Drake and Cardi B scoring a leading eight nods each.

Ed Sheeran and Post Malone are tied for the second-most nominations with six apiece, followed by Camila Cabello with five and Bruno Mars, Khalid and Taylor Swift with four each.

Drake, Sheeran, Post Malone and Swift will face off against Imagine Dragons in the artist of the year category, while Swift, Sheeran and Mars landed tour of the year nominations alongside Beyonce and Jay-Z and U2.

Cabello, Cardi B and Drake are all up for video of the year. Late rapper XXXTentacion is up for two posthumous awards for new artist of the year and favorite album — soul/R&B.

Other new artist nominees include Cabello, Cardi B, Khalid and Dua Lipa. Cardi B also scored a collaboration of the year nomination for her team-up with Bruno Mars on "Finesse." In that category the pair will face off against Cabello featuring Young Thug ("Havana"), Post Malone featuring 21 Savage ("Rockstar"), Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line ("Meant to Be") and Zedd, Maren Morris and Grey ("The Middle").

Favorite social artist nominees are BTS, Cardi B, Ariana Grande, Demi Lovato and Shawn Mendes.

The 2018 AMAs, hosted by Tracee Ellis Ross for the second year in a row, will air live on ABC from Los Angeles' Microsoft Theater on Tuesday, Oct. 9, at 8 p.m.

The AMAs are produced by Dick Clark Productions, which shares a parent company with The Hollywood Reporter.

Read on for a full list of this year's nominations.

  • Artist of the Year

    Drake
    Drake
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    Drake
    Imagine Dragons
    Post Malone
    Ed Sheeran
    Taylor Swift

  • Collaboration of the Year

    Post Malone
    Post Malone
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    Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug - "Havana"
    Post Malone ft. 21 Savage - "Rockstar"
    Bruno Mars & Cardi B - "Finesse"
    Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line - "Meant To Be"
    Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey - "The Middle"

  • Tour of the Year

    Beyonce & Jay-Z
    Beyonce & Jay-Z
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    Beyonce & JAY-Z
    Bruno Mars
    Ed Sheeran
    Taylor Swift
    U2

  • Video of the Year

    Camila Cabello
    Camila Cabello
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    Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug - "Havana"
    Cardi B - "Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)"
    Drake - "God's Plan"

  • New Artist of The Year

    Cardi B
    Cardi B
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    Camila Cabello
    Cardi B
    Dua Lipa
    Khalid
    XXXTENTACION

  • Favorite Male Artist - Pop/Rock

    Post Malone
    Post Malone
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    Drake
    Post Malone
    Ed Sheeran

  • Favorite Female Artist - Pop/Rock

    Camila Cabello
    Camila Cabello
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    Camila Cabello
    Cardi B
    Taylor Swift

  • Favorite Duo or Group - Pop/Rock

    Imagine Dragons
    Imagine Dragons
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    Imagine Dragons
    Maroon 5
    Migos

  • Favorite Album - Pop/Rock

    Taylor Swift
    Taylor Swift
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    Drake - Scorpion
    Ed Sheeran - ÷ (Divide)
    Taylor Swift - Reputation

  • Favorite Song - Pop/Rock

    Ed Sheeran
    Ed Sheeran
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    Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug - "Havana"
    Drake - "God's Plan"
    Ed Sheeran - "Perfect"

  • Favorite Male Artist - Country

    Luke Bryan
    Luke Bryan

    Kane Brown
    Luke Bryan
    Thomas Rhett

  • Favorite Female Artist - Country

    Kelsea Ballerini
    Kelsea Ballerini
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    Kelsea Ballerini
    Maren Morris
    Carrie Underwood

  • Favorite Duo or Group - Country

    Florida Georgia Line
    Florida Georgia Line
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    Dan + Shay
    Florida Georgia Line
    LANCO

  • Favorite Album - Country

    Kane Brown
    Kane Brown
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    Kane Brown - Kane Brown
    Luke Combs - This One's for You
    Thomas Rhett - Life Changes

  • Favorite Song - Country

    Dan + Shay
    Dan + Shay
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    Kane Brown - "Heaven"
    Dan + Shay - "Tequila"
    Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line - "Meant to Be"

  • Favorite Artist - Rap/Hip-Hop

    Cardi B
    Cardi B
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    Cardi B
    Drake
    Post Malone

  • Favorite Album - Rap/Hip-Hop

    Drake
    Drake
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    Drake - Scorpion
    Lil Uzi Vert - Luv Is Rage 2
    Post Malone - Beerbongs & Bentleys

  • Favorite Song - Rap/Hip-Hop

    Cardi B
    Cardi B
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    Cardi B - "Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)"
    Drake - "God's Plan"
    Post Malone ft. 21 Savage - "Rockstar"

  • Favorite Male Artist - Soul/R&B

    Khalid
    Khalid
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    Khalid
    Bruno Mars
    The Weeknd

  • Favorite Female Artist - Soul/R&B

    Rihanna
    Rihanna
    Fotonoticias/FilmMagic/Getty Images

    Ella Mai
    Rihanna
    SZA

  • Favorite Album - Soul/R&B

    SZA
    SZA
    Mike Coppola/FilmMagic

    Khalid - American Teen
    SZA - CTRL
    XXXTENTACION - 17

  • Favorite Song - Soul/R&B

    Bruno Mars & Cardi B
    Bruno Mars & Cardi B
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    Khalid - "Young Dumb & Broke"
    Ella Mai - "Boo'd Up"
    Bruno Mars & Cardi B - "Finesse"

  • Favorite Artist - Alternative Rock

    Imagine Dragons
    Imagine Dragons
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    Imagine Dragons
    Panic! At the Disco
    Portugal. The Man

  • Favorite Artist - Adult Contemporary

    Shawn Mendes
    Shawn Mendes
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    Shawn Mendes
    Pink
    Ed Sheeran

  • Favorite Artist - Latin

    Ozuna
    Ozuna
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    J Balvin
    Daddy Yankee
    Ozuna

  • Favorite Artist - Contemporary Inspirational

    Lauren Daigle
    Lauren Daigle
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    Lauren Daigle
    MercyMe
    Zach Williams

  • Favorite Artist - Electronic Dance Music (EDM)

    Marshmello
    Marshmello
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    The Chainsmokers
    Marshmello
    Zedd

  • Favorite Soundtrack

    'Black Panther'
    'Black Panther'
    Photofest

    Black Panther: The Album, Music From and Inspired By
    The Greatest Showman
    The Fate of the Furious: The Album

  • Favorite Social Artist

    Ariana Grande
    Ariana Grande
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    BTS

    Cardi B

    Ariana Grande

    Demi Lovato

    Shawn Mendes

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