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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.
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