The *American Music Awards* 2018 Nominees Are Finally Here

The highly anticipated American Music Awards show is just around the corner and Her Campus at UCLA is delighted to present our readers with the list of 2018 nominees! As the world’s largest fan-voted awards show, music lovers are able to see many of their favorite artists be recognized and perhaps even awarded. From a variety of different music genres, the show celebrates the music industry and highlights the best moments that have taken place this past year. Newcomers of the music scene as well as the biggest names will be joining together for the special night, and star-studded performances can be expected to impress. 

Winners of the AMAs are notably all voted by fans, demonstrating the significance of fan interactions for nominations. Fans can vote once per day, per voting platform via VoteAMAs.com or by posting a tweet on Twitter that includes the nominee’s name or Twitter handle, the category name and #AMAs within the tweet. Actress, comedian, and television host, Tracee Ellis Ross, will be returning as the host of the evening and the show will be broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater right here in Los Angeles. Cardi B and Drake are currently tied for Most Nominated Artist, each stacked with an impressive number of 8 potential wins. Camila Cabello could also be winning her first AMA as a solo artist.

The nominations for the 2018 American Music Awards are:

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

  • Drake
  • Imagine Dragons
  • Post Malone
  • Ed Sheeran
  • Taylor Swift

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR PRESENTED BY CAPITAL ONE SAVOR CARD

  • Camila Cabello
  • Cardi B
  • Khalid
  • Dua Lipa
  • XXXTentacion  

COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR 

  • 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

  • Beyoncé & JAY-Z
  • Bruno Mars
  • Ed Sheeran
  • Taylor Swift
  • U2

FAVORITE MUSIC VIDEO

  • Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug “Havana”
  • Cardi B “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)”
  • Drake “God’s Plan”

FAVORITE SOCIAL ARTIST

  • BTS
  • Cardi B
  • Ariana Grande
  • Demi Lovato
  • Shawn Mendes

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST - POP/ROCK

  • Drake
  • Post Malone
  • Ed Sheeran

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST - POP/ROCK

  • Camila Cabello
  • Cardi B
  • Taylor Swift

FAVORITE DUO OR GROUP - POP/ROCK

  • Imagine Dragons
  • Maroon 5
  • Migos​ 

FAVORITE ALBUM - POP/ROCK

  • Drake “Scorpion”
  • Ed Sheeran “÷ (Divide)”
  • Taylor Swift “reputation”

FAVORITE SONG - POP/ROCK 

  • Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug “Havana”
  • Drake “God’s Plan”
  • Ed Sheeran “Perfect”

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST - COUNTRY 

  • Kane Brown
  • Luke Bryan
  • Thomas Rhett

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST - COUNTRY 

  • Kelsea Ballerini
  • Maren Morris
  • Carrie Underwood

FAVORITE DUO OR GROUP - COUNTRY

  • Dan + Shay
  • Florida Georgia Line
  • LANCO

FAVORITE ALBUM - COUNTRY

  • Kane Brown “Kane Brown”
  • Luke Combs “This One’s For You”
  • Thomas Rhett “Life Changes”

FAVORITE SONG - COUNTRY

  • Kane Brown “Heaven”
  • Dan + Shay “Tequila”
  • Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line “Meant To Be”

FAVORITE ARTIST - RAP/HIP-HOP

  • Cardi B

  • Drake

  • Post Malone

FAVORITE ALBUM – RAP/HIP-HOP

  • Drake “Scorpion”
  • Lil Uzi Vert “Luv Is Rage 2”
  • Post Malone “beerbongs & bentleys”

FAVORITE SONG – RAP/HIP-HOP

  • Cardi B “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)”
  • Drake “God’s Plan”
  • Post Malone ft. 21 Savage “Rockstar”

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B

  • Khalid
  • Bruno Mars
  • The Weeknd

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B

  • Ella Mai
  • Rihanna
  • SZA

FAVORITE ALBUM – SOUL/R&B

  • Khalid “American Teen”
  • SZA “CTRL”
  • XXXTENTACION “17”

FAVORITE SONG – SOUL/R&B

  • Khalid “Young Dumb & Broke”
  • Ella Mai “Boo’d Up”
  • Bruno Mars & Cardi B “Finesse”

FAVORITE ARTIST - ALTERNATIVE ROCK

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

FAVORITE ARTIST - ADULT CONTEMPORARY

  • Shawn Mendes
  • P!NK
  • Ed Sheeran

FAVORITE ARTIST - LATIN

  • J Balvin
  • Daddy Yankee
  • Ozuna

FAVORITE ARTIST - CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL

  • Lauren Daigle
  • MercyMe
  • Zach Williams

FAVORITE ARTIST - ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC (EDM)

  • The Chainsmokers
  • Marshmello
  • Zedd

FAVORITE SOUNDTRACK

  • “Black Panther: The Album, Music From And Inspired By”
  • “The Greatest Showman”
  • “The Fate of the Furious: The Album”  

The American Music Awards will take place on Tuesday, October 9 at 8:00 pm ET on ABC.  To stay updated on the latest news, you can follow the AMAs on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, or YouTube! Tickets are also now on sale here so make sure to snag one before they sell out!