Taylor Swift Leads 2015 American Music Awards Nominees

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Joe Jonas took time out of his busy schedule (of eating Cake by the Ocean with his new band DNCE) to reveal this year's list of American Music Awards nominees, alongside newcomer Charlie Puth. Taking to the Good Morning America stage, the two singers dropped pop fury, as The Weeknd proved to be a dominate force, as well as Taylor Swift, Walk the Moon, Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith.

Country newcomer Sam Hunt (who polishes R&B into his modern-spun country) landed a nomination for Favorite Album - Country (Montevallo) and the all-genre New Artist of the Year, facing off against Fetty Wap, The Weeknd, Tove Lo and Walk the Moon. Elsewhere, "Love Me Like You Mean It" chanteuse Kelsea Ballerini earned her first-ever AMA nom, in Favorite Female Artist - Country, with mainstays Carrie Underwood and Miranda Lambert.

Additional notable entries include Nick Jonas, Luke Bryan, Justin Bieber and that ubiquitous Pitch Perfect soundtrack, in a wide-range of fields.

Nominees are based solely on commercial success, mixing sales, streaming and radio airplay into consideration for the final ballot. Fans will determine each winner heading into the Nov. 22 show (to air live on ABC at 8/7c).

This year's American Music Awards show will be hosted by Jennifer Lopez.


The nominations are as follows:

Artist of the Year

Luke Bryan

Ariana Grande

Maroon 5

Nicki Minaj

Ed Sheeran

Sam Smith

Taylor Swift

Meghan Trainor

The Weeknd

One Direction


Song of the Year

See You Again, Wiz Khalifa & Charlie Puth

Blank Space, Taylor Swift

Uptown Funk!, Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars

Thinking Out Loud, Ed Sheeran

Can't Feel My Face, The Weeknd


New Artist of the Year

Sam Hunt

Fetty Wap

Tove Lo

Walk the Moon

The Weeknd


Collaboration of the Year

See You Again, Wiz Khalifa & Charlie Puth

FourFiveSeconds, Rihanna, Kanye West & Paul McCartney

Uptown Funk!, Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars

Where R U Now, Justin Beiber, Skrillex & Diplo

Bad Blood, Taylor Swift & Kendrick Lamar



Favorite Male Artist - Pop/Rock

Sam Smith

Nick Jonas

Ed Sheeran


Favorite Female Artist - Pop/Rock

Taylor Swift

Meghan Trainor

Ariana Grande


Favorite Pop/Rock Album

Taylor Swift, 1989

Ed Sheeran, x

Sam Smith, In the Lonely Hour


Favorite Duo/Group - Pop/Rock

Maroon 5

One Direction

Walk the Moon


Favorite Female Artist - Country

Kelsea Ballerini

Miranda Lambert

Carrie Underwood


Favorite Male Artist - Country

Jason Aldean

Luke Bryan

Sam Hunt


Favorite Album - Country

Old Boots, New Dirt, Jason Aldean

Anything Goes, Florida Georgia Line

Montevallo, Sam Hunt


Favorite Duo/Group - Country

Little Big Town

Florida Georgia Line

Zac Brown Band


Favorite Artist - Rap/Hip-Hop


Fetty Wap

Nicki Minaj


Favorite Album - Rap/Hip-Hop

2014 Forest Hills Drive, J Cole

If You're Reading This It's Too Late, Drake

The Pink Print, Nicki Minaj


Favorite Male Artist - Soul/R&B

Chris Brown

Trey Songz

The Weeknd


Favorite Female Artist - Soul/R&B


Mary J Blige



Favorite Album - Soul/R&B

Beauty Behind the Madness, The Weeknd

X, Chris Brown

Black Messiah, The D'Angelo


Favorite Artist - EDM

Calvin Harris


David Guetta


Favorite Artist - Alternative Rock


Fall Out Boy

Walk the Moon


Favorite Artist - Adult Contemporary

Meghan Trainor

Ed Sheeran

Taylor Swift


Favorite Artist - Latin

Enrique Iglesias

Ricky Martin

Romeo Santos


Favorite Artist - Contemporary Inspirational

Casting Crowns

Hillsong United

Mercy Me


Top Soundtrack

50 Shades of Grey


Pitch Perfect

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