Taylor Swift & Ed Sheeran Lead 2015 American Music Award Nominations

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amas-101315The nominees for the 2015 American Music Awards were announced this morning and it’s no surprise that Taylor Swift leads the pack.

Joe Jonas & Charlie Puth woke up bright and early to help announce the nominees on Good Morning America. In addition to Taylor, Ed Sheeran & The Weeknd tied with the second highest amount of nominations with 5 each.

Jennifer Lopez will host and perform on the “2015 American Music Awards,” which will broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, November 22 at 8:00pm ET on ABC. Also snagging notable nominations are Sam Hunt, Nicki Minaj, Sam Smith, Meghan Trainor and Walk the Moon earn three nominations each. Jason Aldean, Chris Brown, Luke Bryan, Drake, Fetty Wap, Florida Georgia Line, Ariana Grande, Maroon 5, Bruno Mars, One Direction, Charlie Puth, Rihanna, Mark Ronson and Wiz Khalifa each receive two.

Who is nominated for the biggest category of the night, Artist of the Year? Luke Bryan, Ariana Grande, Maroon 5, Nicki Minaj, One Direction, Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, Taylor Swift, Meghan Trainor and The Weeknd. The ten nominees will be narrowed to five based on the votes received through November 11 at 11:59pm ET and the winner will be determined by the total votes received throughout the entire voting period.

Voting is now open in all categories except those listed below. Fans can vote for each category once per day, per platform in any (or many) of the below

-Via AMAvote.com 
-Posting a status on Facebook that includes the nominee’s name and the category’s hashtag within the
-Posting a tweet on Twitter that includes the nominee’s name or Twitter handle, the category name and #AMAs within the post(s).

Voting for New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s and Collaboration of the Year Un-leashed by T-Mobile will open on November 1 at 12:01am ET. More information on voting for these categories will be provided in

Below please find the full list of nominations for the 2015 American Music Awards®:

2015 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS® NOMINEES:

2015 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS® NOMINEES:

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Luke Bryan
Ariana Grande
Maroon 5
Nicki Minaj
One Direction
Ed Sheeran
Sam Smith
Taylor Swift
Meghan Trainor
The Weeknd

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR PRESENTED BY KOHL’S

Fetty Wap
Sam Hunt
Tove Lo
Walk The Moon
The Weeknd

SONG OF THE YEAR

Wiz Khalifa Featuring Charlie Puth “See You Again”
Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars “Uptown Funk!”
Ed Sheeran “Thinking Out Loud”
Taylor Swift “Blank Space”
The Weeknd “Can’t Feel My Face”

COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR UN-LEASHED BY T-MOBILE

Wiz Khalifa Featuring Charlie Puth “See You Again”
Rihanna & Kanye West Featuring Paul McCartney “FourFiveSeconds”
Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars “Uptown Funk!”
Skrillex & Diplo Featuring Justin Bieber “Where Are Ü Now”
Taylor Swift Featuring Kendrick Lamar “Bad Blood”

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK

Nick Jonas
Ed Sheeran
Sam Smith

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK

Ariana Grande
Taylor Swift
Meghan Trainor

FAVORITE DUO OR GROUP – POP/ROCK

Maroon 5
One Direction
Walk The Moon

FAVORITE ALBUM – POP/ROCK

Ed Sheeran “x”
Sam Smith “In The Lonely Hour”
Taylor Swift “1989”

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – COUNTRY

Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Sam Hunt

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – COUNTRY

Kelsea Ballerini
Miranda Lambert
Carrie Underwood

FAVORITE DUO or GROUP – COUNTRY

Zac Brown Band
Florida Georgia Line
Little Big Town

FAVORITE ALBUM – COUNTRY

Jason Aldean “Old Boots, New Dirt”
Florida Georgia Line “Anything Goes”
Sam Hunt “Montevallo”

FAVORITE ARTIST – RAP/HIP-HOP

Drake
Fetty Wap
Nicki Minaj

FAVORITE ALBUM – RAP/HIP-HOP

J. Cole “2014 Forest Hills Drive”
Drake “If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late
Nicki Minaj “The Pinkprint”

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B

Chris Brown
Trey Songz
The Weeknd

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B

Beyoncé
Mary J. Blige
Rihanna

FAVORITE ALBUM – SOUL/R&B

Chris Brown “X”
D’Angelo and The Vanguard “Black Messiah”
The Weeknd “Beauty Behind the Madness”

FAVORITE ARTIST – ALTERNATIVE ROCK

Fall Out Boy
Hozier
Walk The Moon

FAVORITE ARTIST – ADULT CONTEMPORARY

Ed Sheeran
Taylor Swift
Meghan Trainor

FAVORITE ARTIST – LATIN

Enrique Iglesias
Ricky Martin
Romeo Santos

FAVORITE ARTIST – CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL

Casting Crowns
Hillsong United
MercyMe

FAVORITE ARTIST – ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC (EDM)

Calvin Harris
David Guetta
Zedd

TOP SOUNDTRACK

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