Oct 3, 2018

And the Nominees for the 2018 American Music Awards are...

By Hannah Taheri

On Tuesday, Oct. 9, millions of Americans are expected to tune in to the 2018 American Music Awards, hosted by actress and comedian Tracee Ellis Ross for the second year in a row. 

With an opening performance by 19-time AMA winner Taylor Swift, 

Viewers can catch a sneak peek at upcoming Golden 1 Center shows with scheduled performances from Shawn Mendes, Carrie Underwood, and Panic! at the Disco!

A few of this year’s most nominated artists include Drake and Cardi B (eight nominations each) and Ed Sheeran and Post Malone (six nominations each). This year’s list of fan-voted AMA nominees reflects what an incredible and impressive year it has been for music’s biggest and brightest stars. Check out some of the nominations below!


New Artist of the Year

Camila Cabello

Cardi B


Dua Lipa


Artist of the Year


Imagine Dragons

Post Malone

Ed Sheeran

Taylor Swift

Favorite Social Artist


Cardi B

Ariana Grande

Demi Lovato

Shawn Mendes

Tour of the Year

Beyonce & Jay-Z

Ed Sheeran

Bruno Mars

Taylor Swift


Favorite Music Video

Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug “Havana”

Cardi B “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)

Drake “God’s Plan”

Favorite Male Artist - Pop/Rock


Post Malone

Ed Sheeran

Favorite Female Artist - Pop/Rock

Camila Cabello

Cardi B

Taylor Swift

Favorite Duo/Group - Pop/Rock

Imagine Dragons

Maroon 5


Favorite Album - Pop/Rock

Drake “Scorpion”

Ed Sheeran “Divide”

Taylor Swift “Reputation”

Favorite Male Artist - Country

Kane Brown

Luke Bryan

Thomas Rhett

Favorite Female Artist - Country

Kelsea Ballerini

Maren Morris

Carrie Underwood

Favorite Duo/Group - Country

Dan + Shay

Florida Georgia Line


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 Rhexa & Florida Georgia Line “Meant To Be” 

Favorite Artist - Rap/Hip-Hop

Cardi B


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


Bruno Mars

The Weeknd

Favorite Female Artist - Soul/R&B

Ella Mai



Favorite Album - Soul/R&B

Khalid “American Teenager”



Favorite Song - Soul/R&B

Khalid “Young Dumb & Broke”

Ella Mai “Boo’d Up”

Bruno Mars & Cardi B “Finesse”

Favorite Artist - EDM

The Chainsmokers



Favorite Artist - Alternative Rock

Imagine Dragons

Panic! At the Disco

Portugal. The Man

Favorite Artist - Adult Contemporary

Shawn Mendes


Ed Sheeran

Favorite Artist - Latin

J Balvin

Daddy Yankee


Favorite Artist - Contemporary Inspirational

Lauren Daigle


Zach Williams

Favorite Soundtrack

“Black Panther: The Album, Music From And Inspired By“

“The Greatest Showman”

“The Fate of the Furious: The Album”


For a complete list of all this year’s nominees, look here! Don’t miss the 2018 American Music Award’s on Oct. 9, 2018 at 5:00 pm PT on ABC!


Source: TheAMAS.com