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20th of November 2018

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Drake & Cardi B lead American Music Awards nominations

Drake and Cardi B lead all nominees ahead of this year's (18) American Music Awards.

The two rappers scored eight nods apiece as the shortlist was announced on Wednesday (12Sep18).

Drake will compete with Imagine Dragons, Post Malone, Ed Sheeran, and Taylor Swift for the Artist of the Year honour, while Bodak Yellow star Cardi faces off against Camila Cabello, Khalid, Dua Lipa and XXXTentacion for the New Artist of the Year prize.

Meanwhile, both are up for Favorite Male and Female Artist - Pop/Rock - with Drake taking on Post Malone and Ed Sheeran, while new mum Cardi B faces a tough fight in the category alongside Camila Cabello and Taylor Swift.

They hip-hop stars face off in three categories - Video of the Year, Favorite Artist - Rap/Hip Hop, and Favorite Song - Rap/Hip Hop.

The 2018 AMAs will be staged next month (Oct18).

The full list of nominations is:

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Drake

Imagine Dragons

Post Malone

Ed Sheeran

Taylor Swift

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR PRESENTED BY CAPITAL ONE

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

Beyonce & JAY-­Z

Bruno Mars

Ed Sheeran

Taylor Swift

U2

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

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

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/HIP­HOP

Cardi B

Drake

Post Malone

FAVORITE ALBUM - RAP/HIP­HOP

Drake, Scorpion

Lil Uzi Vert, Luv Is Rage 2

Post Malone, beerbongs & bentleys

FAVORITE SONG - RAP/HIP­HOP

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

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