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2015 American Music Awards nominees

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The American Music Awards are a perennial pop star’s delight. Jennifer Lopez is billed to host, and Charlie Puth and Nick Jonas spent Tuesday morning announcing six categories of the 2015 crop of nominees on Good Morning America.

Taylor Swift leads the pack with six nominations. Ed Sheeran and The Weeknd, are close behind with five each. Pop-country crossover acts made a strong showing, too: Sam Hunt has three nods and Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, and Florida Georgia Line each have two. Newcomer Kelsea Ballerini makes her first appearance with a nomination for Favorite Female Country Artist.

The show will broadcast live from Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, Nov. 22 at 8p.m. EST on ABC. Performers and presenters have not yet been announced. A full list of nominees and categories are below. Fans can vote in each category once per day.

Artist of the Year

Sam Smith

Taylor Swift

Meghan Trainor

The Weeknd

One Direction

Luke Bryan

Ariana Grande

Maroon 5

Nicki Minaj

Ed Sheeran

Song of the Year

“See You Again”, Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth

“Uptown Funk!”, Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars

“Thinking Out Loud”, Ed Sheeran

“Blank Space”, Taylor Swift

“Can’t Feel My Face”, The Weeknd

New Artist of the Year

Fetty Wap

Sam Hunt


Walk The Moon

The Weeknd

Collaboration of the Year

“See You Again”, Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth

“Uptown Funk!”, Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars

“FourFiveSeconds”, Rihanna and Kanye West ft. Paul McCartney

“Where Are Ü Now”, Skrillex and Diplo ft. Justin Bieber

“Bad Blood”, Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar

Favorite Male Artist: Pop/Rock

Nick Jonas

Ed Sheeran

Sam Smith

Favorite Female Artist: Pop/Rock

Ariana Grande

Taylor Swift

Meghan Trainor

Favorite Pop/Rock Album

x, Ed Sheeran

In The Lonely Hour, Sam Smith

1989, Taylor Swift

Favorite Duo/Group: Pop/Rock

Maroon 5

One Direction

Walk the Moon

Favorite Arist EDM

Calvin Harris

David Guetta


Favorite Female Country Artist

Kelsea Ballerini

Miranda Lambert

Carrie Underwood

Favorite Male Country Artist

Jason Aldean

Luke Bryan

Sam Hunt

Favorite Country Duo/Group

Zac Brown Band

Florida Georgia Line

Little Big Town

Favorite Country Album

Old Boots, New Dirt, Jason Aldean

Anything Goes, Florida Georgia Line

Montevallo, Sam Hunt

Favorite Artist: Adult Contemporary

Ed Sheeran

Taylor Swift

Meghan Trainor

Favorite Artist: Soul/R&B


Mary J. Blige


Favorite Soul/R&B Album

X, Chris Brown

Black Messiah, D’Angelo

Beauty Behind The Madness, The Weeknd

Favorite Artist: Rap/Hip-Hop


Fetty Wap

Nicki Minaj

Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album

2014 Forest Hill Drive, J. Cole

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

The Pinkprint, Nicki Minaj

Favorite Soundtrack

Fifty Shades of Grey


Pitch Perfect 2

Favorite Arist Alternative/Rock

Fall Out Boy


Walk the Moon

Favorite Artist Latin

Enrique Iglesias

Ricky Martin

Romeo Santos

Favorite Artist Contemporary Inspirational

Casting Crowns

Hillsong United