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2015 AMAs name top 5 artist of the year nominees

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When the American Music Awards announced the 2015 nominees, the Artist of the Year category included 10 contenders. But on Thursday, ABC announced the top five candidates who could win the honor.

Luke Bryan, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj, One Direction, and Taylor Swift are the top five artist of the year nominees, and one will take home the award during the Nov. 22 broadcast. Luke Bryan, Ariana Grande, and One Direction will also perform at the show, alongside Jennifer Lopez, 5 Seconds of Summer, Coldplay, Selena Gomez, Nick Jonas, Demi Lovato, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Gwen Stefani, Carrie Underwood, WALK THE MOON, Meghan Trainor, Charlie Puth, and Pentatonix.

The other artists considered in the category were Sam Smith, Meghan Trainor, The Weeknd, Maroon 5, and Ed Sheeran.

The 2015 AMAs will air on ABC on Nov. 22 at 8 p.m. ET. See a full list of AMA nominations here.