Taylor Swift Dominates American Music Awards Nominations
Pop star Taylor Swift looks set to win big at the American Music Awards after scooping six nominations. The Blank Space singer is up for Artist of the Year, Favorite Female Artist – Pop/Rock, Song of the Year for “Blank Space,” Collaboration of the Year for “Bad Blood” with Kendrick Lamar, Favorite Artist – Adult Contemporary, and Favorite Album – Pop/Rock for 1989.
She will compete against Ariana Grande and Meghan Trainor in the female category, while she will go up against her pal Ed Sheeran and Trainor for the Adult Contemporary prize. Other nominees for Song of the Year include “See You Again” by Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth, “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud” and The Weeknd’s “Can’t Feel My Face.” In the album category, Swift’s 1989 will do battle with Sheeran’s X and Sam Smith’s In The Lonely Hour. All three acts are up for Artist of the Year alongside a host of stars including Grande, Nicki Minaj, Luke Bryan, Trainor and One Direction. Sheeran, who trails Swift with five nods, will battle Sam Smith and Joe Jonas for Favorite Male Artist – Pop/Rock, while One Direction, Maroon 5 and Walk the Moon are named in the Favorite Duo/Group – Pop/Rock category. Winners will be announced on November 22 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. The ceremony will be hosted by Jennifer Lopez. The main nominations are below. Artist Of The Year: Luke Bryan Ariana Grande Nicki Minaj Maroon 5 Ed Sheeran Sam Smith Taylor Swift One Direction Meghan Trainor The Weeknd Song Of The Year: Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth, See You Again Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars, Uptown Funk Ed Sheeran, Thinking Out Loud Taylor Swift, Blank Space The Weeknd, Can’t Feel My Face Favorite Pop/Rock Album: Ed Sheeran, X Sam Smith, In The Lonely Hour Taylor Swift, 1989 Favorite Female Pop/Rock Artist: Taylor Swift Ariana Grande Meghan Trainor Favorite Male Pop/Rock Artist: Joe Jonas Ed Sheeran Sam Smith Favorite Duo/Group: Pop/Rock: Maroon 5 One Direction Walk the Moon New Artist Of The Year: Fetty Wap Sam Hunt Tove Lo Walk The Moon The Weeknd Favorite Artist: Rap/Hip-Hop: Drake Fetty Wap Nicki Minaj