Post Malone Tops Ariana Grande, Billie Eilish for Most 2019 AMA Nominations

“Old Town Road” star Lil Nas X grabs fives nominations, tying him with Taylor Swift

Last Updated: October 24, 2019 @ 8:09 AM

Post Malone edged past pop star Ariana Grande and wunderkind Billie Eilish for the most 2019 American Music Awards nominations when the nominees were shared on Thursday morning.

Malone grabbed seven nominations, including for Artist of the Year and Favorite Male Artist for Pop and Rock music.  He’s won two AMA awards in previous years. Grande and Eilish both earned six nominations each and will be competing against each other in several categories, including for Favorite Female Artist for Pock and Rock. This is the first time Eilish has been nominated for an AMA award.

“Old Town Road” star Lil Nas X tied Taylor Swift with five AMA nominations. Swift recently released “Lover,” her seventh studio album; she’ll be competing against Malone, Drake, Grande and Halsey for the Artist of the Year award.

The AMAs will be broadcast live on Nov. 24, 2019 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

Below is a look at some of the top awards and nominees:

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Drake
Ariana Grande
Halsey
Post Malone
Taylor Swift


NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Luke Combs
Billie Eilish
Lil Nas X
Lizzo
Ella Mai

COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR
Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper “Shallow”
Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus “Old Town Road”
Marshmello & Bastille “Happier”
Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello “Señorita”
Post Malone & Swae Lee “Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)”

TOUR OF THE YEAR
BTS
Ariana Grande
Elton John
P!nk
Ed Sheeran

FAVORITE MUSIC VIDEO
Billie Eilish “bad guy”
Ariana Grande “7 rings”
Halsey “Without Me”
Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus “Old Town Road”
Taylor Swift “You Need to Calm Down”

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK 
Drake
Khalid
Post Malone
FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK 
Billie Eilish
Ariana Grande
Taylor Swift

FAVORITE ALBUM – POP/ROCK 
Billie Eilish “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?”
Ariana Grande “thank u, next”
Taylor Swift “Lover”

FAVORITE SONG – POP/ROCK
Halsey “Without Me”
Jonas Brothers “Sucker”
Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus “Old Town Road”
Panic! At The Disco “High Hopes”
Post Malone & Swae Lee “Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)”

FAVORITE ARTIST – RAP/HIP-HOP 
Cardi B
Drake
Post Malone

FAVORITE SOUNDTRACK
“A Star is Born” by Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper
“Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen
“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”