Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, The Weeknd Lead Nominations for 2015 American Music Awards

Other nominees include Ariana Grande, Sam Smith, Luke Bryan and Nicki Minaj

Last Updated: October 13, 2015 @ 9:50 AM

Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande and Sam Smith are among the nominees for the 2015 American Music Awards, which will be hosted by Jennifer Lopez on Nov. 22 live from the Microsoft Theater.

Joe Jonas and Charlie Puth appeared live on ABC’s “Good Morning America” on Tuesday to announce nominees in six categories for the awards show.

Other nominees include Luke Bryan, Maroon 5, Nicki Minaj, One Direction, Ed Sheeran, The Weeknd and Meghan Trainor.

Swift leads this year with six nominations, while Sheeran and The Weeknd tie with five nominations each. Sam Hunt, Minaj, Smith, Meghan Trainor and Walk the Moon each earned three nominations.

Additionally, Jason Aldean, Chris Brown, Luke Byran, Drake, Fetty Wap, Florida Georgia Line, Grande, Maroon 5, Bruno Mars, One Direction, Puth, Rihanna, Mark Ronson and Wiz Khalifa each received two nominations each.

American Music Awards nominees are based on key fan interactions as reflected in Billboard Magazine and on Billboard.com, including album and digital singles sales, radio airplay, streaming, social activity and touring.

The AMA winners are voted entirely by fans — voting opened Tuesday. The awards are produced by dick clark productions. Allen Shapiro and Mike Mahan are executive producers, while Larry Klein, Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are producers.

Watch the “2015 American Music Awards” at 8:00 p.m. ET on ABC.

See the list of the nominees below.

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Luke Bryan

Ariana Grande

Maroon 5

Nicki Minaj

One Direction

Ed Sheeran

Sam Smith

Taylor Swift

Meghan Trainor

The Weeknd

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR PRESENTED BY KOHL’S

Fetty Wap

Sam Hunt

Tove Lo

Walk The Moon

The Weeknd

SONG OF THE YEAR

Wiz Khalifa Featuring Charlie Puth “See You Again”

Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars “Uptown Funk!”

Ed Sheeran “Thinking Out Loud”

Taylor Swift “Blank Space”

The Weeknd “Can’t Feel My Face”

COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR UN-LEASHED BY T-MOBILE

Wiz Khalifa Featuring Charlie Puth “See You Again”

Rihanna & Kanye West Featuring Paul McCartney “FourFiveSeconds”

Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars “Uptown Funk!”

Skrillex & Diplo Featuring Justin Bieber “Where Are Ü Now”

Taylor Swift Featuring Kendrick Lamar “Bad Blood”

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK

Nick Jonas

Ed Sheeran

Sam Smith

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK

Ariana Grande

Taylor Swift

Meghan Trainor

FAVORITE DUO OR GROUP – POP/ROCK

Maroon 5

One Direction

Walk The Moon

FAVORITE ALBUM – POP/ROCK

Ed Sheeran “x”

Sam Smith “In The Lonely Hour”

Taylor Swift “1989”

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – COUNTRY

Jason Aldean

Luke Bryan

Sam Hunt

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – COUNTRY

Kelsea Ballerini

Miranda Lambert

Carrie Underwood

FAVORITE DUO or GROUP – COUNTRY

Zac Brown Band

Florida Georgia Line

Little Big Town

FAVORITE ALBUM – COUNTRY

Jason Aldean “Old Boots, New Dirt”

Florida Georgia Line “Anything Goes”

Sam Hunt “Montevallo”

FAVORITE ARTIST – RAP/HIP-HOP

Drake

Fetty Wap

Nicki Minaj

FAVORITE ALBUM – RAP/HIP-HOP

J. Cole “2014 Forest Hills Drive”

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

Nicki Minaj “The Pinkprint”

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B

Chris Brown

Trey Songz

The Weeknd

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B

Beyoncé

Mary J. Blige

Rihanna

FAVORITE ALBUM – SOUL/R&B

Chris Brown “X”

D’Angelo and The Vanguard “Black Messiah”

The Weeknd “Beauty Behind the Madness”

FAVORITE ARTIST – ALTERNATIVE ROCK

Fall Out Boy

Hozier

Walk The Moon

FAVORITE ARTIST – ADULT CONTEMPORARY

Ed Sheeran

Taylor Swift

Meghan Trainor

FAVORITE ARTIST – LATIN

Enrique Iglesias

Ricky Martin

Romeo Santos

FAVORITE ARTIST – CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL

Casting Crowns

Hillsong United

MercyMe

FAVORITE ARTIST – ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC (EDM)

Calvin Harris

David Guetta

Zedd

TOP SOUNDTRACK

Fifty Shades of Grey

Empire: Original Soundtrack from Season 1

Pitch Perfect 2


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