Bruno Mars Leads American Music Awards With 8 Nominations

The 45th American Music Awards are on ABC Sunday, Nov. 19

The nominations for the 45th annual American Music Awards are in, and Bruno Mars leads the pack with eight nominations this year.

Ciara announced the nominees Thursday morning on “Good Morning America.” The Chainsmokers, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Ed Sheeran and The Weeknd all tied with five nominations each. Justin Bieber, Daddy Yankee and Luis Fonsi all earned four nominations, and Keith Urban snagged three.

Mars is up for Artist of the Year, as well as Video of the Year and Favorite Male Artist (Pop/Rock). He’s joined in the Artist of the year battle by The Chainsmokers, Drake, Kendrick Lamar and Ed Sheeran.

Other notable categories include New Artist of the Year, for which James Arthur, Niall Horan, Julia Michaels, Post Malone and Rae Sremmurd will vie for votes. Best collaboration bring nominations to The Chainsmokers, featuring Halsey, for  “Closer;” Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee, featuring Justin Bieber, for “Despacito;” DJ Khaled, featuring Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance The Rapper and Lil Wayne, for “I’m The One;” Maroon 5, featuring Kendrick Lamar, for “Don’t Wanna Know;” and The Weeknd, featuring Daft Punk, for “Starboy.”

Voting opened Thursday online, and as the awards are based on fan votes, make your voice heard and head over to theamas.com/vote or tweet your vote, including the hashtag #AMAs and the artists’ twitter handle. Voting for Artist of the year closes on Nov. 16. Voting for every other category closes Nov. 13.

Watch the AMAs on Nov. 19 on ABC. You can find a full list of the nominees below.

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

  • Bruno Mars
  • The Chainsmokers
  • Drake
  • Kendrick Lamar
  • Ed Sheeran

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR PRESENTED BY T-MOBILE

  • James Arthur
  • Niall Horan
  • Julia Michaels
  • Post Malone
  • Rae Sremmurd

COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR PRESENTED BY XFINITY

  • The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey “Closer”
  • DJ Khaled featuring Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper and Lil Wayne “I’m the One”
  • Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber “Despacito”
  • Maroon 5 featuring Kendrick Lamar “Don’t Wanna Know”
  • The Weeknd featuring Daft Punk “Starboy”

TOUR OF THE YEAR

  • Garth Brooks
  • Coldplay
  • U2

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

  • Bruno Mars “That’s What I Like”
  • Luis Fonsi featuring Daddy Yankee “Despacito”
  • Ed Sheeran “Shape of You”

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK

  • Bruno Mars
  • Drake
  • Ed Sheeran

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK

  • Alessia Cara
  • Lady Gaga
  • Rihanna

FAVORITE DUO OR GROUP – POP/ROCK

  • The Chainsmokers
  • Coldplay
  • Imagine Dragons

FAVORITE ALBUM – POP/ROCK

  • Bruno Mars “24K Magic”
  • Drake “More Life”
  • The Weeknd “Starboy”

FAVORITE SONG – POP/ROCK

  • The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey “Closer”
  • Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber “Despacito”
  • Ed Sheeran “Shape of You”

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – COUNTRY

  • Sam Hunt
  • Thomas Rhett
  • Keith Urban

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – COUNTRY

  • Miranda Lambert
  • Maren Morris
  • Carrie Underwood

FAVORITE DUO OR GROUP – COUNTRY

  • Florida Georgia Line
  • Little Big Town
  • Old Dominion

FAVORITE ALBUM – COUNTRY

  • Jason Aldean “They Don’t Know”
  • Chris Stapleton “From A Room: Volume 1”
  • Keith Urban “Ripcord”

FAVORITE SONG – COUNTRY

  • Sam Hunt “Body Like A Back Road”
  • Jon Pardi “Dirt On My Boots”
  • Keith Urban “Blue Ain’t Your Color”

FAVORITE ARTIST – RAP/HIP-HOP

  • Drake
  • Kendrick Lamar
  • Migos

FAVORITE ALBUM – RAP/HIP-HOP

  • Drake “More Life”
  • Kendrick Lamar “DAMN.”
  • Migos “Culture”

FAVORITE SONG – RAP/HIP-HOP

  • DJ Khaled featuring Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper and Lil Wayne “I’m the One”
  • Kendrick Lamar “HUMBLE.”
  • Rae Sremmurd featuring Gucci Mane “Black Beatles”

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B

  • Bruno Mars
  • Childish Gambino
  • The Weeknd

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B

  • Beyoncé
  • Kehlani
  • Rihanna

FAVORITE ALBUM – SOUL/R&B

  • Bruno Mars “24K Magic”
  • Childish Gambino “Awaken, My Love!”
  • The Weeknd “Starboy”

FAVORITE SONG – SOUL/R&B

  • Bruno Mars “That’s What I Like”
  • Khalid “Location”
  • The Weeknd “Starboy”

FAVORITE ARTIST – ALTERNATIVE ROCK

  • Imagine Dragons
  • Linkin Park
  • twenty one pilots

FAVORITE ARTIST – ADULT CONTEMPORARY

  • Bruno Mars
  • Shawn Mendes
  • Ed Sheeran

FAVORITE ARTIST – LATIN

  • Daddy Yankee
  • Luis Fonsi
  • Shakira

FAVORITE ARTIST – CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL

  • Lauren Daigle
  • MercyMe
  • Chris Tomlin

FAVORITE ARTIST – ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC (EDM)

  • The Chainsmokers
  • DJ Snake
  • Calvin Harris

TOP SOUNDTRACK

  • Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2: Awesome Mix Vol. 2
  • Moana
  • Trolls