American Music Award Nominees


I'm such a nerd, will you, please indulge me? Please!!! Ever since I was a child, the American Music Awards have been my favorite television event of the year. It's like how some people feel about the Superbowl. I like the Grammy's, too. But, the American Music Awards are always a bit more laid back and it's like all the artists you like without the boring categories! So, with that said, I want to make my predictions. I would love for you to make predictions, too! Feel free to email me at taylorj2@iheartmedia.com. I used to be a lot better at this when I was young. The nominees in BOLD are who I THINK will win, the astericks are the artists I WANT to win. :-)

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 Social Artist

BTS

Billie Eilish

EXO

Ariana Grande**

Shawn Mendes

Favorite Male Artist – Pop/Rock

Drake

Khalid

Post Malone**

Favorite Female Artist – Pop/Rock

Billie Eilish

Ariana Grande**

Taylor Swift

Favorite Duo or Group – Pop/Rock

BTS

Jonas Brothers**

Panic! At The Disco

Favorite Album – Pop/Rock

Billie Eilish,When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?

Ariana Grande, **

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 Male Artist – Country

Kane Brown

Luke Combs**

Thomas Rhett

Favorite Artist – Rap/Hip-Hop

Cardi B**

Drake

Post Malone

Favorite Album – Rap/Hip-Hop

Meek Mill, “Championships”

Post Malone, “Hollywood’s Bleeding”

Travis Scott, “Astroworld”**

Favorite Song – Rap/Hip-Hop

Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus, “Old Town Road”

Post Malone, “Wow.”

Travis Scott, “Sicko Mode”**

Favorite Male Artist – Soul/R&B

Chris Brown

Khalid**

Bruno Mars

Favorite Female Artist – Soul/R&B

Beyoncé

Lizzo**

Ella Mai

Favorite Album – Soul/R&B

Chris Brown,Indigo

Khalid,Free Spirit

Ella Mai,Ella Mai**

Favorite Song – Soul/R&B

Khalid, “Talk”

Lizzo, “Juice”**

Ella Mai, “Trip”

Favorite Artist – Alternative Rock

Billie Eilish

Imagine Dragons

Panic! at the Disco**

Favorite Artist – Adult Contemporary

Maroon 5

P!nk**

Taylor Swift

Favorite Artist – Latin

Bad Bunny

J Balvin**

Ozuna

Favorite Artist – Electronic Dance Music (EDM)

Avicii

Marshmello**

The Chainsmokers

Favorite Soundtrack

A Star Is Born Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper**

Bohemian Rhapsodyby Queen

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse