AMA Nominations 2018: Cardi B, XXXTentacion More — Full List Of Nominees

Awards season is upon us! The 2018 American Music Awards nominations were announced on Sept. 12, and the nominees include Cardi B and more!

Kane Brown, Ella Mai, Normani, and Bebe Rexha were on hand to announce the 2018 American Music Awards nominations live from YouTube Space Live. The AMAs, the world’s largest fan-voted awards show, will air Oct. 9 at 8 p.m. on ABC. Black-ish star Tracee Ellis Ross will be returning to host the awards show.

This past year has been an amazing one for music. Cardi B, Camila CabelloTaylor Swift, Drake, and more have all released new songs and albums, so the competition is tough. Check out the full list of nominations below.

Favorite Female Artist Pop/Rock
Camila Cabello
Cardi B
Taylor Swift

Favorite Male Artist Pop/Rock
Post Malone
Ed Sheeran

Favorite Duo/Group Pop/Rock
Imagine Dragons
Maroon 5

Favorite Song Pop/Rock
Camila Cabello, “Havana”
Drake, “God’s Plan”
Ed Sheeran, “Perfect”

Favorite Album Pop/Rock
Drake, Scorpion
Ed Sheeran, ÷ (Divide)
Taylor Swift, reputation

Favorite Female Artist Country
Kelsea Ballerini
Maren Morris
Carrie Underwood

Favorite Male Artist Country
Kane Brown
Luke Bryan
Thomas Rhett

Favorite Duo/Group Country
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line

Favorite Song Country
Kane Brown, “Heaven”
Dan + Shay, “Tequila”
Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line, “Meant To Be”

Favorite Album Country
Kane Brown, Kane Brown
Luke Combs, This One’s For You
Thomas Rhett, Life Changes

Favorite Artist Rap/Hip-Hop
Cardi B
Post Malone

Favorite Artist Soul/R&B
Bruno Mars
The Weeknd

Favorite Album Rap/Hip-Hop
Drake, Scorpion
Lil Uzi Vert, Luv Is Rage 2
Post Malone, beerbongs & bentleys

Favorite Song Rap/Hip-Hop
Cardi B, “Bodak Yellow”
Drake, “God’s Plan”
Post Malone, “Rockstar”

Favorite Album Soul/R&B
Khalid, American Teen
XXXTentacion, 17

Favorite Artist Contemporary
Shawn Mendes
Ed Sheeran

Favorite Female Artist Soul R&B
Ella Mai

Favorite Song Soul/R&B
Khalid, “Young Dumb & Broke”
Ella Mai, “Boo’d Up”
Cardi B & Bruno Mars, “Finesse”

Favorite Soundtrack
Black Panther
The Greatest Showman
The Fate of the Furious

Favorite Artist EDM
The Chainsmokers

Favorite Social Artist
Cardi B
Ariana Grande
Demi Lovato
Shawn Mendes

Favorite Music Video
Camila Cabello, “Havana”
Cardi B, “Bodak Yellow”
Drake, “God’s Plan”

Collaboration of the Year
Camila Cabello featuring Young Thug, “Havana”
Post Malone featuring 21 Savage, “Rockstar”
Bruno Mars & Cardi B, “Finesse”
Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line, “Meant To Be”
Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey, “The Middle”

New Artist of the Year
Camila Cabello
Cardi B
Dua Lipa

Artist of the Year
Imagine Dragons
Post Malone
Ed Sheeran
Taylor Swift

Favorite Artist Contemporary Inspirational
Lauren Daigle
Zach Williams

Favorite Artist Latin
J Balvin
Daddy Yankee

Favorite Artist Alternative Rock
Imagine Dragons
Panic! At The Disco
Portugal. The Man

Tour of the Year
Taylor Swift
Beyonce & JAY-Z
Bruno Mars
Ed Sheeran

The late XXXTentacion scored nominations just months after his death. The rapper was shot and killed in Florida in June 2018. He was just 20 years old when he was killed. May he rest in peace.

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