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10/26/20

Nominations Announced for the 2020 AMAs

RODDY RICCH AND THE WEEKND LEAD THE “2020 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS” NOMINATIONS WITH EIGHT EACH

 

Other Top Nominees Include Megan Thee Stallion (5), and Bad Bunny, DaBaby, Doja Cat, Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga and Taylor Swift All Tie for 4

 

Music’s Hottest Night of the Year Will Air Live Sunday, Nov. 22 at 8 p.m. EST/PST, on ABC

 

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Los Angeles, CA (October 26, 2020) – Pop singer and American Music Award nominee Dua Lipa today announced the “2020 American Music Awards” (AMAs) nominees in three categories LIVE on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” followed by additional nominees announced via the AMAs Twitter account. Lipa also revealed that she will perform on next month’s show. The “2020 American Music Awards,” music’s hottest night of the year, will feature marquee performances and signature breathtaking moments, live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, Nov. 22 at 8:00 p.m. EST/PST, on ABC.

Two-time AMA winner The Weeknd and rapper Roddy Ricch snagged eight American Music Award nominations each, the most of any nominee, both earning a nomination for the night’s most coveted award, Artist of the Year. First-time nominee Megan Thee Stallion earned five nominations, becoming the most nominated female artist this year, including nods in the New Artist of the Year and Collaboration of the Year categories. And in a six-way tie, Bad Bunny, Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift and first-time nominees DaBaby and Doja Cat all earned four nominations each.

Nominees for the coveted Artist of the Year category are Justin Bieber, Post Malone, Roddy Ricch, Taylor Swift and The Weeknd. Swift is the current record-holder for most wins in this category with five wins, and could also break her own record for most AMA wins of all time, 29, should she win in any of the four categories she’s nominated in.

This year, as Latin and R&B/Hip-Hop genres achieved undeniable crossover success, the AMAs will expand their categories to match their overarching popularity. The new categories include Favorite Male Artist and Favorite Female Artist (Rap/Hip-Hop); and Favorite Male Artist, Favorite Female, Favorite Album and Favorite Song (Latin). Additionally, Cheetos is partnering with the AMAs to present the expanded Latin categories. Voting is now open for all AMA categories. For more information, please visit TheAMAs.com/Vote

The American Music Awards, the world’s largest fan-voted award show, is seen in more than 200 countries and territories around the world. Nominees are based on key fan interactions – as reflected on the Billboard charts – including streaming, album and digital song sales, radio airplay and social activity. These measurements are tracked by Billboard and its data partners MRC Data and Next Big Sound, and reflect the time period of Sept. 27, 2019, through Sept. 24, 2020. The American Music Awards winners are voted entirely by fans.

2020 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS TOP NOMINATED ARTISTS CHART FACTS:

  • The Weeknd (Eight Nominations)
    The Weeknd blasted onto the Billboard 200 albums chart with his fourth straight No. 1 album, After Hours, and spent four weeks at No. 1 The set launched with over 220 million on-demand streams earned in its first week in the U.S., according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data. The same week After Hours opened at No. 1, the album’s song “Blinding Lights” shot to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, securing The Weeknd his fifth chart-topping single. The track proved to be so popular, it spent more than eight months in the chart’s weekly top 10. The album also contains the Hot 100 No. 1 “Heartless,” as well as the top 20 charting title track and “In Your Eyes.”

 

  • Roddy Ricch (Eight Nominations)
    Roddy Ricch closed out 2019 in a big way, with his debut studio album Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial bowing at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart — his first No. 1. He then took it to the next level at the top of 2020, when the album’s breakaway hit “The Box” raced to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in just five weeks, becoming his first leader, and spending 11 weeks in a row at No. 1. He then claimed another Hot 100 No. 1 via his featured role on DaBaby’s “Rockstar,” which spent seven weeks in charge. All the while, his Please Excuse Me album has generated more than 3.3 billion U.S. on-demand streams and earned more than 2.1 million equivalent album units, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data.

 

  • Megan Thee Stallion (Five Nominations)
    Megan Thee Stallion claimed her first No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart with her smash single “Savage,” featuring Beyoncé, and then followed it up with her second No. 1 via her featured role on Cardi B’s “WAP.” Meanwhile, Megan notched her second Top 10 album on the Billboard 200 with “Suga,” which followed her Top 10 set “Fever In 2019. Combined, “Savage” and “WAP” have been streamed more than 1 billion times in the U.S. in 2020, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data.

The “2020 American Music Awards” is produced by dick clark productions. Amy Thurlow, Barry Adelman, Mark Bracco and Linda Gierahn are Executive Producers. Larry Klein is Producer. For the latest American Music Awards news, exclusive content and more, be sure to follow the AMAs on social (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and YouTube), online at theamas.com and ABC.com, and join the conversation by using the official hashtag for the show, #AMAs.

The “2020 American Music Awards” is sponsored by Cheetos, T-Mobile, and Xfinity.

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THE “2020 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS” NOMINEES:

 

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Justin Bieber

Post Malone

Roddy Ricch

Taylor Swift

The Weeknd

 

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Lewis Capaldi

Doja Cat

DaBaby

Lil Baby

Roddy Ricch

Megan Thee Stallion

 

COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR

Cardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion “WAP”

DaBaby ft. Roddy Ricch “Rockstar”

Dan + Shay with Justin Bieber “10,000 Hours”

Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande “Rain On Me”

Megan Thee Stallion ft. Beyoncé “Savage Remix”

 

FAVORITE SOCIAL ARTIST

BTS

Billie Eilish

EXO

Ariana Grande

NCT 127

 

FAVORITE MUSIC VIDEO

Doja Cat “Say So”

Future ft. Drake “Life Is Good”

Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande “Rain On Me”

Taylor Swift “cardigan”

The Weeknd “Blinding Lights”

 

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK

Justin Bieber

Post Malone

The Weeknd

 

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK

Dua Lipa

Lady Gaga

Taylor Swift

 

FAVORITE DUO OR GROUP – POP/ROCK

BTS

Jonas Brothers

Maroon 5

 

FAVORITE ALBUM – POP/ROCK

Harry Styles “Fine Line”

Taylor Swift “folklore”

The Weeknd “After Hours”

 

FAVORITE SONG –  POP/ROCK

Lewis Capaldi “Someone You Loved”

Dua Lipa “Don’t Start Now”

Post Malone “Circles”

Roddy Ricch “The Box”

The Weeknd “Blinding Lights”

 

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – COUNTRY

Kane Brown

Luke Combs

Morgan Wallen

 

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – COUNTRY

Gabby Barrett

Miranda Lambert

Maren Morris

 

FAVORITE DUO OR GROUP – COUNTRY

Dan + Shay

Florida Georgia Line

Old Dominion

 

FAVORITE ALBUM – COUNTRY

Luke Combs “What You See Is What You Get”

Blake Shelton “Fully Loaded: God’s Country”

Morgan Wallen “If I Know Me”

 

FAVORITE SONG – COUNTRY

Dan + Shay with Justin Bieber “10,000 Hours”

Maren Morris “The Bones”

Blake Shelton (Duet with Gwen Stefani) “Nobody But You”

 

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – RAP/HIP-HOP

DaBaby

Juice WRLD

Roddy Ricch

 

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – RAP/HIP-HOP

Cardi B

Nicki Minaj

Megan Thee Stallion

 

FAVORITE ALBUM – RAP/HIP-HOP

Lil Baby “My Turn”

Lil Uzi Vert “Eternal Atake”

Roddy Ricch “Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial”

 

FAVORITE SONG – RAP/HIP-HOP

Cardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion “WAP”

DaBaby ft. Roddy Ricch “Rockstar”

Roddy Ricch “The Box”

 

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B

Chris Brown

John Legend

The Weeknd

 

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B

Jhene Aiko

Doja Cat

Summer Walker

 

FAVORITE ALBUM – SOUL/R&B

Doja Cat “Hot Pink”

Summer Walker “Over It”

The Weeknd “After Hours”

 

FAVORITE SONG – SOUL/R&B

Chris Brown ft. Drake “No Guidance”

Summer Walker “Playing Games”

The Weeknd “Heartless”

 

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – LATIN

Bad Bunny

J Balvin

Ozuna

 

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – LATIN

Becky G

KAROL G

Rosalía

 

FAVORITE ALBUM – LATIN

Anuel AA ”Emmanuel”

Bad Bunny “Las que no iban a salir”

Bad Bunny “YHLQMDLG”

 

FAVORITE SONG – LATIN

Bad Bunny “Vete”

Black Eyed Peas X J Balvin “RITMO (Bad Boys For Life)”

KAROL G & Nicki Minaj “Tusa”

 

FAVORITE ARTIST – ALTERNATIVE ROCK

Billie Eilish

Tame Impala

twenty one pilots

 

FAVORITE ARTIST – ADULT CONTEMPORARY

Lewis Capaldi

Jonas Brothers

Maroon 5

 

FAVORITE ARTIST – CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL

Lauren Daigle

for KING & COUNTRY

Kanye West

 

FAVORITE ARTIST – ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC (EDM)

Kygo

Lady Gaga

Marshmello

 

FAVORITE SOUNDTRACK

Birds of Prey: The Album

Frozen II

Trolls: World Tour

 

NOMINEES IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER (BY FIRST NAME):

 

Anuel AA (1) – Favorite Album – Latin

Ariana Grande (3) – Collaboration of the Year; Favorite Social Artist; Favorite Music Video

Bad Bunny (4) – Favorite Male Artist – Latin; Favorite Album – Latin (x2); Favorite Song – Latin

Becky G (1) – Favorite Female Artist – Latin

Beyoncé (1) – Collaboration of the Year

Billie Eilish (2) – Favorite Social Artist; Favorite Artist – Alternative Rock

Birds of Prey: The Album (1) – Favorite Soundtrack

Black Eyed Peas (1) – Favorite Song – Latin

Blake Shelton (2) – Favorite Album – Country; Favorite Song – Country

BTS (2) – Favorite Social Artist; Favorite Duo or Group – Pop/Rock

Cardi B (3) – Collaboration of the Year; Favorite Female Artist – Rap/Hip-Hop; Favorite Song – Rap/Hip-Hop

Chris Brown (2) – Favorite Male Artist – Soul/R&B; Favorite Song – Soul/R&B

DaBaby (4) – New Artist of the Year; Collaboration of the Year; Favorite Male Artist – Rap/Hip-Hop; Favorite Song – Rap/Hip-Hop

Dan + Shay (3) – Collaboration of the Year; Favorite Duo or Group – Country; Favorite Song – Country

Doja Cat (4) – New Artist of the Year; Favorite Music Video; Favorite Female Artist – Soul/R&B; Favorite Album – Soul/R&B

Drake (2) – Favorite Music Video; Favorite Song – Soul/R&B

Dua Lipa (2) – Favorite Female Artist – Pop/Rock; Favorite Song – Pop/Rock

EXO (1) – Favorite Social Artist

Florida Georgia Line (1) – Favorite Duo or Group – Country

for KING & COUNTRY (1) – Favorite Artist – Contemporary Inspirational

Frozen II (1) – Favorite Soundtrack

Future (1) – Favorite Music Video

Gabby Barrett (1) – Favorite Female Artist – Country

Gwen Stefani (1) – Favorite Song – Country

Harry Styles (1) – Favorite Album – Pop/Rock

J Balvin (2) – Favorite Male Artist – Latin; Favorite Song – Latin

Jhene Aiko (1) – Favorite Female Artist – Soul/R&B

John Legend (1) – Favorite Male Artist – Soul/R&B

Jonas Brothers (2) – Favorite Duo or Group – Pop/Rock; Favorite Artist – Adult Contemporary

Juice WRLD (1) – Favorite Male Artist – Rap/Hip-Hop

Justin Bieber (4) – Artist of the Year; Collaboration of the Year; Favorite Male Artist – Pop/Rock; Favorite Song – Country

Kane Brown (1) – Favorite Male Artist – Country

Kanye West (1) – Favorite Artist – Contemporary Inspirational

KAROL G (2) – Favorite Female Artist – Latin; Favorite Song – Latin

Kygo (1) – Favorite Artist – Electronic Dance Music (EDM)

Lady Gaga (4) – Collaboration of the Year; Favorite Music Video; Favorite Female Artist – Pop/Rock; Favorite Artist – Electronic Dance Music (EDM)

Lauren Daigle (1) – Favorite Artist – Contemporary Inspirational

Lewis Capaldi (3) – New Artist of the Year; Favorite Song – Pop/Rock; Favorite Artist – Adult Contemporary

Lil Baby (2) – New Artist of the Year; Favorite Album – Rap/Hip-Hop

Lil Uzi Vert (1) – Favorite Album – Rap/Hip-Hop

Luke Combs (2) – Favorite Male Artist – Country; Favorite Album – Country

Maren Morris (2) – Favorite Female Artist – Country; Favorite Song – Country

Maroon 5 (2) – Favorite Duo or Group – Pop/Rock; Favorite Artist – Adult Contemporary

Marshmello (1) – Favorite Artist – Electronic Dance Music (EDM)

Megan Thee Stallion (5) – New Artist of the Year; Collaboration of the Year (x2); Favorite Female Artist – Rap/Hip-Hop; Favorite Song – Rap/Hip-Hop

Miranda Lambert (1) – Favorite Female Artist – Country

Morgan Wallen (2) – Favorite Male Artist – Country; Favorite Album – Country

NCT 127 (1) – Favorite Social Artist

Nicki Minaj (2) – Favorite Female Artist – Rap/Hip-Hop; Favorite Song – Latin

Old Dominion (1) – Favorite Duo or Group – Country

Ozuna (1) – Favorite Male Artist – Latin

Post Malone (3) – Artist of the Year; Favorite Male Artist – Pop/Rock; Favorite Song – Pop/Rock

Roddy Ricch (8) – Artist of the Year; New Artist of the Year; Collaboration of the Year; Favorite Song – Pop/Rock; Favorite Male Artist – Rap/Hip-Hop; Favorite Album – Rap/Hip-Hop; Favorite Song – Rap/Hip-Hop (x2)

Rosalía (1) – Favorite Female Artist – Latin

Summer Walker (3) – Favorite Female Artist – Soul/R&B; Favorite Album – Soul/R&B; Favorite Song – Soul/R&B

Tame Impala (1) – Favorite Artist – Alternative Rock

Taylor Swift (4) – Artist of the Year; Favorite Music Video; Favorite Female Artist – Pop/Rock; Favorite Album – Pop/Rock

The Weeknd (8) – Artist of the Year; Favorite Music Video; Favorite Male Artist – Pop/Rock; Favorite Album – Pop/Rock; Favorite Song – Pop/Rock; Favorite Male Artist – Soul/R&B; Favorite Album – Soul/R&B; Favorite Song – Soul/R&B

Trolls: World Tour (1) – Favorite Soundtrack

twenty one pilots (1) – Favorite Artist – Alternative Rock

 

NOMINEES BY NUMERICAL ORDER:

 

Roddy Ricch (8) – Artist of the Year; New Artist of the Year; Collaboration of the Year; Favorite Song – Pop/Rock; Favorite Male Artist – Rap/Hip-Hop; Favorite Album – Rap/Hip-Hop; Favorite Song – Rap/Hip-Hop (x2)

The Weeknd (8) – Artist of the Year; Favorite Music Video; Favorite Male Artist – Pop/Rock; Favorite Album – Pop/Rock; Favorite Song – Pop/Rock; Favorite Male Artist – Soul/R&B; Favorite Album – Soul/R&B; Favorite Song – Soul/R&B

Megan Thee Stallion (5) – New Artist of the Year; Collaboration of the Year (x2); Favorite Female Artist – Rap/Hip-Hop; Favorite Song – Rap/Hip-Hop

Bad Bunny (4) – Favorite Male Artist – Latin; Favorite Album – Latin (x2); Favorite Song – Latin

DaBaby (4) – New Artist of the Year; Collaboration of the Year; Favorite Male Artist – Rap/Hip-Hop; Favorite Song – Rap/Hip-Hop

Doja Cat (4) – New Artist of the Year; Favorite Music Video; Favorite Female Artist – Soul/R&B; Favorite Album – Soul/R&B

Justin Bieber (4) – Artist of the Year; Collaboration of the Year; Favorite Male Artist – Pop/Rock; Favorite Song – Country

Lady Gaga (4) – Collaboration of the Year; Favorite Music Video; Favorite Female Artist – Pop/Rock; Favorite Artist – Electronic Dance Music (EDM)

Taylor Swift (4) – Artist of the Year; Favorite Music Video; Favorite Female Artist – Pop/Rock; Favorite Album – Pop/Rock

Ariana Grande (3) – Collaboration of the Year; Favorite Social Artist; Favorite Music Video

Cardi B (3) – Collaboration of the Year; Favorite Female Artist – Rap/Hip-Hop; Favorite Song – Rap/Hip-Hop

Dan + Shay (3) – Collaboration of the Year; Favorite Duo or Group – Country; Favorite Song – Country

Lewis Capaldi (3) – New Artist of the Year; Favorite Song – Pop/Rock; Favorite Artist – Adult Contemporary

Post Malone (3) – Artist of the Year; Favorite Male Artist – Pop/Rock; Favorite Song – Pop/Rock

Summer Walker (3) – Favorite Female Artist – Soul/R&B; Favorite Album – Soul/R&B; Favorite Song – Soul/R&B

Billie Eilish (2) – Favorite Social Artist; Favorite Artist – Alternative Rock

Blake Shelton (2) – Favorite Album – Country; Favorite Song – Country

BTS (2) – Favorite Social Artist; Favorite Duo or Group – Pop/Rock

Chris Brown (2) – Favorite Male Artist – Soul/R&B; Favorite Song – Soul/R&B

Drake (2) – Favorite Music Video; Favorite Song – Soul/R&B

Dua Lipa (2) – Favorite Female Artist – Pop/Rock; Favorite Song – Pop/Rock

J Balvin (2) – Favorite Male Artist – Latin; Favorite Song – Latin

Jonas Brothers (2) – Favorite Duo or Group – Pop/Rock; Favorite Artist – Adult Contemporary

KAROL G (2) – Favorite Female Artist – Latin; Favorite Song – Latin

Lil Baby (2) – New Artist of the Year; Favorite Album – Rap/Hip-Hop

Luke Combs (2) – Favorite Male Artist – Country; Favorite Album – Country

Maren Morris (2) – Favorite Female Artist – Country; Favorite Song – Country

Maroon 5 (2) – Favorite Duo or Group – Pop/Rock; Favorite Artist – Adult Contemporary

Morgan Wallen (2) – Favorite Male Artist – Country; Favorite Album – Country

Nicki Minaj (2) – Favorite Female Artist – Rap/Hip-Hop; Favorite Song – Latin

Anuel AA (1) – Favorite Album – Latin

Becky G (1) – Favorite Female Artist – Latin

Beyoncé (1) – Collaboration of the Year

Birds of Prey: The Album (1) – Favorite Soundtrack

Black Eyed Peas (1) – Favorite Song – Latin

EXO (1) – Favorite Social Artist

Florida Georgia Line (1) – Favorite Duo or Group – Country

for KING & COUNTRY (1) – Favorite Artist – Contemporary Inspirational

Frozen II (1) – Favorite Soundtrack

Future (1) – Favorite Music Video

Gabby Barrett (1) – Favorite Female Artist – Country

Gwen Stefani (1) – Favorite Song – Country

Harry Styles (1) – Favorite Album – Pop/Rock

Jhene Aiko (1) – Favorite Female Artist – Soul/R&B

John Legend (1) – Favorite Male Artist – Soul/R&B

Juice WRLD (1) – Favorite Male Artist – Rap/Hip-Hop

Kane Brown (1) – Favorite Male Artist – Country

Kanye West (1) – Favorite Artist – Contemporary Inspirational

Kygo (1) – Favorite Artist – Electronic Dance Music (EDM)

Lauren Daigle (1) – Favorite Artist – Contemporary Inspirational

Lil Uzi Vert (1) – Favorite Album – Rap/Hip-Hop

Marshmello (1) – Favorite Artist – Electronic Dance Music (EDM)

Miranda Lambert (1) – Favorite Female Artist – Country

NCT 127 (1) – Favorite Social Artist

Old Dominion (1) – Favorite Duo or Group – Country

Ozuna (1) – Favorite Male Artist – Latin

Rosalía (1) – Favorite Female Artist – Latin

Tame Impala (1) – Favorite Artist – Alternative Rock

Trolls: World Tour (1) – Favorite Soundtrack

twenty one pilots (1) – Favorite Artist – Alternative Rock

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