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Drake And Cardi B Tie With 8 AMA Nominations Each

Cardi B, Drake

At some point, the American Music Awards are going to have to change their name to the North American Music Awards. Or, maybe the Canadian and American Music Awards. Even the Canmerican Music Awards. We’re not picky. For yet another year, a Canadian artist has topped the nominees list, with Drake earning eight nominations thanks to his huge 2018 album Scorpion.

Joining the Toronto native at the top of the nominees list is Cardi B, who also scored eight nominations this year. Cardi is up for New Artist of the Year, while Drake is competing for Artist of the Year. Both rappers will go head to head for Video of the Year and Favourite Song – Rap or Hip Hop for “Bodak Yellow” and “God’s Plan,” as well as Favourite Artist – Rap or Hip Hop.

Canadian artists Shawn Mendes and The Weeknd also earned nominations this year, with Mendes nominated for Favourite Artist – Adult Contemporary and Favourite Social Artist and The Weeknd earning a nod for Favourite Male Artist – Soul/R&B.

This year’s show will feature some stacked categories, including Favourite Male Artist – Pop/Rock with Drake and Post Malone taking on Ed Sheeran, who has previously won the category. Favourite Female Artist – Pop/Rock will also be a category to watch, with nominations for Cardi B, Taylor Swift and Swift’s tour opener, Camila Cabello. If Swift adds to her 19 AMA wins and takes home three of the four awards she’s up for this year, including Artist of the Year, Favourite Album – Pop/Rock, and Favourite Tour of the Year, she’ll beat Whitney Houston’s record for most wins by a female artist.

The late XXXTentation is up for two awards posthumously, with the 20-year-old rapper murdered in his home state of Florida in June.

Check out the full list of nominees below and watch the 2018 American Music Awards hosted by Tracee Ellis Ross on Tuesday, October 9 at 8 p.m. ET on CTV.

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Drake
Imagine Dragons
Post Malone
Ed Sheeran
Taylor Swift

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR PRESENTED BY CAPITAL ONE

Camila Cabello
Cardi B
Khalid
Dua Lipa
XXXTENTACION

COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR

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

TOUR OF THE YEAR

Beyoncé & JAY-­Z
Bruno Mars
Ed Sheeran
Taylor Swift
U2

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug, “Havana”
Cardi B, “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)”
Drake, “God’s Plan”

FAVORITE SOCIAL ARTIST

BTS
Cardi B
Ariana Grande
Demi Lovato
Shawn Mendes

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST — POP/ROCK

Drake
Post Malone
Ed Sheeran

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST — POP/ROCK

Camila Cabello
Cardi B
Taylor Swift

FAVORITE DUO OR GROUP — POP/ROCK

Imagine Dragons
Maroon 5
Migos

FAVORITE ALBUM — POP/ROCK

Drake, Scorpion
Ed Sheeran, ÷ (Divide)
Taylor Swift, reputation

FAVORITE SONG­ — POP/ROCK

Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug, “Havana”
Drake, “God’s Plan”
Ed Sheeran, “Perfect”

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST — COUNTRY

Kane Brown
Luke Bryan
Thomas Rhett

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST — COUNTRY

Kelsea Ballerini
Maren Morris
Carrie Underwood

FAVORITE DUO or GROUP — COUNTRY

Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
LANCO

FAVORITE ALBUM — COUNTRY

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

FAVORITE SONG — COUNTRY

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

FAVORITE ARTIST — RAP/HIP­HOP

Cardi B
Drake
Post Malone

FAVORITE ALBUM — RAP/HIP­HOP

Drake, Scorpion
Lil Uzi Vert, Luv Is Rage 2
Post Malone, beerbongs & bentleys

FAVORITE SONG — RAP/HIP­HOP

Cardi B “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)”
Drake “God’s Plan”
Post Malone ft. 21 Savage “Rockstar”

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST — SOUL/R&B

Khalid
Bruno Mars
The Weeknd

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST — SOUL/R&B

Ella Mai
Rihanna
SZA

FAVORITE ALBUM — SOUL/R&B

Khalid “American Teen”
SZA “CTRL”
XXXTENTACION “17”

FAVORITE SONG — SOUL/R&B

Khalid “Young Dumb & Broke”
Ella Mai “Boo’d Up”
Bruno Mars & Cardi B “Finesse”

FAVORITE ARTIST — ALTERNATIVE ROCK

Imagine Dragons
Panic! At The Disco
Portugal. The Man

FAVORITE ARTIST — ADULT CONTEMPORARY

Shawn Mendes
P!NK
Ed Sheeran

FAVORITE ARTIST — LATIN

J Balvin
Daddy Yankee
Ozuna

FAVORITE ARTIST — CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL

Lauren Daigle
MercyMe
Zach Williams

FAVORITE ARTIST — ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC (EDM)

The Chainsmokers
Marshmello
Zedd

FAVORITE SOUNDTRACK

Black Panther: The Album, Music From And Inspired By
The Greatest Showman
The Fate of the Furious: The Album