Daddy Yankee Up For Four American Music Awards, Keith Urban Gets Three Nods

by VVN Music

The nominations for the 45th American Music Awards were announced on Thursday (November 12) morning by Ciara on ABC's Good Morning America.

Bruno Mars was the big name on the list with eight nominations spread across Pop/Rock, Soul/R&B and Adult Contemporary categories.

Five artists, Ed Sheeran, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, The Chainsmokers and The Weeknd all tied for second with five each.

For veteran artists, Daddy Yankee leads with four nods followed by Keith Urban with three and one each for Daft Punk, U2, Garth Brooks, Beyonce, Shakira, Linkin Park and MercyMe.

The American Music Awards will be held on November 19 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles and will be broadcast on ABC.

You can vote for the winners at the American Music Awards site.

The nominees:

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
  • The Chainsmokers
  • Drake
  • Kendrick Lamar
  • Bruno Mars
  • Ed Sheeran
NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR
  • James Arthur
  • Niall Horan
  • Julia Michaels
  • Post Malone
  • Rae Sremmurd
COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR
  • Closer - The Chainsmokers feat. Halsey
  • Despacito - Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber
  • I’m The One - DJ Khaled feat. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper & Lil Wayne
  • Don’t Wanna Know - Maroon 5 feat. Kendrick Lamar
  • Starboy - The Weeknd feat. Daft Punk
TOUR OF THE YEAR
  • Garth Brooks
  • Coldplay
  • U2
VIDEO OF THE YEAR
  • Despacito - Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee
  • That’s What I Like - Bruno Mars
  • Shape of You - Ed Sheeran
FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK
  • Drake
  • Bruno Mars
  • 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
  • More Life - Drake
  • 24K Magic - Bruno Mars
  • Starboy - The Weeknd
FAVORITE SONG – POP/ROCK
  • Closer - The Chainsmokers feat. Halsey
  • Despacito - Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber
  • Shape of You - Ed Sheeran
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
  • They Don’t Know - Jason Aldean
  • From a Room:, Vol. 1 - Chris Stapleton
  • Ripcord - Keith Urban
FAVORITE SONG – COUNTRY
  • Body Like a Back Road - Sam Hunt
  • Dirt on My Boots - Jon Pardi
  • Blue Ain’t Your Color - Keith Urban
FAVORITE ARTIST – RAP/HIP-HOP
  • Drake
  • Kendrick Lamar
  • Migos
FAVORITE ALBUM – RAP/HIP-HOP
  • More Life - Drake
  • Damn. - Kendrick Lamar
  • Culture - Migos

FAVORITE SONG – RAP/HIP-HOP
  • I’m The One - DJ Khaled feat. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper & Lil Wayne
  • Humble. - Kendrick Lamar
  • Black Beatles - Rae Sremmurd feat. Gucci Mane
FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B
  • Childish Gambino
  • Bruno Mars
  • The Weeknd
FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B
  • Beyonce
  • Kehlani
  • Rihanna
FAVORITE ALBUM – SOUL/R&B
  • Awaken My Love! - Childish Gambino
  • 24K Magic - Bruno Mars
  • Starboy - The Weeknd
FAVORITE SONG – SOUL/R&B
  • Location - Khalid
  • That’s What I Like - Bruno Mars
  • Starboy - The Weeknd
FAVORITE ARTIST – ALTERNATIVE ROCK
  • Imagine Dragons
  • Linkin Park
  • Twenty One Pilots
FAVORITE ARTIST – ADULT CONTEMPORARY
  • Bruno Mars
  • Shawn Mendes
  • Ed Sheeran
FAVORITE ARTIST – LATIN
  • Luis Fonsi
  • Daddy Yankee
  • Shakira
FAVORITE ARTIST – CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL
  • Lauren Daigle
  • MercyMe
  • Chris Tomlin
FAVORITE ARTIST – ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC (EDM)
  • The Chainsmokers
  • Calvin Harris
  • DJ Snake
TOP SOUNDTRACK
  • Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2: Awesome Mix Vol. 2
  • Moana
  • Trolls

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