Drake Earns 8 Nominations For American Music Awards

Canada’s Drake earned eight nominations for the 2018 American Music Awards, which were announced Wednesday, including Artist of the Year and Favourite Male Artist.

Also representing Canada at the AMAs is Shawn Mendes with two nominations (Favourite Social Artist and Favourite Artist - Adult Contemporary) and The Weeknd with one (Favourite Male Artist - Soul/R&B).

Drake is tied with Cardi B to lead the nominees. His hit “God’s Plan” is up for Video of the Year, Favourite Song - Pop/Rock and Favourite Song - Rap/Hip-Hop, while Scorpion has nods for Favourite Album - Pop/Rock and Favourite Album Rap/Hip-Hop.

Drake has won five AMAs from 26 previous nominations. Mendes has won one and The Weeknd has two.

Other top nominees include Camila Cabello, Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift and Post Malone.

The AMAs, hosted by Tracee Ellis Ross, will air Oct. 9 at 8 p.m. ET.

Here is the full list of nominations.

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Drake
Imagine Dragons
Post Malone
Ed Sheeran
Taylor Swift

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR
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/HIP­-HOP
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 – ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC
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