Billie Eilish Among Top American Music Awards Nominees


Billie Eilish is among the top nominees for the 2019 American Music Awards.

The 17-year-old is up for Favourite New Artist against Luke Combs, Lil Nas X, LIZZO and Ella Mai as well as Favourite Pop/Rock Album, Pop/Rock Artist, Alternative Rock Artist, Social Artist, and Music Video (“Bad Guy”).

Eilish is only the second female artist (after Lorde in 2014) to be nominated in the Alternative Rock category.

Some of the other leading AMAs nominees this year are Ella Mai, Lil Nas X, Post Malone and LIZZO.

Lil Nas X’s ubiquitous “Old Town Road” remix with Billy Ray Cyrus has several noms, including Favourite Song and Collaboration of the Year.

The list of nominations, announced Thursday morning, includes returning champs like Beyoncé and Taylor Swift. If Swift wins Favourite Pop/Rock Female Artist, she will be first to win it in two consecutive years since Céline Dion did 20 years ago.

Canada will once again be represented at the AMAs by Shawn Mendes and Drake.

Mendes is up for Social Artist as well as Collaboration of the Year for “Señorita” with Camila Cabello. At last year’s AMAs, Mendes was named Favourite Adult Contemporary Artist for the second time.

Drake, who has won five AMAs from 34 previous nominations, is nominated this year for Artist of the Year, Favourite Male Pop/Rock Artist and Rap/Hip-Hop Artist. For Artist of the Year, Drake is competing against Ariana Grande, Halsey, Post Malone and Taylor Swift.

The 2019 American Music Awards will air live from Los Angeles on Nov. 24.

Nominations are based on “streaming, album and digital song sales, radio airplay, social activity and touring” between Sept. 28, 2018 and Sept. 26, 2019, according to a release. Winners are determined by fan votes.

Check out the nominations below:

Artist of the Year


Ariana Grande


Post Malone

Taylor Swift

Favourite Female Artist - Pop/Rock

Billie Eilish

Ariana GRande

Taylor Swift

Favourite Male Artist - Pop/Rock



Post Malone

Favourite Duo or Group - Pop/Rock


Jonas Brothers

Panic! At The Disco

Favourite New Artist

Luke Combs

Billie Eilish

Lil Nas X


Ella Mai

Favourite Song - Pop/Rock

“Without Me” - Halsey 

“Sucker” - Jonas Brothers

“Old Town Road” - Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus

“High Hopes” - Panic! At The Disco

“Sunflower” - Post Malone & Swae Lee

Collaboration of the Year

“Shallow” - Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper

“Old Town Road” - Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus

“Happier” - Marshmello ft. Bastille

“Señorita” - Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello

“Sunflower” - Post Malone & Swae Lee

Favourite Song - Soul/R&B

“Talk” - Khalid

“Juice” - LIZZO

“Trip” - Ella Mai

Favourite Song - Rap/Hip-Hop

“Old Town Road” - Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus

“Wow” - Post Malone

“SICKO MODE” - Travis Scott

Favourite Album - Pop/Rock

When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? - Billie Eilish

thank u, next - Ariana Grande

Lover - Taylor Swift

Favourite Album - Rap/Hip-Hop

Championships - Meek Mill

Hollywood’s Bleeding - Post Malone

Astroworld - Travis Scott

Favourite Female Artist - Soul/R&B



Ella Mai

Favourite Male Artist - Soul/R&B

Chris Brown


Bruno Mars

Favourite Artist - Rap/Hip-Hop

Cardi B


Post Malone

Favourite Album - Soul/R&B

Indigo - Chris Brown

Free Spirit - Khalid

Ella Mai - Ella Mai

Favourite Artist - Adult Contemporary

Maroon 5


Taylor Swift

Favourite Duo or Group - Country

Dan + Shay

Florida Georgia Line

Old Dominion

Favourite Female Artist - Country

Kelsea Ballerini

Maren Morris

Carrie Underwood

Favourite Male Artist - Country

Kane Brown

Luke Combs

Thomas Rhett

Favourite Song - Country

“Beautiful Crazy” - Luke Combs

“Speechless” - Dan + Shay

“God’s Country” - Blake Shelton

Favourite Album - Country

Experiment - Kane Brown

Dan + Shay - Dan + Shay

Cry Pretty - Carrie Underwood

Favourite Music Video

“Bad Guy” - Billie Eilish

“7 rings” - Ariana Grande

“Without Me” - Halsey

“Old Town Road” - Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus

“You Need to Calm Down” - Taylor Swift

Favourite Social Artist


Ariana Grande

Billie Eilish


Shawn Mendes

Tour of the Year


Ariana Grande

Elton John


Ed Sheeran

Favourite Artist - EDM



The Chainsmokers

Favourite Artist - Latin

Bad Bunny

J Balvin


Favourite Soundtrack

A Star Is Born

Bohemian Rhapsody

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Favourite Artist - Alternative Rock

Billie Eilish

Imagine Dragons

Panic! at the Disco

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