American Music Awards 2018 Nominees - Who's Up For an Award?!

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American Music Awards 2018 Nominees

A MAJOR night in music is on the way and already the list of nominees is in! The American Music Awards 2018 nominees include your favorites in rap, R&B, pop and everything in-between. Cardi, Rihanna, Drake, Bey and Ella Mai all got a nod. However, who else is up for an AMA and what other surprises can viewers expect?

American Music Awards 2018 Nominees – Who’s Up For an Award

She’s backkkkk. Yes, this year’s hosting duties is going back to the daughter of a music icon. Ms. Tracee Ellis Ross will be taking the stage to entertain, joke and also enhance the overall essence of the show from start to finish.

Furthermore, Hip hop artist Drake may have a big night at the upcoming festivities. This year he broke a ton of records, including most Top 10 Hot 100 debuts EVER; thanks to “Scorpion.”

Nevertheless, he may just be edged out by a female rap phenom. Cardi B and Drake are taking the lead this year for most 2018 American Music Awards with a total of 8 nominations each. Cardi is nominated for:

  • New Artist of the Year
  • Collaboration of the Year
  • Favorite Music Video
  • AMA Favorite Female Artist Pop/Rock
  • Favorite Artist Rap/Hip Hop
  • Favorite Song Soul/R&B
  • AMA Favorite Social Artist

American Music Awards 2018 Nominees – Who’s Up For an Award (Continued)

Therefore, there is much to look forward to in the battle of Drake versus Cardi. Additionally, this year, breakout star, Normani had the honor of revealing of the 2018 American Music Award nominees. Moreover, even though Drake and Cardi seem as though they are running away with trophies already. Other categories and nominees to look out for include:

Favorite Artist-Rap/Hip Hop

-Cardi B


-Post Malone

AMA Favorite Song -Rap/Hip Hop

-Cardi B “Bodak Yellow”

-Drake “God’s Plan”

-Post Malone featuring 21 Savage “Rockstar”

Favorite Male Artist-Soul/R&B


-Bruno Mars

-The Weekend

Favorite Female Artist- Soul/R&B

-Ella Mai



Tour of the Year

-Beyoncé and Jay Z

-Bruno Mars

-Ed Sheeran

-Taylor Swift


So then, ready for a fun night of music also high energy performances? The show airs LIVE Tuesday, October 9th on ABC network.

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