2018 American Music Awards: Drake, Cardi B Lead Nominees

By Creative Media Times

The nominees for the 2018 American Music Awards were announced on Wednesday, with rappers Drake and Cardi B leading the list of nominees. Kane Brown, Ella Mai, Normani and Bebe Rexha revealed the nominations live from YouTube Space L.A.

Drake is up for top trophies including “Artist of the Year” along with Imagine Dragons, Post Malone, Ed Sheeran, and Taylor Swift, while Cardi B is up for “Favorite New Artist of the Year.”

The AMAs is the largest fan-voted award show. Fans can vote for their favorites through VoteAMAs.com as well as via Twitter by by tagging the nominees, typing the category and using the hashtag #AMAs.

For the second year in a row, actress Tracee Ellis Ross will host the event.

The 2018 AMAs is set to air live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on October 9 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

Here’s some of the nominees:

Artist of the Year
Imagine Dragons
Post Malone
Ed Sheeran
Taylor Swift

Favorite New Artist of the Year
Camila Cabello
Cardi B
Dua Lipa

Favorite Collaboration of the Year
“Havanna,” Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug
“Finesse,” Bruno Mars & Cardi B
“Rockstar,” Post Malone ft. 21 Savage
“Meant to Be,” Beba Rhexha and Florida Georgia Line
“The Middle,” Zedd, Maren Morris and Grey

Favorite Female Artist, Pop/Rock
Camilla Cabello
Cardi B
Taylor Swift

Favorite Male Artist, Pop/Rock
Post Malone
Ed Sheeran

To see the full list, go to theamas.com.