Article: Cardi B and Drake lead American Music Awards with most nominations

Cardi B and Drake are each nominated for eight awards. Ed Sheeran and Post Malone follow with six nominations and Camila Cabello with five.
This year’s AMAs are hosted by actress, Tracee Ellis Ross live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
The coveted “Artist of the Year” nominees are Drake, Imagine Dragons, Post Malone, Ed Sheeran, and Taylor Swift.
The late rapper, XXXTentacion, also received two nominations — one for “Favorite New Artist of the Year” and “Favorite Album, Soul/R&B.” The AMAs will air October 9 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC. Head to and vote for Cardi!!

Cardi B’s nominations:

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,” Bebe Rhexha and Florida Georgia Line
“The Middle,” Zedd, Maren Morris and Grey
Favorite Female Artist, Pop/Rock
Camila Cabello
Cardi B
Taylor Swift
Favorite Artist, Rap/Hip-Hop
Cardi B
Post Malone
Favorite Song, Soul/R&B
“Young, Dumb, and Broke,” Khalid
“Boo’d Up,” Ella Mai
“Finesse,” Bruno Mars & Cardi B
Favorite Song, Rap/Hip-Hop
“Bodak Yellow,” Cardi B
“God’s Plan,” Drake
“Rockstar,” Post Malone ft. 21 Savage
Favorite Social Artist
Cardi B
Ariana Grande
Demi Lovato
Shawn Mendes
Favorite Music Video
“Havanna,” Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug
“Bodak Yellow (Money Moves),” Cardi B
“God’s Plan,” Drake
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