On October 25, Dick Clark Productions announced the nominees for the 2020 American Music Awards. Canadian Hip-Hop artist The Weeknd and American rapper Roddy Ricch lead the list with eight nominations each including Artist of the Year where they will go up against Canadian Justin Bieber and Americans Post Malone and Taylor Swift.

Megan Thee Stallion, Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, Doja Cat, DaBaby, Dan + Shay, and Bad Bunny have also garnered multiple nominations.


To reflect the ever changing music scene, this year the AMA’s have included new categories for rap, hip-hop, and Latin music.


In the November 22 ceremony, the American Music Awards will combine pre-recorded segments and live performances for the awards gala in response to the ongoing issues with the Covid-19 pandemic.

A fan voted awards gala, Taylor Swift leads the list of all time awards with 29 including a category leading five Artist of the Year awards.

Fans may cast their votes at TheAMAs.com/Vote.

The nominees for the 2020 American Music Awards are:
Artist of the Year:
Justin Bieber
Post Malone
Roddy Ricch
Taylor Swift
The Weeknd

New Artist of the Year:
Lewis Capaldi
Doja Cat
DaBaby
Lil Baby
Megan Thee Stallion
Roddy Ricch

Collaboration of the Year:
“WAP” by Cardi B with Megan Thee Stallion
“Rockstar” by DaBaby with Roddy Ricch
“10,000 Hours” by Dan + Shay with Jusitn Bieber
“Rain on Me” by Lady Gaga with Arian Grande
“Savage Remix” by Megan Thee Stallion with Beyonce

Favourite Social Artist:
BTS
Billie Eilish
EXO
Ariana Grande
NCT 127

Favourite Music Video:
“Say So” by Doja Cat
“Life is Good” by Future with Drake
“Rain on Me” by Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande
“cardigan” by Taylor Swift
“Blinding Lights” by The Weeknd

Favourite Pop/Rock Male Artist:
Justin Bieber
Post Malone
The Weeknd

Favourite Pop/Rock Female Artist:
Dua Lipa
Lady Gaga
Taylor Swift

Favourite Pop/Rock Duo or Group:
BTS
Jonas Brothers
Maroon 5

Favourite Pop/Rock Album: “Fine Line” by Harry Styles
“folklore” by Taylor Swift
“After Hours” by The Weeknd

Favourite Pop/Rock Song:
“Someone You Loved” by Lewis Capaldi
“Don’t Stop Now” by Dua Lipa
“Circles” by Post Malone
“The Box” by Roddy Ricch
“Blinding Lights” by The Weeknd

Favourite Country Male Artist:
Kane Brown
Luke Combs
Morgan Wallen

Favourite Country Female Artist:
Gabby Barrett
Miranda Lambert
Maren Morris

Favourite Country Duo or Group:
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Old Dominion

Favourite Country Album:
“What You See is What You Get” by Luke Combs
“Fully Loaded: God’s Country” by Blake Shelton
“If I Know Me” by Morgan Wallen

Favourite Country Song:
“10,000 Hours” by Dan + Shay with Justin Bieber
“The Bones” by Maren Morris
“Nobody But You” by Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani

Favourite Male Rap/Hip-Hop Artist:
DaBaby
Juice WRLD
Roddy Ricch

Favourite Female Rap/Hip-Hop Artist:
Cardi B
Nicki Minaj
Megan Thee Stallion

Favourite Rap/Hip-Hop Album:
“My Turn” by Lil Baby
“Eternal Atake” by Lil Uzi Vert
“Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial” by Roddy Ricch

Favourite Rap/Hip-Hop Song:
“WAP” by Cardi B. and Megan Thee Stallion
“Rockstar” by DaBaby and Roddy Ricch

“The Box” by Roddy Ricch

Favourite Male Soul/R&B Artist:
Chris Brown
John Legend
The Weeknd

Favourite Female Soul/R&B Artist:
Jhene Aiko
Doja Cat
Summer Walker

Favourite Soul/R&B Album:
“Hot Pink” by Doja Cat
“Over It” by Summer Walker
“After Hours” by The Weeknd

Favourite Soul/R&B Song:
“No Guidance” by Chris Brown
“Playing Games” by Summer Walker
“Heartless” by The Weeknd

Favourite Male Latin Artist:
Bad Bunny
J Balvin
Ozuna

Favourite Female Latin Artist:
Becky G
KAROL G
Rosalia

Favourite Latin Album:
“Emmanuel” by Anuel AA
“Las que no iban a salir” by Bad Bunny
“YHLQMDLG” by Bad Bunny

Favourite Latin Song:
“Vete” by Bad Bunny
“RITMO (Bad Boys For Life)” by the Black Eyed Peas and J Balvin
“Tusa” by KAROL G and Nicki Minaj

Favourtie Alternative Rock Artist:
Billie Eilish
Tame Impala
twenty one pilots

Favourite Adult Contemporary Artist:
Lewis Capaldi
Jonas Brothers
Maroon 5

Favourite Contemporary Inspirational Artist:
Lauren Daigle
for KING & COUNTRY
Kanye West

Favourite Electronic Dance Music (EDM) Artist:
Kygo
Lady Gaga
Marshmello

Favourite Soundtrack:
“Birds ofPrey: The Album”
“Frozen II”
“Trolls: World Tour”