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By Damilola Faustino

Cardi B and Drake topped the 2018 American Music Award nominations with the rap superstars each receiving eight nominations for the 2018 American Music Awards.

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Their respective nominations are the most of any artists for this year’s event, with Post Malone and Ed Sheeran trailing at six each. Drake is nominated for Artist of the Year while Cardi B is vying for New Artist Of The Year.

Some of the other Hip Hop and R&B artists nominated for AMAs include Beyoncé, JAY-Z, Migos, the late XXXTENTACION, Young Thug, SZA, Lil Uzi Vert and Rihanna. The Kendrick Lamar-curated Black Panther: The Album is also up for Favorite Soundtrack.

The winners will be entirely decided by the fans. Voting for New Artist of the Year, Favorite Social Artist and Collaboration of the Year won’t begin until September 24.

The 2018 American Music Awards are scheduled to take place at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on October 9. The ceremony will air at 8 p.m. ET on ABC and be hosted by actress Tracee Ellis Ross.

Check out all of the nominations below.

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Drake
Imagine Dragons
Post Malone
Ed Sheeran
Taylor Swift

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR PRESENTED BY CAPITAL ONE SAVOR CARD

Camila Cabello
Cardi B
Khalid
Dua Lipa
XXXTENTACION

COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR

Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug “Havana”
Post Malone ft. 21 Savage “Rockstar”
Bruno Mars & Cardi B “Finesse”?
Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line “Meant To Be”
Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey “The Middle”

TOUR OF THE YEAR

Beyoncé & JAY-Z
Bruno Mars
Ed Sheeran
Taylor Swift
U2

FAVOURITE MUSIC VIDEO

Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug “Havana”
Cardi B “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)”
Drake “God’s Plan”

FAVOURITE SOCIAL ARTIST

BTS
Cardi B
Ariana Grande
Demi Lovato
Shawn Mendes

FAVOURITE MALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK

Drake
Post Malone
Ed Sheeran

FAVOURITE FEMALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK

Camila Cabello
Cardi B
Taylor Swift

FAVOURITE DUO OR GROUP – POP/ROCK

Imagine Dragons
Maroon 5
Migos

FAVOURITE ALBUM – POP/ROCK

Drake “Scorpion”
Ed Sheeran “÷ (Divide)”
Taylor Swift “reputation”

FAVOURITE SONG- POP/ROCK

Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug “Havana”
Drake “God’s Plan”
Ed Sheeran “Perfect”

FAVOURITE MALE ARTIST – COUNTRY

Kane Brown
Luke Bryan
Thomas Rhett

FAVOURITE FEMALE ARTIST – COUNTRY

Kelsea Ballerini
Maren Morris
Carrie Underwood

FAVOURITE DUO or GROUP – COUNTRY

Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
LANCO

FAVOURITE ALBUM – COUNTRY

Kane Brown “Kane Brown”
Luke Combs “This One’s For You”
Thomas Rhett “Life Changes”

FAVOURITE SONG – COUNTRY

Kane Brown “Heaven”
Dan + Shay “Tequila”
Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line “Meant To Be”

FAVOURITE ARTIST – RAP/HIP-HOP

Cardi B
Drake
Post Malone

FAVOURITE ALBUM – RAP/HIP-HOP

Drake “Scorpion”
Lil Uzi Vert “Luv Is Rage 2”
Post Malone “Beerbongs & Bentleys”

FAVOURITE SONG – RAP/HIP-HOP

Cardi B “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)”
Drake “God’s Plan”
Post Malone ft. 21 Savage “Rockstar”

FAVOURITE MALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B

Khalid
Bruno Mars
The Weeknd

FAVOURITE FEMALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B

Ella Mai
Rihanna
SZA

FAVOURITE ALBUM – SOUL/R&B

Khalid “American Teen”
SZA “CTRL”
XXXTENTACION “17”

FAVOURITE SONG – SOUL/R&B

Khalid “Young Dumb & Broke”
Ella Mai “Boo’d Up”
Bruno Mars & Cardi B “Finesse”

FAVOURITE ARTIST – ALTERNATIVE ROCK

Imagine Dragons
Panic! At The Disco
Portugal. The Man

FAVOURITE ARTIST – ADULT CONTEMPORARY

Shawn Mendes
P!NK
Ed Sheeran

FAVOURITE ARTIST – LATIN

J Balvin
Daddy Yankee
Ozuna

FAVOURITE ARTIST – CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL

Lauren Daigle
MercyMe
Zach Williams

FAVOURITE ARTIST – ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC (EDM)

The Chainsmokers
Marshmello
Zedd

FAVOURITE SOUNDTRACK

“Black Panther: The Album, Music From And Inspired By”
“The Greatest Showman”
“The Fate of the Furious: The Album”

Read also: Complete MTV VMAs 2018 Winners List

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