September 12, 2018 / 7:25 PM / 3 months ago

Factbox: Key nominees for the 2018 American Music Awards

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Nominations were announced on Wednesday for the 2018 American Music Awards. Fans will choose the winners online and the awards will be presented at a ceremony in Los Angeles on Oct.9.

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Following are nominations in key categories;

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Drake

Imagine Dragons

Post Malone

Ed Sheeran

Taylor Swift

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Camila Cabello

Cardi B

Khalid

Dua Lipa

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

Beyonce & Jay-Z

Bruno Mars

Ed Sheeran

Taylor Swift

BTS

Cardi B

Ariana Grande

Demi Lovato

Shawn Mendes

MALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK

Drake

Post Malone

Ed Sheeran

FEMALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK

Camila Cabello

Cardi B

Taylor Swift

ALBUM – POP/ROCK

Drake “Scorpion”

Ed Sheeran “Divide”

Taylor Swift “Reputation”

SONG- POP/ROCK

Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug “Havana”

Drake “God’s Plan”

Ed Sheeran “Perfect”

MALE ARTIST – COUNTRY

Kane Brown

Luke Bryan

Thomas Rhett

FEMALE ARTIST – COUNTRY

Kelsea Ballerini

Maren Morris

Carrie Underwood

ARTIST – RAP/HIP-HOP

Cardi B

Drake

Post Malone

MALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B

Khalid

Bruno Mars

The Weeknd

FEMALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B

Ella Mai

Rihanna

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Reporting by Jill Serjeant; Editing by Marguerita Choy

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