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The Weeknd and Roddy Ricch Lead The American Music Award Nominations

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NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess) — The Weeknd and Roddy Ricch topped the nominations for the 2020 American Music Awards, earning aight nominations each.

The pair both received nominations for artist of the year, and favorite pop/rock song. The Weeknd earned a nom for music video of the year while Ricch was picked for new artist of the year.

Megan Thee Stallion followed on their heels, earning five nominations for 2020. Megan earned nods for new artist of the year, collaboration of the year (with Cardi B), and favorite female artist.

The nominations were announced on Good Morning America by Dua Lipa, who was nominated for favorite female artist in the pop/rock category and favorite pop/rock song category

The 2020 American Music Awards will air Sunday, Nov. 22 from 8 to 11 p.m. ET on ABC.

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
  • Roddy Ricch
  • Megan Thee Stallion

Collaboration of the year

  • Cardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion, “WAP”
  • DaBaby ft. Roddy Ricch, “Rockstar”
  • Dan + Shay with Justin Bieber, “10,000 Hours”
  • Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande, “Rain On Me”
  • Megan Thee Stallion ft. Beyoncé, “Savage Remix”

Favorite social artist

  • BTS
  • Billie Eilish
  • EXO
  • Ariana Grande
  • NCT 127

Favorite music video

  • Doja Cat, “Say So”
  • Future ft. Drake, “Life Is Good”
  • Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande, “Rain On Me”
  • Taylor Swift, “cardigan”
  • The Weeknd, “Blinding Lights”

Favorite male artist — pop/rock

  • Justin Bieber
  • Post Malone
  • The Weeknd

Favorite female artist — pop/rock

  • Dua Lipa
  • Lady Gaga
  • Taylor Swift

Favorite duo or group — pop/rock

  • BTS
  • Jonas Brothers
  • Maroon 5

Favorite album — pop/rock

  • Harry Styles, “Fine Line”
  • Taylor Swift, “folklore”
  • The Weeknd, “After Hours”

Favorite song — pop/rock

  • Lewis Capaldi, “Someone You Loved”
  • Dua Lipa, “Don’t Start Now”
  • Post Malone, “Circles”
  • Roddy Ricch, “The Box”
  • The Weeknd, “Blinding Lights”

Favorite male artist — country

  • Kane Brown
  • Luke Combs
  • Morgan Wallen

Favorite female artist — country

  • Gabby Barrett
  • Miranda Lambert
  • Maren Morris

Favorite duo or group — country

  • Dan + Shay
  • Florida Georgia Line
  • Old Dominion

Favorite album — country

  • Luke Combs, “What You See Is What You Get”
  • Blake Shelton, “Fully Loaded: God’s Country”
  • Morgan Wallen, “If I Know Me”

Favorite song — country

  • Dan + Shay with Justin Bieber, “10,000 Hours”
  • Maren Morris, “The Bones”
  • Blake Shelton (Duet with Gwen Stefani), “Nobody But You”

Favorite male artist — rap/hip-hop

  • DaBaby
  • Juice WRLD
  • Roddy Ricch

Favorite female artist — rap/hip-hop

  • Cardi B
  • Nicki Minaj
  • Megan Thee Stallion

Favorite album — rap/hip-hop

  • Lil Baby, “My Turn”
  • Lil Uzi Vert, “Eternal Atake”
  • Roddy Ricch, “Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial”

Favorite song — rap/hip-hop

  • Cardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion, “WAP”
  • DaBaby ft. Roddy Ricch, “Rockstar”
  • Roddy Ricch, “The Box”

Favorite male artist — soul/R&B

  • Chris Brown
  • John Legend
  • The Weeknd

Favorite female artist — soul/R&B

  • Jhene Aiko
  • Doja Cat
  • Summer Walker

Favorite album — soul/R&B

  • Doja Cat, “Hot Pink”
  • Summer Walker, “Over It”
  • The Weeknd, “After Hours”

Favorite song — soul/R&B

  • Chris Brown ft. Drake, “No Guidance”
  • Summer Walker, “Playing Games”
  • The Weeknd, “Heartless”

Favorite male artist — Latin

  • Bad Bunny
  • J Balvin
  • Ozuna

Favorite female artist — Latin

  • Becky G
  • KAROL G
  • Rosalía

Favorite album — Latin

  • Anuel AA, ”Emmanuel”
  • Bad Bunny, “Las que no iban a salir”
  • Bad Bunny, “YHLQMDLG”

Favorite song — Latin

  • Bad Bunny, “Vete”
  • Black Eyed Peas X J Balvin, “RITMO (Bad Boys For Life)”
  • KAROL G & Nicki Minaj “Tusa”

Favorite artist — alternative rock

  • Billie Eilish
  • Tame Impala
  • twenty one pilots

Favorite artist — adult contemporary

  • Lewis Capaldi
  • Jonas Brothers
  • Maroon 5

Favorite artist — contemporary inspirational

  • Lauren Daigle
  • for KING & COUNTRY
  • Kanye West

Favorite artist — electronic dance music (EDM)

  • Kygo
  • Lady Gaga
  • Marshmello

Favorite soundtrack

  • “Birds of Prey: The Album”
  • “Frozen II”
  • “Trolls: World Tour”

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