The much-awaited American Music Award nominations for this year are out. They were announced on "Good Morning America(GMA)," by two-time AMA nominee Ciara. Drake, The Chainsmokers and Bruno Mars top the list of nominees for one of the world's biggest musical event and award shoe voted by fans. New pop sensation Halsey who performed on 'GMA', was nominated for her hit song "Closer" with The Chainsmokers.
The award show will be aired live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Nov.19. Bruno Mars picked up nominations for Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist and Artist of the Year. Nomination for Favorite Female Artist - Pop/Rock went to Alessia Cara, Lady Gaga, and Rihanna. And for Favorite Male Artist - Pop/Rock we have Bruno Mars, Drake, and Ed Sheeran.
This year there has been a whole lot of songs which caught our ears and we couldn't help crooning along like"Despacito" by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber. Also the groovy 'Shape of You' by Ed Sheeran and the very mushy "Closer" by The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey. These are the nominations for the favorite song in the Pop/Rock category. Bruno Mars, The Chainsmokers, Drake, Kendrick Lamar and Ed Sheeran locked up the nominations in the category Artist of the Year.
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The 2016 AMA's also witnessed mind-blowing performances and bedazzled everyone. However, the star of the evening was Justin Bieber, who bagged four trophies of the night, including "Video Of The Year". Rihanna, and Drake both won three trophies, for their extremely popular collaborative single "Work." The Artist of the Year was won by Ariana Grande. Interestingly the winner of the Favorite Male Artist - Pop/Rock was Justin Bieber and the Favorite Female Artist - Pop/Rock award went to Selena Gomez, together known "Jelena", the one time super hit couple.
The AMA's are essentially awards which are drawn by a poll of the public and fans, who have the option of voting through the AMAs website. The award statuette is manufactured by New York firm Society Awards.This year will also see some big stars battling it out in the musical arena and we cannot wait to catch a glimpse of them.
The rest of the nominees were revealed on Facebook Live on the American Music Awards and Billboard pages which started at 9:50 p.m. ET.