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Taylor Swift leads the nominations for the 2015 American Music Awards as Nicki Minaj, Ariana Grande and Ed Sheeran also get nods

By Heidi Parker For Dailymail.com

Published: 08:40 EST, 13 October 2015 | Updated: 09:10 EST, 13 October 2015

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Taylor Swift was a favorite when the American Music Award nominations were announced on Tuesday.

The blonde 1989 hit maker was mentioned for six awards, including Artist Of The Year as well as Song Of The Year for Blank Space.

The nods were announced by Charlie Puth and Joe Jonas on Good Morning America.

Scroll down for a list of nominees... 

She is loved: Taylor Swift was a favorite when the American Music Award nominations were announced on Tuesday; here she is seen on tour this summer

She is loved: Taylor Swift was a favorite when the American Music Award nominations were announced on Tuesday; here she is seen on tour this summer

Still not out of style: Nicki Minaj, seen here in September, got some AMA love as well; that's a ring from Meek Mill on her left hand

Still not out of style: Nicki Minaj, seen here in September, got some AMA love as well; that's a ring from Meek Mill on her left hand

Nicki Minaj, Ariana Grande, Ed Sheeran, The Weeknd and Sam Smith also garnered several nominations.

Sheeran and Canadian singer-songwriter the Weeknd tied with five apiece. Both are also nominated ed for Artist Of The Year. 

Other contenders for Artist Of The Year are Luke Bryan, Grande, Maroon 5, Minaj, One Direction, Smith and Meghan Trainor.

On the up and up: Ariana Grande was nominated for Favorite Female Artist in the Pop/Rock category; here she is seen in November 2014

On the up and up: Ariana Grande was nominated for Favorite Female Artist in the Pop/Rock category; here she is seen in November 2014

The field will be narrowed to five nominees based on fan voting tallied through November 11.

The nominees for Song Of The Year include Wiz Khalifa Featuring Charlie Puth See You Again, Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars Uptown Funk!, Sheeran's Thinking Out Loud, Swift's Blank Space and The Weeknd Can’t Feel My Face.

The three nominees for Favorite Female Artist in the Soul and R&B category were Beyoncé, Mary J. Blige and Rihanna.

He made the cut: The nominees for Song Of The Year include Wiz Khalifa (pictured) Featuring Charlie Puth See You Again, Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars Uptown Funk!, Sheeran's Thinking Out Loud, Swift's Blank Space and The Weeknd Can’t Feel My Face

He made the cut: The nominees for Song Of The Year include Wiz Khalifa (pictured) Featuring Charlie Puth See You Again, Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars Uptown Funk!, Sheeran's Thinking Out Loud, Swift's Blank Space and The Weeknd Can’t Feel My Face

As for the male Soul and R&B category, Chris Brown, Trey Songz and The Weeknd were named. 

That means Rihanna could have another run-in with her ex Brown. 

New Artist Of The Year went to Fetty Wap - who was involved in a motorcycle wreck last month - Sam Hunt, Tove Lo, Walk The Moon and The Weeknd.

Jennifer Lopez - whose Las Vegas show launches in January - is set to host the show, which will air live from Los Angeles' Microsoft Theater on Sunday, November 22.

A new gig for the vet: Jennifer Lopez is set to host the show, which will air live from Los Angeles' Microsoft Theater on Sunday, November 22; here she is seen at the Golden Globe Awards in January

A new gig for the vet: Jennifer Lopez is set to host the show, which will air live from Los Angeles' Microsoft Theater on Sunday, November 22; here she is seen at the Golden Globe Awards in January

2015 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARD NOMINATIONS 

 ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Luke Bryan

Ariana Grande

Maroon 5

Nicki Minaj

One Direction

Ed Sheeran

Sam Smith

Taylor Swift

Meghan Trainor

The Weeknd

 

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR PRESENTED BY KOHL’S

Fetty Wap

Sam Hunt

Tove Lo

Walk The Moon

The Weeknd

 

SONG OF THE YEAR

Wiz Khalifa Featuring Charlie Puth “See You Again”

Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars “Uptown Funk!”

Ed Sheeran “Thinking Out Loud”

Taylor Swift “Blank Space”

The Weeknd “Can’t Feel My Face”

 

COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR UN-LEASHED BY T-MOBILE

Wiz Khalifa Featuring Charlie Puth “See You Again”

Rihanna & Kanye West Featuring Paul McCartney “FourFiveSeconds”

Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars “Uptown Funk!”

Skrillex & Diplo Featuring Justin Bieber “Where Are Ü Now”

Taylor Swift Featuring Kendrick Lamar “Bad Blood”

 

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK

Nick Jonas

Ed Sheeran

Sam Smith

 

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK

Ariana Grande

Taylor Swift

Meghan Trainor

 

FAVORITE DUO OR GROUP – POP/ROCK

Maroon 5

One Direction

Walk The Moon

 

FAVORITE ALBUM – POP/ROCK

Ed Sheeran “x”

Sam Smith “In The Lonely Hour”

Taylor Swift “1989”

 

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – COUNTRY

Jason Aldean

Luke Bryan

Sam Hunt

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – COUNTRY

Kelsea Ballerini

Miranda Lambert

Carrie Underwood

 

FAVORITE DUO or GROUP – COUNTRY

Zac Brown Band

Florida Georgia Line

Little Big Town

 

FAVORITE ALBUM – COUNTRY

Jason Aldean “Old Boots, New Dirt”

Florida Georgia Line “Anything Goes”

Sam Hunt “Montevallo”

 

FAVORITE ARTIST – RAP/HIP-HOP

Drake

Fetty Wap

Nicki Minaj

 

FAVORITE ALBUM – RAP/HIP-HOP

J. Cole “2014 Forest Hills Drive”

Drake “If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late

Nicki Minaj “The Pinkprint”

 

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B

Chris Brown

Trey Songz

The Weeknd

 

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B

Beyoncé

Mary J. Blige

Rihanna

 

FAVORITE ALBUM – SOUL/R&B

Chris Brown “X”

D’Angelo and The Vanguard “Black Messiah”

The Weeknd “Beauty Behind the Madness”

 

FAVORITE ARTIST – ALTERNATIVE ROCK

Fall Out Boy

Hozier

Walk The Moon

 

FAVORITE ARTIST – ADULT CONTEMPORARY

Ed Sheeran

Taylor Swift

Meghan Trainor

 

FAVORITE ARTIST – LATIN

Enrique Iglesias

Ricky Martin

Romeo Santos

 

FAVORITE ARTIST – CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL

Casting Crowns

Hillsong United

MercyMe

 

FAVORITE ARTIST – ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC (EDM)

Calvin Harris

David Guetta

Zedd

 

TOP SOUNDTRACK

Fifty Shades of Grey

Empire: Original Soundtrack from Season 1

Pitch Perfect 2

 

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