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Taylor Swift Leads American Music Awards Nominations

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    Singer Taylor Swift performs during her "1989" world tour at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., on Friday, July 10, 2015.

     

    Taylor Swift earned six American Music Awards nominations Tuesday, and if she wins everything she's up for, the singer will become the most-honored female artist in the show's history.

     

    Ed Sheeran and the Weeknd had five nominations each, trying to win their first awards. Sam Hunt, Nicki Minaj, Sam Smith, Meghan Trainor and Walk the Moon had three nominations each.

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    Swift was one of 10 nominees for artist of the year, and her "Blank Space" was nominated for song of the year. She was also nominated for collaboration of the year for her work on "Bad Blood" with Kendrick Lamar, and her blockbuster "1989" is competing for album of the year.

    She's won 16 American Music Awards. Whitney Houston's 21 awards are the most ever among female artists in the show, which was launched in 1974. Michael Jackson's 24 awards are the most of any artist.

    Nominations, announced Tuesday, are based on a metric that includes sales, airplay and social activity tracked by Billboard magazine and its partners. Winners are determined by fan votes on the show's website or through Facebook and Twitter.

    Swift, Sheeran, the Weeknd, Minaj, Trainor, Smith, Luke Bryan, Ariana Grande, Maroon 5 and One Direction are artist of the year nominees. The nomination list will be narrowed to five by Nov. 11 through fan votes.

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    Besides "Blank Space," song of the year nominees are "See You Again" by Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth; "Uptown Funk!" by Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars; "Thinking out Loud" by Sheeran; and "Can't Feel My Face" by the Weeknd.

    Sheeran's "x'' and Smith's "In the Lonely Hour" join "1989" in the competition for best album. New artist nominees are Hunt, Fetty Wap, Tove Lo, Walk the Moon and the Weeknd.

    Enrique Iglesias has the chance to win his seventh favorite artist award in the Latin category, while both Beyonce and Rihanna have the chance to become the record holder in the favorite female soul artist. They've both won the category four times, along with Aretha Franklin and Mariah Carey.

    The full list of 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
    Fetty Wap
    Sam Hunt
    Tove Lo
    Walk the Moon
    The Weeknd

    SONG OF THE YEAR
    Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth – "See You Again"
    Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars – "Uptown Funk!"
    Ed Sheeran – "Thinking Out Loud"
    Taylor Swift – "Blank Space"
    The Weeknd – "Can't Feel My Face"

    COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR
    Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth – "See You Again"
    Rihanna & Kanye West feat. Paul McCartney – "FourFiveSeconds"
    Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars – "Uptown Funk!"
    Skrillex & Diplo feat. Justin Bieber – "Where Are Ü Now"
    Taylor Swift feat. 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
    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

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