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2018 American Music Awards

Discussion in 'Pop & Justice' started by Babyface, Sep 13, 2018.

  1. Nominations came out today and the show airs October 9 (a bit earlier than usual, no?) on ABC. Drake and Cardi lead with eight nominations each, full list below:

    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
    XXXTENTACION (Why?)

    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
    Beyoncé & JAY-Z
    Bruno Mars
    Ed Sheeran
    Taylor Swift
    U2

    VIDEO OF THE YEAR
    Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug, “Havana”
    Cardi B, “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)”
    Drake, “God’s Plan”

    FAVORITE SOCIAL ARTIST
    BTS
    Cardi B
    Ariana Grande
    Demi Lovato
    Shawn Mendes

    FAVORITE MALE ARTIST -- POP/ROCK
    Drake
    Malone
    Ed Sheeran

    FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST -- POP/ROCK
    Camila Cabello
    Cardi B
    Taylor Swift

    FAVORITE DUO OR GROUP -- POP/ROCK
    Imagine Dragons
    Maroon 5
    Migos

    FAVORITE ALBUM -- POP/ROCK
    Drake, Scorpion
    Ed Sheeran, ÷ (Divide)
    Taylor Swift, reputation

    FAVORITE SONG -- POP/ROCK
    Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug, “Havana”
    Drake, “God’s Plan”
    Ed Sheeran, “Perfect”

    FAVORITE MALE ARTIST -- COUNTRY
    Kane Brown
    Luke Bryan
    Thomas Rhett

    FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST -- COUNTRY
    Kelsea Ballerini
    Maren Morris
    Carrie Underwood

    FAVORITE DUO or GROUP -- COUNTRY
    Dan + Shay
    Florida Georgia Line
    LANCO

    FAVORITE ALBUM -- COUNTRY
    Kane Brown, Kane Brown
    Luke Combs, This One’s For You
    Thomas Rhett, Life Changes

    FAVORITE SONG -- COUNTRY
    Kane Brown, “Heaven”
    Dan + Shay, “Tequila”
    Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line, “Meant To Be”

    FAVORITE ARTIST -- RAP/HIPHOP
    Cardi B
    Drake
    Post Malone

    FAVORITE ALBUM -- RAP/HIPHOP
    Drake, Scorpion
    Lil Uzi Vert, Luv Is Rage 2
    Post Malone, beerbongs & bentleys

    FAVORITE SONG -- RAP/HIPHOP
    Cardi B “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)”
    Drake “God’s Plan”
    Post Malone ft. 21 Savage “Rockstar”

    FAVORITE MALE ARTIST -- SOUL/R&B
    Khalid
    Bruno Mars
    The Weeknd

    FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST -- SOUL/R&B
    Ella Mai
    Rihanna
    SZA

    FAVORITE ALBUM -- SOUL/R&B
    Khalid “American Teen”
    SZA “CTRL”
    XXXTENTACION “17”

    FAVORITE SONG -- SOUL/R&B
    Khalid “Young Dumb & Broke”
    Ella Mai “Boo’d Up”
    Bruno Mars & Cardi B “Finesse”

    FAVORITE ARTIST -- ALTERNATIVE ROCK
    Imagine Dragons
    Panic! At The Disco
    Portugal. The Man

    FAVORITE ARTIST -- ADULT CONTEMPORARY
    Shawn Mendes
    P!NK
    Ed Sheeran

    FAVORITE ARTIST -- LATIN
    J Balvin
    Daddy Yankee
    Ozuna

    FAVORITE ARTIST -- CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL
    Lauren Daigle
    MercyMe
    Zach Williams

    FAVORITE ARTIST -- ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC (EDM)
    The Chainsmokers
    Marshmello
    Zedd

    FAVORITE SOUNDTRACK
    Black Panther: The Album, Music From And Inspired By
    The Greatest Showman
    The Fate of the Furious: The Album
     
  2. I thought Divide and American Teen were like two years ago, how are they still eligible? Or is that just because 2017 felt like a thousand years?

    Also, there's no way this show won't be deadly dull.
     
  3. I don’t think the AMAs have an eligibility period.
     
  4. Nope, both last year (although it feels like Divide was released in 1987 at this point).
     
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  5. They are just doing whatever they want. AMA's are just...
     
  6. Apparently the nominations were based on Billboard/Nielsen data from September 2017-August 2018. So albums/songs that came out earlier but performed well in that time period are still eligible I guess?
     
  7. Someboy

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    Do we care?
     
  8. Why are there only three nominees in each category?
     
  9. Scorpion getting nominated for Rap/Hip-Hop album and Pop album.

    A mess.
     
  10. Ugh if he wins I bet he doesn't even show.
     
  11. Scream.

    I was actually pleasantly surprised at how strong the New Artist category and then I saw his name...absolute mess.
     
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  12. Are we supposed to care about 95% of these nominees? What a painful representation of the current music scene. Jesus christ.

    Once you start nominating dead domestic abusers, your credibility means absolutely nothing.
     
  13. Can P!nk return for another groundbreaking acrobatic performance.

    [​IMG]
     

  14. The list of performers thus far has been pretty whelming but this should be a highlight.
     
  15. Reminder that this is tonight at 8pm EST.

    Performers:
    Taylor Swift
    Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin
    Mariah Carey
    J Lo
    Carrie Underwood
    Ciara and Missy Elliot
    Dua Lipa
    Ella Mai
    Benny Blanco, Halsey & Khalid
    Camila
    Panic At The Disco
    Shawn Mendes and Zedd
    Post Malone and Ty Dolla $ign
    Twenty One Pilots

    There will also be an Aretha Franklin tribute.

    Oh and Red Carpet Icon Rita Ora will be presenting an award (cc: @Robsolete)
     
  16. A who is who of Z.
     
  17. I will be watching this while writing an essay, so I hope it will be entertaining
     
  18. How do Panic At the disco get all these big awards shows? Like, are they actually popular?

    Any chance Gaga and Bradley will pop up for a surprise performance?
     
  19. Their (his? since it’s really just Brendon now) last album hit #1 with 180k SPS in July.
     
  20. Ask any American homosexual who was a teen during the mid-2000s how they feel about closing god damn doors.
     
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