Taylor Swift leads American Music Awards nominations

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Taylor Swift leads American Music Awards nominations

Taylor Swift leads the nominations for the American Music Awards.

The 25-year-old star is up for six awards at the annual ceremony, including Artist of the Year, Song of the Year for 'Blank Space' and Collaboration of the Year for 'Bad Blood', which she created with Kendrick Lamar.

Following just behind her is pal Ed Sheeran and 'Can't Feel My Face' hitmaker The Weeknd who each received five nominations, including nods for Artist of the Year.

Other stars up for the coveted prize include Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj, One Direction, Luke Bryan, Sam Smith and Meghan Trainor, with the category set to be narrowed down to five in a public vote prior to the ceremony.

The Song of the Year category will also be fiercely fought with Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars' 'Uptown Funk', Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth's 'See You Again' and Ed Sheeran's 'Thinking Out Loud' being among the huge hits which will battle it out for the prize.

The event will take place at Los Angeles' Microsoft Theatre on November 22 and will be hosted by actress and singer Jennifer Lopez.

Last year's ceremony saw performances from Taylor Swift, Iggy Azalea, Lorde, One Direction, Nicki Minaj, 5 Seconds of Summer, Sam Smith and Jennifer Lopez, while Katy Perry was the big winner, taking home three awards including Single of the Year for 'Dark Horse'.

The nominations for the American Music Awards 2015 are as follows:

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:

'See You Again' - Wiz Khalifa Featuring Charlie Puth

'Uptown Funk!' - Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars

'Thinking Out Loud' - Ed Sheeran

'Blank Space' - Taylor Swift

'Can't Feel My Face' - The Weeknd

Collaboration of the Year Unleashed 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"'

Favourite Male Artist - Pop/Rock:

Nick Jonas

Ed Sheeran

Sam Smith

Favourite Female Artist - Pop/Rock

Ariana Grande

Taylor Swift

Meghan Trainor

Favourite Duo or Group - Pop/Rock:

Maroon 5

One Direction

Walk The Moon

Favourite Album - Pop/Rock:

'X' - Ed Sheeran

'In The Lonely Hour' - Sam Smith

'1989' - Taylor Swift

Favourite Male Artist - Country:

Jason Aldean

Luke Bryan

Sam Hunt

Favourite Female Artist - Country:

Kelsea Ballerini

Miranda Lambert

Carrie Underwood

Favourite Duo or Group - Country:

Zac Brown Band

Florida Georgia Line

Little Big Town

Favourite Album - Country:

'Old Boots, New Dirt' - Jason Aldean

'Anything Goes' - Florida Georgia Line

'Montevallo' - Sam Hunt

Favourite Artist - Rap/Hip-Hop:


Fetty Wap

Nicki Minaj

Favourite Album - Rap/Hip-Hop:

'2014 Forest Hills Drive' - J. Cole

'If You're Reading This It's Too Late' - Drake

'The Pinkprint' - Nicki Minaj

Favourite Male Artist - Soul/R&B:

Chris Brown

Trey Songz

The Weeknd

Favourite Female Artist - Soul/R&B:


Mary J. Blige


Favourite Album - Soul/R&B:

'X' - Chris Brown

'Black Messiah' - D'Angelo and The Vanguard

'Beauty Behind the Madness' - The Weeknd

Favourite Artist - Alternative Rock:

Fall Out Boy


Walk The Moon

Favourite Artist - Adult Contemporary:

Ed Sheeran

Taylor Swift

Meghan Trainor

Favourite Artist - Latin:

Enrique Iglesias

Ricky Martin

Romeo Santos

Favourite Artist - Contemporary Inspirational:

Casting Crowns

Hillsong United


Favourite Artist - EDM (Electronic Dance Music):

Calvin Harris

David Guetta


Top Soundtrack:

'Fifty Shades of Grey'

'Empire: Original Soundtrack from Season 1'

'Pitch Perfect 2'