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:
New Artist of the Year presented by Kohl's:
Walk The Moon
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:
Favourite Female Artist - Pop/Rock
Favourite Duo or Group - Pop/Rock:
Walk The Moon
Favourite Album - Pop/Rock:
'X' - Ed Sheeran
'In The Lonely Hour' - Sam Smith
'1989' - Taylor Swift
Favourite Male Artist - Country:
Favourite Female Artist - Country:
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:
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:
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:
Favourite Artist - Latin:
Favourite Artist - Contemporary Inspirational:
Favourite Artist - EDM (Electronic Dance Music):
'Fifty Shades of Grey'
'Empire: Original Soundtrack from Season 1'
'Pitch Perfect 2'