Bad Bunny leads American Music Award nominees with eight nods
The top five on this year’s American Music Awards were all nominated in two of the three major categories: Favorite Pop/Rock Group and Favorite Country Song, which was The Weeknd’s “Blinding Lights” from “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” at No. 2 and Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” at No. 3.
The Grammy Awards also nominated the top five on this year’s night of music — Beyoncé Knowles’ “Crazy In Love,” Adele’s “Rolling In The Deep,” Maroon 5’s “Save a Horse,” Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off” and “I Get Around” — all of which were nominated in the top category for album on the Grammys.
Also nominated were Jay Z and Beyoncé’s “Life Is Good,” which was up for album of the year for five years running from No. 2 to No. 8 on the Billboard 200 list; Maroon 5 for “Save Your Heart” from “The Voice,” which landed three nominations for group and song; Swift for “Shake It Off” at No. 5 for album, record of the year and single on the Billboard Hot 100 list; and The Lumineers’ “Holidays in the Sun” at No. 5 for album, while The Weeknd’s “Blinding Lights” was nominated at No. 1 for album and on the Hot 100 list at No. 1.
Nominations for the 2017 American Music Awards were announced Thursday morning, with the show honoring country music, pop/rock and alternative/rock with categories honoring artists in a variety of music genres.
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