Ed Sheeran, Drake, Bruno Mars lead early American Music Award nominees

October 12, 2017

Ed Sheeran, Drake and Bruno Mars lead the early nominees for the 45th American Music Awards.




Each has three nods in the top six categories announced so far, including Artist of the Year, Favorite Male Artist, and Favorite Pop/Rock Album and Song.  R&B singer Ciara revealed the nominees on ABC's Good Morning America. The rest of the nominees will be announced later this morning.


Fans can vote for their favorite artists via Billboard.com beginning today at 10:30 a.m. ET.


The American Music Awards take place Sunday, November 19, broadcast live at 8:00 PM ET/7:00 CT on ABC.


Here are the nominees announced live on ABC's Good Morning America today:


Artist of the Year
Bruno Mars

The Chainsmokers


Kendrick Lamar

Ed Sheeran


Favorite Female Artist - Pop/Rock
Alessia Cara

Lady Gaga



Favorite Male Artist - Pop/Rock
Bruno Mars


Ed Sheeran


Favorite Duo or Group - Pop/Rock
The Chainsmokers


Imagine Dragons


Favorite Album - Pop/Rock
Bruno Mars -- “24K Magic

Drake -- “More Life”

The Weeknd -  “Starboy”


Favorite Song - Pop/Rock
The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey -- “Closer”

Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber -- “Despacito”

Ed Sheeran -- “Shape of You”




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