The American Music Awards nominees were announced recently and Taylor Swift won six nominations. She could become the ‘most honored female artist’ in the history of AMA if all she wins all the six awards.
Enrique Iglesias is in the fray for his seventh AMA.
Taylor Swift’s nominations include artist for the year; her ‘Blank Space’ has won the nomination for song of the year; ‘Bad Blood’, her collaborative album with Kendrick Lamar and her hit ‘1989’ are in the fray for album of the year.
Swift has won 16 AMAs as of now, as against the highest of 21 won by Whitney Houston. So, if the ‘Bad Blood’ singer wins all the six awards for which she has been nominated this year, then she will beat the Whitney Houston’s record for the most number by a female artist in the history of the American Music Awards since its launch in 1974. Michael Jackson holds the record of 24 AMAs, the highest number won by any artist.
The Spanish singer, Enrique Iglesias’ ‘Bailando’ crossed the one billion mark on YouTube views. He has the opportunity to win his seventh AMA if he gets the favorite artist award in the Latin category. Other nominees for this award include Ricky Martin, the Puerto Rican pop singer, and Romeo Santos, the Dominican-American bachatero.
Taylor Swift is vying for the artist of the year award along with nine other nominees, including Ed Sheeran, Nicki Minaj, the Weeknd, Luke Bryan, One Direction, Maroon 5 and Ariana Grande. The list of nominations will be reduced to just five by Nov 11 through fan votes.
Her ‘Blank Space’ video is in the fray for song of the year award along with Wiz Khalifa’s ‘See You Again’, Mark Ronson and Bruno Mar’s ‘Uptown Funk’, Ed Sheeran’s ‘Thinking Out Loud’, and Weeknd’s ‘Can’t Feel My Face’.
Besides Swift’s ‘Bad Blood’ and ‘1989’, Sam Smith’s ‘In the Lonely Hour’ and Sheeran’s ‘x’ are nominees for the album of the year. New artist nominees include Fetty Wap, Hunt, the Weeknd, Tove Lo and Walk the Moon.
The Weeknd and Ed Sheeran, hoping for their first AMA, have won five nominations each, while Nicki Minaj, Sam Hunt, Walk the Moon, Sam Smith and Meghan Trainor have got three nominations each. Rihanna and Beyonce have the chance the break the present record in the favorite soul artist category. Both of them have already won this award four times along with Mariah Carey and Aretha Franklin.
The nominations for the American Music Awards are based on a scale that combines social activity, sales and airplay. These factors are tracked and followed by Billboard magazine along with its partners. The winners are ascertained though fan votes on the show’s website or through Twitter and Facebook.
The American Music Awards show, to be hosted by Jennifer Lopez and aired live on ABC, will be held at the Microsoft theatre in Los Angeles.