- The American Music Awards list of nominations were released and 2020's show promises to be full of performance and competition
- Megan Thee Stallion was nominated for a total of 5 awards while artists The Weeknd and Roddy Ricch are leading the nods with 8 each
- Taylor Swift also bagged some nominations which, if successful, could see her breaking her own AMAs record
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The American Music Awards nominations have been announced and some of the biggest names in music are going head-to-head for the titles. Dua Lipa, who will be performing at the ceremony, read out some of the nominees while the AMAs released the full list.
Megan Thee Stallion caught five nods which makes her the most-nominated female artist of the 2020 awards. The most-nominated artists overall are Roddy Ricch and The Weeknd who have both been nominated for eight trophies each, one of which is for Artist of the Year.
Taylor Swift is also nominated in that category, which she has previously won five times. Swift is nominated in four other categories this year and if she takes home any of the awards she would be breaking her own record for most AMA wins of all time. The singing-sensation currently has that number at 29 after surpassing previous-holder, Michael Jackson, who had 24 to his name.
Other famous names that also bagged nods are the likes of Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Bad Bunny and newcomers to the awards, Doja Cat and DaBaby.
The American Music Awards have chosen to expand their categories as a result of the success of artists in the genres of Latin and R&B/Hip-Hop over the past year's season.
The ceremony is scheduled to be held on 22 November.
In other music industry-related news, Briefly.co.za recently reported on all the winners from the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards.
The 2020 MTV Video Music Awards were held on August 30 in New York City and had several artists smiling all the way home with awards for different categories. Singer Lady Gaga won big as she took home five different awards which included Artist of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Cinematography and Best Collaboration for Rain on Me and the inaugural Tricon award, which recognises an artist who is highly accomplished across three or more disciplines.
Other winners included The Weeknd for Best Video for Blinding Lights, Taylor Swift for Best Direction for The Man, Maluma’s Qué Pena for Best Latin, Megan Thee Stallion’s Savage for Best Hip-Hop, On by BTS for Best Pop, and Doja Cat for Best New Artist.
Below are some of the winners from the 2020 MTV VMAs:
VIDEO OF THE YEAR: The Weeknd – “Blinding Lights”
ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Lady Gaga
SONG OF THE YEAR: Ariana Grande – “Rain On Me”
BEST COLLABORATION: Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande – “Rain On Me”
PUSH BEST NEW ARTIST: Doja Cat
BEST POP: BTS – “On”
BEST HIP-HOP: Megan Thee Stallion – “Savage”
Briefly.co.za released the full list of winners alongside the other nominees in each category just after the awards show.
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