Here’s the complete list of the 2019 American Music Awards nominees

Here’s the complete list of the 2019 American Music Awards nominees

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Taylor Swift swept her five nominations at the 2019 AMAs.
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The 47th annual American Music Awards, referred to by it organizers as “the world’s biggest fan-voted award show,” aired live on Sunday from the Microsoft Theater in LA.

Post Malone was the most-nominated artist this year with seven nods, but only came away with one award. Conversely, not only was Taylor Swift honored as the artist of the decade, she swept all five of her nominations and performed a medley of her beloved songs.

Keep reading for the complete list of nominees and winners (*in bold*).

New artist of the year

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Billie Eilish is just 17 years old.
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Luke Combs

*Billie Eilish*

Lil Nas X


Ella Mai

Artist of the year

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Taylor Swift has previously won artist of the year at the AMAs four times.
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Ariana Grande


Post Malone

*Taylor Swift*

Favorite album — pop/rock

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Taylor Swift performed the title track from “Lover” at the 2019 MTV VMAs.
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“When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?” — Billie Eilish

“Thank U, Next” — Ariana Grande

*”Lover” — Taylor Swift*

Favorite female artist — pop/rock

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Taylor Swift released her seventh studio album in 2019.
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Billie Eilish

Ariana Grande

*Taylor Swift*

Favorite male artist — pop/rock


Khalid released his sophomore album in 2019.
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Post Malone

Favorite duo or group — pop/rock

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BTS in the “Boy With Luv” music video.


Jonas Brothers

Panic! at the Disco

Favorite song — pop/rock

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Halsey in the “Without Me” music video.

*”Without Me” — Halsey*

“Sucker” — Jonas Brothers

“Old Town Road” — Lil Nas X featuring Billy Ray Cyrus

“High Hopes” — Panic! At The Disco

“Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)” — Post Malone and Swae Lee

Favorite artist — alternative rock

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Billie Eilish in the “Bad Guy” music video.
Billie Eilish/YouTube

*Billie Eilish*

Imagine Dragons

Panic! At The Disco

Favorite artist — adult contemporary

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Taylor Swift in the “Me!” music video.
Taylor Swift/YouTube

Maroon 5


*Taylor Swift*

Collaboration of the year

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Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello in the “Señorita” music video.
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“Shallow” — Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper

“Old Town Road” — Lil Nas X featuring Billy Ray Cyrus

“Happier” — Marshmello and Bastille

*”Señorita” — Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello*

“Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)” — Post Malone and Swae Lee

Favorite music video

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Taylor Swift in the “You Need to Calm Down” music video.
Taylor Swift/YouTube

“Bad Guy” — Billie Eilish

“7 Rings” — Ariana Grande

“Without Me” — Halsey

“Old Town Road” — Lil Nas X featuring Billy Ray Cyrus

*”You Need to Calm Down” — Taylor Swift*

Tour of the year


BTS is a boy band with seven members, formed in Seoul in 2013.
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Ariana Grande

Elton John


Ed Sheeran

Favorite artist — rap/hip-hop

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Cardi B became a household name with her breakout hit “Bodak Yellow.”
Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Roc Nation

*Cardi B*


Post Malone

Favorite album — rap/hip-hop

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“Hollywood’s Bleeding” spent five weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart.
Luigi Rizzo/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images

“Championships” — Meek Mill

*”Hollywood’s Bleeding” — Post Malone*

“Astroworld” — Travis Scott

Favorite song — rap/hip-hop

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Billy Ray Cyrus and Lil Nas X in the “Old Town Road” music video.
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*”Old Town Road” — Lil Nas X featuring Billy Ray Cyrus*

“Wow.” — Post Malone

“Sicko Mode” — Travis Scott

Favorite album — country

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Carrie Underwood released her sixth studio album in 2018.
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“Experiment” — Kane Brown

“Dan + Shay” — Dan + Shay

*”Cry Pretty” — Carrie Underwood*

Favorite female artist — country

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Carrie Underwood performed at the 52nd annual CMA Awards.
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Kelsea Ballerini

Maren Morris

*Carrie Underwood*

Favorite male artist — country

Kane Brown

Kane Brown released his sophomore album, “Experiment,” in November 2018.
Getty/Jason Kempin

*Kane Brown*

Luke Combs

Thomas Rhett

Favorite duo or group — country

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Dan + Shay performed at the 2019 CMA Awards.
John Shearer/Getty Images

*Dan + Shay*

Florida Georgia Line

Old Dominion

Favorite song — country

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Dan Smyers used his wedding footage for the “Speechless” music video.
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“Beautiful Crazy” — Luke Combs

*”Speechless” — Dan + Shay*

“God’s Country” — Blake Shelton

Favorite male artist — soul/R&B

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Bruno Mars is often cited as one of the best-selling artists of all time.
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Chris Brown


*Bruno Mars*

Favorite female artist — soul/R&B


Beyoncé released two albums in 2019: “Homecoming” and “The Gift.”
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Ella Mai

Favorite album — soul/R&B

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Khalid in the “Talk” music video.

“Indigo” — Chris Brown

*”Free Spirit” — Khalid*

“Ella Mai” — Ella Mai

Favorite song — soul/R&B

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“Talk” was included on Insider’s best music videos of 2019 list.

*”Talk” — Khalid*

 “Juice” — Lizzo

“Trip” — Ella Mai

Favorite artist — Latin

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J Balvin performed at Coachella.
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Bad Bunny

*J Balvin*


Favorite artist — contemporary inspirational

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Lauren Daigle onstage at the 2019 Lollapalooza Music Festival.
Josh Brasted/FilmMagic

*Lauren Daigle*

For King & Country


Favorite artist — EDM


Marshmello onstage during the 2019 iHeartRadio Music Festival.
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The Chainsmokers

Favorite soundtrack

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Rami Malek won best actor at the Oscars for “Bohemian Rhapsody.”
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“A Star is Born” — Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper

*”Bohemian Rhapsody: The Original Soundtrack” — Queen*

“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” — various artists


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