2018 American Music Awards Nominations: Bebe Rexha, Cardi B, Taylor Swift and More!

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Bebe Rexha at the 2017 American Music Awards
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The 2018 American Music Awards have revealed this year's slate of nominees!

"Love Lies" singer Normani and "Meant to Be" songstress Bebe Rexha led the announcements alongside recording artists Kane Brown and Ella Mai during a special event at YouTube Space L.A. Wednesday morning.

Among the top contenders are Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, Camila Cabello and Cardi B, who all offered fans hugely successful music this year. Swift and Cardi are both in contention for Favorite Female Pop/Rock Artist, with Swift once again up for Album of the Year, facing off against the likes of Drake, Imagine Dragons, Post Malone and pal Ed Sheeran.

It was recently announced that Black-ish star Tracee Ellis Ross is returning to host the show for the second time, after proving just how great an emcee she really is when she led the 2017 AMAs.

Earlier this year, it was announced that the AMAs are moving to a new night and will be airing live on Tuesday, Oct. 9. The show had traditionally aired on a Sunday in November.

This year's awards show will feature a number of performances from some of the most exciting names in the music industry as the biggest stars in show business gather at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

Here are all the nominees--

Favorite Female Artist Pop/Rock:
Camila Cabello
Cardi B
Taylor Swift

Favorite Male Artist Pop/Rock:
Drake
Post Malone
Ed Sheeran

Favorite Duo/Group Pop/Rock:
Imagine Dragons
Maroon 5
Migos

Favorite Song Pop/Rock:
Camila Cabello, “Havana”
Drake, “God’s Plan”
Ed Sheeran, “Perfect”

Favorite Album Pop/Rock:
Drake, Scorpion
Ed Sheeran, ÷ (Divide)
Taylor Swift, reputation

Favorite Female Artist Country:
Kelsea Ballerini
Maren Morris
Carrie Underwood

Favorite Male Artist Country:
Kane Brown
Luke Bryan
Thomas Rhett

Favorite Duo/Group Country:
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Lanco

Favorite Song Country:
Kane Brown, “Heaven”
Dan + Shay, “Tequila”
Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line, “Meant to Be”

Favorite Album Country:
Kane Brown, Kane Brown
Luke Combs, This One’s for You
Thomas Rhett, Life Changes

Favorite Artist Rap/Hip-Hop:
Cardi B
Drake
Post Malone

Favorite Artist Soul/R&B:
Khalid
Bruno Mars
The Weeknd

Favorite Album Rap/Hip-Hop:
Drake, Scorpion
Lil Uzi Vert, Luv Is Rage 2
Post Malone, beerbongs & bentleys

Favorite Song Rap/Hip-Hop:
Cardi B, “Bodak Yellow”
Drake, “God’s Plan”
Post Malone, “Rockstar”

Favorite Album Soul/R&B:
Khalid, American Teen
SZA, CTRL
XXXTentacion, 17

Favorite Artist Contemporary:
Shawn Mendes
P!nk
Ed Sheeran

Favorite Female Artist Soul R&B:
Ella Mai
Rihanna
SZA

Favorite Song Soul/R&B:
Khalid, “Young Dumb & Broke”
Ella Mai, “Boo’d Up”
Cardi B & Bruno Mars, “Finesse”

Favorite Soundtrack:
Black Panther
The Greatest Showman
The Fate of the Furious

Favorite Artist EDM:
The Chainsmokers
Marshmello
Zedd

Favorite Social Artist:
BTS
Cardi B
Ariana Grande
Demi Lovato
Shawn Mendes

Favorite Music Video:
Camila Cabello, “Havana”
Cardi B, “Bodak Yellow”
Drake, “God’s Plan”

Collaboration of the Year:
Camila Cabello featuring Young Thug, “Havana”
Post Malone featuring 21 Savage, “Rockstar”
Bruno Mars & Cardi B, “Finesse”
Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line, “Meant to Be”
Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey, “The Middle”

New Artist of the Year:
Camila Cabello
Cardi B
Khalid
Dua Lipa
XXXTentacion

Artist of the Year:
Drake
Imagine Dragons
Post Malone
Ed Sheeran
Taylor Swift

Favorite Artist Contemporary Inspirational:
Lauren Daigle
MercyMe
Zach Williams

Favorite Artist Latin:
J Balvin
Daddy Yankee
Ozuna

Favorite Artist Alternative Rock:
Imagine Dragons
Panic! At The Disco
Portugal. The Man

Tour of the Year:
Taylor Swift
Beyonce & JAY-Z
Bruno Mars
Ed Sheeran
U2

The 2018 American Music Awards will air Oct. 9 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

Check out the video below for some of the best moments from last year's amazing AMA spectacular.

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