2020 American Music Awards Nominees Announced (R&B Edition)

2020 American Music Awards Nominees Announced (R&B Edition)

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The American Music Awards is headed back to the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles for its 48th annual ceremony on November 22 at 8 p.m. EST on ABC. The Weeknd is up for the most awards with a total of eight nominations, including Artist of the Year. His latest album, After Hours, dropped back in March.

Fresh off her first-ever Billboard Music Awards win, Summer Walker receives her first set of AMAs nods for Favorite Song – Soul/R&B (“Playing Games”), Favorite Album – Soul/R&B (Over It) and Favorite Female Artist – Soul/R&B. She recently released a new EP titled Life on Earth



Chris Brown earns a pair of nominations in the Soul/R&B field, while Jhené Aiko, John Legend and Beyoncé secure one each in respective categories.

See the full list of nominations below.

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Justin Bieber
Post Malone
Roddy Ricch
Taylor Swift
The Weeknd

COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR
Cardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion “WAP”
DaBaby ft. Roddy Ricch “Rockstar”
Dan + Shay with Justin Bieber “10,000 Hours”
Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande “Rain On Me”
Megan Thee Stallion ft. Beyoncé “Savage Remix”

FAVORITE MUSIC VIDEO
Doja Cat “Say So”
Future ft. Drake “Life Is Good”
Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande “Rain On Me”
Taylor Swift “cardigan”
The Weeknd “Blinding Lights”

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK
Justin Bieber
Post Malone
The Weeknd

FAVORITE ALBUM – POP/ROCK
Harry Styles “Fine Line”
Taylor Swift “folklore”
The Weeknd “After Hours”

FAVORITE SONG –  POP/ROCK
Lewis Capaldi “Someone You Loved”
Dua Lipa “Don’t Start Now”
Post Malone “Circles”
Roddy Ricch “The Box”
The Weeknd “Blinding Lights”

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B
Chris Brown
John Legend
The Weeknd

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B
Jhene Aiko
Doja Cat
Summer Walker

FAVORITE ALBUM – SOUL/R&B
Doja Cat “Hot Pink”
Summer Walker “Over It”
The Weeknd “After Hours”

FAVORITE SONG – SOUL/R&B
Chris Brown ft. Drake “No Guidance”
Summer Walker “Playing Games”
The Weeknd “Heartless”