American Music Awards 2018: Drake and Taylor Swift Among Nominees for Biggest Honor
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Ed Sheeran, Imagine Dragons and Post Malone are also vying for Artist of the Year Award, competing with the two.

AceShowbiz - Drake and Cardi B lead all nominees ahead of this year's American Music Awards.

The two rappers scored eight nods apiece as the shortlist was announced on Wednesday, September 12.

Drake will compete with Imagine Dragons, Post Malone, Ed Sheeran, and Taylor Swift for the Artist of the Year honour, while "Bodak Yellow" star Cardi faces off against Camila Cabello, Khalid, Dua Lipa and XXXTENTACION for the New Artist of the Year prize.

Meanwhile, both are up for Favorite Male and Female Artist - Pop/Rock - with Drake taking on Post Malone and Ed Sheeran, while new mum Cardi B faces a tough fight in the category alongside Camila Cabello and Taylor Swift.

They hip-hop stars face off in three categories - Video of the Year, Favorite Artist - Rap/Hip Hop, and Favorite Song - Rap/Hip Hop.

The 2018 AMAs will be staged next month.

The full list of nominations is:

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR PRESENTED BY CAPITAL ONE

COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR

TOUR OF THE YEAR

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

FAVORITE SOCIAL ARTIST

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST - POP/ROCK

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST - POP/ROCK

FAVORITE DUO OR GROUP - POP/ROCK

FAVORITE ALBUM - POP/ROCK

FAVORITE SONG­ - POP/ROCK

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST - COUNTRY

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST - COUNTRY

FAVORITE DUO or GROUP - COUNTRY

FAVORITE ALBUM - COUNTRY

FAVORITE SONG - COUNTRY

FAVORITE ARTIST - RAP/HIP­HOP

FAVORITE ALBUM - RAP/HIP­HOP

FAVORITE SONG - RAP/HIP­HOP

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST - SOUL/R&B

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST - SOUL/R&B

FAVORITE ALBUM - SOUL/R&B

FAVORITE SONG - SOUL/R&B

FAVORITE ARTIST - ALTERNATIVE ROCK

FAVORITE ARTIST - ADULT CONTEMPORARY

FAVORITE ARTIST - LATIN

FAVORITE ARTIST - CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL

FAVORITE ARTIST - ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC (EDM)

FAVORITE SOUNDTRACK

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