Post Malone Tops AMA Nominees, But Taylor Swift Could Steal Show

Singer-songwriter Ciara will host the awards show at the Microsoft Theater

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Post Malone will carry a leading seven nominations into Sunday night's presentation of the American Music Awards, but Taylor Swift -- who will be named "Artist of the Decade" during the ceremony -- could set a record for most AMA wins of all time.

Swift is nominated for five awards, and if she wins just two, she will surpass Michael Jackson's record of 24 career American Music Award wins. Going into the show, Swift has 23 career wins, tying her with Alabama for second place on the list.

Post Malone and Swift are both nominated in the top category of artist of the year, along with Ariana Grande, Halsey and Drake. Post Malone is nominated for favorite male pop/rock artist -- with Drake and Khalid -- while Swift is up for favorite female pop/rock artist, with Grande and Billie Eilish.

Swift is also nominated for favorite pop/rock album for "Lover," as are Grande for "Thank U, Next" and Eilish for "When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?"

Post Malone's collaboration with Swae Lee on "Sunflower" is up for collaboration of the year and favorite pop/rock song. He is also up for favorite rap/hip-hop artist, favorite rap/hip-hop album and rap/hip-hop song.

Eilish, age 17, made history last week by becoming the youngest artist to be nominated for the top Grammy prizes of album, record and song of the year and best new artist. She will compete at the American Music Awards for new artist of the year against Luke Combs, Lil Nas X, Lizzo and Ella Mai.

Singer-songwriter Ciara will host the awards show at the Microsoft Theater. Swift and Post Malone are both set to perform during the show, as are Eilish, Lizzo, Green Day, Camila Cabello, Shania Twain and Selena Gomez.

The American Music Awards winners are voted entirely by fans. Nominees are based on fan interactions, including streaming, album and digital song sales, radio airplay, social activity and touring. The awards honor work between Sept. 28, 2018, and Sept. 26, 2019.

Here is a complete list of nominees:

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

  • Drake
  • Ariana Grande
  • Halsey
  • Post Malone
  • Taylor Swift

NEW ARTIST

  • Luke Combs
  • Billie Eilish
  • Lil Nas X
  • Lizzo
  • Ella Mai

COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR

  • Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper, "Shallow"
  • Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus, "Old Town Road"
  • Marshmello & Bastille, "Happier"
  • Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello, "Senorita"
  • Post Malone & Swae Lee, Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)"

TOUR OF THE YEAR

  • BTS
  • Ariana Grande
  • Elton John
  • P!nk
  • Ed Sheeran

FAVORITE MUSIC VIDEO

  • Billie Eilish, "bad guy"
  • Ariana Grande, "7 rings"
  • Halsey, "Without Me"
  • Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus, "Old Town Road"
  • Taylor Swift, "You Need to Calm Down"

FAVORITE SOCIAL ARTIST

  • BTS
  • Billie Eilish
  • EXO
  • Ariana Grande
  • Shawn Mendes

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST, POP/ROCK

  • Drake
  • Khalid
  • Post Malone

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST, POP/ROCK

  • Billie Eilish
  • Ariana Grande
  • Taylor Swift

FAVORITE DUO OR GROUP, POP/ROCK

  • BTS
  • Jonas Brothers
  • Panic! At The Disco

FAVORITE ALBUM, POP/ROCK

  • Billie Eilish, "When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?"
  • Ariana Grande, "thank u, next"
  • Taylor Swift, "Lover"

FAVORITE SONG, POP/ROCK

  • Halsey, "Without Me"
  • Jonas Brothers, "Sucker"
  • Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus, "Old Town Road"
  • Panic! At The Disco, "High Hopes"
  • Post Malone & Swae Lee, "Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)"

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST, COUNTRY

  • Kane Brown
  • Luke Combs
  • Thomas Rhett

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST, COUNTRY

  • Kelsea Ballerini
  • Maren Morris
  • Carrie Underwood

FAVORITE DUO or GROUP, COUNTRY

  • Dan + Shay
  • Florida Georgia Line
  • Old Dominion

FAVORITE ALBUM, COUNTRY

  • Kane Brown, "Experiment"
  • Dan + Shay, "Dan + Shay"
  • Carrie Underwood, "Cry Pretty"

FAVORITE SONG - COUNTRY

  • Luke Combs, "Beautiful Crazy"
  • Dan + Shay, "Speechless"
  • Blake Shelton, "God's Country"

FAVORITE ARTIST, RAP/HIP-HOP

  • Cardi B
  • Drake
  • Post Malone

FAVORITE ALBUM, RAP/HIP-HOP

  • Meek Mill, "Championships"
  • Post Malone, "Hollywood's Bleeding"
  • Travis Scott, "Astroworld"

FAVORITE SONG, RAP/HIP-HOP

  • Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus, "Old Town Road"
  • Post Malone, "Wow."
  • Travis Scott, "SICKO MODE"

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST, SOUL/R&B

  • Chris Brown
  • Khalid
  • Bruno Mars

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST, SOUL/R&B

  • Beyonce
  • Lizzo
  • Ella Mai

FAVORITE ALBUM, SOUL/R&B

  • Chris Brown, "Indigo"
  • Khalid, "Free Spirit"
  • Ella Mai, "Ella Mai"

FAVORITE SONG, SOUL/R&B

  • Khalid, "Talk"
  • Lizzo, "Juice"
  • Ella Mai, "Trip"

FAVORITE ARTIST, ALTERNATIVE ROCK

  • Billie Eilish
  • Imagine Dragons
  • Panic! At The Disco

FAVORITE ARTIST, ADULT CONTEMPORARY

  • Maroon 5
  • P!nk
  • Taylor Swift

FAVORITE ARTIST, LATIN

  • Bad Bunny
  • J Balvin
  • Ozuna

FAVORITE ARTIST, CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL

  • Lauren Daigle
  • for KING & COUNTRY
  • MercyMe

FAVORITE ARTIST, ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC

  • Avicii
  • Marshmello
  • The Chainsmokers

FAVORITE SOUNDTRACK

  • "A Star is Born" by Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper
  • "Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen
  • "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse"
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