Full List of 2015 American Music Awards Nominees
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Full List of 2015 American Music Awards Nominees

On Tuesday, American musicians Joe Jonas and Charlie Puth appeared on ABC's Good Morning America to announce the nominees for the 2015 American Music Awards. The AMAs will be broadcast live on Nov. 22 at 8 p.m. ET via ABC, hosted by singer-actress Jennifer Lopez. Voting is currently open to the public, and the nominees are numerous. 

The most-nominated artist by far this year is country/pop powerhouse Taylor Swift. Swift has wracked up a total of six nominations, among them Artist of the Year and Song of the Year. Pop/rock act Ed Sheeran and R&B legend the Weeknd tied for second most-nominated artists: Both musicians will vie for five awards. 

Taylor SwiftSource: George Pimentel/LP5/Getty Images
Taylor Swift  George Pimentel/LP5/Getty Images
Ed SheeranSource: Winslow Townson/AP
Ed Sheeran  Winslow Townson/AP
The WeekndSource: Jack Plunkett/AP
The Weeknd  Jack Plunkett/AP

How are the nominees selected?

"American Music Awards nominees are based on key fan interactions as reflected in Billboard magazine and on Billboard.com, including album and digital singles sales, radio airplay, streaming, social activity and touring," according to the AMA. "These measurements are tracked by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Entertainment and Next Big Sound."

Here is a full list of the candidates, organized by award category and musical genre. 

Artist of the Year

Luke Bryan

Ariana Grande

Maroon 5

Nicki Minaj

Ed Sheeran

Sam Smith

Taylor Swift

Meghan Trainor

The Weeknd

One Direction

New Artist of the Year

Fetty Wap

Sam Hunt

Tove Lo

Walk The Moon

The Weeknd

Song of the Year

Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth — "See You Again"

Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars — "Uptown Funk!"

Ed Sheeran — "Thinking Out Loud"

Taylor Swift — "Blank Space"

The Weeknd — "Can't Feel My Face"

Collaboration of the Year

Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth — "See You Again"

Rihanna & Kanye West featuring Paul McCartney — "FourFiveSeconds"

Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars — "Uptown Funk!"

Skrillex & Diplo featuring Justin Bieber — "Where Are Ü Now"

Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick Lamar — "Bad Blood"

Favorite Male Artist (Pop/Rock)

Nick Jonas

Ed Sheeran

Sam Smith

Favorite Female Artist (Pop/Rock)

Ariana Grande

Taylor Swift

Meghan Trainor

Favorite Duo or Group (Pop/Rock)

Maroon 5

One Direction

Walk The Moon

Favorite Album (Pop/Rock)

Ed Sheeran 

Sam Smith 

Taylor Swift 

Favorite Male Artist (Country)

Jason Aldean

Luke Bryan

Sam Hunt

Favorite Female Artist (Country)

Kelsea Ballerini

Miranda Lambert

Carrie Underwood

Favorite Duo or Group (Country)

Zac Brown Band

Florida Georgia Line

Little Big Town

Favorite Album (Country)

Old Boots, New Dirt by Jason Aldean

Anything Goes by Florida Georgia Line

Montevallo by Sam Hunt

Favorite Artist (Rap/Hip-Hop)


Fetty Wap

Nicki Minaj

Favorite Album (Rap/Hip-Hop) 

2014 Forest Hills Drive by J. Cole

If You're Reading This It's Too Late by Drake

The Pinkprint by Nicki Minaj

Favorite Male Artist (Soul/R&B)

Chris Brown

Trey Songz

The Weeknd

Favorite Female Artist (Soul/R&B)


Mary J. Blige


Favorite Album (Soul/R&B)

X by Chris Brown

Black Messiah by D'Angelo and The Vanguard

Beauty Behind the Madness by The Weeknd 

Favorite Artist (Alternative Rock)

Fall Out Boy


Walk The Moon

Favorite Artist (Adult Contemporary)

Ed Sheeran

Taylor Swift

Meghan Trainor

Favorite Artist (Latin)

Enrique Iglesias

Ricky Martin

Romeo Santos

Favorite Artist (Contemporary Inspirational)

Casting Crowns

Hillsong United


Favorite Artist (Electronic Dance Music)

Calvin Harris

David Guetta


Top Soundtrack

Fifty Shades of Grey

Empire: Original Soundtrack from Season 1

Pitch Perfect 2