Bad Bunny leads American Music Award nominees with eight nods
American Music Awards nominations are unveiled this Sunday
The American Music Awards nominations are out, and this year’s crop of nominees has an almost all-girls’ crew of contenders.
This year’s nominees are led by R&B artist and singer Lady Gaga, who has collected six nods, which include one for artist video of the year and five awards for artist body of work.
The most obvious category of the bunch belongs to Gaga, who recently delivered the Grammy’s 2016 victory speech for her iconic “Born This Way”. The other nominations for Gaga were for artist video of the year, best R&B/soul performance, and best R&B song.
Lady Gaga’s win in the artist of year category was a close one, however, thanks to artist body of work. That award went to rapper Kendrick Lamar, who received the award for Best R&B/soul album, which he released earlier this year, and best hip hop song.
Lady Gaga’s other nominee was her song “Bad Romance”, by Calvin Harris, which won best R&B song. The other nominees for Harris were the songs “It’s Good”, for collaboration with Kanye West; “Perfect” and Best R&B/soul performance for “Love and Happiness”, which he released in 2008.
Lady Gaga’s other nominee for artist of the year was songwriter and producer Pharrell Williams, who received the award for Best R&B/soul performance for his song “A-Punk”. Williams’ other nomination was for songwriter of the year and best R&B/soul performance for the song “Happy”, which he co-wrote and released in 2008.
Lady Gaga’s other nominee for artist of the year was songwriter Justin Tranter, who received the award for Best R&B song for “Born This Way”. Tran