Taylor Swift Leads American Music Awards

The 2015 American Music Awards nominations were announced on Tuesday and Taylor Swift leads the pack!

The singer scored six nominations including the Artist of the Year Award. She previously won the top prize three times and was awarded the first ever Dick Clark Award for Excellence in 2014.

If Taylor sweeps her six categories, she will surpass the late Whitney Houston for the record for most AMA wins with 22 trophies.

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Ed Sheeran and The Weeknd – who are both first-time nominess – each earned five nominations.

In addition to Taylor, the Artist of the Year Award field includes Meghan Trainor, Luke Bryan, Ariana Grande, Maroon 5, Nicki Minaj, One Direction, Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith and The Weeknd.

Fans can vote on the nominees on AMAvote.com or by posting on Twitter and Facebook (post must include the nominee's name and the category's hashtag within the post, or the nominee's Twitter handle and the hashtag #AMAs).

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The 2015 American Music Awards will be broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, November 22, at 8 PM on ABC.

Here are the nominees for the 2015 American Music Awards:

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Luke Bryan
Ariana Grande
Maroon 5
Nicki Minaj
One Direction
Ed Sheeran
Sam Smith
Taylor Swift
Meghan Trainor
The Weeknd

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR PRESENTED BY KOHL'S
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 UN-LEASHED BY T-MOBILE
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 – "X"
Sam Smith – "In The Lonely Hour"
Taylor Swift – 1989

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
Jason Aldean – Old Boots, New Dirt
Florida Georgia Line – Anything Goes
Sam Hunt – Montevallo

FAVORITE ARTIST – RAP/HIP-HOP
Drake
Fetty Wap
Nicki Minaj

FAVORITE ALBUM – RAP/HIP-HOP
J. Cole – "2014 Forest Hills Drive"
Drake – "If You're Reading This It's Too Late"
Nicki Minaj – "The Pinkprint"

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B
Chris Brown
Trey Songz
The Weeknd

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B
Beyonce
Mary J. Blige
Rihanna

FAVORITE ALBUM – SOUL/R&B
Chris Brown X
D'Angelo and The Vanguard Black Messiah
The Weeknd Beauty Behind the Madness

FAVORITE ARTIST – ALTERNATIVE ROCK
Fall Out Boy
Hozier
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
MercyMe

FAVORITE ARTIST – ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC (EDM)
Calvin Harris
David Guetta
Zedd

TOP SOUNDTRACK
"Fifty Shades of Grey"
"Empire: Original Soundtrack from Season 1"
"Pitch Perfect 2"

-- Jesse Spero

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