Bruno Mars leads Amer­i­can Mu­sic Award nom­i­nees with 8 nods

Penticton Herald - - ENTERTAINMENT -

NEW YORK — Bruno Mars is the top nom­i­nee with eight nods at the Amer­i­can Mu­sic Awards, while The Chainsmok­ers, Drake, Ken­drick La­mar, Ed Sheeran and The Weeknd all earned five nom­i­na­tions apiece.

The nom­i­na­tions were an­nounced Thurs­day for the fan-voted Amer­i­can Mu­sic Awards, with an all-male lineup for the top prize of artist of the year. Mars will com­pete against The Chainsmok­ers, Drake, La­mar and Sheeran. Justin Bieber, Daddy Yan­kee and Luis Fonsi re­ceived four nom­i­na­tions each, in­clud­ing favourite pop/rock song for their hit col­lab­o­ra­tion, “Des­pac­ito.”

Keith Ur­ban leads coun­try artists with three nom­i­na­tions.

The show will air live from the Microsoft The­ater in Los An­ge­les on Sun­day, Nov. 19 at 5 p.m. (PT) on ABC.

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