Bruno Mars tops AMA’s

The Standard (St. Catharines) - - LIFE -

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 broad­cast live from the Mi­crosoft Theater in Los An­ge­les on Nov. 19 on ABC.

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