Bruno Mars tops AMA’s

The Sun Times (Owen Sound) - - 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 fan­voted 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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