AWARDS TRACKER THE AMAS
Bruno Mars is the top nominee with eight nods at the American Music Awards. The nominations were announced Thursday for the fan- voted awards, with an allmale lineup for the top prize of artist of the year. Mars will compete against The Chainsmokers, Drake, Kendrick Lamar and Ed Sheeran. The Chainsmokers, Drake, Lamar, Sheeran and The Weeknd had the second- highest number of nominations with five each. Justin Bieber, Daddy Yankee and Luis Fonsi received four nominations each, including favorite pop/ rock song for their hit collaboration ‘ Despacito.’ Keith Urban leads country artists with three nominations.