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Oct122017

Ed Sheeran, Drake, Bruno Mars lead early American Music Award nominees

Dick Clark ProductionsEd Sheeran, Drake and Bruno Mars lead the early nominees for the 45th American Music Awards.   

Each has three nods in the top six categories announced so far, including Artist of the Year, Favorite Male Artist, and Favorite Pop/Rock Album and Song.  R&B singer Ciara revealed the nominees on ABC's Good Morning America. The rest of the nominees will be announced later this morning.

Fans can vote for their favorite artists via Billboard.com beginning today at 10:30 a.m. ET.

The American Music Awards take place Sunday, November 19, broadcast live at 8:00 PM ET/7:00 CT on ABC.

Here are the nominees announced live on ABC's Good Morning America today:

Artist of the Year
Bruno Mars
The Chainsmokers
Drake
Kendrick Lamar
Ed Sheeran

Favorite Female Artist - Pop/Rock
Alessia Cara
Lady Gaga
Rihanna

Favorite Male Artist - Pop/Rock
Bruno Mars
Drake
Ed Sheeran

Favorite Duo or Group - Pop/Rock
The Chainsmokers
Coldplay
Imagine Dragons

Favorite Album - Pop/Rock
Bruno Mars -- “24K Magic
Drake -- “More Life”
The Weeknd -  “Starboy”

Favorite Song - Pop/Rock
The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey -- “Closer”
Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber -- “Despacito”
Ed Sheeran -- “Shape of You”

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