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Bruno Mars Leads American Music Awards Nominations

Bruno Mars, seen performing at the 2016 American Music Awards, leads nominations for the 2017 awards. Bruno Mars, seen performing at the 2016 American Music Awards, leads nominations for the 2017 awards. |  Photo: Copyright 2017 ABC Inc./Image Group LA

October 12, 2017 12:30 PM

NEW YORK (AP) - 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.

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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 favorite 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 at 8:00 p.m. Eastern on ABC.


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