Taylor Swift leads the American Music Awards nominations this year, landing nods in six categories, including artist of the year and song of the year for "Blank Space."
On the strength of her blockbuster "1989" album, Swift also landed nominations for collaboration of the year, favorite pop/rock album, and favorite female artist in the pop/rock and adult contemporary categories.
Swift pal Ed Sheeran and The Weeknd are close behind with five nominations each, also competing in the top categories, with Sheeran's "Thinking Out Loud" and The Weeknd's "Can't Feel My Face" taking on "Blank Space," as well as Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth's "See You Again" and Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars' "Uptown Funk" for song of the year honors.
The winners will be announced at a ceremony on Nov. 22 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, broadcast on ABC. Fans decide the winners in all categories, either by voting at AMAvote.com, posting on Facebook with the artist's name and a hashtag for the category or posting the artist's name, the category and #AMAs on Twitter.
The field of Artist of the Year nominees -- Swift, Sheeran, The Weeknd, Luke Bryan, Ariana Grande, Maroon 5, Nicki Minaj, One Direction, Sam Smith, and Meghan Trainor -- will be narrowed to five based on voting through Nov. 11. The winner will be determined by votes received through the show date.
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