Bruno Mars. Picture: Matt Sayles/Invision/AP

Bruno Mars leads the nominations for the 2017 American Music Awards (AMAs) with eight nods.

The R&B superstar is up for the prestigious Artist of the Year prize and will battle it out with Ed Sheeran, Drake, Kendrick Lamar and The Chainsmokers to be crowed the winner.

The 32-year-old star is also up for Video of the Year and Favourite song for 'That's What I Like', Favourite Artist (Rock/Pop), Favourite Male Artist and Favourite Album for '24K Magic'.

Ed, 26,  has been nominated for Video of The Year, Favourite Song and Favourite Soundtrack for 'Shape Of You', as well as, Favourite Male Artist and Favourite Artist.

And hip-hop star Kendrick Lamar is a big contender to bag some prizes on the night as he has the chance to take home Artist of The Year, Favourite Artist (rap/hip-hop), Favourite Album for 'DAMN' and Favourite Song for 'Humble'.

Whilst males dominate the categories, Alessia Cara, Lady Gaga and Rihanna are also in the running to be honoured for an award as they are set to go head-to-head to be crowned Favourite Female Artist.

The 45th AMAs will take place on November 19, and the glitzy event, which will be hosted by Ludacris and Vanessa Hudgens,  will be broadcast live on ABC.
 
ARTIST OF THE YEAR
The Chainsmokers
Drake
Kendrick Lamar
Bruno Mars
Ed Sheeran
 
NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR
James Arthur
Niall Horan
Julia Michaels
Post Malone
Rae Sremmurd
 
COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR
The Chainsmokers feat. Halsey, 'Closer"
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber, 'Despacito'
DJ Khaled feat. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper & Lil Wayne, 'I'm The One'
Maroon 5 feat. Kendrick Lamar, 'Don't Wanna Know'
The Weeknd feat. Daft Punk, 'Starboy'
 
TOUR OF THE YEAR
Garth Brooks
Coldplay
U2
 
VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee, 'Despacito'
Bruno Mars, 'That's What I Like'
Ed Sheeran, 'Shape of You'
 
FAVORITE MALE ARTIST - POP/ROCK
Drake
Bruno Mars
Ed Sheeran
 
FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST - POP/ROCK
Alessia Cara
Lady Gaga
Rihanna
 
FAVORITE DUO OR GROUP - POP/ROCK
The Chainsmokers
Coldplay
Imagine Dragons
 
FAVORITE ALBUM - POP/ROCK
Drake, More Life
Bruno Mars, 24K Magic
The Weeknd, Starboy
 
FAVORITE SONG - POP/ROCK
The Chainsmokers feat. Halsey, 'Closer'
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber, 'Despacito'
Ed Sheeran, 'Shape of You'
 
FAVORITE MALE ARTIST - COUNTRY
Sam Hunt
Thomas Rhett
Keith Urban
 
FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST - COUNTRY
Miranda Lambert
Maren Morris
Carrie Underwood
 
FAVORITE DUO OR GROUP - COUNTRY
Florida Georgia Line
Little Big Town
Old Dominion
 
FAVORITE ALBUM - COUNTRY
Jason Aldean, They Don't Know
Chris Stapleton, From a Room:, Vol. 1
Keith Urban, Ripcord
 
FAVORITE SONG - COUNTRY
Sam Hunt, 'Body Like a Back Road'
Jon Pardi, 'Dirt on My Boots'
Keith Urban, 'Blue Ain't Your Color'
 
FAVORITE ARTIST - RAP/HIP-HOP
Drake
Kendrick Lamar
Migos
 
FAVORITE ALBUM - RAP/HIP-HOP
Drake, 'More Life'
Kendrick Lamar, 'Damn'.
Migos, 'Culture'
 
FAVORITE SONG - RAP/HIP-HOP
DJ Khaled feat. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper & Lil Wayne, 'I'm The One'
Kendrick Lamar, 'Humble'
Rae Sremmurd feat. Gucci Mane, 'Black Beatles'
 
FAVORITE MALE ARTIST - SOUL/R&B
Childish Gambino
Bruno Mars
The Weeknd
 
FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST - SOUL/R&B
Beyonce
Kehlani
Rihanna
 
FAVORITE ALBUM - SOUL/R&B
Childish Gambino, 'Awaken My Love!'
Bruno Mars, '24K Magic'
The Weeknd, 'Starboy
 
FAVORITE SONG - SOUL/R&B
Khalid, 'Location'
Bruno Mars, 'That's What I Like'
The Weeknd, 'Starboy'
 
FAVORITE ARTIST - ALTERNATIVE ROCK
Imagine Dragons
Linkin Park
Twenty One Pilots
 
FAVORITE ARTIST - ADULT CONTEMPORARY
Bruno Mars
Shawn Mendes
Ed Sheeran
 
FAVORITE ARTIST - LATIN
Luis Fonsi
Daddy Yankee
Shakira
 
FAVORITE ARTIST - CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL
Lauren Daigle
MercyMe
Chris Tomlin
 
FAVORITE ARTIST - ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC (EDM)
The Chainsmokers
Calvin Harris
DJ Snake
 
BEST POP/ROCK SONG
'Despacito' - Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber
'Shape Of You' - Ed Sheeran
'Closer' - The Chainsmokers feat. Halsey

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