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Rihanna, The Weeknd and Drake Score 2017 American Music Award Nominations

The nominations were announced here on Thursday. The video for Despacito, which set the record for most-watched clip on YouTube with more than 3 billion views, was also nominated for video of the year.

Rapper Drake and Ed Sheeran followed Mars with five nominations each.

The Weeknds Starboy is up for some competition from Drake and Mars in the Favourite Album category.

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Mars topped the list with six nods in Artist of the Year, Video of the Year, Favourite Male Artiste - Pop/ Rock, Favourite Album - Soul/ R&B, Favourite Song - Soul/ R&B and Favourite Artiste - Adult Contemporary categories, reported Billboard.

Rihanna is up for Favorite Female Artist- Pop/Rock against Alessia Cara and Lady Gaga, while Drake and Bruno both received nominations in the Favorite Male Artist-Pop/Rock category as well. The Irish rockers have been nominated for the Tour of the Year honor, along with British band Coldplay and country superstar Garth Brooks. Popular films "Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2: Awesome Mix Vol. 2", "Moana" and "Trolls" are competing for Top Soundtrack category. The 2017 show will broadcast live on ABC on November 19 from Los Angeles' Microsoft Theater and is produced by dick clark productions.



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