2020 American Music Awards AMAs
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On Monday, the American Music Awards unveiled all of the nominations for its upcoming 2020 ceremony on Nov. 22. However, the list of artists is catching the internet’s attention for some interesting reasons.

The AMAs have not only combined rock and pop artists into the same categories, but the alternative rock nominations are sparking a lot of thoughts online.

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Billie Eilish managed to snag a few nominations at the 2020 American Music Awards. Although she is nominated alongside BTS and Ariana Grande for Favorite Social Artist, she was shut out of the Artist Of The Year category. As well, she earned a nom for Favorite Alternative Rock Artist which has caused some confusion online.

Eilish is nominated alongside twenty one pilots and Tame Impala in the category, but many believe that Eilish’s music isn’t “alternative rock.”

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As well, others argue that there are plenty of artists that could’ve earned nominations in the category including Evanescence and Machine Gun Kelly.

Eilish actually took home the Favorite Alternative Rock Artist award at the 2019 American Music Awards. She beat out Imagine Dragons and Panic! At The Disco for the award. So, this isn’t the first time Eilish has been placed in this particular category.

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Since the 2020 AMAs pop and rock nominations are combined, a lot of rock artists are excluded from these categories. For example, Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga and Dua Lipa are nominated for Favorite Female Pop/Rock Artist, three performers who are widely considered to be pop.

As well, the Favorite Pop/Rock Album category features no rock artists. Swift’s folklore, Harry StylesFine Line and the Weeknd‘s After Hours are the only releases nominated in this AMAs category.

The 2020 American Music Awards is set to take place live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Nov. 22 at 8 P.M. ET/PT on ABC.

The 2020 AMAs Nominations

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Justin Bieber
Post Malone
Roddy Ricch
Taylor Swift
The Weeknd

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Lewis Capaldi
Doja Cat
DaBaby
Lil Baby
Roddy Ricch
Megan Thee Stallion

COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR

Cardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion “WAP”
DaBaby ft. Roddy Ricch “Rockstar”
Dan + Shay with Justin Bieber “10,000 Hours”
Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande “Rain On Me”
Megan Thee Stallion ft. Beyoncé “Savage Remix”

FAVORITE SOCIAL ARTIST

BTS
Billie Eilish
EXO
Ariana Grande
NCT 127

FAVORITE MUSIC VIDEO

Doja Cat “Say So”
Future ft. Drake “Life Is Good”
Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande “Rain On Me”
Taylor Swift “cardigan”
The Weeknd “Blinding Lights”

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK

Justin Bieber
Post Malone
The Weeknd

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST –  POP/ROCK

Dua Lipa
Lady Gaga
Taylor Swift

FAVORITE DUO OR GROUP – POP/ROCK

BTS
Jonas Brothers
Maroon 5

FAVORITE ALBUM – POP/ROCK

Harry Styles “Fine Line”
Taylor Swift “folklore”
The Weeknd “After Hours”

FAVORITE SONG –  POP/ROCK

Lewis Capaldi “Someone You Loved”
Dua Lipa “Don’t Start Now”
Post Malone “Circles”
Roddy Ricch “The Box”
The Weeknd “Blinding Lights”

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST –  COUNTRY

Kane Brown
Luke Combs
Morgan Wallen

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST –  COUNTRY

Gabby Barrett
Miranda Lambert
Maren Morris

FAVORITE DUO OR GROUP – COUNTRY

Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Old Dominion

FAVORITE ALBUM – COUNTRY

Luke Combs “What You See Is What You Get”
Blake Shelton “Fully Loaded: God’s Country”
Morgan Wallen “If I Know Me”

FAVORITE SONG – COUNTRY

Dan + Shay with Justin Bieber “10,000 Hours”
Maren Morris “The Bones”
Blake Shelton (Duet with Gwen Stefani) “Nobody But You”

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – RAP/HIP-HOP

DaBaby
Juice WRLD
Roddy Ricch

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – RAP/HIP-HOP

Cardi B
Nicki Minaj
Megan Thee Stallion

FAVORITE ALBUM – RAP/HIP-HOP

Lil Baby “My Turn”
Lil Uzi Vert “Eternal Atake”
Roddy Ricch “Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial”

FAVORITE SONG – RAP/HIP-HOP

Cardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion “WAP”
DaBaby ft. Roddy Ricch “Rockstar”
Roddy Ricch “The Box”

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B

Chris Brown
John Legend
The Weeknd

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST –  SOUL/R&B

Jhene Aiko
Doja Cat
Summer Walker

FAVORITE ALBUM – SOUL/R&B

Doja Cat “Hot Pink”
Summer Walker “Over It”
The Weeknd “After Hours”

FAVORITE SONG – SOUL/R&B

Chris Brown ft. Drake “No Guidance”
Summer Walker “Playing Games”
The Weeknd “Heartless”

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – LATIN

Bad Bunny
J Balvin
Ozuna

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – LATIN

Becky G
KAROL G
Rosalía

FAVORITE ALBUM – LATIN

Anuel AA ”Emmanuel”
Bad Bunny “Las que no iban a salir”
Bad Bunny “YHLQMDLG”

FAVORITE SONG – LATIN

Bad Bunny “Vete”
Black Eyed Peas X J Balvin “RITMO (Bad Boys For Life)”
KAROL G & Nicki Minaj “Tusa”

FAVORITE ARTIST – ALTERNATIVE ROCK

Billie Eilish
Tame Impala
twenty one pilots

FAVORITE ARTIST –  ADULT CONTEMPORARY

Lewis Capaldi
Jonas Brothers
Maroon 5

FAVORITE ARTIST –  CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL

Lauren Daigle
for KING & COUNTRY
Kanye West

FAVORITE ARTIST –  ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC (EDM)

Kygo
Lady Gaga
Marshmello

FAVORITE SOUNDTRACK

“Birds of Prey: The Album”
“Frozen II”
“Trolls: World Tour”

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