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The Weeknd receives six American Music Awards nominations

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The Weeknd was nominated for six American Music Awards Thursday and is competing against his good friend Drake in two categories.

The two Toronto superstars are both up for Artist of the Year and Favorite Male Pop Artist. Drizzy received a total of five nominations. The Weeknd’s nominations also include Favorite Male R&B Artist.

Doja Cat and Giveon tied Drake with five nods. Artists with three nominations include Cardi B, Megan Thee Stallion, Silk Sonic, H.E.R., SZA, and the late Pop Smoke.

The 2021 American Music Awards will take place Sunday, Nov. 21 at 8 p.m. ET. The ceremony will broadcast live on ABC.

Here’s a list of the nominees in some of the major categories:

Artist of the Year
Taylor Swift
Ariana Grande
The Weeknd
Olivia Rodrigo

Favorite Male Hip-Hop Artist
Lil Baby
Moneybagg Yo
Polo G
Pop Smoke

Favorite Female Hip-Hop Artist
Cardi B
Coi Leray
Erica Banks
Megan Thee Stallion

Favorite Hip-Hop Album
Drake, Certified Lover Boy
Juice WRLD, Legends Never Die
Megan Thee Stallion, Good News
Pop Smoke, Shoot for the Stars Aim for the Moon
Rod Wave, SoulFly

Favorite Hip-Hop Song
Cardi B, “Up”
Internet Money ft. Gunna, Don Toliver & NAV, “Lemonade”
Lil Tjay ft. 6LACK, “Calling My Phone”
Pop Smoke, “What You Know Bout Love”

Favorite Male R&B Artist
Chris Brown
The Weeknd

Favorite Female R&B Artist
Doja Cat
Jazmine Sullivan
Jhené Aiko

Favorite R&B Album
Doja Cat, Planet Her
Giveon, When It’s All Said and Done… Take Time
H.E.R., Back of My Mind
Jazmine Sullivan, Heaux Tales
Queen Naija, missunderstood

Favorite R&B Song
Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak), “Leave the Door Open”
Chris Brown & Young Thug, “Go Crazy”
Giveon, “Heartbreak Anniversary”
H.E.R., “Damage”
Jazmine Sullivan, “Pick Up Your Feelings”

Favorite Gospel Artist
Kanye West
Kirk Franklin
Koryn Hawthorne
Maverick City Music
Tasha Cobbs Leonard

Favorite Music Video
Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak), “Leave the Door Open”
Cardi B, “Up”
Lil Nas X, “MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)”
Olivia Rodrigo, “drivers license”
The Weeknd, “Save Your Tears”

Collaboration of the Year
24kGoldn ft. iann dior “Mood”
Bad Bunny & Jhay Cortez “DAKITI”
Chris Brown & Young Thug “Go Crazy”
Doja Cat ft. SZA “Kiss Me More”
Justin Bieber ft. Daniel Caesar & Giveon “Peaches”

Favorite Male Pop Artist
Ed Sheeran
Justin Bieber
Lil Nas X
The Weeknd

Favorite Female Pop Artist
Ariana Grande
Doja Cat
Dua Lipa
Olivia Rodrigo
Taylor Swift

Favorite Pop Duo or Group
Glass Animals
Maroon 5
Silk Sonic

Favorite Pop Song
BTS, “Butter”
Doja Cat feat. SZA, “Kiss Me More”
Dua Lipa, “Levitating”
Olivia Rodrigo, “drivers license”
The Weekend & Ariana Grande, “Save Your Tears (Remix)”

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