2015 American Music Awards: Beyonce, Nicki Minaj, & More Score Nominations [Full List]

Published: Tuesday 13th Oct 2015 by Sam

It’s that time of year again!

November 22nd brings with it the 2015 American Music Awardshosted by Jennifer Lopez.

As ever, all eyes are on the nominees for the latest instalment of the annual extravaganza, which this year airs from LA’s Microsoft Theater.

And folk need not wonder anymore, because the full list has just been unveiled.

Typically Taylor Swift leads with six honors, but find out who else scooped nods below…


Luke Bryan

Ariana Grande

Maroon 5

Nicki Minaj

One Direction

Ed Sheeran

Sam Smith

Taylor Swift

Meghan Trainor

The Weeknd


Fetty Wap

Sam Hunt

Tove Lo

Walk The Moon

The Weeknd


Wiz Khalifa Featuring Charlie Puth “See You Again”

Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars “Uptown Funk!”

Ed Sheeran “Thinking Out Loud”

Taylor Swift “Blank Space”

The Weeknd “Can’t Feel My Face”


Wiz Khalifa Featuring Charlie Puth “See You Again”

Rihanna & Kanye West Featuring Paul McCartney “FourFiveSeconds”

Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars “Uptown Funk!”

Skrillex & Diplo Featuring Justin Bieber “Where Are Ü Now”

Taylor Swift Featuring Kendrick Lamar “Bad Blood”


Nick Jonas

Ed Sheeran

Sam Smith


Ariana Grande

Taylor Swift

Meghan Trainor


Maroon 5

One Direction

Walk The Moon


Ed Sheeran x

Sam Smith In The Lonely Hour

Taylor Swift 1989


Jason Aldean

Luke Bryan

Sam Hunt


Kelsea Ballerini

Miranda Lambert

Carrie Underwood


Zac Brown Band

Florida Georgia Line

Little Big Town


Jason Aldean Old Boots, New Dirt

Florida Georgia Line Anything Goes

Sam Hunt Montevallo



Fetty Wap

Nicki Minaj


J. Cole 2014 Forest Hills Drive

Drake If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late

Nicki Minaj The Pinkprint


Chris Brown

Trey Songz

The Weeknd



Mary J.  Blige



Chris Brown X

D’Angelo and The Vanguard Black Messiah

The Weeknd Beauty Behind the Madness


Fall Out Boy


Walk The Moon


Ed Sheeran

Taylor Swift

Meghan Trainor


Enrique Iglesias

Ricky Martin

Romeo Santos


Casting Crowns

Hillsong United



Calvin Harris

David Guetta



Fifty Shades of Grey

Empire: Original Soundtrack from Season 1

Pitch Perfect 2


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  1. #JACKIE October 13, 2015

    Death at Rihanna being nominated in soul R&B she will lose anyway. Taylor and The Weeknd will sweep.

    • BeyRihLiyah October 13, 2015

      Wheres Man-ara nominations? death at mary j blige being nominated before ciara when mary hasnt even been doing much this year

      • Diego October 13, 2015

        Mary had album last year that sold more than Ciara

    • Lil Kim thee ONLY QB October 13, 2015

      There are too many nominations for Artist of the year. Makes no sense. Beyonce gets a nom even if she hasn’t done s**t. I hate that triflin h**. Lil Kim would beat her to a pulp. I WILL NOT stand for the blasphemy!! *Iyanla Vanzant voice*

      • truth(Janet is QWEEN, MaDINOSAUR is a flop! Deal!) October 13, 2015

        Honey, why is Nicki being nominated? Kii

      • BEY>RIH October 13, 2015

        Lmao!! Bítches mad cause the real Queen bee stay winning.

    • What now October 13, 2015

      Don’t shade Riri’s nominations. I’m sure Ciara will do a fabulous job cleaning up after the ceremony and they’ll give her a certificate.

      • #JACKIE October 13, 2015

        I don’t take any awards show that nominates Rihanna in an R&B category seriously. Why you mad though ugly?

    • You tried October 13, 2015

      They need to stop! They trying to throw Bey in there for ratings just as TGJ threw the Queens name in the headline for views ! Sad when a HIPHOP nomination list consist of nicki ferry was and drake lmao and RNB two vocal heavy weights and Rihanna smh these awards shows be trying it

    • Rihboy October 13, 2015

      You only don’t take it seriously because your fave has been blacklisted from all of them. Not one awards show, good or bad recognizes her. Don’t shade Rihanna because Ciara is slummin.

      • #JACKIE October 13, 2015

        Ciara is just fine without these phony award show nominations. She’s very rich and very relevant. What other R&B b**** other than Bey and Alicia is doing it? I will wait.

  2. TraINXBU October 13, 2015

    Rih aint soul/rnb. But Ok :/ these nominations be weird and outta place as s***

  3. Taylor Tori Azalea October 13, 2015

    Your fave’s better not show up or Else…….. they’ll get Taylor’d
    Who remembers Meghan Trainor? No one? I thought so

  4. shakira stan October 13, 2015

    Why is Beyonce still getting nominated?
    Is this 2009?

    • RihYonce October 13, 2015

      But she has more awards than any other female alive !

    • teeee October 13, 2015

      A worthless shagging-ra Stan is commenting. Your fave has bin irrelevant since forever, does d b*tch even sell 50k ww

  5. BeyRihLiyah October 13, 2015

    This year nominations is better than last year no uggly

  6. beautifuldisaster89 October 13, 2015

    Why is the weeknd being nominated for best new artist? Lol

    • BeyRihLiyah October 13, 2015

      Because he’s seen as a new artist to the mainstream pop general public and hes now mainstream

  7. Taylor Tori Azalea October 13, 2015

    Ask on it
    But your Fave can’t be nominated for a latin, so……….

    • Taylor Tori Azalea October 13, 2015

      @shakira stan

  8. B**** I Can’t Even Spell Welfare October 13, 2015

    Mary J. Blige
    Rihanna <————————– come on now!!! & I love her.

    Taylor is winning everything. But seriously, is she TRULY the best that pop has to offer? Chvrches? Empress Of? Where's the variety? Nevermind.

    Chris Brown X
    D’Angelo and The Vanguard Black Messiah <——————-
    The Weeknd Beauty Behind the Madness

    The superior album isn't winning this award.

    Yeah, I'm skipping this nonsense.

    • Taylor Tori Azalea October 13, 2015

      @wellfare spell thing
      Pressed??? I understand the song whisperer deserves a nomination more than
      Mary-who did nothing this year
      RiRi-who obviously ain’t a soul singer………

      • B**** I Can’t Even Spell Welfare October 13, 2015

        Nope, not pressed at all. Legend and Icon has been nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. She’s well BEYOND this, sorry.

  9. Taylor Tori Azalea October 13, 2015

    @shakira stan

  10. Grande the Way October 13, 2015

    Congrats to Ariana! They snubbed her last year so her nominations are well deserved. It always makes me laugh when Rihanna is thrown in the R&B/Soul category. Ariana is more R&B than her yet they rarely put her in the Pop category. Idk how Carrie Underwood got a nom when she only released like one song in the last two years. The AMAs are predictable.

  11. Pu$$y Juice Lover (Back From Hiatus) October 13, 2015

    They should give Taylor her award now. Why wait till Nov 22
    ? That d*** ass tall trick is so overrated.

  12. StrawberryMuffin24 October 13, 2015

    These noms are a mess is overrated ass Beyonce and Rihanna the best they can do with R&B and Soul? A damn mess urban music really needs more female artists in the game!

    We have plenty of white female artists but not enough for urban music!

    • RihYonce October 13, 2015

      Who else in R&B is selling records ? Please tell me

  13. Pray for #R8 October 13, 2015

    Meh. This has been a pretty dull, uneventful, unimpressive year in music.

  14. 4everBrandy_Ci October 13, 2015

    The nominations are okay but seriously there needs to be a change in the music business. I’m tired of seeing the same people getting nominated every year. This shows it’s all about popularity and instead of embracing the art the industry is mediocre. Ciara is still getting her s*** together regardless what y’all PRESSED imbeciles say. She has y’all pressed it’s so damn funny. #C-SQUAD

    • What now October 13, 2015

      Bish whet? Ur fellow flop buddy was the 1st comment and made sure to bring up Rihanna’s name. He didn’t even bring up Ciara’s flop a** name, so who iz really pressed over who boo boo?

      • #JACKIE October 13, 2015

        But b**** did I lie? Is Goathanna R&B or soul? Oh okay.

  15. Gee October 13, 2015

    As always these nominations are are a mess Rihanna and Beyoncé still getting nominated for old stuff from years ago really I anything to stay popular huh AMA’s.

  16. Gee October 13, 2015

    I guess

  17. RihYonce October 13, 2015

    They always stick Rihanna in the R&B category lmao it’s hilarious to me

  18. Barb-wire October 13, 2015

    I’m already bored and I haven’t even watched this shitt…

    • Kiiiii October 13, 2015

      Bored? Like the rest of the general public that stopped steaming and buying Safaari…I mean PinkPrint after track two when she attempted to sing and failed miserably, like the boy who cried world? And she ran out of gimmicks she couldn’t fool anyone anymore, not even Safaari, so she THOUGHT she’d win them back over by “going back to her roots” but no matter how much ‘JUST FOR ME’ she puts in her hair, no matter how much glutathione she injects in her blood stream and no matter HOW. MUCH. SILICONE. she gets put in her ass and bööbs, she’s STILL be a flop.

      Bisou, bisou ????

      • nicko October 13, 2015

        The Pinkprint sold about as many copies as Roman Reloaded (excluding the re-up) even tho sales are dead nowadays compared to 2012. Idk why u so mad at Nicki ? Did she hurt u lmaoo ?

  19. Barb-wire October 13, 2015

    And how The fuckkk are you not going to nominate “To pimp a butterfly” in the best rap album category??? Does these people even know that album was one of the few and best things that happened this year? This sh!tt is messed up.

    • Kiiiii October 13, 2015

      Messed up just like the fact that you have to have a disproportionate b*** to thigh ratio just to have some shine in the industry? How’s that alphabet counting going sis? You’re almost to ‘L’

  20. October 13, 2015

    the competition is sold.

  21. Kiiiii October 13, 2015

    Not @AnagramsAndAnecdotesRejectedExistence Being dragged to the to the Paleolithic era and back to the Big Bang and fading into subatomic irrelevance.
    You probably won’t understand any of that, cause that’s a move for those who went to school, anyways ????????

    Serfboardt your way into a black hole sis and never come back. ????????????

    “Reading Annalise, it’s easy as 123. Reading Annalise, 123, bring me the scalp and I’ll snatch you down!”-Michael Jackson
    *Whitney Voice* MY BABY, King of P.O.P. MICHALE JOSEPH JACKSON! HA HAAAAA, Yesssss, praise shady scripture.

    • HailBeysus October 14, 2015

      You like watching ‘The Legends Panel’ don’t you? Lol!

  22. J-Mar October 13, 2015

    Lord Not Another Award Show With Beyonce And Rihanna Nominated Like Really They Havent Had Any Hits Out This Year I will Not Be Watching This Mess.

    • Ciah’s Turtle October 13, 2015

      Who would you have liked nominated instead?

  23. shakira stan October 13, 2015

    Micheal jackson will be weeping wherever he is ….is this basic beyonce the one tipped to fill his shoes ….such a classless tacky woman who can’t outsell taylor….why did aliyah die so soon.

  24. Jake October 13, 2015

    Really ? I’m not even a fan of Ciara but that’s her best album and definetly deserved at least 3 nominations . It’s crazy how Rihanna’s 3 failed singles get her nom when Ciara album is shitting on almost all her albums .

    • Smooth October 13, 2015

      Lmaooo okayyyy let me stop you RIGHT! THERE!

    • Diego October 13, 2015

      Ciara didn’t sell no albums u do get that right

  25. nicko October 13, 2015

    Congrats Onika ☺ another day another slay.

    • Diego October 13, 2015

      But still no Grammy ????????????????

  26. Theman October 13, 2015

    Beyonce and Rihanna don’t have to do anything & they get nominated. This is stupid. But Rihanna and Beyonce have had major charting singles on R&b radio. So that impacts stuff like this too..

  27. Jay October 13, 2015

    Poor Ciara. Shut out of the VMAs, AMAS, and more then likely Grammys. 🙁

  28. Taylor swifts number 1 fan!! October 13, 2015

    Taylor swift has to win artist of the year!!

    Blank space is now only 20 million views behind baby, for 2nd most viewed video on YouTube!

  29. Lmfao_Hoe October 13, 2015

    Really this award show is so wacky and tacky asf. Taylor basic ass is gonna win all her noms. The whole Beyonce and Riri with the r&b category is annoying too; like they acting like Janet, Jhene Aiko, Tinesha, K. Michelle, Estelle, Jill Scott, Sevyn, and Tamar ain’t released good ass r&b songs that are heavy on urban stations.

  30. Chile, leave my weave at the door and don’t steal it like those broke ass barb stans October 13, 2015

    Why are all these major award shows being held in theaters now? So, just because the ratings and attendance have decreased dramatically, does it necessary mean that they can’t book arenas anymore? The times are changing! But anyway, I hope Nicki and all my beautiful brown women win something.

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