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BMI Writers Get Major Nods for 2015 American Music Awards

Posted in News on October 20, 2015
Pictured clockwise from top left: Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift, Sam Smith and Nicki Minaj
Pictured clockwise from top left: Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift, Sam Smith and Nicki Minaj

Awards season is again upon us and the renowned American Music Awards nominations have been announced, with BMI songwriter Taylor Swift leading the pack with six nominations. Ed Sheeran (BMI via PRS) is right behind with an impressive five nods. If Swift wins all six awards including Artist of the Year, Favorite Album for 1989 and Song of the Year for “Blank Space,” she will make history with the most AMA’s ever awarded to an artist.

The fan-based awards show will air on ABC live from Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater on Nov. 22. You can vote for your favorite artists at AMAvote.com.

Congratulations to all the BMI nominees. Here’s the list:

Artist of The Year
Luke Bryan
Maroon 5
Nicki Minaj
One Direction
Ed Sheeran*
Sam Smith*
Taylor Swift

Song of The Year
Wiz Khalifa Featuring Charlie Puth, “See You Again”
Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars**, “Uptown Funk!”
Ed Sheeran*, “Thinking Out Loud”
Taylor Swift, “Blank Space”

Collaboration of The Year
Wiz Khalifa Featuring Charlie Puth, “See You Again”
Rihanna & Kanye West Featuring Paul McCartney**, “FourFiveSeconds”
Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars**, “Uptown Funk!”
Taylor Swift Featuring Kendrick Lamar**, “Bad Blood”

Favorite Male Artist – Pop/Rock
Ed Sheeran*
Sam Smith*

Favorite Female Artist – Pop/Rock
Taylor Swift

Favorite Duo or Group – Pop/Rock
Maroon 5
One Direction*

Favorite Album – Pop/Rock
Ed Sheeran*, x
Sam Smith*, In The Lonely Hour
Taylor Swift, 1989

Favorite Male Artist – Country
Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan

Favorite Female Artist – Country
Miranda Lambert
Carrie Underwood

Favorite Duo or Group – Country
Florida Georgia Line
Little Big Town

Favorite Album – Country
Jason Aldean, Old Boots, New Dirt
Florida Georgia Line, Anything Goes

Favorite Artist – Rap/Hip Hop
Nicki Minaj

Favorite Album – Rap/Hip Hop
J. Cole, 2014 Forest Hills Drive
Nicki Minaj,The Pinkprint

Favorite Male Artist – Soul/R&B
Chris Brown
Trey Songz

Favorite Female Artist – Soul/R&B
Rihanna

Favorite Album – Soul/R&B
Chris Brown, X

Favorite Artist – Alternative Rock
Fall Out Boy
Hozier

Favorite Artist – Adult Contemporary
Ed Sheeran*
Taylor Swift

Favorite Artist – Latin
Ricky Martin

Favorite Artist – Contemporary Inspirational
Casting Crowns
 
* Member of PRS – works licensed in the U.S. by BM
** Not affiliated with BMI