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Drake, Kendrick Lamar and More Nominated for 2017 American Music Awards

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After releasing two of hip-hop’s biggest albums this year, Kendrick Lamar and Drake will once again be competing at the 2017 American Music Awards. Along with The Weeknd, Kendrick and Drizzy are all nominated for five awards.

K. Dot and Drake will go head-to-head in the Artist of the Year category, as well as Favorite Album (Rap/Hip-Hop) and Favorite Song (Rap/Hip-Hop). The More Life rapper is also up for Favorite Male Artist (Pop/Rock) and Favorite Album (Pop/Rock), while Kendrick gets a nod in the Collaboration of the Year category thanks to his song with Maroon 5, “Don’t Wanna Know.”

Other rappers nominated for awards include Rae Sremmurd and Post Malone for New Artist of the Year, Migos for Favorite Artist (Rap/Hip-Hop), Childish Gambino for Favorite Artist (Soul/R&B).

The 2017 American Music Awards will take place on Nov. 19 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. The event will air live on ABC at 8 p.m.

Check out the full list of rappers nominated for AMAs below.

Artist of the Year
The Chainsmokers
Drake
Kendrick Lamar
Bruno Mars
Ed Sheeran

New Artist of the Year
James Arthur
Niall Horan
Julia Michaels
Post Malone
Rae Sremmurd

Collaboration of the Year
The Chainsmokers feat. Halsey, “Closer”
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber, “Despacito”
DJ Khaled feat. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper & Lil Wayne, “I’m The One”
Maroon 5 feat. Kendrick Lamar, “Don’t Wanna Know”
The Weeknd feat. Daft Punk, “Starboy”

Favorite Male Artist – Pop/Rock
Drake
Bruno Mars
Ed Sheeran

Favorite Album – Pop/Rock
Drake, More Life
Bruno Mars, 24K Magic
The Weeknd, Starboy

Favorite Artist – Rap/Hip-Hop
Drake
Kendrick Lamar
Migos

Favorite Album – Rap/Hip-Hop
Drake, More Life
Kendrick Lamar, Damn.
Migos, Culture

Favorite Song – Rap/Hip-Hop
DJ Khaled feat. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper & Lil Wayne, “I’m The One”
Kendrick Lamar, “Humble.”
Rae Sremmurd feat. Gucci Mane, “Black Beatles”

Favorite Male Artist – Soul/R&B
Childish Gambino
Bruno Mars
The Weeknd

Favorite Album – Soul/R&B
Childish Gambino, Awaken My Love!
Bruno Mars, 24K Magic
The Weeknd, Starboy

Favorite Song – Soul/R&B
Khalid, “Location”
Bruno Mars, “That’s What I Like”
The Weeknd, “Starboy”

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