American Music Awards 2018: Cardi B and Drake tie for maximum nominations; What's good, Nicki?

Hosted by Tracee Ellis Ross, the 2018 American Music Awards will broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Tuesday, October 9 at 8 pm ET on ABC

American Music Awards 2018: Cardi B and Drake tie for maximum nominations; What's good, Nicki?

The 2018 American Music Awards nominees have been announced and let's just say, Cardi B is slaying it! With a total of eight nominations, she ties with fellow rapper Drake for the spot of most nominated artist. And this comes right after Nicki Minaj had a lot to say about her beef with each of them. Accusing Cardi of building a career out of 'sympathy and payola,' The Queen rapper also brought up the end of the Drake and Meek Mill feud in her recent 'The Queen Radio' interview.

But all drama aside, there's also pop sensation Camilla Cabella who would score her first AMA this year as a solo artist. Other poignant nominees on this year's potential AMA wins include Imagine Dragons, Post Malone, Ed Sheeran, and Taylor Swift.

Hosted by last year's very vivacious host, Tracee Ellis Ross, the 2018 American Music Awards will broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Tuesday, October 9 at 8 pm ET on ABC. Here is the full list of all nominees for the 2018 AMAs.

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Drake
Imagine Dragons
Post Malone
Ed Sheeran
Taylor Swift

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR PRESENTED BY CAPITAL ONE SAVOR CARD
Camila Cabello
Cardi B
Khalid
Dua Lipa
XXXTENTACION

COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR
Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug 'Havana'
Post Malone ft. 21 Savage 'Rockstar'
Bruno Mars & Cardi B 'Finesse'
Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line 'Meant To Be'
Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey 'The Middle'

TOUR OF THE YEAR
Beyoncé & JAY-Z
Bruno Mars
Ed Sheeran
Taylor Swift
U2

FAVORITE MUSIC VIDEO
Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug 'Havana'
Cardi B 'Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)'
Drake 'God’s Plan'

FAVORITE SOCIAL ARTIST
BTS
Cardi B
Ariana Grande
Demi Lovato
Shawn Mendes

Singer Drake has eight nominations in this year's AMA (Getty Images)
Singer Drake has eight nominations in this year's AMA (Getty Images)

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK
Drake
Post Malone
Ed Sheeran

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK
Camila Cabello
Cardi B
Taylor Swift

FAVORITE DUO OR GROUP – POP/ROCK
Imagine Dragons
Maroon 5
Migos

FAVORITE ALBUM – POP/ROCK
Drake 'Scorpion'
Ed Sheeran '÷ (Divide)'
Taylor Swift 'Reputation'

Recording artist Taylor Swift also has a number of nominations (Getty Images)
Recording artist Taylor Swift also has a number of nominations (Getty Images)

FAVORITE SONG- POP/ROCK
Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug 'Havana'
Drake 'God’s Plan'
Ed Sheeran 'Perfect'

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – COUNTRY
Kane Brown
Luke Bryan
Thomas Rhett

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – COUNTRY
Kelsea Ballerini
Maren Morris
Carrie Underwood

FAVORITE DUO or GROUP – COUNTRY
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
LANCO               

Singer-songwriter Kane Brown (Getty Images)
Singer-songwriter Kane Brown (Getty Images)

FAVORITE ALBUM – COUNTRY
Kane Brown 'Kane Brown'
Luke Combs 'This One’s For You'
Thomas Rhett 'Life Changes'

FAVORITE SONG - COUNTRY
Kane Brown 'Heaven'
Dan + Shay 'Tequila'
Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line 'Meant To Be'

FAVORITE ARTIST – RAP/HIP-HOP
Cardi B
Drake/
Post Malone

FAVORITE ALBUM – RAP/HIP-HOP
Drake 'Scorpion'
Lil Uzi Vert 'Luv Is Rage 2'
Post Malone 'beerbongs & bentleys'

Cardi B also tops the nominees' list with eight nominations of her own (Getty Images)
Cardi B also tops the nominees' list with eight nominations of her own (Getty Images)

FAVORITE SONG – RAP/HIP-HOP
Cardi B 'Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)'
Drake 'God’s Plan'
Post Malone ft. 21 Savage 'Rockstar'

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B
Khalid
Bruno Mars
The Weeknd

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B
Ella Mai
Rihanna
SZA

FAVORITE ALBUM – SOUL/R&B
Khalid 'American Teen'
SZA 'CTRL'
XXXTENTACION '17'

FAVORITE SONG – SOUL/R&B
Khalid 'Young Dumb & Broke'
Ella Mai 'Boo’d Up'
Bruno Mars & Cardi B 'Finesse'

FAVORITE ARTIST - ALTERNATIVE ROCK
Imagine Dragons
Panic! At The Disco
Portugal. The Man

FAVORITE ARTIST - ADULT CONTEMPORARY
Shawn Mendes
P!NK
Ed Sheeran

FAVORITE ARTIST - LATIN
J Balvin
Daddy Yankee
Ozuna

Nathan Cochran, Michael John Scheuchzer, Barry Graul, Bart Millard, and Robby Shaffer of MercyMe pose with their award backstage at the 6th Annual KLOVE Fan Awards at The Grand Ole Opry on May 27, 2018, in Nashville, Tennessee (Getty Images)
Nathan Cochran, Michael John Scheuchzer, Barry Graul, Bart Millard, and Robby Shaffer of MercyMe pose with their award backstage at the 6th Annual KLOVE Fan Awards at The Grand Ole Opry on May 27, 2018, in Nashville, Tennessee (Getty Images)

FAVORITE ARTIST - CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL
Lauren Daigle
MercyMe
Zach Williams

FAVORITE ARTIST - ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC (EDM)
The Chainsmokers
Marshmello
Zedd

FAVORITE SOUNDTRACK
'Black Panther: The Album, Music From And Inspired By'
'The Greatest Showman'
'The Fate of the Furious: The Album'