Drake and Cardi B topped the list of nominees for this year's American Music Awards. They scored eight nominations each, followed by Ed Sheeran and Post Malone, who earned six each, and Camila Cabello with five.
Bebe Rexha, Ella Mai, Normani and country star Kane Brown announced the nominees live from YouTube Space LA Wednesday at noon ET.
Kane was nominated for three awards, which he called "awesome" before announcing the country and hip-hop/R&B nominees.
Drake earned nods in the Artist of the Year category, as well as for Favorite Male Artist Pop/Rock, Favorite Artist Rap/Hip-Hop, Favorite Song Pop/Rock for "God’s Plan," and in the Favorite Album Rap/Hip-Hop category, for Scorpion.
For her part, Cardi B was singled out in categories including Video of the Year, Favorite New Artist, and Favorite Social Artist categories.
Mai was also nominated, scoring a nod in the Favorite Female R&B category, alongside SZA and Rihanna. "Damn, girl, you're with Rihanna!" Rexha enthused to her fellow presenter.
The 2018 American Music Awards will air live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on October 9 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC. "Black-ish" star Tracee Ellis Ross will host for the second year in a row.
Here are the nominees in key categories:
Favorite Artist of the Year
Favorite New Artist of the Year
Favorite Male Artist Pop/Rock
Favorite Duo/Group Pop/Rock
Favorite Song Pop/Rock
Favorite Album Pop/Rock
Favorite Male Artist Country
Favorite Album Country
Favorite Song Country
Favorite Female Artist Country
Favorite Duo/Group Country
Favorite Artist Rap/Hip-Hop
Favorite Male Artist Soul/R&B
Favorite Album Rap/Hip-Hop
Favorite Song Rap/Hip-Hop
Favorite Album Soul/R&B
Favorite Artist Adult Contemporary
Favorite Female Artist Soul/R&B
Favorite Song Soul/R&B
Favorite Artist EDM
Favorite Social Artist
Favorite Music Video