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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 24: Lizzo performs at Radio City Music Hall on September 24, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

In about a month, the American Music Awards will take place and the nominations are here. On November 24, at 8 p.m. ET on ABC, the 2019 AMAs will air live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

Post Malone takes the lead with seven nominations, as Billboard reports. Drake, Ariana Grande, and Malone are up for Artist of the Year going up against Halsey and Taylor Swift.

Lizzo, Ella Mai, and Lil Nas X are up against Luke Combs and Billie Eilish for New Artist of the Year. Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus are up for Collaboration of the Year (“Old Town Road”) alongside Malone and Rae Sremmurd’s Swae Lee for “Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse).”

Ariana Grande’s “7 Rings” is nominated for Favorite Music Video alongside Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” ft. Billy Ray Cyrus. Drake is also going up against Khalid and Malone for Favorite Male Artist- Pop/Rock.

For Favorite Artist in the Rap/Hip-Hop category, Cardi B, Drake, and Malone are nominated. Meek Mill (Championships), Malone (Hollywood’s Bleeding), and Travis Scott (Astroworld) are up for Favorite Album-Rap/Hip-Hop.

Lil Nas X (“Old Town Road”), Malone (“Wow”), and Scott (“Sicko Mode”) are up against each other for Favorite Song-Rap/Hip-Hop.

Chris Brown, Khalid, and Bruno Mars are nominated for Favorite Male Artist-Soul/R&B. Beyoncé, Lizzo, and Ella Mai are nominated for Favorite Female Artist -Soul/R&B.

Brown (Indigo), Khalid (Free Spirit), and Mai (Ella Mai) are up for Favorite Album-Soul/R&B. Khalid (“Talk”), Lizzo (“Juice”), and Mai (“Trip”) are also nominated for Favorite Song-Soul/R&B.

Voting for the 2019 AMAs is now open for all categories at or by going to and using the search terms “AMAs Vote” or “[Nominee Name] AMAs Vote.” The last day to vote is Nov. 20.

Glennisha Morgan is a Detroit-bred multimedia journalist and writer. She writes about intersectionality, hip-hop, pop culture, queer issues, race, feminism, and her truth. Follow her on Twitter @GlennishaMorgan.