Niall Horan and U2 are among the nominees for this year's American Music Awards in the US.

Horan, who releases his debut solo album on Friday week, October 20 is shortlisted for Best New Artist alongside James Arthur, Julia Michaels, Post Malone and Rae Sremmurd.

Niall Horan - Best New Artist nominee

U2 are nominated for Best Tour, with Garth Brooks and Coldplay the other nominees in the category.

U2 - Shortlisted for Best Tour

Bruno Mars leads this year's shortlist with eight nominations with The Chainsmokers, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Ed Sheeran and The Weeknd all receiving five. 

Bruno Mars - Eight nominations

The winners will be announced at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday November 19. 

The nominees in full:

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

Tour of the Year
Garth Brooks
Coldplay
U2

Video of the Year
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee, Despacito
Bruno Mars, That's What I Like
Ed Sheeran, Shape of You

Favourite Male Artist - Pop/Rock
Drake
Bruno Mars
Ed Sheeran

Favourite Female Artist - Pop/Rock
Alessia Cara
Lady Gaga
Rihanna

Favourite Duo or Group - Pop/Rock
The Chainsmokers
Coldplay
Imagine Dragons

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

Favourite Song - Pop/Rock
The Chainsmokers feat. Halsey, Closer
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber, Despacito
Ed Sheeran, Shape of You

Favourite Male Artist - Country
Sam Hunt
Thomas Rhett
Keith Urban

Favourite Female Artist - Country
Miranda Lambert
Maren Morris
Carrie Underwood

Favourite Duo or Group - Country
Florida Georgia Line
Little Big Town
Old Dominion

Favourite Album - Country
Jason Aldean, They Don't Know
Chris Stapleton, From a Room:, Vol. 1
Keith Urban, Ripcord

Favourite Song - Country
Sam Hunt, Body Like a Back Road
Jon Pardi, Dirt on My Boots
Keith Urban, Blue Ain't Your Color

Favourite Artist - Rap/Hip-Hop
Drake
Kendrick Lamar
Migos

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

Favourite 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

Favourite Male Artist - Soul/R&B
Childish Gambino
Bruno Mars
The Weeknd

Favourite Female Artist - Soul/R&B
Beyoncé
Kehlani
Rihanna

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

Favourite Song - Soul/R&B
Khalid, Location
Bruno Mars, That's What I Like
The Weeknd, Starboy

Favourite Artist - Alternative Rock
Imagine Dragons
Linkin Park
Twenty One Pilots

Favourite Artist - Adult Contemporary
Bruno Mars
Shawn Mendes
Ed Sheeran

Favourite Artist - Latin
Luis Fonsi
Daddy Yankee
Shakira

Favourite Artist - Contemporary Inspirational
Lauren Daigle
MercyMe
Chris Tomlin

Favourite Artist - Electronic Dance Music (Edm)
The Chainsmokers
Calvin Harris
DJ Snake

Top Soundtrack
Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2: Awesome Mix Vol. 2
Moana
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