Bruno Mars leads the 2017 American Music Awards class with eight nominations, including Artist of the Year, Video of the Year and Favorite Male Artist — Pop/Rock. The Chainsmokers, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Ed Sheeran and The Weeknd are tied with five nominations each. Justin Bieber, Daddy Yankee and Luis Fonsi received four nominations each and Keith Urban earned three nominations. Joining Bruno as Artist of the Year nominees are The Chainsmokers, Drake, Kendrick Lamar and Ed Sheeran. Fan voting for Artist of the Year is now running through Thursday, November 16 at 8:59:59pm PT. Voting for all other editorial categories closes on Monday, November 13 at 8:59:59am PT.
• Westwood One and Cumulus Media are the official national radio partners for the 2017 American Music Awards and will offer a comprehensive array of special programming and exclusive companion content. Westwood One will welcome more than 25 local radio stations and national programs to its Westwood One Backstage at the AMAs, which is scheduled for Friday, November 17 and Saturday, November 18 from noon-4pm PT at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
• Westwood One, through its partnership with the American Music Awards and dick clark productions will also create exclusive AMA-branded long and short-form content leading up to — and following the awards, including • Tune-In Highlights — :30-second branded highlights, airing November 6-19 — Hot AC, AC and Top 40 versions will be hosted by Jayde Donovan of WPLJ/New York and an Urban/Urban AC version hosted by La Loca from WNBM (Radio 103.9)/New York. • Two-Hour Nomination Special, airing the weekend of November 11. Hot AC, AC and Top 40 version hosted by Jayde Donovan; Urban/Urban AC version hosted by La Loca along with Kenny Smoov from WQQK/Nashville. • Five-Hour Red Carpet Broadcast Companion/Wrap Up Show airing Sunday, November 19 — Hot AC/AC version hosted by Adam Bomb and The Bert Show‘s Kristin Klingshirn, Top 40 version hosted by the Zach Sang Show, and Urban/Urban AC hosted by La Loca and Kenny Smoov. There is also a one-hour Red Carpet Special, hosted by Jayde Donovan, a three-Hour Broadcast Companion and one-hour Awards Wrap-Up. For more information, contact our pal Neal Bird at [email protected] or 310-840-4207.