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The nominees for this year’s American Music Awards were just announced and BRUNO MARS is in the lead with eight nominations.

Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Ed Sheeran,The Chainsmokers, and The Weeknd were not far behind and all of them except The Weeknd are up for Artist of the Year. None of the nominees have won before, so it will be a first for whoever wins.

New Artist of the Year nominations include: Niall Horan, Post Malone and Julia Michaels. Justin Bieber and Luis Fonsi were nominated for Despacito for best collaboration along with Chainsmokers & Halsey for Closer, The Weeknd & Daft Punk for Starboy, Dj Khaled with Justin Bieber and Chance the Rapper for “The One.”

Tour of the Year nominees included Garth Brooks, Coldplay and U2. Favorite Female Artist noms were Alessia Cara, Lady Gaga and Rihanna. Favorite song nominations were “Closer”, “Despacito”, and “Shape of You.”

The Awards will air live from Los Angeles Sunday, November 19th on ABC. No host has been named as of yet. You can find ALL the nominees at TheAMAs.com

Even celebrities and pop stars clam up when they meet their idols. Pink said her first encounter with one of her idols, Billy Joel was a disaster. She finally got him to agree to write a song with her and she said she got choked up and froze.

“He goes, ‘Do me a favor: Go home, pick out the best poem you’ve ever written and send it to
me, and I’ll make you a song.’ I got home and was like, ‘All my poems are the worst pieces of trash I’ve ever seen in my life.'”

She said, “Billy Joel is, in my opinion, one of the best songwriters that’s ever lived . . . I walked down the aisle to ‘She’s Always a Woman’. I grew up listening to him with my dad. He was the first concert I ever went to at 2 years old.”

So, if we didn’t have enough controversy with the damn “Is it blue or white” dress…NOW, there is a shoe! A damn show that some people think is pink and white and some people think is teal and grey.

I see pink and white…because I’m normal. All of my weird friends see teal and grey. Take a look and decide what you see.

On Thursday, Linkin Park shared their “Carpool Karaoke” episode alongside actor Ken Jeong (Hangover), taped less than a week before lead singer  Chester Bennington died on July 20.

James Corden said he left it up to Bennington’s family to decide if they wanted to have the episode air or not. Linkin Park shared it on their Facebook page last night.

@CarpoolKaraoke – this time next week. Streaming for free on our Facebook page – link in bio.

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