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Full Nomination List For Sunday’s 2015 American Music Awards:

America’s musical sweetheart Taylor Swift will carry a leading six nominations into Sunday’s presentation of the 2015 American Music Awards, including a nod for artist of the year.

The songstress will compete for the top prize with Luke Bryan, Ariana Grande, Maroon 5, Nicki Minaj, One Direction, Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, Meghan Trainor and The Weeknd. Swift has won the honor three times previously.

With 16 career wins, Swift could surpass Whitney Houston’s record of 21 American Music Awards if she wins in all six categories. In addition to artist of the year, Swift is up for song of the year, favorite female artist-rock/pop, favorite album-rock/pop, adult contemporary artist and collaboration of the year.

Sheeran and The Weeknd each have five nominations, while Minaj, Smith, Trainor, Sam Hunt and Walk the Moon each have three.

The show, billed as “the world’s biggest fan-voted award show,” will be hosted by Jennifer Lopez at the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles, and will air on ABC at 8 p.m.

The show will feature a host of big-name musical performances from the likes of Lopez, 5 Seconds of Summer, Coldplay, Selena Gomez, One Direction, Nick Jonas, Demi Lovato, Macklemore and Lewis, Gwen Stefani and Carrie Underwood.

In a tribute to Paris in light of the recent terrorist attacks, Celine Dion will perform Edith Piaf’s “Hymne a L’Amour” in French.

Among those scheduled to serve as presenters are Terry Crews, Taylor Lautner, Jeremy Renner, Alicia Silverstone, Jeremy Sisto, Hailee Steinfeld, Wilmer Valderrama, Donnie Wahlberg, Julianne Hough, Kylie Jenner and Wiz Khalifa.

Here is a complete list of nominees:

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

— Luke Bryan

— Ariana Grande

— Maroon 5

— Nicki Minaj

— One Direction

— Ed Sheeran

— Sam Smith

— Taylor Swift

— Meghan Trainor

— The Weeknd

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR PRESENTED BY KOHL’S

— Fetty Wap

— Sam Hunt

— Tove Lo

— Walk The Moon

— The Weeknd

SONG OF THE YEAR

— Wiz Khalifa Featuring Charlie Puth, “See You Again”

— Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars, “Uptown Funk!”

— Ed Sheeran, “Thinking Out Loud”

— Taylor Swift, “Blank Space”

— The Weeknd, “Can’t Feel My Face”

COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR UN-LEASHED BY T-MOBILE

— Wiz Khalifa Featuring Charlie Puth, “See You Again”

— Rihanna & Kanye West Featuring Paul McCartney, “FourFiveSeconds”

— Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars, “Uptown Funk!”

— Skrillex & Diplo Featuring Justin Bieber, “Where Are  Now”

— Taylor Swift Featuring Kendrick Lamar, “Bad Blood”

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK

— Nick Jonas

— Ed Sheeran

— Sam Smith

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK

— Ariana Grande

— Taylor Swift

— Meghan Trainor

FAVORITE DUO OR GROUP – POP/ROCK

— Maroon 5

— One Direction

— Walk The Moon

FAVORITE ALBUM – POP/ROCK

— Ed Sheeran, “x”

— Sam Smith, “In The Lonely Hour”

— Taylor Swift, “1989”

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – COUNTRY

— Jason Aldean

— Luke Bryan

— Sam Hunt

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – COUNTRY

— Kelsea Ballerini

— Miranda Lambert

— Carrie Underwood

FAVORITE DUO or GROUP – COUNTRY

— Zac Brown Band

— Florida Georgia Line

— Little Big Town

FAVORITE ALBUM – COUNTRY

— Jason Aldean, “Old Boots, New Dirt”

— Florida Georgia Line, “Anything Goes”

— Sam Hunt, “Montevallo”

FAVORITE ARTIST – RAP/HIP-HOP

— Drake

— Fetty Wap

— Nicki Minaj

FAVORITE ALBUM – RAP/HIP-HOP

— J. Cole, “2014 Forest Hills Drive”

— Drake, “If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late”

— Nicki Minaj, “The Pinkprint”

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B

— Chris Brown

— Trey Songz

— The Weeknd

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B

— Beyonce

— Mary J. Blige

— Rihanna

FAVORITE ALBUM – SOUL/R&B

— Chris Brown, “X”

— D’Angelo and The Vanguard, “Black Messiah”

— The Weeknd, “Beauty Behind the Madness”

FAVORITE ARTIST – ALTERNATIVE ROCK

— Fall Out Boy

— Hozier

— Walk The Moon

FAVORITE ARTIST – ADULT CONTEMPORARY

— Ed Sheeran

— Taylor Swift

— Meghan Trainor

FAVORITE ARTIST – LATIN

— Enrique Iglesias

— Ricky Martin

— Romeo Santos

FAVORITE ARTIST – CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL

— Casting Crowns

— Hillsong United

— MercyMe

FAVORITE ARTIST – ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC (EDM)

— Calvin Harris

— David Guetta

— Zedd

TOP SOUNDTRACK

— “Fifty Shades of Grey”

— “Empire: Original Soundtrack from Season 1”

— “Pitch Perfect 2”

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