Cardi B and Drake lead the nominations for the American Music Awards.

The 'Bodak Yellow' hitmaker received eight nods including for New Artist of the Year, Favourite Female Artist - Pop/Rock, Favourite Artist - Rap/Hip-Hop and Favourite Social Artist as well as Collaboration of the Year for her song 'Finesse' with Bruno Mars. Drake also receives eight nods in total and has been listed in the Favourite Album - Pop/Rock category for 'Scorpion' and Favourite Song - Pop/Rock category for 'God's Plan'. The 31-year-old rapper also receives nods for Artist of the Year, Favourite Male Artist - Pop/Rock and Favourite Artist - Rap/Hip-Hop.

Ed Sheeran comes swiftly behind with six nominations for Artist of the Year, Tour of the Year, Favourite Male Artist - Pop/Rock and a nod for 'Divide' in Favourite Album - Pop/Rock whilst Post Malone also receives six nods and will go head to head with Ed and Drake in the Favourite Male Artist category and facing this year's frontrunners for Favourite Artist - Rap/Hip-Hop.

Ariana Grande will battle it out with Cardi, Demi Lovato, Shawn Mendes and South Korean sensations BTS for Favourite Social Artist whilst Camila Cabello - in her first American Music Awards as a solo artist - has received nods in the New Artist of the Year and Favourite Female Artist - Pop/Rock categories and her track 'Havana' with Young Thug has been honoured with nominations in Favourite Music Video, Favourite Song - Pop/Rock and Collaboration of the Year.

Elsewhere, Khalid, Bruno Mars and The Weeknd will battle it out for Favourite Male Artist - Soul/R&B with Shawn Mendes, Pink and Ed Sheeran going head to head for Favourite Artist - Adult Contemporary.

The American Music Awards will be hosted by Tracee Ellis Ross and broadcasted live from the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles on October 9.

Abridged list of nominations for the 2018 American Music Awards is as follows:

Artist of the Year

Drake

Imagine Dragons

Post Malone

Ed Sheeran

Taylor Swift

New Artist of the Year

Camila Cabello

Cardi B

Khalid

Dua Lipa

XXXTentacion

Collaboration of the Year

Camila Cabello, 'Havana (feat. Young Thug)'

Post Malone, 'Rock Star (feat. 21 Savage)'

Bruno Mars and Cardi B, 'Finesse'

Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line, 'Meant to Be'

Zedd, Maren Morris and Grey, 'The Middle'

Favourite Music Video

Camila Cabello, 'Havana (feat. Young Thug)'

Cardi B, 'Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)'

Drake, 'God's Plan'

Tour of the Year

Beyonce and Jay-Z

Bruno Mars

Ed Sheeran

Taylor Swift

U2

Favourite Male Artist - Pop/Rock

Drake

Post Malone

Ed Sheeran

Favourite Female Artist - Pop/Rock

Camila Cabello

Cardi B

Taylor Swift

Favourite Album - Pop/Rock

Drake, 'Scorpion'

Ed Sheeran, 'Divide'

Taylor Swift, 'reputation'

Favourite Song - Pop/Rock

Camila Cabello, 'Havana (feat. Young Thug)'

Drake, 'God's Plan'

Ed Sheeran, 'Perfect'

Favourite Artist - Rap/Hip-Hop

Cardi B

Drake

Post Malone

Favourite Album - Rap/Hip-Hop

Drake, 'Scorpio'

Lil Uzi Ver, 'Luv Is Rage 2'

Post Malone, 'Beerbongs + Bentleys'

Favourite Male Artist - Soul/R&B

Khalid

Bruno Mars

The Weeknd

Favourite Artist - Adult Contemporary

Shawn Mendes

Pink

Ed Sheeran

Favourite Social Artist

BTS

Cardi B

Ariana Grande

Demi Lovato

Shawn Mendes