Taylor Swift leads nominees; Ed Sheeran, The Weeknd follow closely behind.
The trio of Canadian musicians who have topped the music charts in recent weeks – The Weeknd, Drake and Justin Bieber – have also scored a raft of American Music Awards nods.
Ethiopian/Canadian R&B singer The Weeknd nabbed five AMA nominations on Tuesday, including artist of the year and song of the year for his hit Can’t Feel My Face.
That puts him and singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran, who also scored five nods, just behind Taylor Swift, who leads with six.
It’s been a breakout year for The Weeknd, whose real name is Abel Tesfaye. He has been dominating the Billboard charts alongside former Torontonian and collaborator Drake as well as fellow Canadian Bieber.
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