The Weeknd, Drake, Justin Bieber up for American Music Awards

The Weeknd AMA

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.

Read more at: CBC News

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5 Comments

  1. Makonnen Tesfaye says

    Making history!! Very proud of you. Keep up the good work

  2. Ermias Mekonnen says

    The weakened/Abel you have an amazing voice I wish if there was a better word to
    say thank you, for making us soooo happy
    and Proud Ethiopian

  3. Sophia says

    I am so proud of weeknd as Ethiopian and we will like to see him when he comes to Chicago concert if you can come to the best reggae club in Chicago call Wild hare owned by Ehiopian .

  4. Azeethegreat says

    Wow! you have an amazing voice indeed! you are such a beautiful abbissinian icone. well done.

  5. Meron says

    Proud of you Abel. I really appreciate ur effort. Keep it up

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