Ciara, this morning on ABC's "Good Morning America," announced the nominees in six big categories for the 45th American Music Awards.
She must have gotten tired of repeating Bruno Mars' name, as he's standing tall among all nominees with eight.
Mars could potentially walk away with hardware for Artist of the Year, Video of the Year ("That's What I Like"), Favorite Male Artist - Pop/Rock, Favorite Album - Pop/Rock ("24K Magic"), Favorite Male Artist - Soul/R&B, Favorite Album - Soul/R&B ("24K Magic"), Favorite Song - Soul/R&B ("That's What I Like"), and Favorite Artist - Adult Contemporary.
The 2017 American Music Awards will broadcast LIVE from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, Nov. 19 at 8 p.m. EST on ABC. Battling it out with Bruno Mars for Artist of the Year are The Chainsmokers, who charted with three massive hits this year ("Closer" featuring Halsey, "Paris," and "Something Just Like This" featuring Coldplay); Drake, who wrapped a record 431 consecutive weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 in August; Kendrick Lamar, who hit No. 1 with his album "DAMN" and his single "Humble," and chart staple Ed Sheeran, whose song "Shape of You" spent 33 weeks in the Billboard Hot 100 Top Ten.
The AMAs are 100% fan voted and every Artist of the Year nominee has a rabid fan base. Voting started just after the nominations were announced, except for New Artist of the Year and Collaboration of the Year, which begin on Nov. 1.
The five relative newcomers vying for New Artist of the Year are James Arthur, Niall Horan (The only former One Direction member to be recognized -- ouch!), Julia Michaels (who is up against the guy she's opening for on tour, awkward!), Post Malone and Rae Sremmurd.