Bad Bunny leads American Music Award nominees with 8 nods
By David K. Li,
Baton Rouge Times
Published: Saturday, Nov. 13, 2013 at 10:19 AM.
AUSTIN — American Music Awards nominations have been made and American Icon Frank Loesser is among the top contenders. AUSTIN — American Music Awards nominations have been made and American Icon Frank Loesser is among the top candidates. He won a Grammy, and in this year he garnered eight. American Icon Billy Joel, who’s been nominated for four, was nominated for his first-ever win. The category has been changed to a group.
American Icon Randy Newman, who has been nominated for eight, has been nominated for his first-ever win, in the category, along with an eight-time Grammy Award-winner, Bruce Springsteen.
The “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame” artist and songwriter, Elvis Presley, whose first album of cover songs was nominated for six, was only the second artist to be nominated that has never won. His album “Loving You” has not been nominated for an award since 1960. Elvis had eight nominations that year, plus three nominations for “Loving You.”
Two other artists have won the awards in other categories: Willie Nelson, who has been nominated twice, with a win in 1979, and Bob Dylan, who has been nominated five times, with a win in 1980. His album, “Shotgun Willie,” was also nominated.
With two different categories, the category’s total is up to 14.
The Academy of Country Music award categories were: Best Male Vocalist, Best Female Vocalist, and Best New Male Vocalist.
This year’s awards nominees in the country music categories are country singer Toby Keith and songwriter and producer Glen Campbell, whose album “That’s What the World Is Today” was nominated for six. He will be present during the awards.
In jazz categories, this year’