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10 Workout Tracks Nominated For The 2017 American Music Awards

This 10-track workout playlist from RunHundred is inspired by several of the 2017 American Music Award nominees.

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Kendrick Lamar at the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards. Photo courtesy of Tinseltown /

10 AMA-Nominated Tracks

While award shows may often seem like a blur—with so much overlap between them—the American Music Awards stands out in regard to its selective nomination process. While most other music award shows draw from crowded fields of five or so nominees in each category, the AMAs limit their contenders to just three. (They do allow five nominees in a trio of marquee categories: Artist of the Year, New Artist of the Year and Collaboration of the Year.) With this year’s broadcast just around the corner, it’s an opportune time to survey tracks in the running in search of potential workout tracks.

Bruno Mars leads the pack this year, with eight nominations to his credit. Behind him, a quintet of acts are tied with a quintet of nominations each: Kendrick Lamar, The Weeknd, Ed Sheeran, The Chainsmokers and Drake. Elsewhere, relative newcomers Alessia Cara and Julia Michaels vie for the AMA’s signature pyramid trophies, along with crossover favorites Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee.

Competition aside, this year’s show should prove memorable, as Tracee Ellis Ross will be hosting the broadcast while her mother Diana receives the much-deserved Lifetime Achievement Award. On every front, there’s plenty to which you can look forward. Moreover, the playlist below will help you get fit and get ready at once. So, when ready, you can find tracks from 10 of the year’s nominees below—listed by one of the categories in which they’ll be competing.

Artist of the Year

Kendrick Lamar – HUMBLE. (Skrillex Remix) – 75 BPM

New Artist of the Year

Julia Michaels – Issues (Alan Walker Remix) – 115 BPM

Collaboration of the Year

The Weeknd & Daft Punk – Starboy – 93 BPM

Tour of the Year

Coldplay – Adventure of a Lifetime – 113 BPM

Video of the Year

Ed Sheeran – Shape of You – 96 BPM

Favorite Male Artist – Pop/Rock

Bruno Mars – 24K Magic – 107 BPM

Favorite Female Artist – Pop/Rock

Alessia Cara – Wild Things – 108 BPM

Favorite Duo or Group – Pop/Rock

The Chainsmokers – Paris – 100 BPM

Favorite Album – Pop/Rock

Drake & Rihanna – Too Good – 119 BPM

Favorite Song – Pop/Rock

Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee & Justin Bieber – Despacito – 89 BPM

To find more workout songs, check out the free database at Run Hundred. You can browse the song selections there by genre, tempo and era to find the music that best fits your particular workout routine.


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