Your 2018 American Music Award Nominee Playlist

Run Hundred rounds up 10 songs by musicians nominated for this year’s American Music Awards.

2018 AMAs Playlist

With the American Music Awards airing next week, it seems like an opportune time to preview a few of the top contenders. In spite of the award show’s name, the nominees are selected based on data collected by the folks at Billboard. To that end, the show itself errs heavily (but not exclusively) on radio hits. Below, we’ve tried to tease out the ones that double as workout tunes.

In conventional categories—like Favorite Pop/Rock, Country and Latin, you’ll find Taylor Swift, Thomas Rhett and J Balvin competing, respectively. Moving into the more AMA-specific awards, you’ll find Zedd, Maren Morris and Grey up for Collaboration of the Year, Beyonce and Jay Z (aka The Carters) up for Tour of the Year and Ariana Grande up for Favorite Social Artist.

As with any award show, the competition is probably secondary to the performances—for viewers, at least. That being said, the list below should give you some idea of what’s in store for the big night and a little inspiration to run at the same time. When ready, you can survey our picks—organized by the categories in which they’ve been nominated—below.

Artist of the Year

Imagine Dragons – Whatever It Takes – 136 BPM

New Artist of the Year

Cardi B – Bodak Yellow – 125 BPM

Collaboration of the Year

Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey – The Middle – 107 BPM

Tour of the Year

The Carters – APESHIT – 80 BPM

Video of the Year

Camila Cabello & Young Thug – Havana – 105 BPM

Favorite Social Artist
Ariana Grande – No Tears Left to Cry – 122 BPM

Favorite Album – Pop/Rock

Taylor Swift – Look What You Made Me Do – 128 BPM

Favorite Album – Country

Thomas Rhett – Crash and Burn – 129 BPM

Favorite Artist – Latin

J Balvin, Willy Williams & Beyonce – Mi Gente – 105 BPM

Favorite Soundtrack

Kendrick Lamar & SZA – All the Stars – 96 BPM

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


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