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The Weeknd, Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown, Fetty Wap & Rihanna Land 2015 American Music Awards Nods + Taye Diggs Reunites With Morris Chestnut On "Rosewood"

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We've got breaking news about the 2015 AMA nominations and deets about Taye Diggs linking up with Morris Chestnut for a few episodes of "Rosewood."  More inside....

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Earlier this morning on "Good Morning America" both Joe Jonas and Charlie Puth appeared live to announce the nominees for the 2015 American Music Awards.

So how did our favorite YBF stars do?  The Weeknd stepped up to the plate with five nominations (tied with others for the second most after Taylor Swift wholeads the pack with 6 nods -- surprise surprise)!  Meanwhile, rapper Nicki Minaj followed right behind him with 3 nods and Chris Brown, Drake, Fetty Wap, Wiz Khalifa and Rihanna each got 2 nominations. 

On a sidenote, we've just learned that The Weeknd is the first performer named for the 2015 Victoria's Secret Fashion show (airing on Dec. 8 at 10 p.m. ET on CBS).

The 2015 American Music Awards will be broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in L.A. on Sunday, Nov. 22, at 8 p.m. on ABC with Jennifer Lopez as host. While you can check out the complete list of categories and nominees at the AMAs official website, here's a shortened list: 

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Luke Bryan/Ariana Grande/Maroon 5/Nicki Minaj/One Direction/Ed Sheeran/Sam Smith/Taylor Swift/Meghan Trainor/The Weeknd

 

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR PRESENTED BY KOHL'S

Fetty Wap/Sam Hunt/Tove Lo/Walk the Moon/The Weeknd

 

SONG OF THE YEAR

Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth – "See You Again"/Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars – "Uptown Funk!"/Ed Sheeran – "Thinking Out Loud"/Taylor Swift – "Blank Space"/The Weeknd – "Can't Feel My Face"

 

COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR UN-LEASHED BY T-MOBILE

Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth – "See You Again"/Rihanna & Kanye West feat. Paul McCartney – "FourFiveSeconds"/Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars – "Uptown Funk!"/Skrillex & Diplo feat. Justin Bieber – "Where Are Ü Now"/ Taylor Swift feat. Kendrick Lamar – "Bad Blood"

 

FAVORITE ARTIST – RAP/HIP-HOP

Drake/Fetty Wap/Nicki Minaj

 

FAVORITE ALBUM – RAP/HIP-HOP

J Cole – 2014 Forest Hills Drive / Drake – If You're Reading This It's Too Late / Nicki Minaj – The Pinkprint

 

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B

Chris Brown / Trey Songz / The Weeknd

 

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B

Beyoncé / Mary J. Blige / Rihanna

 

FAVORITE ALBUM – SOUL/R&B

Chris Brown – X / D'Angelo and The Vanguard – Black Messiah / The Weeknd – Beauty Behind the Madness

 

TOP SOUNDTRACK

Fifty Shades of Grey / Empire: Original Soundtrack from Season 1 / Pitch Perfect 2

 

In other big reveals...

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Fox's hit series "Rosewood" just got some added star power.  The new series, which is led by actor Morris Chestnut, has recently booked Broadway star Taye Diggs for a recurring role. Of course, it's not our first time seeing the chocolate duo together on the screen as Taye also played Morris' best friend in The Best Man and The Best Man Holiday.  

According to USA Today, Taye will join Rosewood, which airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT for a multi-episode story arc starting in November. Luckily....we've got deets about his character.  He'll play Dr. Mike Boyce, "a world-renowned infectious disease doctor based in Miami and the longtime best friend of Dr. Beaumont Rosewood (play by Morris)," the city's top private pathologist. Taye's character will also have some sort of romantic chemistry with Detective Annalise Villa (Jaina Lee Ortiz).

Congrats to Taye!  We hope at some point the two best friends have a gym scene...shirtless.  It's essential to the storyline.  Whatever the storyline may be...

 

 

Photos via Taye's Instagram/Rihanna's Instagram

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