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The fans can vote for five very talented but also very different musicians on the American Music Awards website for this year’s best new artist. In the AMA New Artist of the Year betting odds, Billie Eilish is the top favorite, but we’ve also checked the other nominees and their chances.
2019 was about Billie Eilish, who broke into the charts at the age of only 17 with her debut studio album. She reached No1 in the UK, Canada, and Australia but also had success in the US. Four of her singles reached the US Billboard Top 40. Online sportsbooks in the US are predicting her win, her odds are 1.22 at 22Bet.
Bad Guy singer is leading in the AMA New Artist of the Year betting odds
Billie Eilish is a phenomenon, you can either love her or hate her, but definitely can’t ignore her. She has brought some freshness into pop music with her unique voice and singing style. She also has an alternative and sometimes scary look and weird music videos.
Eilish has been nominated in six categories in the American Music Awards. She probably has the most chances to win this award. After winning on the MTV Europe and MTV Video Music Awards the same category, it seems unlikely for anyone to beat her. Unless the singer of the song of the year, Lil Nas X or another nominee can surprise everyone.
Can a country singer win?
Lil Nas X was No1 on the US Billboard Top 100 list for 19 weeks with his song Old Town Road, breaking every existing record. Hopefully, he is not just a one-hit guy and will have more great songs from his debut album, 7. Ironically his record-breaking lead on the Top 100 was ended by Billie Eilish. Now she can also steal the award in front of him. He has 10.00 odds for winning.
Lil Nas X belongs to a new type of singer, who has become famous on the Internet. He has been building his image on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram since 2015. Then he turned to music and released Old Town Road at the end of 2018. There were some controversies around the song. First, it appeared on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart then it was removed for not being really a country song. To prove them wrong, country star Billy Ray Cyrus has made a remix of the song with Lil Nas X, which is also nominated for the Best Collaboration Award at AMA. Read more about the nominees in our Best Collaboration article.
Staying with country music, Luke Combs, an American country music singer, and songwriter has also been nominated for the award. He is a more traditional country star and has been in the music industry for a few years now. He has released his first album in 2017 and received a nomination in the Favorite Country Album category last year. Now he has another nomination at the AMA with the odds of 17.00 to win.
Other women nominees
We find two more interesting characters in the nominees. The AMA New Artist of the Year betting odds is giving the most chance after Eilish to an American rapper and singer, Lizzo. She has also been releasing albums for a few years. She reached global success with her third one, Cuz I Love You this year. A single from the album, Truth Hurts has reached No1 on the Billboard Top 100. Another single, Good as Hell has been in the Top 10.
Lizzo performed at the Coachella and Glastonbury Festival, also at the MTV Video Music Awards and she will perform at the AMA as well. She is a really multi-talented artist, she plays the flute and also does some acting, she appeared in crime-comedy drama Hustlers. Lizzo also supports the LGBTQ movement and has very strong support from them. Her odds at 1XBET are 3.74 to win the award.
The fifth nominee is Ella Mai, an English singer, the songwriter who was discovered on social media. She won the Best R&B Song Grammy Award with her song, Boo’d Up and also the Billboard Music Awards alongside the Top R&B and Top Female R&B Artist Awards this year. Still, she has been offered less chance to win at the AMA by online gambling sites in the US, maybe as she is not as popular and well-known in the US as the other nominees.