Drake Sets Record with 13 American Music Awards Nominations

  /  10.10.2016

The nominees are in for the 2016 American Music Awards.

Drake, who surprisingly has never won an AMA before, leads all artists with a whopping 13 nominations, a record for most nods in a single year, beating out Michael Jackson’s 11 in 1984, according to ABC.

Drizzy’s lead is a big one. His “Work” collaborator Rihanna follows with seven noms, while Adele and Justin Bieber nab five apiece. Meanwhile, Beyoncé and The Chainsmokers receive four nods each.

Drake, Beyoncé, Adele, Justin Bieber, and Rihanna will be facing off against other big names like Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande, Twenty One Pilots, Carrie Underwood, and The Weeknd for “Artist of the Year.”

When it comes to the “Favorite Artist — Rap/Hip-Hop” category, the 6 God will be duking it out with his “Summer Sixteen” tourmate Future and Fetty Wap. Drizzy dominates the “Favorite Album — Rap/Hip-Hop” category too. Views is up against his joint album with Future, What a Time to Be Alive, and Fetty Wap’s self-titled debut.

Meanwhile, Drake’s “Hotline Bling” is nominated for “Favorite Song — Rap/Hip-Hop.” His competition? Desiigner’s “Panda” and Fetty Wap’s “679.”

The “Favorite Male Artist — Soul/R&B” category will also be a hotly-contested one with Chris Brown, Bryson Tiller, and The Weeknd facing off. The same goes for “Favorite Female Artist — Soul/R&B,” which has Beyoncé, Rihanna, and Janet Jackson as its nominees.

The American Music Awards are set to air live from L.A.’s Microsoft Theater on Nov. 20 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

2016 American Music Awards Nominations

Artist of the Year
Justin Bieber
Selena Gomez
Ariana Grande
Twenty One Pilots
Carrie Underwood
The Weeknd

New Artist of the Year
Alessia Cara
The Chainsmokers
Shawn Mendes

Collaboration of the Year
The Chainsmokers feat. Daya – “Don’t Let Me Down”
Drake feat. Wizkid & Kyla – “One Dance”
Fifth Harmony feat. Ty Dolla $Ign – “Work From Home”
Rihanna feat. Drake – “Work”
Meghan Trainor feat. John Legend – “Like I’m Gonna Lose You”

Tour of the Year
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band

Video of the Year
Justin Bieber – “Sorry”
Desiigner – “Panda”
Rihanna feat. Drake – “Work”

Favorite Male Artist – Pop/Rock
Justin Bieber
The Weeknd

Favorite Female Artist – Pop/Rock
Selena Gomez

Favorite Duo or Group – Pop/Rock
The Chainsmokers
Twenty One Pilots

Favorite Album – Pop/Rock
Adele – 25
Justin Bieber – Purpose
Drake – Views

Favorite Song- Pop/Rock
Adele – “Hello”
Justin Bieber – “Love Yourself”
Drake feat. Wizkid & Kyla – “One Dance”

Favorite Male Artist – Country
Luke Bryan
Thomas Rhett
Blake Shelton

Favorite Female Artist – Country
Kelsea Ballerini
Carrie Underwood

Favorite Duo or Group – Country
Zac Brown Band
Florida Georgia Line
Old Dominion

Favorite Album – Country
Luke Bryan – Kill The Lights
Chris Stapleton – Traveller
Carrie Underwood – Storyteller

Favorite Song – Country
Florida Georgia Line – “H.O.L.Y”
Tim Mcgraw – “Humble And Kind”
Thomas Rhett – “Die A Happy Man”

Favorite Artist – Rap/Hip-Hop
Fetty Wap

Favorite Album – Rap/Hip-Hop
Drake – Views
Drake & Future- What A Time To Be Alive
Fetty Wap – Fetty Wap

Favorite Song – Rap/Hip-Hop
Desiigner – “Panda”
Drake – “Hotline Bling”
Fetty Wap – “679”

Favorite Male Artist – Soul/R&B
Chris Brown
Bryson Tiller
The Weeknd

Favorite Female Artist – Soul/R&B
Janet Jackson

Favorite Album – Soul/R&B
Beyoncé – Lemonade
Rihanna – Anti
Bryson Tiller – T R A P S O U L

Favorite Song – Soul/R&B
Drake feat. Wizkid & Kyla – “One Dance”
Rihanna feat. Drake – “Work”
Bryson Tiller – “Don’t”

Favorite Artist – Alternative Rock
Twenty One Pilots
X Ambassadors

Favorite Artist – Adult Contemporary
Rachel Platten
Meghan Trainor

Favorite Artist – Latin
J Balvin
Enrique Iglesias
Nicky Jam

Favorite Artist – Contemporary Inspirational
Lauren Daigle
Hillsong United
Chris Tomlin

Favorite Artist – Electronic Dance Music (EDM)
The Chainsmokers
Calvin Harris
Major Lazer

Top Soundtrack
Purple Rain
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Suicide Squad: The Album


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