2016 American Music Awards Nominations: Drake Leads With 13 Nods

american music awards nominations 2016The American Music Awards announced the “2016 American Music Awards” nominees with recording artists Joe Jonas and Rachel Platten, revealing six categories of nominees live on ABC’s “Good Morning America.”

The show will broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, November 20, at 8:00 p.m. EST on ABC. 

Drake leads this year with 13 nominations and sets a new AMA record for most nominations in a single year, surpassing Michael Jackson’s previous record of 11 nominations in 1984.

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

  • Adele
  • Beyoncé
  • Justin Bieber
  • Drake
  • Selena Gomez
  • Ariana Grande
  • Rihanna
  • Twenty One Pilots
  • Carrie Underwood
  • The Weeknd

 

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR UN-LEASHED BY T-MOBILE

  • Alessia Cara
  • The Chainsmokers
  • DNCE
  • Shawn Mendes
  • ZAYN

 

COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR

  • The Chainsmokers Featuring Daya “Don’t Let Me Down”
  • Drake Featuring Wizkid & Kyla “One Dance”
  • Fifth Harmony Featuring Ty Dolla $ign “Work From Home”
  • Rihanna Featuring Drake “Work”
  • Meghan Trainor Featuring John Legend “Like I’m Gonna Lose You”

 

TOUR OF THE YEAR

  • Beyoncé
  • Madonna
  • Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band

 

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

  • Justin Bieber “Sorry”
  • Desiigner “Panda”
  • Rihanna Featuring Drake “Work”

 

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK

  • Justin Bieber
  • Drake
  • The Weeknd

 

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK

  • Adele
  • Selena Gomez
  • Rihanna

 

FAVORITE DUO OR GROUP – POP/ROCK

  • The Chainsmokers
  • DNCE
  • 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 Featuring Wizkid & Kyla “One Dance”

 

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – COUNTRY

  • Luke Bryan
  • Thomas Rhett
  • Blake Shelton

 

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – COUNTRY

  • Kelsea Ballerini
  • Cam
  • Carrie Underwood

 

FAVORITE DUO or GROUP – COUNTRY

  • Florida Georgia Line
  • Old Dominion
  • Zac Brown Band

 

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

  • Drake
  • Fetty Wap
  • Future

 

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

  • Beyoncé
  • Janet Jackson
  • Rihanna

 

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 Featuring Wizkid & Kyla “One Dance”
  • Rihanna Featuring Drake “Work”
  • Bryson Tiller “Don’t”

 

FAVORITE ARTIST - ALTERNATIVE ROCK

  • Coldplay
  • Twenty One Pilots
  • X Ambassadors

 

FAVORITE ARTIST - ADULT CONTEMPORARY

  • Adele
  • 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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