2016 American Music Awards Nominees: Drake Sets a New Record

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American Music Awards 2016 Led by Drake

Drake earned 13 American Music Awards nominations, breaking Michael Jackson’s record of 11 nominations in a single year. Following behind Drake on the list of 2016 American Music Awards nominees is Rihanna with seven nominations and Adele tying with Justin Bieber with five each. Beyonce and The Chainsmokers picked up four nominations, and Bryson Tiller, Twenty One Pilots, Carrie Underwood, Fetty Wap and The Weeknd were each nominated three times. The 2016 awards show will be held on November 20th and broadcast live on ABC beginning at 8pm ET.

The winners will be determined by fan votes via AMAvote.com or by posting a tweet that includes the nominee’s Twitter handle, the category, and #AMA.

2016 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS® NOMINEES:


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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