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Drake Sets 2016 American Music Awards Nominations Record


Dick Clark ProductionsDrake started from the bottom and now he’s here — with a record-setting amount of American Music Awards nominations.

The superstar leads this year’s pack of American Music Awards nominees with a whopping thirteen nods, besting the late King of Pop himself — Michael Jackson — who set a record back in 1984 with 11 nods.    

Drake’s current album, Views, topped the Billboard 200 at number one and is the entertainer’s sixth number one album.

Rihanna earned seven nominations, including Artist of the Year, Favorite Female Artist in both the Soul/R&B and Pop/Rock Categories and Collaboration of the Year category for her single featuring Drake, “Work.”  

Beyoncé received four nominations, including Tour of the Year, and will face off against Janet Jackson and Rihanna in the Favorite Female Artist — Soul/R&B category. 

The Weeknd is up for three awards, including Artist of the Year, along with Drake, Beyoncé and Rihanna. In addition, Chris BrownBryson TillerFetty WapDesiigner and Future all received nominations.

The 2016 American Music Awards will air on ABC November 20.

Here’s the full list of the nominees for the American Music Awards:  

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

New Artist of the Year 
Alessia Cara 
The Chainsmokers 
Shawn Mendes 

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 
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
The Weeknd

Favorite Female Artist — Pop/Rock
Selena Gomez

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

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

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 
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 
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 — TRAPSOUL

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

Favorite Artist — Alternative Rock 
Twenty One Pilots 
X Ambassadors 

Favorite Female 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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