Drake Rules 2016 AMA Nominations


LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) — Drake lead this year's nominations for the American Music Awards with 13 nods, more than any artist in the award show's history. Drake picked up noms for Artist of the Year, Favorite Album–Pop/Rock, Favorite Male Artist–Pop/Rock, Favorite Song–Pop/Rock and two different nominations for Favorite Album–Rap/Hip-Hop.

Rihanna came in at a distant second, with seven nominations this year, including for Artist of the Year, Collaboration of the Year and Video of the Year awards.

Both Adele and Justin Bieber picked up 5 noms a piece. The two will compete against each other for Artist of the Year as Bieber seeks his third win in this category, Adele her first. It will also be a 25 versus Purpose battle for Favorite Album–Pop/Rock (also including Drake’s Views) and “Hello” versus “Love Yourself ” for Favorite Song–Pop/Rock (also including Drake’s “One Dance”).

Beyoncé picked up four AMAs nominations, including Artist of the Year and Tour of the Year.

First-time nominees this year include The Chainsmokers, Twenty One Pilots, Future, Chris Stapleton, Shawn Mendes and Alessia Cara.

This year's award show will take place on November 20 at the Microsoft Theater at L.A. Live in Los Angeles.

The 2016 American Music Awards is produced by dick clark productions. Allen Shapiro and Mike Mahan are executive producers. Larry Klein, Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are producers. – Staff Writers

The full list of 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

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

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

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