Drake Leads 2016 American Music Awards With Record 13 Nominations

TORONTO, ON - NOVEMBER 25 - Toronto Rapper Drake addresses media in a 'Hotline Bling' installation at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto on November 25, 2015, prior to a Toronto Raptors vs. Cleveland Cavaliers NBA game. (Cole Burston/Toronto Star via Getty Images)

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Drizzy scores multiple nods through his songs from “Views” album and his collaboration with RiRi called “Work”. He is additionally vying for the most coveted Artist of the Year along with RiRi, Adele, Bieber, Beyonce Knowles, Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande, Twenty One Pilots, Carrie Underwood and The Weeknd.

Meanwhile, newbies competing for the New Artist of the Year title at this year’s AMAs are Alessia Cara, The Chainsmokers, Joe Jonas-fronted band DNCE, Shawn Mendes and ex-One Directioner Zayn Malik.

Winners will be announced at a live telecast Sunday night, November 20 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

Below is the full list of nominees:

Artist of the Year



Justin Bieber


Selena Gomez

Ariana Grande


Twenty One Pilots

Carrie Underwood

The Weeknd

New Artist of the Year Un-Leashed By T-Mobile

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

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


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 Featuring Wizkid & Kyla “One Dance”

Rihanna Featuring 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

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