Drake Shattered Michael Jackson's Record With 13 AMA Nominations While Beyonce, Rihanna & More Rack Up Too

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The American Music Award nominations were announced yesterday morning via livestream, and Drizzy, who kicks off his Euro leg of his tour in January, is making headlines for leading the pack with 13 nominations.  It sets a new AMA record for most nominations in a single year, surpassing Michael Jackson’s previous record of 11 nominations in 1984.  Sheesh!  This guy is playing no games.

He's not the only one taking over.  His on again off again boo Rihanna copped seven nominations while Beyoncé nabbed four.  Bryson Tiller, our trapsoul crush, Fetty Wap and The Weeknd earned three nominations each.
The Artist of the Year category is a beasty one -- Adele, Beyoncé, Justin Bieber, Drake, Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande, Rihanna, Twenty One Pilots, Carrie Underwood and The Weeknd.  The winner will be chosen from fan vote.
The full list of nominees are below. The “2016 American Music Awards” will broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, November 20 at 8:00pm ET on ABC.
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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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