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, surpassingMichael 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.
ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Twenty One Pilots
NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR UN-LEASHED BY T-MOBILE
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”