2016 American Music Awards Nominees

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The nominees for the 2016 American Music Awards have been announced!

World-renowned artist Drake led the pack with an astounding 13 nominations, setting a new AMA record for most nominations in a single year — a record that hasn’t been broken since Michael Jackson’s previous high mark of 11 in 1984.

Rihanna wasn’t too far behind with seven nominations. Adele and Justin Bieber each accumulated five nominations, followed by four nods each for Beyoncé and The Chainsmokers and three for Bryson Tiller, Twenty One Pilots, Carrie Underwood, Fetty Wap and the Weeknd.

Looks like you’d better get to voting, folks.

2016 American Music Awards 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 ft. Daya // “Don’t Let Me Down”

Drake ft. Wizkid & Kyla // “One Dance”

Fifth Harmony ft. Ty Dolla $Ign // “Work From Home”

Rihanna ft. Drake // “Work”

Meghan Trainor ft. 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 ft. 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 ft. Wizkid & Kyla // “One Dance”

Rihanna ft. 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

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Suicide Squad: The Album

The AMAs will be broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, November 20 at 8 pm ET on ABC.