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American Music Awards 2016: Drake Breaks Records, Rihanna, Adele Lead AMA Nominations

by Ryan Middleton   Oct 10, 2016 11:22 AM EDT

Drake performs onstage at the 2016 iHeartRadio Music Festival at T-Mobile Arena on September 23, 2016 (Photo : Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

The American Music Awards have announced their 2016 nominees. Drake leads field with a historic 13 nominations, two greater than the mark set by Michael Jackson in 1984 with 11. Rihanna also leads the pack with seven nominations, while Justin Bieber and Adele rack up five a piece.

Others with multiple nominations include The Chainsmokers and Beyoncé with four each and twenty one pilots, The Weeknd, Fetty Wap, Carrie Underwood and Bryson Tiller all with three.

The Artist of the Year category is a crowded bunch of pop stars like Drake, Adele, Beyoncé, Selena Gomez, The Weeknd, twenty one pilots, Rihanna and others.

The new artists are ZAYN, DNCE, Shawn Mendes, The Chainsmokers and Alessia Cara.

Drake sets the record for most nominations after a year where he released several projects and broke streaming records. He scored nominations in collaboration of the year, artist of the year, favorite male artist, favorite album, favorite artist rap / hip-hop and many more.

Find the find the full list of nominees below. Voting is now open for all of the categories except for the New Artist of the Year, which opens on Nov. 2. Twitter voting is also an option if one writes a tweet that includes the artist's Twitter handle, #AMAs in the post and the category name.

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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