2016 American Music Awards Nominations: Complete List

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The nominations for the 2016 American Music Awards are in!

The artist to watch this year definitely seems to be Drake, who broke Michael Jackson's 32-year-old AMA record for most nominations in a single year with 13 nods -- two more than the 11 nominations the late King of Pop scored in 1984.

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If the 29-year-old "Hotline Bling" rapper wins in any category, it will mark his first AMA win.

Right behind Drake was his girlfriend, Rihanna, who nabbed seven nominations, and Justin Bieber could also etch his name in the AMA record books if he wins Artist of the Year for the third time. That number would tie current record holder Taylor Swift.

The AMAs, the world's biggest fan-voted awards show, will broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, Nov. 20 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

See the full list of nominees below:

Artist of the Year:



Justin Bieber


Selena Gomez

Ariana Grande


Twenty One Pilots

Carrie Underwood

The Weeknd

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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:

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:


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

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