The 2016 American Music Award Nominations List

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The American Music Awards, the world’s biggest fan-voted award show, announced today the “2016 American Music Awards” nominees. 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.

Carrie Underwood is nominated for 3 awards, including Artist of the Year. Lauren Daigle received a not in the Christian Artist of the Year category, and Zayn is up for New Artist of the Year. Fifth Harmony is up for Collaboration of the Year with Ty Dolla $ign for “Work at Home.”

A few more significant stats:

Drake leads with 13 nominations and sets a new AMA record for most nominations in a single year, surpassing Michael Jackson’s previous record of 11 nominations in 1984. Rihanna received seven nominations and Adele and Justin Bieber received five each. Beyoncé and The Chainsmokers each received four nominations. Additionally, Bryson Tiller, Twenty One Pilots, Carrie Underwood, Fetty Wap and The Weeknd earn three nominations each.

The Artist of the Year nominees are Adele, Beyoncé, Justin Bieber, Drake, Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande, Rihanna, Twenty One Pilots, Carrie Underwood and The Weeknd. The ten nominees will be narrowed to five based on the votes received through Monday, November 14 at 8:59:59am PT. Voting for Artist of the Year will close on Thursday, November 17 at 8:59:59pm PT. The winner will be determined by the total votes received throughout the entire voting period.

Nominees for New Artist of the Year Un-leashed by T-Mobile are Alessia Cara, The Chainsmokers, DNCE, Shawn Mendes and Zayn. Voting for this category opens November 2nd.

Fans can vote for all category once per day, per platform in one or both of the below ways. For New Artist of the Year Un-leashed by T-Mobile, fans can vote 100 times per day, per platform.

  • Via AMAvote.com
  • Posting a tweet on Twitter that includes the nominee’s Twitter handle, the category name and #AMAs within the post(s).

Preceding the ABC broadcast for the 8th consecutive year will be the “Coca-Cola® Red Carpet LIVE! @ The 2016 AMAs” pre-show. This live show will stream online for fans worldwide on November 20th.
2016 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS® NOMINEES:

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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