American Music Awards 2016: Complete List Of 2016 AMA Nominees

The 2016 American Music Awards is just one week away, and we have a complete list of this year’s nominees.

The 2016 AMA nominees were announced last month on Good Morning America by Joe Jonas and Rachel Platten. Drake is leading the nominations with 13, which set a new record for most nominations in a single year. The 32-year-old record was previously held by Michael Jackson, who received 11 AMA awards nominations in 1984.

Rihanna is next in line with seven nominations, while Adele and Justin Bieber are tied with five each. Beyonce and The Chainsmokers received four each, and Bryson Tiller, Carrie Underwood, Fetty Wap, Twenty One Pilots, and The Weeknd earned three nominations each.

Artists in the following genres will be honored during the 2016 AMA Awards: Pop/Rock, Alternative Rock, Country, Rap/Hip-Hop, Soul/R&B, Adult Contemporary, Contemporary Inspirational, Latin, EDM, and Soundtrack. The winners in each category are voted entirely by fans, who can vote for all categories once per day, per platform. According to the American Music Awards press release, there are two ways fans can vote:

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

Check out the full list of AMA nominees below.

Artist of the Year

  • Adele
  • Beyonce
  • 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 Malik

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

  • Beyonce
  • 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 SongPop/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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Beyonce
  • Janet Jackson
  • Rihanna

Favorite Album – Soul/R&B

  • Beyonce, 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

The AMA Awards will be held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, Nov. 20, at 8 p.m. ET and will air on ABC.

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