Rapper Drake Dethrones Micheal Jackson’s 32-Year Record For Most American Music Award Nominations

LOS ANGELES, CA – Since the top of the year, Drake has been breaking records left and right with no signs of slowing down as he dethrones Michael Jackson’s American Music Award record for the most nominations.

The King of Pop previously held the mark with 11 nods in 1984 for Thriller and his popular classics “Beat It” and “Billie Jean” and he won all 11 of the awards.

The 6 God leads all 2016 American Music Awards nominees with 13 nods. He received selections in the categories for Artist of the Year, Favorite Male Artist, Favorite Rap Artist, Favorite Rap Song, Favorite R&B song, Favorite Rap/Hip Hop Album, Favorite Pop Album and Favorite Album for his multi-Platinum work VIEWS and joint Future album What A Time To Be Alive, among others.

Rihanna and the OVO boss’s collaborative single “Work” gets a few nods as well. RiRi comes in right behind Drizzy with 7 AMA nominations.

Drake is also slated to go up against his “Too Good” partner for Artist of the Year along with Adele, Beyoncé, Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande, Twenty One Pilots, Carrie Underwood and former OVO affiliate The Weeknd.

The Artist of the Year nominees will be narrowed down to only five based on fan votes received from Monday, November 14 to Thursday, November 17. Ambitious fans can vote for all categories once per day.

For New Artist of the Year Un-leashed by T-Mobile, fans can vote 100 times per day, per platform at AMAvote.com or by posting a tweet that includes the nominee’s Twitter handle, the category name and #AMAs within the post.

The award ceremony is scheduled to take place November 20 at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles and will air on ABC 8 p.m. EST.

See the full list of nominees below:

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Adele
Beyoncé
Justin Bieber
Drake
Selena Gomez
Ariana Grande
Rihanna
Twenty One Pilots
Carrie Underwood
The Weeknd

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

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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”

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 – 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

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