American Music Awards: Drake Breaks Record, Followed by RiRi

Don’t you just love award season? You get to see your favorite artists perform on stage and then receive awards for their accomplishments. True, these days it seems more like a popularity contest and scandalous event, but it gives you another reason to be in front of the television for hours on end, celebrating someone else’s achievements. Well, the nominees for the 2016 American Music Awards were announced, and Hotline Bling hip-hop artist, Drake has, for the first time in his long career, broken records by being nominated in all top 13 categories, even beating the late King of Pop, Michael Jackson who once boasted of 11 nominations! Next in line is fellow artist and rumored girlfriend, Rihanna, who received a total of seven nods.

Take a look at the list of nominees for the 2016 American Music Awards:

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 Feat. Daya – “Don’t Let Me Down”

Drake Feat. Wizkid & Kyla – “One Dance”

Fifth Harmony Feat. Ty Dolla $ign – “Work From Home”

Rihanna Feat. Drake – “Work”

Meghan Trainor Feat. John Legend – “Like I’m Gonna Lose You”

TOUR OF THE YEAR

Beyoncé

Madonna

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Justin Bieber – “Sorry”

Desiigner – “Panda”

Rihanna Feat. Drake – “Work”

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST

Justin Bieber

Drake

The Weeknd

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST

Adele

Selena Gomez

Rihanna

FAVORITE DUO/GROUP

The Chainsmokers

DNCE

twenty one pilots

FAVORITE ALBUM

Adele – 25

Justin Bieber – Purpose

Drake – Views

FAVORITE SONG

Adele – “Hello”

Justin Bieber – “Love Yourself”

Drake Feat. Wizkid & Kyla – “One Dance”

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – COUNTRY

Luke Bryan

Thomas Rhett

Blake Shelton

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – COUNTRY

Kelsea Ballerini

Cam

Carrie Underwood

For a complete list of nominees for the 2016 American Music Awards, visit Billboard.

The award show will air on November 20th at the Microsoft Theater.

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