Drake Storms The American Music Awards With The Most Nominations... Ever!

10 October 2016, 15:41

Rihanna, Drake & Beyonce

The 'One Dance' hitmaker racks up 13 nods, while Rihanna comes in second with 7.

Today is all about Drizzy Drake! This morning he revealed his 2017 UK Tour Dates, and now he's gone and SMASHED a record for most nominations at the American Music Awards. 

> MTV EMAs 2016: Nominations List In Full

For 32 years, legendary performer Michael Jackson has held the record for most noms at the AMAs (with 11), but the Canadian rapper is topping off a killer year with 13 nods!

But what's strange about this is... he's never ACTUALLY won an American Music Award before!

Beyonce, Rihanna and Justin Bieber have also received several nominations for this year's awards, which takes place on 20th November.

After being shunned by the GRAMMYs for "not being new", former One Direction heartthrob Zayn has been nominated for New Artist Of The Year.

Check out the full list of nominations below, and keep it Capital on 20th November to find out the BIG winners from the AMAs!


American Music Awards 2016 - Full Nominations List

Artist Of The Year


New Artist Of The Year Unleashed by T-Mobile


Collaboration Of The Year

  • The Chainsmokers feat. Daya - 'Don’t Let Me Down'
  • Drakefeat. 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 & the E Street Band


Video Of The Year

  • Justin Bieber - 'Sorry'
  • Desiigner - 'Panda'
  • Rihanna feat. Drake - 'Work'


Favorite Male Artist - Pop/Rock


Favorite Female Artist - Pop/Rock


Favorite Duo or Group - Pop/Rock


Favorite Album - Pop/Rock

  • Adele - '25'
  • Justin Bieber -'Purpose'
  • Drake -'Views'


Favorite Song - Pop/Rock

  • 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


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


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


Favorite Female Artist - Soul/R&B


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 feat. Wizkid & Kyla - 'One Dance'
  • Rihanna feat. Drake - 'Work'
  • Bryson Tiller - 'Don’t'


Favorite Artist - Alternative Rock

  • Coldplay
  • Twenty One Pilots
  • X Ambassadors


Favorite Artist - Adult Contemporary


Favorite Artist - Latin


Favorite Artist - Contemporary Inspirational

  • Lauren Daigle
  • Hillsong UNITED
  • Chris Tomlin


Favorite Artist - Electronic Dance Music (EDM)


Top Soundtrack

  • Purple Rain
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • Suicide Squad: The Album


> MTV EMAs 2016: Nominations List In Full

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