American Music Awards Nominations 2016: See Full List of Nominees

Nominees for the 2016 American Music Awards were announced on “Good Morning America” today by singers Joe Jonas and Rachel Platten.

Jonas and Platten kicked off the announcements live on “GMA,” and then revealed further categories on Snapchat and in a live stream on the “GMA” Facebook page and

Drake led the pack with 13 overall nominations and set a new AMA record for most nominations in a single year, surpassing Michael Jackson’s 11 nominations in 1984, according to the AMAs. Rihanna received seven nominations, Adele and Justin Bieber followed with five each, and Beyoncé and The Chainsmokers each received four nominations.

The AMAs will be broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, Nov. 20, at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

Below is the full list of 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

  • 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

  • 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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