[10/10/16 - 07:59 AM]
The "2016 American Music Awards(R)" Nominations Announced
The "2016 American Music Awards" will broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, November 20 on ABC.

[via press release from ABC]


Drake Shatters 32-Year AMA Record for Most Nominations in a Single Year with 13 Nominations

Rihanna Earns Seven Nominations, While Adele and Justin Bieber Tie With Five Nominations Each

2016 Artist of the Year Nominees Include Adele, Beyoncé, Justin Bieber, Drake, Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande, Rihanna, Twenty One Pilots, Carrie Underwood and The Weeknd

The American Music Awards, the world's biggest fan-voted award show, announced today the "2016 American Music Awards" nominees with recording artists Joe Jonas and Rachel Platten, revealing six categories of nominees live on ABC's "Good Morning America." Immediately following the broadcast, five additional categories were announced in real time exclusively via Snapchat (TheAMAs). ABC News then live-streamed the remaining 17 categories and included a recap of all nominees in the 11 previously announced categories. (See the full list of nominees below). The "2016 American Music Awards" will broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20, at 8:00 p.m. EST on ABC.

Drake leads this year with 13 nominations and sets a new AMA record for most nominations in a single year, surpassing Michael Jackson's previous record of 11 nominations in 1984. Rihanna received seven nominations and Adele and Justin Bieber received five each. Beyoncé and The Chainsmokers each received four nominations. Additionally, Bryson Tiller, Twenty One Pilots, Carrie Underwood, Fetty Wap and The Weeknd earn three nominations each.

The Artist of the Year nominees are Adele, Beyoncé, Justin Bieber, Drake, Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande, Rihanna, Twenty One Pilots, Carrie Underwood and The Weeknd. The ten nominees will be narrowed to five based on the votes received through Monday, November 14 at 8:59:59 a.m. PST. Voting for Artist of the Year will close on Thursday, November 17 at 8:59:59 p.m. PST. The winner will be determined by the total votes received throughout the entire voting period.

Nominees for New Artist of the Year Un-leashed by T-Mobile are Alessia Cara, The Chainsmokers, DNCE, Shawn Mendes and Zayn. Voting for this category opens November 2.


· Everything Drake touches turns to chart gold. His most recent album, "Views," debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart (his sixth No. 1 album) and spent more weeks at No. 1 than any hip-hop album since 1991. The set has accumulated more than 2.5 billion on-demand audio streams for its songs in the U.S. according to Nielsen Music, including the monster hit "One Dance," which ruled the Billboard Hot 100 chart for 10 weeks. "One Dance" proved to be so popular that it was crowned Billboard's Song of the Summer for 2016.

· Pop superstar Rihanna started off 2016 with a bang - earning her second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 with "ANTI," and topping the Billboard Hot 100 with the set's lead single, "Work," featuring Drake. The tune marked Rihanna's 14th No. 1 single - pushing her ahead of Michael Jackson's 13 No. 1s. In the nearly 60-year history of the Hot 100, the only acts with more No. 1s are Mariah Carey (with 18) and The Beatles (20). Further, Rihanna followed up "Work" with two more top 10 hits on the Hot 100: her own "Needed Me" and as featured on Calvin Harris' "This Is What You Came For."

· Adele's blockbuster third album, "25," exploded on the Billboard 200 chart upon its debut. In its first week on sale in the U.S., it sold a whopping 3.38 million copies: the single largest sales week on record (since Nielsen Music began electronically tracking sales in 1991). So far, the album has spent 10 weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart and has sold more than 9 million copies in the U.S. Further, the Recording Industry Association of America certified the album Diamond, indicating 10 million units earned for the set - giving Adele back-to-back Diamond-certified albums, following 21. The 25 album launched three top 20-charting singles on the Billboard Hot 100. Its lead single, "Hello," ruled the list for 10 weeks, and was followed by "When We Were Young" and the top 10 hit "Send My Love (To Your New Lover)."

· With the release of his 2015 album, "Purpose," already-established pop-superstar Justin Bieber reached even higher levels of success, landing his first three No. 1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100: "What Do You Mean?," "Sorry" and "Love Yourself." The set has sold 1.8 million copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen Music, upping his career total to 12.6 million albums sold. Bieber has placed six No. 1 albums on the Billboard 200 - the last five consecutively dating to 2011.

· Fans have become addicted to The Chainsmokers, the duo of Drew Taggart and Andrew Pall, over the past year. The pair earned its first three top 10 singles on the Billboard Hot 100: "Roses" (featuring Rozes), "Don't Let Me Down" (featuring Daya), and the act's first No. 1, "Closer" (featuring Halsey). All three smashes have also each spent multiple weeks at No. 1 on Billboard's Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart.

· Beyoncé's "Lemonade" album gave the superstar her sixth consecutive No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart, while its lead-off track, "Formation," netted the diva her sweet sixteenth top 10 smash on the Billboard Hot 100. All 12 of the songs on the "Lemonade" album reached the top 40 of the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, including the top 10 hits "Formation" (No. 6), "Hold Up" (No. 6), "Sorry" (No. 4) and "6 Inch" (No. 10).

· R&B sensation Bryson Tiller exploded onto the scene with his debut album, "TRAPSOUL." The set reached No. 2 on both the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and the R&B Albums chart. "TRAPSOUL" spawned three top 25 hits on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart: "Don't" (No. 4), "Exchange" (No. 8) and "Sorry Not Sorry" (No. 24).

· Carrie Underwood won American Idol in 2005 and, since hitting Billboard's charts for the first time that year, has yet to slow down. Her latest album, "Storyteller," debuted at No. 1 on the Top Country Albums in November 2015, marking her sixth No. 1 on the chart in as many appearances -- no other artist has begun a career with six consecutive No. 1s on the chart. And, with career U.S. album sales of 16.2 million, according to Nielsen Music, she reigns as the best-selling "Idol" alum. She's also notched 14 No. 1s on Hot Country Songs. With 24 overall Hot Country Songs top 10s, she's yet to miss the chart's top 10 with any of her official singles released to country radio.

· The world said, "hey, what's up, hello" to Fetty Wap as his viral single "Trap Queen" ruled pop culture and shot to No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100. Follow-up releases "My Way," featuring Monty (No. 7) and "679" featuring Remy Boyz (No. 4) also ascended to the top 10, and for six straight weeks, Fetty Wap had two songs in the Hot 100's top 10. The rapper/singer's self-titled debut album opened at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, and his achievements lifted him to become Billboard's Top New Artist for 2015.

· R&B singer The Weeknd waged a full-fledged pop crossover thanks to his album "Beauty Behind the Madness." The set debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and launched two No. 1s on the Billboard Hot 100 chart: "Can't Feel My Face" and "The Hills." Furthermore, when the latter song replaced the former atop the Hot 100, The Weeknd became only the 11th artist in the chart's history to succeed himself at the summit. Meanwhile, the title track for his follow-up album, "Starboy," due out Nov. 25, is off to a fast start. The track, which features Daft Punk, gave The Weeknd his fifth top 10 on the Hot 100 and fourth No. 1 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs.

· Twenty One Pilots, the twosome of Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun, have soared to new heights, landing their first three top five Billboard Hot 100 hits in 2016: "Stressed Out," "Ride" and "Heathens." The first two songs are from the pair's 2015 album, "Blurryface," which became its first No. 1 on the Billboard 200 upon its debut in June 2015. The set has sold 1.1 million copies in the U.S. since its release, according to Nielsen Music. All three songs have also ruled Billboard's Hot Rock Songs chart for multiple weeks each.

At the American Music Awards, artists will be honored in multiple musical genres. Pop/Rock, Alternative Rock, Country, Rap/Hip-Hop, Soul/R&B, Adult Contemporary, Contemporary Inspirational, Latin, EDM and Soundtrack, are some of the genres alongside the awards for Artist of the Year, New Artist of the Year Un-leashed by T-Mobile and Collaboration of the Year. This year, new categories include Tour of the Year and Video of the Year, while Favorite Song categories in the genres of Pop/Rock, Country, Rap/Hip-Hop and Soul/R&B have been added in lieu of the Song of the Year category.

American Music Awards nominees are based on key fan interactions as reflected in Billboard Magazine and on Billboard.com, including album and digital song sales, radio airplay, streaming, social activity and touring. These measurements are tracked by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Music and Next Big Sound.

The American Music Awards winners are voted entirely by fans. Voting opened today in all categories except New Artist of the Year Un-leashed by T-Mobile, which will open on November 2.

Fans can vote for all category once per day, per platform in one or both of the below ways. For New Artist of the Year Un-leashed by T-Mobile, fans can vote 100 times per day, per platform.

· Via AMAvote.com

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

Preceding the ABC broadcast for the 8th consecutive year will be the "Coca-Cola(R) Red Carpet LIVE! @ The 2016 AMAs" pre-show. This live show will stream online for fans worldwide on November 20.

The "2016 American Music Awards" is produced by dick clark productions. Allen Shapiro and Mike Mahan are Executive Producers. Larry Klein, Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are Producers.

Below please find the full list of nominations for the 2016 American Music Awards:



· Adele

· Beyoncé

· Justin Bieber

· Drake

· Selena Gomez

· Ariana Grande

· Rihanna

· Twenty One Pilots

· Carrie Underwood

· The Weeknd


· Alessia Cara

· The Chainsmokers


· Shawn Mendes



· 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"


· Beyoncé

· Madonna

· Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band


· Justin Bieber "Sorry"

· Desiigner "Panda"

· Rihanna Featuring Drake "Work"


· Justin Bieber

· Drake

· The Weeknd


· Adele

· Selena Gomez

· Rihanna


· The Chainsmokers


· Twenty One Pilots


· Adele "25"

· Justin Bieber "Purpose"

· Drake "Views"


· Adele "Hello"

· Justin Bieber "Love Yourself"

· Drake Featuring Wizkid & Kyla "One Dance"


· Luke Bryan

· Thomas Rhett

· Blake Shelton


· Kelsea Ballerini

· Cam

· Carrie Underwood


· Florida Georgia Line

· Old Dominion

· Zac Brown Band


· Luke Bryan "Kill the Lights"

· Chris Stapleton "Traveller"

· Carrie Underwood "Storyteller"


· Florida Georgia Line "H.O.L.Y."

· Tim McGraw "Humble And Kind"

· Thomas Rhett "Die A Happy Man"


· Drake

· Fetty Wap

· Future


· Drake "Views"

· Drake & Future "What A Time To Be Alive"

· Fetty Wap "Fetty Wap"


· Desiigner "Panda"

· Drake "Hotline Bling"

· Fetty Wap "679"


· Chris Brown

· Bryson Tiller

· The Weeknd


· Beyoncé

· Janet Jackson

· Rihanna


· Beyoncé "Lemonade"

· Rihanna "Anti"

· Bryson Tiller "T R A P S O U L"


· Drake Featuring Wizkid & Kyla "One Dance"

· Rihanna Featuring Drake "Work"

· Bryson Tiller "Don't"


· Coldplay

· Twenty One Pilots

· X Ambassadors


· Adele

· Rachel Platten

· Meghan Trainor


· J Balvin

· Enrique Iglesias

· Nicky Jam


· Lauren Daigle

· Hillsong UNITED

· Chris Tomlin


· The Chainsmokers

· Calvin Harris

· Major Lazer


· Purple Rain

· Star Wars: The Force Awakens

· Suicide Squad: The Album

For the latest American Music Awards news, exclusive content and more, be sure to follow the AMAs on social and join the conversation by using the official hashtag for the show, #AMAs. Facebook: Facebook.com/AMAs Twitter: @AMAs Instagram: @AMAs Snapchat: TheAMAs Tumblr: amas.tumblr.com Vine: TheAMAs

Tickets are now on sale at www.axs.com.

About the American Music Awards

The American Music Awards, the world's biggest fan-voted award show, features performances from today's hottest artists and presents fan-voted awards in the categories of Pop/Rock, Alternative Rock, Country, Rap/Hip-Hop, Soul/R&B, Adult Contemporary, Contemporary Inspirational, Latin, EDM and Soundtrack, Artist of the Year, New Artist of the Year Un-leashed by T-Mobile, Collaboration of the Year, Tour of The Year and Video of the Year. The American Music Awards pays tribute to today's most influential and iconic artists. The show is produced by dick clark productions and is seen in more than 200 countries around the world. For more information, visit www.theamas.com, www.dickclark.com or abc.go.com/shows/american-music-awards.

About dick clark productions

dick clark productions (dcp) is the world's largest producer and proprietor of televised live event entertainment programming, with the "Academy of Country Music Awards," "American Country Countdown Awards," "American Music Awards," "Billboard Music Awards," "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest," "Golden Globe Awards," "Hollywood Film Awards" and the "Streamy Awards." Weekly television programming includes "So You Think You Can Dance," from 19 Entertainment, a division of CORE Media Group and dcp. dcp also owns one of the world's most unique and extensive entertainment archive libraries, with more than 55 years of award-winning shows, historic programs, specials, performances and legendary programming. For additional information, visit www.dickclark.com.

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