Drake shatters Michael Jackson’s record for American Music awards nominations

Canadian juggernaut receives 13 nominations for fan-voted awards, breaking a record Michael Jackson set in 1984, when he was ruling pop thanks to Thriller

Drake earned a record-breaking 13 American Music awards nominations on Monday thanks to his latest album, Views, shattering Michaels Jacksons record of 11 nominations in a single year from 1984, when he was riding high thanks to his album Thriller.

Rihanna got seven nominations and Adele and Justin Bieber tied with five each. Beyonc and the Chainsmokers each received four nominations. Bryson Tiller, Twenty One Pilots, Carrie Underwood, Fetty Wap and the Weeknd earned three nominations apiece.

Nominees for artist of the year are Adele, Beyonc, Bieber, Drake, Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande, Rihanna, Twenty One Pilots, Carrie Underwood and the Weeknd. The 10 nominees will be cut in half by 14 November based on fan votes. Voting on artist of the year will close 17 November.

Nominees for new artist of the year are Alessia Cara, the Chainsmokers, DNCE, Shawn Mendes and Zayn. There is no overall song of the year category this year; instead honors will be handed out for best song in the categories of pop/rock, country, rap/hip-hop and soul/R&B.

Nominations are based on a metric that includes sales, airplay and social activity tracked by Billboard magazine and its partners. Winners are determined by fan votes on the shows website or through Facebook and Twitter.

<a href=”https://www.theguardian.com/music/2015/nov/23/american-music-awards-meghan-trainor-taylor-swift-one-direction” data-link-name=”in” body link” class=”u-underline”>Last year One Direction won artist of the year honors, Taylor Swifts Blank Space was crowned song of the year and Sam Hunt was named best new artist.

The awards show will air live on 20 November from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on ABC.

Full list of nominees

Artist of the year
Justin Bieber
Selena Gomez
Ariana Grande
Twenty One Pilots
Carrie Underwood
The Weeknd

New artist of the year
Alessia Cara
The Chainsmokers
Shawn Mendes

Collaboration of the year
The Chainsmokers featuring Daya Dont 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 Im Gonna Lose You

Tour of the year
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band

Video of the year
Justin Bieber Sorry
Desiigner Panda
Rihanna featuring Drake Work

Favorite male artist pop/rock
Justin Bieber
The Weeknd

Favorite female artist pop/rock
Selena Gomez

Favorite duo or group pop/rock
The Chainsmokers
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 and Kyla One Dance

Favorite male artist country
Luke Bryan
Thomas Rhett
Blake Shelton

Favorite female artist country
Kelsea Ballerini
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 HOLY
Tim Mcgraw Humble and Kind
Thomas Rhett Die a Happy Man

Favorite artist rap/hip-hop
Fetty Wap

Favorite album rap/hip-hop
Drake Views
Drake and 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
Janet Jackson

Favorite album soul/R&B
Beyonc Lemonade
Rihanna Anti
Bryson Tiller Trapsoul

Favorite song soul/R&B
Drake featuring Wizkid and Kyla One Dance
Rihanna featuring Drake Work
Bryson Tiller Dont

Favorite artist alternative rock
Twenty One Pilots
X Ambassadors

Favorite artist adult contemporary
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

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/music/2016/oct/10/drake-american-music-awards-2016-nominations

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