American Music Awards 2016 Nominations Announced: See Full List

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The nominations for the 2016 American Music Awards have been announced, and we have the scoop on this year’s nominees.

Artist of the Year:

Adele

Justin Bieber

Ariana Grande

The Weeknd

Carrie Underwood

Twenty One Pilots

Rihanna

Beyonce

Selena Gomez

Drake

New Artist of the Year:

Alessia Cara

The Chainsmokers

DNCE

Shawn Mendes

Zayn

Collaboration of the Year:

The Chainsmokers Ft. Daya “Don’t Let Me Down”

Drake Ft. Wizkid & Kyla “One Dance”

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

Rihanna Ft. Drake “Work”

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

Tour of the Year:

Beyonce

Madonna

Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band

Video of the Year: 

Justin Bieber “Sorry”

Desiigner “Panda”

Rihanna Ft. Drake “Work”

Favorite Male Artist- Pop/Rock: 

Justin Bieber

Drake

The Weeknd

Favorite Female Artist- Pop/Rock:

Adele

Selena Gomez

Rihanna

Favorite Duo/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 Ft. Wizkid & Kyla “One Dance”

Favorite Male Artist- Country: 

Luke Bryan

Blake Shelton

Thomas Rhett

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.”

Thomas Rhett “Die a Happy Man”

Tim McGraw “Humble and Kind”

Favorite Artist- Rap/Hiphop: 

Drake

Fetty Wap

Future

Favorite Album- Rap/Hiphop:

Drake “Views”

Drake & Future “What A Time To Be Alive”

Fetty Wap “Fetty Wap”

Favorite Song- Rap/Hiphop:

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:

Beyonce

Janet Jackson

Rihanna

Favorite Album- Soul/R&B:

Beyonce “Lemonade”

Rihanna “Anti”

Bryson Tiller “TRAPSOUL”

Favorite Song- Soul/R&B:

Drake Ft. Wizkid & Kyla “One Dance”

Rihanna Ft. Drake “Work”

Bryson Tiller “Don’t”

Favorite Artist- Alternative Rock:

Cold Play

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:

Calvin Harris

Major Lazer

The Chainsmokers

Top Soundtrack: 

Purple Rain

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Suicide Squad: The Album

 

Tune in to ABC on November 20th to catch the American Music Awards! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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