Drake Nominated for 13 2016 American Music Awards, Breaking Michael Jackson’s Record

Drake has done it again. Toronto’s boy has accomplished yet another feat some artists dream of achieving their entire careers. It was announced today that the Views MC has been nominated for 13 American Music Awards. This means the “Hotline Bling” star has officially broken a 32-year record for the most American Music Awards nominations by beating Michael Jackson’s previous record of 11 nods from 1984.

This isn’t the first time Drizzy has meassured up to the legendary King of Pop. In July of this year, the Toronto rapper tied Michael Jackson’s Billboard record by becoming the second male solo artist to ever hold the No. 1 song and album on the Billboard charts for seven weeks. Drake did so through the continued performance of his hit single “One Dance” off his latest album Views .

2016 has undoubtedly been Drizzy’s year. The 6ix God has been racking up accolades faster than probably even he can count. To date, the aforementioned album has been the first LP of 2016 to go triple platinum , has racked up over a billion streams on Apple Music and has won

Album of the Year at the 2016 BET Hip-Hop Awards. And though there’s no doubt Drake has his sights set on 2017 Grammys gold, he unfortunately won’t be in attendance and the ceremony in February due to the fact that he’s back on road, this time tearing up Europe for the Boy Meets World Tour .

Check out the full list of AMA rap categories, including the ones Drake has been recognized in, below.

Artist of the Year



Justin Bieber


Selena Gomez

Ariana Grande


Twenty One Pilots

Carrie Underwood

The Weeknd

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”

Video of the Year

Justin Bieber “Sorry”

Desiigner “Panda”

Rihanna Featuring Drake “Work”

Favorite Male Artist – Pop/Rock

Justin Bieber


The Weeknd

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 Artist – Rap/Hip-Hop


Fetty Wap


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


Janet Jackson


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”


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