American Music Awards final Artist of the Year nominees revealed

DrakeFans have been voting for several weeks, and now the final list of American Music Award nominees for Artist of the Year has arrived!

The first batch of nominations, which were announced on Thursday, will now be rounded out by Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande, Adele, and Carrie Underwood, all of whom will be heading up against Beyoncé, Drake, Rihanna, Twenty One Pilots and The Weeknd for the biggest award of the night.

Artist of the Year nominee Drake is leading the pack with a total of 13 nods, including Favorite Song and Video of the Year, while Rihanna sits with seven, and both Justin Bieber and Adele share five nominations each.

Co-hosted by model Gigi Hadid and comedian Jay Pharoah, the 2016 American Music Awards will air live at 8 p.m. E/T this Sunday (November 20) on ABC.

See the full list of nominations below:

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
Alessia Cara
The Chainsmokers
DNCE
Shawn Mendes
Zayn Malik

Collaboration
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. J. Legend – “Like I’m Gonna Lose You”

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 – Soul/R&B
Chris Brown
Bryson Tiller
The Weeknd

Favorite Female Artist – Soul/R&B
Beyonce
Janet Jackson
Rihanna

Favorite Song – Soul/R&B
Drake Featuring Wizkid & Kyla – “One Dance”
Rihanna and Drake – “Work”
Bryson Tiller – “Don’t”

Favorite Album – Soul/R&B
Beyonce – “LEMONADE”
Rihanna – “Anti”
Bryson Tiller – “T R A P S O U L”

Favorite Artist – Rap/Hip-Hop
Drake
Fetty Wap
Future

Favorite Song – Rap/Hip-Hop
Desiigner – “Panda”
Drake – “Hotline Bling”
Fetty Wap – “679”

Favorite Album – Rap/Hip-Hop
Drake – “Views”
Drake and Future – “What a Time to Be Alive”
Fetty Wap – “Fetty Wap”

Favorite Artist – EDM
The Chainsmokers
Calvin Harris
Major Lazer

Favorite Male Artist – Country
Luke Bryan
Thomas Rhett
Blake Shelton

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.”
Tim McGraw – “Humble and Kind”
Thomas Rhett – “Die a Happy Man”

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

Top Soundtrack
Purple Rain
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Suicide Squad: The Album

Video of the Year
Justin Bieber, “Sorry”
Desiigner, “Panda”
Rihanna featuring Drake, “Work”

Tour of the Year
Beyoncé
Madonna
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band

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Comments & Discussion

  1. Snepts • November 14, 2016 @ 3:34 PM

    What an impressive list…

  2. Ethan • November 15, 2016 @ 9:21 AM

    Twenty One Pilots? Those hosts? They must be trying to keep viewers away.

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