American Music Awards Nominations 2016: AMAs Nominees Full List

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American Music Awards Nominations 2016

By Shari Weiss

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American Music Awards Nominations 2016

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The 2016 American Music Awards nominations were announced on Monday. Check out the full list of AMAs nominees below!

Joe Jonas and Rachel Platten had the honor of revealing some of the nominations on “Good Morning America.” Not only was it a cool TV appearance for the two, but Jonas’ DNCE scored a nod for Best New Artist. Platten later found out she was nominated, too.

The American Music Awards annually celebrate the industry’s best artists. Nominations are based on sales data, radio airplay, social media followings and more. But it’s typically up to the fans to determine the winners through online voting.

And since the AMAs cover practically every genre of music, there’s usually a little something for everyone. But the biggest award, of course, is Artist Of The Year. This year’s contenders are Adele, Beyonce, Justin Bieber, Drake, Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande, Rihanna, Twenty One Pilots, Carrie Underwood and The Weeknd.

That category is expected to get narrowed down as we get closer to the awards show. The 2016 ceremony is slated to take place at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on November 20. Gossip Cop, of course, will have full coverage. Check out the list of nominations below!

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Adele
Beyonce
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 OF THE YEAR
Chainsmokers featuring Daya, “Don’t Let Me Down”
Drake featuring Wizkid and 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”

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 ALBUM – SOUL/R&B
Beyonce #LEMONADE
Rihanna “Anti”
Bryson Tiller “T R A P S O U L”

FAVORITE SONG – SOUL/R&B
Drake featuring Wizkid and Kyla, “One Dance”
Rihanna featuring Drake, “Work”
Bryson Tiller, “Don’t”

FAVORITE ARTIST – RAP/HIP-HOP
Drake
Fetty Wap
Future

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 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, “Holy”
Tim McGraw, “Humble And Kind”
Thomas Rhett, “Die A Happy Man”

FAVORITE ARTIST – ALTERNATIVE ROCK
Coldplay
Twenty One Pilots
X Ambassadors

FAVORITE ARTIST – ADULT CONTEMPORARY
Adele
Rachel Platten
Meghan Trainor

FAVORITE ARTIST – CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL
Lauren Daigle
Hillsong United
Chris Tomlin

FAVORITE ARTIST – LATIN
J Balvin
Enrique Iglesias
Nicky Jam

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Justin Bieber, “Sorry”
Desiigner, “Panda”
Rihanna featuring Drake, “Work”

TOUR OF THE YEAR
Beyonce
Madonna
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band

TOP SOUNDTRACK
“Purple Rain”
“Star Trek: The Force Awakens”
“Suicide Squad: The Album”

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