Adele, Justin Bieber, Drake, Selena Gomez Among Key Nominees For 2016 AMAs

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The 2016 American Music Awards take place on November 20.

Monday, Rachel Platten and Joe Jonas announced nominations for several categories on “Good Morning America.” Key names featured in the initial announcement include Adele, Justin Bieber, Drake, Rihanna, The Weeknd, and Selena Gomez

The full nominations list emerged later Monday morning. It follows:

Artist Of The Year
Justin Bieber
Selena Gomez
Ariana Grande
Twenty One Pilots
Carrie Underwood
The Weeknd

Favorite Album – Pop/Rock
Adele’s 25
Justin Bieber’s Purpose
Drake’s Views

Favorite Song – Pop/Rock
Justin Bieber’s Love Yourself
Adele’s Hello
Drake’s One Dance

New Artist Of The Year
Shawn Mendes
The Chainsmokers
Alessia Cara

Favorite Female Artist – Pop/Rock
Selena Gomez

Favorite Male Artist – Pop/Rock
Justin Bieber
The Weeknd

Favorite Artist – Adult Contemporary
Rachel Platten
Meghan Trainor

Favorite Duo or Group – Pop/Rock
The Chainsmokers
Twenty One Pilots

Video Of The Year
Justin Bieber’s Sorry
Desiigner’s Panda
Rihanna’s Work ft. Drake

Favorite Artist – Rap/Hip-Hop
Fetty Wap

Favorite Album – Rap/Hip-Hop
Drake’s Views
Drake & Future’s What A Time To Be Alive
Fetty Wap’s Fetty Wap

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

Favorite Female Artist – Soul/R&B
Janet Jackson

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

Favorite Album – Soul/R&B
Beyonce’s Lemonade
Rihanna’s ANTI
Bryson Tiller’s TRAPSOUL

Favorite Song – Soul/R&B
Drake’s One Dance
Rihanna’s Work ft. Drake
Bryson Tiller’s Don’t

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

Favorite Artist – Lain
J. Balvin
Enrique Iglesias
Nicky Jam

Favorite Artist – Contemporary Inspirational
Lauren Daigle
Hillsong United
Chris Tomlin

Favorite Artist – Alternative
Twenty One Pilots
X Ambassadors

Favorite Artist – EDM
The Chainsmokers
Calvin Harris
Major Lazer

Favorite Song – Country
Florida Georgia Line’s HOLY
Thomas Rhett’s Die A Happy Man
Tim McGraw’s Humble And Kind

Favorite Album – Country
Luke Bryan’s Kill The Lights
Chris Stapleton’s Traveller
Carrie Underwood’s Storyteller

Favorite Male Artist – Country
Blake Shelton
Luke Bryan
Thomas Rhett

Favorite Female Artist – Country
Kelsea Ballerini
Carrie Underwood

Favorite Duo or Group – Country
Florida Georgia Line
Old Dominion
Zac Brown Band

Tour Of The Year
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band

Collaboration Of The Year
The Chainsmokers & Daya – Don’t Let Me Down
Drake, WizKid & Kyla – One Dance
Fifth Harmony & Ty Dolla $ign – Work From Home
Meghan Trainor & John Legend – Like I’m Gonna Lose You
Rihanna & Drake – Work

Written by Brian Cantor

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