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Drake bags a record 13 American Music Awards nominations

Drake looks set to win big at the American Music Awards after bagging a record 13 nominations on Monday (10Oct16).

The Hotline Bling star's domination of so many categories, including Artist of the Year, Favorite Male Artist Pop/Rock, and Favorite Album Pop/Rock, meant he surpassed Michael Jackson's previous nominations record of 11.


He will compete against rumored girlfriend Rihanna, who surprisingly earned the second highest number of nominations with seven, in the prestigious Artist of the Year category. Beyonce earned just four nominations overall for her critically acclaimed surprise album Lemonade.


Also on a shortlist for the top honor, which will be narrowed down to five artists before the ceremony at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on 20 November (16) are Adele, Beyoncé, Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande, Twenty One Pilots, Carrie Underwood and The Weeknd.


Adele and Justin Bieber picked up five nominations each, with Beyonce on four alongside The Chainsmokers.


Despite going up against each other for the event's main prize, Drake and Rihanna also received nods for their collaboration on the hit track Work.


The song is nominated in three categories, Video of the Year, Collaboration of the Year and Favorite Song Soul/R&B.


Drake's album Views is also up for two awards, earning nominations for best album in the Pop/Rock and the Hip Hop/Rap category.


He will duke it out with Justin Bieber and The Weeknd in the Best Male Artist Pop/Rock category


The Canadian rapper, who is yet to win an American Music Award, was also nominated in the Favorite Song Pop/Rock category for his track One Dance, featuring Wizkid & Kyla. Adele's Hello and Justin's track Love Yourself are also nominated for that award.


The nominations were announced on TV show Good Morning America by singers Joe Jonas and Rachel Platten, as well as on a Facebook livestream.

The main nominations are as follows:

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

Tour of the Year


Beyoncé


Madonna


Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band

Video of the Year


Justin Bieber - Sorry


Desiigner - Panda


Rihanna Featuring Drake - Work

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 and Kyla - One Dance