The 2016 American Music Awards nominations were announced on Monday, October 10, and while some of the top contenders scored a handful of bids apiece, Drake blew them all away. The rap singer has an astounding 13 nominations across pop, R&B and hip-hop categories. He’s also up for Artist of the Year.
American Music Awards nominations 2016: Complete list of AMAs nominees
Drake’s windfall is due in large part to his many collaborations. He’s nominated twice for Best Collaboration: “One Dance” with Wizkid and Kyla, “Work” with Rihanna. The same two songs are nominated for Favorite Soul/R&B Song, and “Work” has a third bid for Video of the Year. Drake even contends twice for Best Rap/Hip-Hop Album: for his own “Views” as well as his collaboration with Future, “What a Time to Be Alive.”
Rihanna comes closest to Drake’s total with seven bids. She too is up for Artist of the Year, along with Best Pop/Rock Female Artist and Best Soul/R&B Female Artist. Her album “Anti” is up for Best Soul/R&B Album, and “Work” with Drake has its aforementioned three noms.