Drake just broke Michael Jackson’s record for American Music Award nominations

Voting is open for the awards until Thursday, November 17

Justin Carissimo
New York
Monday 10 October 2016 20:16 BST
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Drake broke a 32-year record for this year’s American Music Award Nomination, the academy announced on Monday morning.

The Toronto rapper’s latest release, Views, has somehow beaten Michael Jackson’s Thriller with 11 award considerations, which is puzzling considering critics were underwhelmed with Drizzy’s 20-track album.

He’s been nominated for Artist of the Year, Collaboration of the Year, and Favorite Male Artist, and a host of others.

Rihanna comes in second with seven nominations of her own.

Beginning today, people can vote for the awards before they close on Thursday, November 17. The show takes place live at 8pm on November 20 from Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

Check the complete list of nominees 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
· Shawn Mendes

Collaborator of the Year
· The Chainsmokers Featuring Daya “Don’t Let Me Down”
· Drake Featuring Wizkid & 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”

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
· 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 — 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— Rap/Hip-Hop
· Drake
· Fetty Wap
· Future

Favorite Album — Rap/Hip-Hop
· Drake “Views”
· Drake & 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 Male Artist — Soul/R&B
· Chris Brown
· Bryson Tiller
· The Weeknd

Favorite Female Artist — SOUL/R&B
· Beyoncé
· Janet Jackson
· Rihanna

Favorite Album — SOUL/R&B
· Beyoncé “Lemonade”
· Rihanna “Anti”
· Bryson Tiller “TRAPSOUL”

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

Favorite— Alternative Rock
· Coldplay
· Twenty One Pilots
· X Ambassadors

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

Favorite Artist — Electronic Dance Music
· The Chainsmokers
· Calvin Harris
· Major Lazer

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

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