Drake nom­i­nated for record 13 Amer­i­can Mu­sic Awards

The Sun (Malaysia) - - ENTERTAINMENT -

DRAKE ( left) leads the 2016 Amer­i­can Mu­sic Award nom­i­na­tions with record­break­ing 13 nods.

The Hot­line Bling hit­maker was short­listed far more times than any other artiste this year, and even re­ceived two en­tries each in the Col­lab­o­ra­tion of the Year, Favourite Song – Soul/R&B, and Favourite Al­bum – Rap/Hip-Hop cat­e­gories, as well as be­ing recog­nised in another six cat­e­gories, in­clud­ing the cov­eted Artiste of the Year.

For that ac­co­lade, he will face com­pe­ti­tion from the likes of girl­friend Ri­hanna, with whom he shares the Col­lab­o­ra­tion of the a Year and Video of the Year nom­i­na­tions for her song, Work, which he fea­tured on.

Ri­hanna her­self is one of the sec­ond-most nom­i­nated acts with seven nods, while Justin Bieber and Adele are up for five, and The Weeknd nom­i­nated for three awards.

Like Drake and Ri­hanna, Bieber, Adele and The Weeknd are all up for Artiste of the Year, with Se­lena Gomez, Bey­once, Ari­ana Grande, Twenty One Pi­lots and Car­rie Un­der­wood also on the short­list.

The nom­i­na­tions were re­vealed by Joe Jonas and Rachel Plat­ten re­cently, with the ma­jor cat­e­gories Among Us, an­nounced on Good Morn­ing Amer­ica, and fur­ther short­lists re­vealed on Snapchat, and a live stream on the show’s Face­book page and ABCNews.com.

Both stars had the hon­our of re­veal­ing their own nom­i­na­tions, with Plat­ten over­whelmed to learn she’ll con­test Adele and Meghan Trainor for the Favourite Artiste, Adult Con­tem­po­rary cat­e­gory.

She said: “I wish I’d played it a lit­tle cooler but I didn’t like play it cool at all. I was like: ‘Oh my God’. I was re­ally ex­cited.

“I re­ally truly make mu­sic so that I can bring peo­ple to­gether and help peo­ple and spread love, so Tres­pass Black Swan

26, 51,

is that’s amaz­ing.”

Jonas’ band DNCE is up for Favourite Duo or Group – Pop/Rock and New Artiste of the Year UnLeased By T–Mo­bile, and he found their nom­i­na­tions “over­whelm­ing”.

He said: “You ob­vi­ously make mu­sic be­cause it’s what’s from your heart, but also you want to get out there and per­form for this au­di­ence and the fans that vote and show up to shows and wait out­side in the freez­ing cold to greet them. “It’s why we do it.” The AMAs will be handed out in Los An­ge­les on Nov 20. – Bang Me­dia

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