Drake earned a record-breaking 13 American Music Awards nominations on Monday thanks to his latest album, “Views,” which also surpassed Michael’s Jackson’s mark of 11 nominations in a single year from 1984 when the King of Pop had “Thriller.”
Rihanna follows with seven nominations and Adele and Justin Bieber tied with five each. Beyonce landed four nominations while Bryson Tiller, Fetty Wap and The Weeknd earned three nominations each.
Nominees for artist of the year are Adele, Beyonce, Bieber, Drake, Selena Gomez, Adriana Grande, Rihanna, Twenty One Pilots, Carrie Underwood and The Weeknd. The 10 nominees will be cut in half by Nov. 14 based on fan votes. Voting on artist of the year will close Nov. 17.
Nominations are based on a metric that includes sales, airplay and social activity tracked by Billboard magazine and its partners. Winners are determined by fan votes on the show’s website or through Facebook and Twitter.
The awards show will air live Nov. 20 from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on ABC.