THE “2016 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS®” NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED

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Drake Shatters 32-Year AMA Record for Most Nominations
in a Single Year with 13 Nominations

Rihanna Earns Seven Nominations,
While Adele and Justin Bieber Tie with Five Nominations Each

2016 Artist of the Year Nominees include Adele, Beyoncé, Justin
Bieber, Drake, Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande, Rihanna, Twenty One
Pilots, Carrie Underwood and The Weeknd

Los Angeles, CA (October 10, 2016) – The American Music Awards, the
world’s biggest fan-voted award show, announced today the “2016
American Music Awards” nominees with recording artists Joe Jonas and
Rachel Platten revealing six categories of nominees live on ABC’s
“Good Morning America.” Immediately following the broadcast, five
additional categories were announced in real time exclusively via
Snapchat (TheAMAs). ABC News then livestreamed the remaining 17
categories and included a recap of all nominees in the 11 previously
announced categories. (See the full list of nominees below). The
“2016 American Music Awards” will broadcast live from the
Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, November 20 at 8:00pm ET
on ABC.

Drake leads with 13 nominations and sets a new AMA record for most
nominations in a single year, surpassing Michael Jackson’s previous
record of 11 nominations in 1984. Rihanna received seven nominations
and Adele and Justin Bieber received five each. Beyoncé and The
Chainsmokers each received four nominations. Additionally, Bryson
Tiller, Twenty One Pilots, Carrie Underwood, Fetty Wap and The Weeknd
earn three nominations each.

The Artist of the Year nominees are Adele, Beyoncé, Justin Bieber,
Drake, Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande, Rihanna, Twenty One Pilots, Carrie
Underwood and The Weeknd. The ten nominees will be narrowed to five
based on the votes received through Monday, November 14 at 8:59:59am
PT. Voting for Artist of the Year will close on Thursday, November
17 at 8:59:59pm PT. The winner will be determined by the total votes
received throughout the entire voting period.

Nominees for New Artist of the Year Un-leashed by T-Mobile are Alessia
Cara, The Chainsmokers, DNCE, Shawn Mendes and Zayn. Voting for this
category opens November 2nd.

2016 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS TOP NOMINATED ARTISTS CHART FACTS:

* Everything Drake touches turns to chart gold. His most recent
album, Views, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart (his sixth
No. 1 album) and spent more weeks at No. 1 than any hip-hop album
since 1991. The set has accumulated more than 2.5 billion on-demand
audio streams for its songs in the U.S. according to Nielsen Music,
including the monster hit “One Dance,” which ruled the Billboard
Hot 100 chart for 10 weeks. “One Dance” proved to be so popular,
it was crowned Billboard’s Song of the Summer for 2016.

* Pop superstar Rihanna started off 2016 with a bang – earning her
second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 with ANTI, and topping the
Billboard Hot 100 with the set’s lead single, “Work,” featuring
Drake. The tune marked Rihanna’s 14th No. 1 single – pushing her
ahead of Michael Jackson’s 13 No. 1s. In the nearly 60-year history
of the Hot 100, the only acts with more No. 1s are Mariah Carey (with
18) and The Beatles (20). Further, Rihanna followed up “Work” with
two more top 10 hits on the Hot 100: her own “Needed Me” and as
featured on Calvin Harris’ “This Is What You Came For.”

* Adele’s blockbuster third album, 25, exploded on the Billboard
200 chart upon its debut. In its first week on sale in the U.S., it
sold a whopping 3.38 million copies: the single largest sales week on
record (since Nielsen Music began electronically tracking sales in
1991). So far, the album has spent 10 weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard
200 chart and has sold more than 9 million copies in the U.S. Further,
the Recording Industry Association of America certified the album
Diamond, indicating 10 million units earned for the set – giving
Adele back-to-back Diamond-certified albums, following 21. The 25
album launched three top 20-charting singles on the Billboard Hot 100.
Its lead single, “Hello,” ruled the list for 10 weeks, and was
followed by “When We Were Young” and the top 10 hit “Send My
Love (To Your New Lover).”

* With the release of his 2015 album Purpose, already-established pop
superstar Justin Bieber reached even higher levels of success, landing
his first three No. 1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100: «What Do You
Mean?,» «Sorry» and «Love Yourself.» The set has sold 1.8 million
copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen Music, upping his career
total to 12.6 million albums sold. Bieber has placed six No. 1 albums
on the Billboard 200 – the last five consecutively dating to 2011.

* Fans have become addicted to The Chainsmokers, the duo of Drew
Taggart and Andrew Pall, over the past year. The pair earned its first
three top 10 singles on the Billboard Hot 100: «Roses» (featuring
Rozes), «Don’t Let Me Down» (featuring Daya), and the act’s first
No. 1, «Closer» (featuring Halsey). All three smashes have also each
spent multiple weeks at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Dance/Electronic
Songs chart.

* Beyoncé’sLemonade album gave the superstar her sixth consecutive
No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart, while its lead-off track,
“Formation,” netted the diva her sweet sixteenth top 10 smash on
the Billboard Hot 100. All 12 of the songs on the Lemonade album
reached the top 40 of the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, including the
top 10 hits “Formation” (No. 6), “Hold Up” (No. 6),
“Sorry” (No. 4) and “6 Inch” (No. 10).

* R&B sensation Bryson Tiller exploded onto the scene with his debut
album, TRAPSOUL. The set reached No. 2 on both the Top R&B/Hip-Hop
Albums chart and the R&B Albums chart. TRAPSOUL spawned three top 25
hits on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart: “Don’t” (No. 4),
“Exchange” (No. 8) and “Sorry Not Sorry” (No. 24).

* Carrie Underwood won American Idol in 2005 and, since hitting
Billboard’s charts for the first time that year, has yet to slow down.
Her latest album, Storyteller, debuted at No. 1 on the Top Country
Albums in November 2015, marking her sixth No. 1 on the chart in as
many appearances — no other artist has begun a career with six
consecutive No. 1s on the chart. And, with career U.S. album sales of
16.2 million, according to Nielsen Music, she reigns as the
best-selling Idol alum. She’s also notched 14 No. 1s on Hot Country
Songs. With 24 overall Hot Country Songs top 10s, she’s yet to miss
the chart’s top 10 with any of her official singles released to
country radio.

* The world said, “hey, what’s up, hello” to Fetty Wap as his
viral single “Trap Queen” ruled pop culture and shot to No. 2 on
the Billboard Hot 100. Follow-up releases “My Way,” featuring
Monty (No. 7) and “679” featuring Remy Boyz (No. 4) also ascended
to the top 10, and for six straight weeks, Fetty Wap had two songs in
the Hot 100’s top 10. The rapper/singer’s self-titled debut album
opened at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, and his achievements lifted him
to become Billboard’s Top New Artist for 2015.

* R&B singer The Weeknd waged a full-fledged pop crossover thanks to
his album Beauty Behind the Madness. The set debuted at No. 1 on the
Billboard 200 and launched two No. 1s on the Billboard Hot 100 chart:
“Can’t Feel My Face” and “The Hills.” Furthermore, when the
latter song replaced the former atop the Hot 100, The Weeknd became
only the 11th artist in the chart’s history to succeed himself at
the summit. Meanwhile, the title track for his follow-up album
Starboy, due out Nov. 25, is off to a fast start. The track, which
features Daft Punk, gave The Weeknd his fifth top 10 on the Hot 100
and sourth No. 1 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs.

* Twenty One Pilots, the twosome of Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun, have
soared to new heights, landing their first three top five Billboard
Hot 100 hits in 2016: «Stressed Out,» «Ride» and «Heathens.» The first
two songs are from the pair’s 2015 album Blurryface, which became its
first No. 1 on the Billboard 200 upon its debut in June 2015. The set
has sold 1.1 million copies in the U.S. since its release, according
to Nielsen Music. All three songs have also ruled Billboard’s Hot Rock
Songs chart for multiple weeks each.

At the American Music Awards, artists will be honored in multiple
musical genres. Pop/Rock, Alternative Rock, Country, Rap/Hip-Hop,
Soul/R&B, Adult Contemporary, Contemporary Inspirational, Latin, EDM
and Soundtrack, are some of the genres alongside the awards for Artist
of the Year, New Artist of the Year Un-leashed by T-Mobile and
Collaboration of the Year. This year, new categories include Tour of
the Year and Video of the Year, while Favorite Song categories in the
genres of Pop/Rock, Country, Rap/Hip-Hop and Soul/R&B have been added
in lieu of the Song of the Year category.

American Music Awards nominees are based on key fan interactions as
reflected in Billboard Magazine and on Billboard.com, including album
and digital song sales, radio airplay, streaming, social activity and
touring. These measurements are tracked by Billboard and its data
partners, including Nielsen Music and Next Big Sound.

The American Music Awards winners are voted entirely by fans. Voting
opened today in all categories except New Artist of the Year
Un-leashed by T-Mobile, which will open on November 2nd.
Fans can vote for all category once per day, per platform in one or
both of the below ways. For New Artist of the Year Un-leashed by
T-Mobile, fans can vote 100 times per day, per platform.

* Via AMAvote.com ( http://amavote.com/ )
* Posting a tweet on Twitter that includes the nominee’s Twitter
handle, the category name and #AMAs within the post(s).

Preceding the ABC broadcast for the 8th consecutive year will be the
“Coca-Cola® Red Carpet LIVE! @ The 2016 AMAs” pre-show. This
live show will stream online for fans worldwide on November 20th.

The “2016 American Music Awards” is produced by dick clark
productions. Allen Shapiro and Mike Mahan are Executive Producers.
Larry Klein, Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are Producers.

Below please find the full list of nominations for the 2016 American
Music Awards®:

2016 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS® NOMINEES:

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 UN-LEASHED BY T-MOBILE
· Alessia Cara
· The Chainsmokers
· DNCE
· Shawn Mendes
· ZAYN

COLLABORATION 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
· 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 & 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 “T R A P S O U L”

FAVORITE SONG – SOUL/R&B
· Drake Featuring Wizkid & Kyla “One Dance”
· Rihanna Featuring Drake “Work”
· Bryson Tiller “Don’t”

FAVORITE ARTIST – 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 (EDM)
· The Chainsmokers
· Calvin Harris
· Major Lazer

TOP SOUNDTRACK
· Purple Rain
· Star Wars: The Force Awakens
· Suicide Squad: The Album

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NOMINATIONS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER (BY FIRST NAME):

Adele: (5) Artist of the Year; Favorite Female Artist-Pop/Rock;
Favorite Album-Pop/Rock; Favorite Song-Pop/Rock; Favorite Artist-Adult
Contemporary

Alessia Cara: (1) New Artist of the Year Un-leashed by T-Mobile

Ariana Grande: (1) Artist of the Year

Beyoncé: (4) Artist of the Year; Tour of the Year; Favorite Female
Artist-Soul/R&B; Favorite Album-Soul/R&B

Blake Shelton: (1) Favorite Male Artist-Country

Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band: (1) Tour of the Year

Bryson Tiller: (3) Favorite Male Artist-Soul/R&B; Favorite
Album-Soul/R&B; Favorite Song-Soul/R&B

Calvin Harris: (1) Favorite Artist-Electronic Dance Music (EDM)

Cam: (1) Favorite Female Artist-Country

Carrie Underwood: (3) Artist of the Year; Favorite Female
Artist-Country; Favorite Album-Country

Chris Brown: (1) Favorite Male Artist-Soul/R&B

Chris Stapleton: (1) Favorite Album-Country

Chris Tomlin: (1) Favorite Artist-Contemporary Inspirational

Coldplay: (1) Favorite Artist-Alternative Rock

Daya: (1) Collaboration of the Year

Desiigner: (2) Video of the Year; Favorite Song-Rap/Hip-Hop

DNCE: (2) New Artist of the Year Un-leashed by T-Mobile; Favorite Duo
or Group-Pop/Rock

Drake: (13) Artist of the Year; Collaboration of the Year (x2); Video
of the Year; Favorite Male Artist-Pop/Rock; Favorite Album-Pop/Rock;
Favorite Song-Pop/Rock; Favorite Artist-Rap/Hip-Hop; Favorite
Album-Rap/Hip-Hop (x2); Favorite Song-Rap/Hip-Hop; Favorite
Song-Soul/R&B (x2)

Enrique Iglesias: (1) Favorite Artist-Latin

Fetty Wap: (3) Favorite Artist-Rap/Hip-Hop; Favorite
Album-Rap/Hip-Hop; Favorite Song-Rap/Hip-Hop

Fifth Harmony: (1) Collaboration of the Year

Florida Georgia Line: (2) Favorite Duo or Group-Country; Favorite
Song-Country

Future: (2) Favorite Artist-Rap/Hip-Hop; Favorite Album-Rap/Hip-Hop

Hillsong UNITED: (1) Favorite Artist-Contemporary Inspirational

Janet Jackson: (1) Favorite Female Artist-Soul/R&B

J Balvin: (1) Favorite Artist-Latin

John Legend: (1) Collaboration of the Year

Justin Bieber: (5) Artist of the Year; Video of the Year; Favorite
Male Artist-Pop/Rock; Favorite Album-Pop/Rock; Favorite Song-Pop/Rock

Kelsea Ballerini: (1) Favorite Female Artist-Country

Kyla: (1) Collaboration of the Year; Favorite Song-Soul/R&B

Lauren Daigle: (1) Favorite Artist-Contemporary Inspirational

Luke Bryan: (2) Favorite Male Artist-Country; Favorite Album-Country

Madonna: (1) Tour of the Year

Major Lazer: (1) Favorite Artist-Electronic Dance Music (EDM)

Meghan Trainor: (2) Collaboration of the Year; Favorite Artist-Adult
Contemporary

Nicky Jam: (1) Favorite Artist-Latin

Old Dominion: (1) Favorite Duo or Group-Country

Purple Rain: (1) Top Soundtrack

Rachel Platten: (1) Favorite Artist-Adult Contemporary

Rihanna: (7) Artist of the Year; Collaboration of the Year; Video of
the Year; Favorite Female Artist-Pop/Rock; Favorite Female
Artist-Soul/R&B; Favorite Album-Soul/R&B; Favorite Song-Soul/R&B

Selena Gomez: (2) Artist of the Year; Favorite Female Artist-Pop/Rock

Shawn Mendes: (1) New Artist of the Year Un-leashed by T-Mobile

Star Wars: The Force Awakens: (1) Top Soundtrack

Suicide Squad: The Album: (1) Top Soundtrack

The Chainsmokers: (4) New Artist of the Year Un-leashed by T-Mobile;
Collaboration of the Year; Favorite Duo or Group-Pop/Rock; Favorite
Artist-Electronic Dance Music (EDM)

The Weeknd: (3) Artist of the Year; Favorite Male Artist-Pop/Rock;
Favorite Male Artist-Soul/R&B

Thomas Rhett: (2) Favorite Male Artist-Country; Favorite Song-Country

Tim McGraw: (1) Favorite Song-Country

Twenty One Pilots: (3) Artist of the Year; Favorite Duo or
Group-Pop/Rock; Favorite Artist-Alternative Rock

Ty Dolla $ign: (1) Collaboration of the Year

Wizkid: (2) Collaboration of the Year; Favorite Song-Soul/R&B

X Ambassadors: (1) Favorite Artist-Alternative Rock

Zac Brown Band: (1) Favorite Duo or Group-Country

ZAYN: (1) New Artist of the Year Un-leashed by T-Mobile

2016 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARD” NOMINEE STATISTICS

* 2016 NOMINATION FAST FACTS
* RECORD HOLDERS BY CATEGORY
* TOP 10 AMA WINNERS OF ALL TIME (1974–2015)

2016 NOMINATION FAST FACTS:

* This year’s top-nominated artist, Drake, sets a new AMA record
for most nominations in a single year with 13 nominations, surpassing
Michael Jackson’s previous record of 11 nominations in 1984. If
Drake wins in any of his categories, it will be his first AMA win.

* Justin Bieber will match current record holder Taylor Swift for the
most Artist of the Year wins (3) if he takes home this year’s
award.With 8 past wins and 5 nominations this year, Justin has the
chance to become one of the top 10 winners of all-time if he wins in
at least 1 of his categories.

* With 9 past wins, Rihanna is one of the top 10 AMA winners of
all-time. As the current record holder for the most wins (5) in the
Favorite Female Artist – Soul/R&B category, Rihanna will go
head-to-head with Beyoncé in the same category for the second
consecutive year.

* Beyoncé, a 22-time AMA nominee, is tied with Aretha Franklin and
Mariah Carey for the second highest number of awards for Favorite
Female Artist – Soul/R&B (4), after current record holder Rihanna
who leads with 5 wins in this category. With 6 past wins and 4
nominations this year, Beyoncé has the chance to become one of the
top 10 winners of all-time if she wins at least 3 awards.

* Adele is a four-time AMA winner. Nominated for Favorite Artist –
Adult Contemporary, Adele will tie with Celine Dion for the most wins
in this category if she takes home the award this year.

* Nine-time AMA winner, Carrie Underwood, has 3 wins for Favorite
Female Artist – Country (2007, 2014, 2015). She will defend her
title this year against newcomers Cam and Kelsea Ballerini. Carrie is
also a first-time nominee for the top honor, Artist of the Year.

* The Weeknd, a two-time AMA winner,is nominated in 3 categories
including Artist of the Year, Favorite Male Artist – Pop/Rock and
Favorite Male Artist – Soul/R&B, where he will defend his title
against Chris Brown and Bryson Tiller.

* Enrique Iglesias dominates the Favorite Artist – Latin category
with 7 wins, the most of any Latin artist. This will be his 8th win in
the category, should he take the award home again this year.

* The Chainsmokers, DNCE and Twenty One Pilots are all first-time
American Music Award nominees. The three will go head-to-head for
Favorite Duo or Group – Pop/Rock, while The Chainsmokers and DNCE
will also face off for the coveted New Artist of the Year Unleashed by
T-Mobile award.

RECORD HOLDERS BY CATEGORY:

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

* Taylor Swift is the current record holder for most wins in the
Artist of the Year category with 3 wins. Justin Bieber currently has 2
wins in this category, and would tie Taylor should he take home this
year’s award.

SONG OF THE YEAR

* Kenny Rogers is the current record holder for most wins in the Song
of the Year category with 5 wins.

*The Song of the Year record holder accounts for all previous single
category winners.

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK

* Barry Manilow, Eric Clapton, Michael Bolton and Michael Jackson are
the current record holders for most wins in the Favorite Male Artist
– Pop/Rock category with 3 wins each.

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK

* Olivia Newton John and Whitney Houston are the current record
holders for most wins in the Favorite Female Artist – Pop/Rock
category with 4 wins each.

FAVORITE DUO OR GROUP – POP/ROCK

* Aerosmith and Black Eyed Peas are the current record holders for
most wins in the Favorite Duo or Group – Pop/Rock category with 3
wins each.

FAVORITE ALBUM – POP/ROCK

* Michael Jackson is the current record holder for most wins in the
Favorite Album – Pop/Rock category with 3 wins. If Justin Bieber
wins the award this year, he will tie Michael Jackson for most wins in
this category.

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – COUNTRY

* Garth Brooks is the current record holder for most wins in the
Favorite Male Artist – Country category with 8 wins.

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – COUNTRY

* Reba McEntire is the current record holder for most wins in the
Favorite Female Artist – Country category with 11 wins.

FAVORITE DUO OR GROUP – COUNTRY

* Alabama is the current record holder for most wins in the Favorite
Duo or Group – Country category with 17 wins.

FAVORITE ALBUM – COUNTRY

* Kenny Rogers is the current record holder for most wins in the
Favorite Album – Country category with 5 wins. If Carrie Underwood
takes the win for this category, she will tie Kenny as the current
record holder.

FAVORITE ARTIST – RAP/HIP-HOP

* Nicki Minaj, M.C. Hammer and Eminem are the current record holders
for most wins in the Favorite Artist – Rap/Hip-Hop category with 3
wins each.

*The Favorite Artist – Rap/Hip-Hop record holder accounts for all
previous Favorite Female Artist – Rap/Hip-Hop and Favorite Male
Artist – Rap/Hip-Hop category winners.

FAVORITE ALBUM – RAP/HIP-HOP

* Nicki Minaj is the current record holder for most wins in the
Favorite Album – Rap/Hip-Hop category with 3 wins.

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B

* Luther Vandross is the current record holder for most wins in the
Favorite Male Artist – Soul/R&B category with 7 wins.

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B

* Rihanna is the current record holder for most wins in the Favorite
Female Artist – Soul/R&B category with 5 wins. Beyoncé and Rihanna
will tie for most wins in this category should Beyoncé win this
year..

FAVORITE ALBUM – SOUL/R&B

* Michael Jackson is the current record holder for most wins in the
Favorite Album – Soul/R&B category with 4 wins.

FAVORITE ARTIST – ALTERNATIVE ROCK

* Linkin Park is the current record holder for most wins in the
Favorite Artist – Alternative Rock category with 5 wins.

FAVORITE ARTIST – ADULT CONTEMPORARY

* Celine Dion is the current record holder for most wins in the
Favorite Artist – Adult Contemporary category with 4 wins. Adele has
the chance to tie Celine at the 2016 AMAs for most wins in this
category.

FAVORITE ARTIST – LATIN

* Enrique Iglesias is the current record holder for most wins in the
Favorite Artist – Latin category with 7 wins.

FAVORITE ARTIST – CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL

* Casting Crowns is the current record holder for most wins in the
Favorite Artist – Contemporary Inspirational category with 4 wins.

FAVORITE ARTIST – ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC (EDM)

* Calvin Harris is the current record holder for most wins in the
Favorite Artist – Electronic Dance Music (EDM) category with 2 wins.

TOP 10 AMA WINNERS OF ALL-TIME (1974–2015):

1.Michael Jackson – 24 wins total, the most AMA wins of any artist
in history; Leads the Favorite Album – Pop/Rock category with 3
wins; Leads the Favorite Album – Soul/R&B category with 4 wins;
Leads the Favorite Single – Soul/R&B category with 3 wins; Won
Artist of the Century in 2002

2.Alabama – 23 wins total; Leads the Favorite Duo or Group –
Country category with 17 wins, 14 of which are consecutive from
1983-1996

3.Whitney Houston – 21 wins total, the most AMA wins of any female
artist in history

4.Kenny Rogers – 19 wins total; Leads the Favorite Album – Country
category with 5 wins and the Favorite Single – Country category,
also with 5 wins

Taylor Swift – 19 wins total; Leads the Artist of the Year category
with 3 wins; Won Dick
Clark Award for Excellence in 2014

5.Garth Brooks – 17 wins total; Leads the Favorite Male Artist –
Country category with 8 wins, 6 of which are consecutive from
1992-1997; Won Artist of the Decade in 2000

6.Reba McEntire – 15 wins total; Leads the Favorite Female Artist
– Country category with 11 wins, 9 of which are consecutive from
1988-1996; Reba McEntire and Lionel Richie tie as record holders with
15 wins each

Lionel Richie – 15 wins total; Lionel Richie and Reba McEntire tie
as record holders with 15 wins each

7.Willie Nelson – 12 wins total; Won the Award of Appreciation:
Farm-Aid in 1986 and Award of Merit in 1989

8.Janet Jackson – 11 wins total; Won the Award of Merit in 2001;
Janet Jackson and Stevie Wonder tie as record holders with 11 wins
each

Stevie Wonder – 11 wins total; Won the Award of Merit in 1982;
Stevie Wonder and Janet Jackson tie as record holders with 11 wins
each

9.Tim McGraw – 10 wins total; Tim McGraw and Randy Travis tie as
record holders with 10 wins each
Randy Travis – 10 wins total; Randy Travis and Tim McGraw tie as
record holders with 10 wins each

10.Boyz II Men – 9 wins total; Tied with Gladys Knight & The Pips
and Earth, Wind & Fire for most wins (4) in the Favorite Group –
Soul/R&B category

Mariah Carey – 9 wins total; Won Award of Achievement in 2000; Tied
with Aretha Franklin and Beyoncé for the second highest number of
awards for Favorite Female Artist – Soul/R&B (4)

Olivia Newton John – 9 wins total; Won Favorite Female Artist –
Pop/Rock for 3 consecutive years (1975, 1976, 1977)

Rihanna – 9 wins total; Won the Icon Award in 2013; Leads the
Favorite Female Artist –
Soul/R&B category with 5 wins
Carrie Underwood – 9 wins total; 3 wins for Favorite Female Artist
– Country (2007, 2014, 2015)

Luther Vandross – 9 wins total; Current record holder for most wins
in the Favorite Male Artist – Soul/R&B category with 7 wins