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The American Music Awards nominees have been announced! Fans are excited to watch the 2016 AMAs on Sunday at 8:00 p.m. EST on ABC to find out which of their favorite artists will win! We’ve got the full list of nominees for you to see—find out if your favorite artists made the list!

It’s mid-week and people are wondering when are the American Music Awards 2016? The show to celebrate accomplished artists kicks off this Sunday, November 20 at 8:00 p.m. EST, so tune into ABC if you want to see it! Fans had a month to vote for the American Music Awards nominees, and it looks like Rihanna and Justin Bieber will be battling it out against Selena Gomez, Carrie Underwood, and Ariana Grande to take away the title. One nominee is already topping the list with nine nominations! Here’s what you need to know about the American Music Awards nominations.

American Music Awards 2016 Nominees

Who is the artist with the most nominations? Toronto rapper Drake has already racked up nine nominations, while his ex-girlfriend, pop sensation Rihanna has six. Bieber tailgates with five nominations, Gomez has two and Ariana Grande has only one. Even so, Grande will be teaming up with Nicki Minaj to sing their steamy collaboration, “Side to Side,” the track that is currently in the No. 6 spot on the Billboard Hot 100! Thursday is the last day to vote for the Artist of the Year category at, so be sure to vote for your favorite artist before then! Here’s the full list of the nominees:


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Favorite Album, Pop/RockAdele (25)
Justin Bieber (Purpose)
Drake (Views)
Favorite Female Artist, Pop/RockAdele
Selena Gomez
Favorite Male Artist, Pop/RockJustin Bieber
The Weeknd
Favorite Artist, Adult ContemporaryAdele
Rachel Platten
Meghan Trainor
Favorite Duo or Group, Pop/RockThe Chainsmokers
Twenty One Pilots
Artist of the YearAdele
Justin Bieber
Selena Gomez
Ariana Grande
Twenty One Pilots
Carrie Underwood
The Weeknd
Favorite Female Artist, Soul/R&BBeyoncé
Janet Jackson
Collab of the YearThe Chainsmokers&Daya
Drake, Kyla &Wizkid
Fifth Harmony & Ty Dolla $ign
Rihanna & Drake
Meghan Trainor & John Legend
New Artist of the Year Un-leashed by T-MobileAlessia Cara
The Chainsmokers
Shawn Mendes
Zayn Malik
Video of the YearJustin Bieber (“Sorry”)
Desiigner (“Panda”)
Rihanna & Drake (“Work”)
Favorite Artist, Rap/Hip-HopDrake
Fetty Wap
Favorite Female Artist, CountryKelsea Ballerini
Carrie Underwood
Favorite Album, CountryLuke Bryan
Chris Stapleton
Carrie Underwood
Favorite Song, CountryFlorida Georgia Line
Tim McGraw
Thomas Rhett
Favorite Artist, EDMThe Chainsmokers
Calvin Harris
Major Lazer
Favorite Artist, Alternative RockColdplay
Twenty One Pilots
X Ambassadors
Favorite Artist, Contemporary InspirationalLauren Daigle
Hillsong United
Chris Tomlin
Favorite Artist, LatinEnrique Iglesias
Nicky Jam
J Balvin
Top SoundtrackPrince (Purple Rain)
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Suicide Squad
Favorite Duo or Group, CountryFlorida Georgia Line
Old Dominion
Zac Brown Band
Favorite Song, Rap/Hip-HopDesiigner (“Panda”)
Drake (“Hotline Bling”)
Fetty Wap (“679”)
Favorite Album, Soul/R&BBeyoncé (Lemonade)
Rihanna (Anti)
Bryson Tiller (TRAPSOUL)
Favorite Song, Pop/RockAdele (“Hello”)
Justin Bieber (“Love Yourself”)
Drake feat. Wizkid& Kyla (“One Dance”)
Tour of the YearMadonna
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
Favorite Male Artist, Soul/R&BChris Brown
Bryson Tiller
The Weeknd

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