Zayn Malik Has A Shot At Being Best New Artist At The 2016 American Music Awards

Zayn Malik Now Has A Shot At Being The Best New Artist, 2016 American Music Awards Nominees Are OutJoe Jonas and Rachel Platten stopped by “Good Morning America” Monday morning to announce the nominations for the 2016 American Music Awards. It was an exciting morning as both Joe and Rachel discovered personal nominations. DNCE is up for two AMAs, “New Artist of the Year” and “Favorite Duo or Group” in the Pop/Rock category, while Rachel is up for “Favorite Artist” in the Adult Contemporary category. DNCE will face off against Zayn Malik in the New Artist category. Zayn, as you might recall, was deemed ineligible for receiving a nomination in the “Best New Artist” category at this year’s Grammys due to his involvement in One Direction.

Zayn isn’t the only one getting good news. Drake’s 2016 AMA nominations have broken a 32-year record. The rapper is up for 13 awards, which beats out Michael Jackson’s record of 11 nominations in 1984.

The 2016 American Music Awards will air live November 20 at 8pm ET on ABC.

Check out the full list of nominations below and let us know what you think.

(Photo credit: Zayn Malik Instagram account)

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Adele
Beyoncé
Justin Bieber
Drake
Selena Gomez
Ariana Grande
Rihanna
Twenty One Pilots
Carrie Underwood
The Weekend

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR UN-LEASED BY T-MOBILE
Alessia Cara
The Chainsmokers
DNCE
Shawn Mendes
Zayn

COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR
The Chainsmokers ft. Daya: “Don’t Let Me Down”
Drake ft. Wizkid & Kyla: “One Dance”
Fifth Harmony ft. Ty Dolla $ign: “Work From Home”
Rihanna ft. Drake: “Work”
Meghan Trainor ft. 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 ft. 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 ft. Wizkid & Kyla: “One Dance”

FAVORITE MALE ARITST-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 ARITST-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 ft. Wizkid & Kyla: “One Dance”
Rihanna ft. 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-EDM
The Chainsmokers
Calvin Harris
Major Lazer

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

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