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Canadian-born rapper, Drake, has beat Michael Jackson‘s hold on American Music Award nominations.

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Monday, Drake passed M.J.’s 1984 high mark of eleven (11) nominations in a single year.

Alleged ex-girlfriend, Rihanna received seven (7) nominations, Adele and Justin Bieber tied with five each. Beyoncé and the Chainsmokers each received four nominations. Bryson Tiller, Twenty One Pilots, Carrie Underwood, Fetty Wap and The Weeknd earned three nominations each.

Nominees for artist of the year are Adele, Beyoncé, Bieber, Drake, Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande, Rihanna, Twenty One Pilots, Carrie Underwood and The Weeknd.

The awards show, known for its occasionally raunchy or outrageous performances, will air live Nov. 20 on ABC from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.


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