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LOL. Prince’s “Purple Rain” album won a bunch of American Music Awards back in 1985. Thirty one years later, it’s nominated again for Best Movie Soundtrack. This is one of the pleasures of the daffy, meaningless AMAs, which also nominated everyone on the current top 40 for Artist of the Year. My guess is Justin Bieber and The Weeknd will pick up a lot of these statues. Adele wants Grammy Awards, so she’ll stay far away. Ditto Drake. I don’t know why they stuck “Purple Rain” in again except to encourage some kind of bogus all star tribute.

2016 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS® NOMINEES:

TOP SOUNDTRACK

Purple Rain
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Suicide Squad: The Album

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

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