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BMI Congratulates Its 2016 American Music Awards Nominees

Posted in News on October 11, 2016

BMI is happy to extend its congratulations to this year’s nominees for the American Music Awards. Leading BMI’s class of affiliates with an incredible seven nominations, Rihanna stands poised to collect awards for Artist of the Year, Collaboration of the Year for her single “Work,” Video of the Year for “Work,” Favorite Female Artist – Pop/Rock, Favorite Female Artist Soul/B&B, Favorite Album – Soul/R&B for Anti and Favorite Song – Soul/R&B for “Work.” Close behind her comes Adele, who received nods for Artist of the Year, Favorite Female Artist – Pop/Rock, Favorite Album – Pop/Rock for her smash 25, Favorite Song – Pop/Rock for “Hello,” and Favorite Artist – Adult Contemporary.

Country singer/songwriter Carrie Underwood received three prestigious nominations this year as well, having earned nods for Artist of the Year, Favorite Female Artist – Country and Favorite Album – Country for Storyteller. From the other side of the musical spectrum, versatile alternative rock duo Twenty One Pilots also garnered three nods, having earned a spot in the runnings for Artist of the Year, Favorite Duo or Group – Pop/Rock and Favorite Artist – Alternative Rock. Brooklyn hip-hopper Desiigner is up for Video of the Year and Favorite Song – Rap/Hip-Hop, both for his single “Panda.”

The 2016 AMAs will be broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California, on Sunday, November 20, at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

Join us in congratulating all the BMI nominees for the 2016 American Music Awards.

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Adele (PRS)
Rihanna
Twenty One Pilots
Carrie Underwood

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR UN-LEASHED BY T-MOBILE
Alessia Cara (SOCAN)
DNCE (Joe Jonas, Cole Whittle)
Shawn Mendes (SOCAN)
ZAYN (PRS)

COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR
Drake* Featuring Wizkid & Kyla “One Dance”
Fifth Harmony Featuring Ty Dolla $ign “Work From Home”
Rihanna “Work”
Meghan Trainor* Featuring John Legend “Like I’m Gonna Lose You”

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Desiigner “Panda”
Rihanna “Work”

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK
Adele (PRS)
Rihanna

FAVORITE DUO OR GROUP – POP/ROCK
DNCE (Joe Jonas, Cole Whittle)
Twenty One Pilots

FAVORITE ALBUM – POP/ROCK
Adele 25 (PRS)

FAVORITE SONG - POP/ROCK
Adele (PRS) “Hello”
Drake* Featuring Wizkid & Kyla (PRS) “One Dance”

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – COUNTRY
Luke Bryan
Thomas Rhett
Blake Shelton

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – COUNTRY
Cam
Carrie Underwood

FAVORITE DUO or GROUP – COUNTRY
Florida Georgia Line

FAVORITE ALBUM - COUNTRY
Luke Bryan Kill the Lights
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
Future

FAVORITE ALBUM – RAP/HIP-HOP
Drake* & Future What A Time To Be Alive

FAVORITE SONG – RAP/HIP-HOP
Desiigner “Panda”

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B
Chris Brown
Bryson Tiller

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B
Janet Jackson
Rihanna

FAVORITE ALBUM – SOUL/R&B
Rihanna Anti
Bryson Tiller T R A P S O U L

FAVORITE SONG – SOUL/R&B
Drake* Featuring Wizkid & Kylan (PRS) “One Dance”
Rihanna “Work”
Bryson Tiller “Don’t”

FAVORITE ARTIST - ALTERNATIVE ROCK
Twenty One Pilots
X Ambassadors

FAVORITE ARTIST - ADULT CONTEMPORARY
Adele (PRS)
Rachel Platten

FAVORITE ARTIST - LATIN
J Balvin

FAVORITE ARTIST - CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL
Chris Tomlin

FAVORITE ARTIST - ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC (EDM)
Major Lazer (Leighton Walsh)

* Not affiliated with BMI.