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Drake Record Breaking Sweep of Nominations for American Music Awards 2016

Drake record-breaking

The Canadian hip-hop artist just had his Drake record-breaking feat for garnering 13 American Music Awards nominations for his much-talked-about album Views

The musical artist beat Michael Jackson’s high score of 11 nominations for Thriller. The categories that Drizzy was nominated for include Favorite Album, Favorite Male Artist, Favorite Rap Song, Favorite R&B Song, and the coveted Artist of the Year. Taylor Swift holds the distinction of winning Artist of the Year several times.

Trailing Drake with seven nominations is Rihanna, one of the famous artists the rapper often collaborates with. The two most-watched musical artists have definitely played beautiful music together. Drake and Rihanna evidently remain in each other’s lives, even if they have gone past the `exclusive’ stage.

Justin Bieber and Adele have five nominations each for the upcoming American Music Awards, while Beyonce and The Chainsmokers garnered four nominations each.

Drake’s album carries many hit songs, including One Dance and Controlla which remain among the top Billboard hits. One Dance became his first number one single on the US Billboard Hot 100.

His catchy song Hotline Bling is also included as a bonus in the album that got Drake record-breaking nominations for the prestigious music awards that airs live in Los Angeles on November 20.

In its opening week in early May, the Drake’s album Views reached weekly streams of 23 million in Canada and 247 million in the US, beating Beyoncé’s Lemonade.

Reaping album nominations and getting awards is not novel for Drake, who turns 30 this October. During the 2013 Grammy Awards, he bagged the Best Rap Album award for Take Care.

Drake recently proved he remains king of the hip-hop tour circuit with his successful Summer Sixteen tour. The singing sensation had to cancel the remaining dates of his tour, though, because of an ankle injury. Nonetheless, Drake record-breaking or in constant motion in concert tours will  awe fans again in January 2017 when he embarks on the Boy Meets World Tour in Europe.

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