This year, Drake continues to flourish and even reach legendary status because of his pop-laden project, Views. After delivering a monstrous album, he went on tour with Future for his Summer Sixteen, and crushed a bevy  of features. Now, it appears that Drake is touching Michael Jackson status, after obliterating MJ's 32-year-old-record and nabbing 13 nominations for his American Music Awards.

Drake Recording artist Drake performs onstage at the 2016 iHeartRadio Music Festival at T-Mobile Arena on September 23, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Originally, in 1984, Michael Jackson earned 11 nominations for his magnum opus, Thriller. This year, Drake is up for Artist of the Year, Favorite Male Artist, Favorite Album, Favorite Rap Artist, Favorite Pop/Rock Artist, Favorite Rap Song, Favorite R&B Song, among six other categories. 

Be on the lookout for the AMA's November 20. Take a look at the nominations below. 

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-Leased 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 and Kyla “One Dance”
Fifth Harmony Featuring Ty Dolla SIgn “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
Zac Brown Band
Florida Georgia Line
Old Dominion

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
The Chainsmokers
Calvin Harris
Major Lazer

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