Drake just beat a Michael Jackson record in this year's AMA nominations

Drake just beat a Michael Jackson record in this year's AMA nominations

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Drake, the rapper known for visiting universities in the dead of night and spraining his ankle, just reached a milestone in his career with a record number of American Music Award nominations.

The full list of those up for an AMA award were released this morning, revealing Drake is competing for the most—13 different awards, followed by Rihanna with seven.

In 1984, Michael Jackson held the previous record for number of AMA nominations with 11 nods to the artist's work that year, as reported by Billboard.

Both Drake and Rihanna are up for Artist of the Year, along with The Weeknd and Beyoncé, The Chainsmokers and more. The two are also up for awards together, including Collaboration of the Year and Video of the Year for the song "Work."

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