AMA Nominations are out! Is Drake The New King of Pop?

Drake‘s got to be feeling pretty good about himself today – he just broke a record held by Michael Jackson since 1984. That’s back when Thriller changed the music business and MJ was nominated for 11 AMAs in a single year. But Drizzy just blew that record out of the water – this year he’s scored 13 (THIRTEEN!) nominations! Everything from Artist of the Year to Favorite Male Artist plus Favorite Album, Favorite Rap Artist, Favorite Rap Song… you get the idea.


Who, ME???

Check out all of the Nominees below, and let us know how many of those awards Drake will actually end up taking home in the comments!

2016 American Music Award Nominations!

AMA Highlights: The Good, The Awkward And The Naughty.

The Good:

Celine Dion’s emotional tribute to Paris…I always wonder how singers manage to get thru a performance like this without crying….I didn’t even make it to :30sec mark.

Runner Up? Leon Bridges performing with Macklemore. If you don’t know Leon check him out. I could not love him more. Def a stand out of 2015.

The Awkward:

Coldplay’s performance…I don’t know what is worse, choosing to have people dress up like gorillas and dance around or having to dress up like a gorilla and dance around :/

Runner Up? Gwen Stefani might need to calm down with the selfie expression wallpaper

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The Naughty:

Meghan Trainor and Charlie Puth gettin’ it on after their duet of Marvin Gaye!! Wow-wee-wow-wow. Can you imagine that? What a rush. Some news outlets have labeled this a “worst moment”?? Geez. Sounds like whoever dubbed this a worst might be bitter they aren’t getting kissed.

Click here for a full list of winners.

I’m Crying Laughing For Nicki Minaj…

…and not just for all that side eye she offered up at the AMAs last night.

Nope. Today I’m excited because Nicki’s absolute favorite emoji has been named The Oxford English Dictionary’s Word Of The Year for 2015. And which emoji is that?

face-with-tears-of-joy

The laughing crying emoji. Or as it’s officially called, “face with tears of joy”. But if you follow Nicki Minaj on twitter, you know that those tears are usually at someone else’s expense. Should be called face laughing at you.

I think you get the message. And although they’re not crediting her, now you know the truth about how this emoji got so crazy popular.

What will Nicki Minaj bring us in 2016? Only time will tell. But you’ll hear about it first on Today’s Hits!

Where The Hell Was Taylor Swift?

The 3+ hour spectacle that is the American Music Awards just wrapped up without a single Taylor Swift sighting – she wasn’t even in the audience for a reaction shot when One Direction sang that song that Harry Styles wrote about her. She clearly wasn’t in the building. So where was she?

Best guess? New Zealand. And I only know this thanks to some intrepid twitter reporters.

So it seems like she was spotted in Auckland this morning. Could be she’s just taking a well-deserved vacation after wrapping up her 1989 World Tour. She might also be hanging out with one of her innumerable BFFs, Lorde.

Luckily, Hailee Steinfeld was on hand to dance in the audience all night, Taylor style.

Good job, squad. Review the AMAs with me this week on Today’s Hits!