American Music Awards predictions 2016: Drake is a lock to win Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist

It’s going to be hard to beat Drake at the 2016 American Music Awards. He may have been knocked out of the running for Artist of the Year this week, but he has plenty more chances to win. He entered these awards with a record-breaking 13 nominations, and he’s still got 12 left. And of those we think he’s a safe bet to win Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist. Check out our complete AMA racetrack odds and make your own predictions.

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Drake is the overwhelming frontrunner with 4/7 odds and support from almost all of our predictions contest entrants. But it would actually be his first victory in this category — or any category. He was previously nominated in this race in 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2015, losing to Eminem, Nicki Minaj, Iggy Azalea and Minaj again — in that order. But none of those artists are nominated here in 2016, so it may finally be Drake’s time to shine.

Fetty Wap is next with 9/2 odds. This is his second consecutive nomination in this category, and he also contends in two other categories this year: Rap/Hip-Hop Song (“679”) and Rap/Hip-Hop Album (“Fetty Wap”).

Rounding out the category is Future, who also gets 9/2 odds. He’s an AMAs rookie, with one additional nomination for Rap/Hip-Hop Album (“What a Time to Be Alive”). That means whoever wins this category will be taking home his first AMA on Sunday night. And since all three are multiple nominees, one or more of them could end up having a big night.

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