Before this year, the most nominations a single artist earned in a year topped out at 11 — held by Michael Jackson in 1984.
Rihanna herself scooped up seven nominations. She and Drake are both up for Artist of the Year, alongside Adele, Beyoncé, Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande, Twenty One Pilots, Carrie Underwood, and The Weeknd.
Drake is nominated for Video of the Year thanks to his appearance in Rihanna's clip for "Work." He also holds two noms for Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop album, as both Views and last year's Future collab, What a Time to Be Alive, are up for consideration.
It's important to note that three of Drake's 13 nominations are for "Work" — meaning he only bested MJ with a little help from RiRi.