10 Workout Songs Nominated For 2016 American Music Awards

Preview these tracks while you work out and then see which songs take home trophies at the American Music Awards on November 20.


With the American Music Awards airing on November 20th, we put together a preview of the show that reviews the year’s biggest hits. With a crowd-pleasing agenda, the AMAs are heavier on hits than surprises. Nevertheless, we unearthed a few of each for a playlist you can take on the go.

The folks up for awards this year are precisely the ones you’d expect, if you’ve spent any time listening to the radio lately. Rihanna and Justin Bieber received 12 combined nominations and Calvin Harris is in the running for his third consecutive Favorite EDM Artist victory. The award categories actually offer more surprises, as they move beyond music alone to highlight the year’s best videos, tours, and collaborations.

With each award show comes the opportunity to celebrate artistic achievements while taking the nation’s musical pulse. In the playlist below, you can find some of the folks making a lovely ruckus right now and let that energy push you through your next workout. With no further ado, here are 10 of those tunes, organized by the categories in which they’ll be competing.

Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist

Justin Bieber – What Do You Mean? – 125 BPM

Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist

Selena Gomez – Kill Em With Kindness – 119 BPM

Favorite EDM Artist

Calvin Harris – My Way – 120 BPM

Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist

Fetty Wap & Remy Boyz – 679 – 95 BPM

Favorite Alternative Artist

Coldplay – Adventure of a Lifetime – 113 BPM

Artist of the Year

Rihanna & Drake – Work – 92 BPM

New Artist of the Year

Alessia Cara – Wild Things – 108 BPM

Collaboration of the Year

Fifth Harmony & Ty Dolla $ign – Work from Home – 105 BPM

Tour of the Year

Beyonce – Formation – 123 BPM

Video of the Year

Desiigner – Panda – 72 BPM

To find more workout songs, folks can check out the free database at Run Hundred. Visitors can browse the song selections there by genre, tempo, and era to find the music that best fits with their particular workout routine.