Jay Gabler

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Prince earns 2016 American Music Award nomination for 1984’s ‘Purple Rain,’ because he’s just that cool

The nominations for this year’s American Music Awards have just been announced. The big headline is Drake’s record-breaking 13 nominations — but the biggest surprise might be Prince’s nomination in the Top Soundtrack category. Why is it a surprise? Because (a) Purple Rain was released in 1984, not 2016; and (b) it’s already won an American…