The 2016 American Music Awards

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The 44th American Music Awards was held tonight on November 20th, 2015, at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles, California. The ceremony celebrated the most popular artists and albums of 2016 and brought some of music’s biggest talents to the red carpet.

Leading the pack this year is Drake with 13 nominations, followed by Rihanna with seven nominations, and Adele and Justin Bieber with five nominations each.

Justin and Rihanna are both up for Artist of the Year. Meanwhile, Drake‘s music was eligible in both the Pop/Rock and Rap/Hip-Hop categories this year.

The show was hosted by American model Gigi Hadid and comedian Jay Pharoah. As for performers, Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars, Fifth Harmony, and The Weeknd are just a few of the big names set to take the stage to perform!

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Jay Pharoah and Gigi Hadid attend 2016 American Music Awards rehearsals, Los Angeles, November 19th 2016.


Here is the full list of nominees and winners…

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Justin Bieber
Selena Gomez
Ariana Grande
Rihanna
Carrie Underwood


NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Alessia Cara
The Chainsmokers
DNCE
Shawn Mendes
Zayn Malik


COLLABORATION
Chainsmokers ft. Daya – “Don’t Let Me Down”
Drake ft. Wizkid/Kyla – “One Dance”
Fifth Harmony ft. Ty Dolla $ign – “Work From Home”
Rihanna ft. Drake – “Work”
Meghan Trainor ft. J. Legend – “Like I’m Gonna Lose You”


FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK
Justin Bieber
Drake
The Weeknd


FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK
Adele
Selena Gomez
Rihanna


FAVORITE DUO OR GROUP – POP/ROCK
The Chainsmokers
DNCE
Twenty One Pilots


FAVORITE ALBUM – POP/ROCK
Adele – “25”
Justin Bieber – “Purpose”
Drake – “Views


FAVORITE SONG – POP/ROCK
Adele “Hello”
Justin Bieber “Love Yourself”
Drake Featuring Wizkid & Kyla “One Dance”


FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B
Chris Brown
Bryson Tiller
The Weeknd


FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B
Beyonce
Janet Jackson
Rihanna


FAVORITE SONG – SOUL/R&B
Drake Featuring Wizkid & Kyla – “One Dance”
Rihanna and Drake – “Work”
Bryson Tiller – “Don’t”


FAVORITE ALBUM – SOUL/R&B
Beyonce – “LEMONADE”
Rihanna – “Anti”
Bryson Tiller – “T R A P S O U L”


FAVORITE ARTIST – RAP/HIP-HOP
Drake
Fetty Wap
Future


FAVORITE SONG – RAP/HIP-HOP
Desiigner – “Panda”
Drake – “Hotline Bling”
Fetty Wap – “679″


FAVORITE ALBUM – RAP/HIP-HOP
Drake – “Views”
Drake and Future – “What a Time to Be Alive”
Fetty Wap – “Fetty Wap”


FAVORITE ARTIST – EDM
The Chainsmokers
Calvin Harris
Major Lazer


FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – COUNTRY
Luke Bryan
Thomas Rhett
Blake Shelton


FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – COUNTRY
Kelsea Ballerini
Cam
Carrie Underwood


FAVORITE DUO OR GROUP – COUNTRY
Florida Georgia Line
Old Dominion
Zac Brown Band


FAVORITE ALBUM – COUNTRY
Luke Bryan – “Kill the Lights”
Chris Stapleton – “Traveller”
Carrie Underwood – “Storyteller”


FAVORITE SONG – COUNTRY
Florida Georgia Line – “H.O.L.Y.”
Tim McGraw – “Humble and Kind”
Thomas Rhett – “Die a Happy Man”


FAVORITE ARTIST – ADULT CONTEMPORARY
Adele
Rachel Platten
Meghan Trainor


FAVORITE ARTIST – LATIN
J Balvin
Enrique Iglesias
Nicky Jam


FAVORITE ARTIST – CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL
Lauren Daigle
Hillsong UNITED
Chris Tomlin


TOP SOUNDTRACK
Purple Rain
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Suicide Squad: The Album


VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Justin Bieber, “Sorry”
Desiigner, “Panda”
Rihanna featuring Drake, “Work”


TOUR OF THE YEAR
Beyonce
Madonna
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band

 

American music star Lady Gaga was an elegant vision in white at the 2016 American Music Awards held at at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday (November 20) in Los Angeles. The 30-year-old entertainer took the stage to perform “Million Reasons” on the guitar while going barefoot in the heartfelt performance. Gaga‘s American Horror Story co-star Matt Bomer introduced her performance, saying, “Working with this woman, I’ve gotten to see how passionate she is about the things that truly matter. And this performance is just one more example of how her words and music reflect and capture the most powerful of our emotions.”

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Lady Gaga was an elegant vision in white at the 2016 American Music Awards.

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American singer Selena Gomez was also at the 2016 American Music Awards held at at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday (November 20) in Los Angeles. The 24-year-old beauty stunned dressed in Prada red ball gown while completing the look with Giuseppe Zanotti shoes and Cartier jewels. Tonight she made her return to the public eye and won the award for Favorite Female Artist – Pop/Rock and the show was her first appearance since going on a break to deal with anxiety and depression stemming from her battle with lupus. In the speech, she asked her fans to show her their hearts. “If you are broken, you do not have to stay broken. And if that’s anything whether you respect me or not, that’s one thing you should know about me. I care about people and thank you so much for this. This is for you,” Selena told her fans.

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Selena Gomez makes her comeback at American Music Awards 2016!

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Ariana Grande was also at the 2016 American Music Awards held at at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday (November 20) in Los Angeles. The 23-year-old singer showed off her signature sleek ponytail hairstyle while dressed in vintage lace top and Alexander McQueen white trousers. She hit the stage to receive “Artist of year Award”.

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