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AMAs 2016: Ariana Grande, Drake, Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber win big

The 2016 American Music Awards could be a huge night for hip-hop. The Toronto rapper leads the 2016 pack with 13 nominations, breaking Michael Jackson’s record for the most AMA nods in a single year. Drake is definitely steal the show!

Ariana Grande gets the biggest honor of the night when she was announced as 2016’s Artist of the Year. Selena Gomez, who made her first public appearance since her legit trip to rehab, won the favourite female artist – pop/rock award. In an emotional speech, Gomez thanked her fans for their loyalty and explained why she felt the need to take a break. Bieber performed “Never Give Up” via satellite from a concert in Italy and won awards for best pop/rock male artist, album, song and video.

Ariana Grande accepts the award for artist of the year at the 2016 American Music Awards in Los Angeles.

Ariana Grande accepts the award for artist of the year at the 2016 American Music Awards.

The show, broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles, was hosted by Gigi Hadid and Jay Pharoah, and featured performances by James Bay, Justin Bieber, Fifth Harmony, Lady Gaga, Green Day, Niall Horan, John Legend, Bruno Mars, Shawn Mendes, Twenty One Pilots and The Weeknd. Other performances included duets by The Chainsmokers and Halsey, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj, Maroon 5 and Kendrick Lamar.

Here is the full list of AMA winners and nominees:
ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Adele
Beyoncé
Justin Bieber
Drake
Selena Gomez
Ariana Grande — WINNER
Rihanna
Twenty One Pilots
Carrie Underwood
The Weeknd

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR UN-LEASHED BY T-MOBILE
Alessia Cara
The Chainsmokers
DNCE
Shawn Mendes
ZAYN — WINNER

COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR
The Chainsmokers Featuring Daya, “Don’t Let Me Down”
Drake Featuring Wizkid & Kyla, “One Dance”
Fifth Harmony Featuring Ty Dolla $ign, “Work From Home” — WINNER
Rihanna Featuring Drake, “Work”
Meghan Trainor Featuring John Legend, “Like I’m Gonna Lose You”

TOUR OF THE YEAR

Beyoncé — WINNER
Madonna
Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Justin Bieber “Sorry” — WINNER
Desiigner “Panda”
Rihanna Featuring Drake “Work”

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

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK
Adele
Selena Gomez — WINNER
Rihanna

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

FAVORITE ALBUM – POP/ROCK
Adele, 25
Justin Bieber, Purpose — WINNER
Drake, Views

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

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – COUNTRY

Luke Bryan
Thomas Rhett
Blake Shelton — WINNER

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – COUNTRY
Kelsea Ballerini
Cam
Carrie Underwood — WINNER

FAVORITE DUO or GROUP – COUNTRY
Florida Georgia Line — WINNER
Old Dominion
Zac Brown Band

FAVORITE ALBUM – COUNTRY

Luke Bryan, Kill the Lights
Chris Stapleton, Traveller
Carrie Underwood, Storyteller — WINNER

FAVORITE SONG – COUNTRY
Florida Georgia Line, “H.O.L.Y.”
Tim McGraw, “Humble And Kind” — WINNER
Thomas Rhett, “Die A Happy Man”

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

FAVORITE ALBUM – RAP/HIP-HOP
Drake, Views — WINNER
Drake & Future, What A Time To Be Alive
Fetty Wap, Fetty Wap

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

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

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B
Beyoncé
Janet Jackson
Rihanna — WINNER

FAVORITE ALBUM – SOUL/R&B

Beyoncé, Lemonade
Rihanna, Anti — WINNER
Bryson Tiller, T R A P S O U L

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

FAVORITE ARTIST – ALTERNATIVE ROCK
Coldplay
Twenty One Pilots — WINNER
X Ambassadors

FAVORITE ARTIST – ADULT CONTEMPORARY
Adele — WINNER
Rachel Platten
Meghan Trainor

FAVORITE ARTIST – LATIN
J Balvin
Enrique Iglesias — WINNER
Nicky Jam

FAVORITE ARTIST – CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL
Lauren Daigle
Hillsong UNITED — WINNER
Chris Tomlin

FAVORITE ARTIST – ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC (EDM)
The Chainsmokers — WINNER
Calvin Harris
Major Lazer

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

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