2016 American Music Awards Winners: Justin Bieber, Drake and Rihanna Top the List

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2016 American Music Awards Ariana Grande Performance

Ariana Grande performs during the ‘2016 American Music Awards’ held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles (Image Group LA/ABC)

Drake went into the 2016 American Music Awards with the most nominations, however it was Justin Bieber who proved to be the night’s big winner. Drake earned a record-setting 13 nominations and came away with three trophies while Bieber picked up four wins including Video of the Year honors. Rihanna was the winner in three categories during the AMAs hosted by Jay Pharoah and Gigi Hadid.


Among the performers who took the stage during the fan-voted awards show were Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, James Bay, Fifth Harmony, Niall Horan, John Legend, Shawn Mendes, Twenty One Pilots, The Weeknd, Maroon 5, Bruno Mars, Green Day, Sting, and Ariana Grande. In addition to performing, Grande took home the night’s top honor of Artist of the Year.

2016 AMA Winners

AMERICAN MUSIC AWARD OF MERIT

Sting

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Ariana Grande

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR UN-LEASHED BY T-MOBILE

Zayn

COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR

Fifth Harmony Featuring Ty Dolla $ign “Work From Home”

TOUR OF THE YEAR

Beyoncé

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Justin Bieber “Sorry”

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK

Justin Bieber

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – POP ROCK

Selena Gomez

FAVORITE DUO OR GROUP – POP/ROCK

Twenty One Pilots

FAVORITE ALBUM – POP/ROCK

Justin Bieber “Purpose”

FAVORITE SONG – POP/ROCK

Justin Bieber “Love Yourself”

FAVROITE MALE ARTIST – COUNTRY

Blake Shelton

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – COUNTRY

Carrie Underwood

FAVORITE DUO OR GROUP – COUNTRY

Florida Georigia Line

FAVORITE ALBUM – COUNTRY

Carrie Underwood “Storyteller”

FAVORITE SONG – COUNTRY

Tim McGraw “Humble And Kind”

FAVRORITE ARTIST – RAP/HIP-HOP

Drake

FAVORITE ALBUM – RAP/HIP-HOP

Drake “Views”

FAVORITE SONG – RAP/HIP-HOP

Drake “Hotline Bling”

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B

Chris Brown

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B

Rihanna

FAVORITE ALBUM – SOUL/R&B

Rihanna “Anti”

FAVORITE SONG – SOUL/R&B

Rihanna Featuring Drake “Work”

FAVORITE ARTIST – ALTERNATIVE ROCK

Twenty One Pilots

FAVORITE ARTIST – ADULT CONTEMPORARY

Adele

FAVORITE ARTIST – LATIN

Enrique Iglesias

FAVORITE ARTIST – CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL

Hillsong UNITED

FAVROITE ARTIST – ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC (EDM)

The Chainsmokers

TOP SOUNDTRACK

Purple Rain




Rebecca Murray

Rebecca Murray

Editor in Chief at Showbiz Junkies
Journalist covering the entertainment industry for 19+ years, including 13 years as the first writer for About.com's Hollywood Movies site. Member of the Broadcast Television Journalists Association, Broadcast Film Critics Association, Alliance of Women Film Journalists, and President of the San Diego Film Critics Society.
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