Drake, Chris Brown, Rihanna: ‘Favorite artists’ at American Music Awards 2016

(Photo Credit: FRAZER HARRISON/AMA 2016 VIA GETTY IMAGES)
(Photo Credit: FRAZER HARRISON/AMA 2016 VIA GETTY IMAGES)

The 2016 American Music Awards was the music industry highlight on Sunday, November 20 held this year at L.A.’s Microsoft Theater, and some of your favorite artists were nominated. Justin Bieber got all kinds of love. He was on the star-studded performance lineup, that included Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj. The Bieb took home an armful of prizes. Former music power couple Chris Brown and Rihanna were selected as male and female artists of the year, respectively.

Comedian Jay Pharoah hosted the event alongside and model Gigi Hadid.Here’s the complete list of winners.

Artist of the Year

Adele
Beyoncé
Justin Bieber
Drake
Selena Gomez
Ariana Grande
Rihanna
Twenty One Pilots
Carrie Underwood
The Weeknd

Favorite Female Artist — Pop/Rock

Adele
Selena Gomez
Rihanna

Favorite Artist — Alternative Rock

Coldplay
Twenty One Pilots
X Ambassadors

Favorite Duo or Group — Country

Zac Brown Band
Florida Georgia Line
Old Dominion

Top Soundtrack

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

Favorite Artist — Rap/Hip-Hop

Drake
Fetty Wap
Future

New Artist of the Year Un-Leashed By T-Mobile

Alessia Cara
The Chainsmokers
DNCE
Shawn Mendes
Zayn

Favorite Song — Country

Florida Georgia Line, “H.O.L.Y”
Tim McGraw, “Humble And Kind”
Thomas Rhett, “Die A Happy Man”

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”
Rihanna Featuring Drake, “Work”
Meghan Trainor Featuring John Legend, “Like I’m Gonna Lose You

Favorite Artist — Electronic Dance Music

The Chainsmokers
Calvin Harris
Major Lazer

Favorite Album — Rap/Hip-Hop

Drake, Views
Drake & Future, What A Time To Be Alive
Fetty Wap, Fetty Wap

Favorite Duo or Group — Pop/Rock

The Chainsmokers
DNCE
Twenty One Pilots

Tour of the Year

Beyoncé
Madonna
Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band

Video of the Year

Justin Bieber, “Sorry”
Desiigner, “Panda”
Rihanna Featuring Drake, “Work”

Favorite Male Artist — Pop/Rock

Justin Bieber
Drake
The Weeknd

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 — Country

Luke Bryan
Thomas Rhett
Blake Shelton

Favorite Female Artist — Country

Kelsea Ballerini
Cam
Carrie Underwood
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Favorite Album — Country

Luke Bryan, Kill The Lights
Chris Stapleton, Traveller
Carrie Underwood, Storyteller

Favorite Song — Rap/Hip-Hop

Desiigner, “Panda”
Drake, “Hotline Bling”
Fetty Wap, “679”

Favorite Male Artist — Soul/R&B

Chris Brown
Bryson Tiller
The Weeknd

Favorite Female Artist — Soul/R&B

Beyoncé
Janet Jackson
Rihanna

Favorite Album — Soul/R&B

Beyoncé, Lemonade
Rihanna, Anti
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”
Bryson Tiller, “Don’t”

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

Award of merit: Sting

Yvette Caslin
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