2016 American Music Award: Drake, Justin Bieber win big

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The 2016 edition of the renowned American Music Award was held at the L.A Microsoft Theater on Sunday.

The event was graced with picturesque performances by some of the finest music acts.

The star-studded event, hosted by comedian Jay Pharaoh and model Gidi Hadid saw Drake and Justin Bieber as biggest winners with three awards each.

The highly coveted artiste of the year award was won by former Nickelodeon superstar, Ariana Grande, while the award for “New artiste of the year un-leashed by T-mobile” was won by Zayn Malik, a former member of the defunct boy-band “One Direction”.

See full list of winners (compiled by usmagazine.com):

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Adele

Beyoncé

Justin Bieber

Drake

Selena Gomez

Ariana Grande (Winner)

Rihanna

Twenty One Pilots

Carrie Underwood

The Weeknd

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST — POP/ROCK

Adele

Selena Gomez (Winner)

Rihanna

FAVORITE ARTIST — ALTERNATIVE ROCK

Coldplay

Twenty One Pilots (Winner)

X Ambassadors

FAVOURITE DUO OR GROUP — COUNTRY

Zac Brown Band

Florida Georgia Line (Winner)

Old Dominion

TOP SOUNDTRACK

Purple Rain (Winner)

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Suicide Squad: The Album

FAVORITE ARTIST — RAP/HIP-HOP

Drake (Winner)

Fetty Wap

Future

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

Alessia Cara

The Chainsmokers

DNCE

Shawn Mendes

Zayn (Winner)

FAVOURITE SONG  – COUNTRY

Florida Georgia Line, “H.O.L.Y”

Tim McGraw, “Humble And Kind” (Winner)

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” (Winner)

Rihanna Featuring Drake, “Work”

Meghan Trainor Featuring John Legend, “Like I’m Gonna Lose You

FAVORITE ARTIST — ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC  

The Chainsmokers (Winner)

Calvin Harris

Major Lazer

FAVOURITE ALBUM — RAP/HIP-HOP

Drake, Views (Winner)

Drake & Future, What A Time To Be Alive

Fetty Wap, Fetty Wap

FAVORITE DUO OR GROUP — POP/ROCK

The Chainsmokers

DNCE

Twenty One Pilots (Winner)

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”

FAVOURITE MALE ARTIST — POP/ROCK

Justin Bieber (Winner)

Drake

The Weeknd

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)

FAVOURITE ALBUM — COUNTRY

Luke Bryan, Kill The Lights

Chris Stapleton, Traveller

Carrie Underwood, Storyteller (Winner)

FAVOURITE 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


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