2016 American Music Awards: The Complete Winners List

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And the winners are…

On Sunday night, the 2016 American Music Awards aired live on ABC as the best in the business gathered to duke it out for the coveted trophies.

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Bruno Mars opened the show with a toe-tapping rendition of his hit “24K Magic,” and hosts Gigi Hadid and Jay Pharoah entertained the crowd.

But ultimately it came down to this year’s winners. Here’s the complete list:

Artist of the Year:



Justin Bieber


Selena Gomez

Ariana Grande *WINNER*


Twenty One Pilots

Carrie Underwood

The Weeknd

New Artist of the Year Un-leashed by T-Mobile:

Alessia Cara

The Chainsmokers


Shawn Mendes


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*


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*


The Weeknd

Favorite Female Artist -- Pop/Rock:


Selena Gomez *WINNER*


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Favorite Duo or Group -- Pop/Rock:

The Chainsmokers


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


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


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:


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:


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


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

For more from this year’s nominees, watch the clip below!

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