The American Music Awards 2016: The Round Up!
The 2016 American Music Awards was broadcasted live last night on November 20th via ABC. This year's AMA's were hosted by Gigi Hadid and Jay Pharoah at the Los Angeles Microsoft Theater. Every year we get to see a couple of performances at the awards and this year wasn't any different; Ariana Grande, Nicky Minaj, DJ Khaled, Future, John Legend all performed on the night.
Bruno Mars kick started the night with a performance of his record '24K Magic', he even performed in a 80s style tracksuit with a gold chain to fit the feel of his track. Before taking home their award, Fifth Harmony performed 'That's My Girl', followed by the performance of 'Closer' by The Chainsmokers. One performance that stood out the most, was Green Day' one, they used their stage time to make a statement about Donald Trump - "No Trump, No KKK!, No facist USA" they chanted.
DJ Khaled also brought his crew along with him when he performed his hit record 'Do You Mind' featuring the likes of; Nicki Minaj, Future, Rick Ross and August Alsina - the performance had everyone on their feet. ICYMI: Rick Ross even announced his 9th studio album 'Rather You Than Me' during the award show via his social media - hence why he rocked up at the AMA's wearing a 'Rather You Than Me' jumper.
As expected before the award show, Drake gathered quite a few awards that night - with 13 nominations you can't really say you was surprised. He basically swept all of the rap/hip-hop awards, winning favourite album, favourite artist and favourite song. You can check out the full list of winners below.
ARTIST OF THE YEAR Ariana Grande -- WINNER NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR UN-LEASHED BY T-MOBILE ZAYN -- WINNER COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR Fifth Harmony Featuring Ty Dolla $ign, “Work From Home” -- WINNER
TOUR OF THE YEAR Beyoncé -- WINNER VIDEO OF THE YEAR Justin Bieber “Sorry” -- WINNER FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK Justin Bieber -- WINNER
FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK Selena Gomez -- WINNER FAVORITE DUO OR GROUP – POP/ROCK Twenty One Pilots -- WINNER FAVORITE ALBUM – POP/ROCK Justin Bieber, Purpose -- WINNER
FAVORITE SONG- POP/ROCK Justin Bieber, “Love Yourself” -- WINNER FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – COUNTRY Blake Shelton -- WINNER FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – COUNTRY Carrie Underwood -- WINNER
FAVORITE DUO or GROUP – COUNTRY Florida Georgia Line -- WINNER FAVORITE ALBUM - COUNTRY Carrie Underwood, Storyteller -- WINNER FAVORITE SONG - COUNTRY Tim McGraw, “Humble And Kind” -- WINNER
FAVORITE ARTIST – RAP/HIP-HOP Drake -- WINNER
FAVORITE ALBUM – RAP/HIP-HOP Drake, Views -- WINNER
FAVORITE SONG – RAP/HIP-HOP Drake, “Hotline Bling” -- WINNER
FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B Chris Brown -- WINNER FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B Rihanna -- WINNER
FAVORITE ALBUM – SOUL/R&B Rihanna, Anti -- WINNER
FAVORITE SONG – SOUL/R&B Rihanna Featuring Drake, “Work” -- WINNER
FAVORITE ARTIST - ALTERNATIVE ROCK Twenty One Pilots -- WINNER FAVORITE ARTIST - ADULT CONTEMPORARY Adele -- WINNER
FAVORITE ARTIST - LATIN Enrique Iglesias -- WINNER FAVORITE ARTIST - CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL Hillsong UNITED -- WINNER FAVORITE ARTIST - ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC (EDM) The Chainsmokers -- WINNER
TOP SOUNDTRACK Purple Rain -- WINNER