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Here's The Full List of American Music Awards Winners

American Music Awards: Drake, Rihanna + Prince Honored As Night's Big Winners

American Music Awards: Drake, Rihanna + Prince Honored As Night's Big Winners

Last night, November 20, the biggest and brightest names in the music industry came out to celebrate the 2016 American Music Awards. Taking place at Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater, hosts Jay Pharoah and Gigi Hadid presided over an event full of jaw-dropping performances and ear-captivating acceptances. From Nicki Minaj‘s almost-NSFW “Side To Side” duet with Ariana Grande to Prince‘s sister, Tyka Nelson, delivering an impassioned and emotional speech celebrating his life — the 2016 American Music Awards were an electric, albeit competitive night.

OVO’s Drake led the way with a record 13 nominations and brought his dad as his plus one. He would go on to win awards for “Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album,” “Favorite Song – Soul/R&B,” “Favorite Artist – Rap/Hip-Hop,” and “Favorite Song – Rap/Hip-Hop”. “I really want to thank everybody who helped me make this album … I want to thank the city of Toronto, and of course I want to thank the fans and my parents. My dad’s here tonight.” Later on in the night, Green Day showcased their political side when performing their new song, “Bang Bang,” chanting “No Trump, no KKK, no fascist USA” numerous times.

While the hook has gone on to trend on Twitter, as of press time there has been little-to-no reaction from president-elect Donald J. Trump‘s account.

The night’s best and most sentimental moment came when Tyka Nelson took to the podium after accepting the AMA for “Top Soundtrack” for Purple Rain. You can watch that below:

“Prince defied the odds, a black teen from Minneapolis with a goal to electrify the world. He had the courage to be different. With his vision and god-given talent, he is still one of the world’s most respected and loved artists,” Tyka told the packed audience and glued-to-the-TV home audience. There wasn’t a dry eye in the house. One of the final moments of the night involved Iron Man, Robert Downey Jr. and Sting, as the latter was awarded the American Music Awards’ “Award of Merit”. Once presented, Sting would go on to perform a medley of his greatest hits for the AMA audience.

Check out the full list of winners below:

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Ariana Grande

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Zayn

COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR
Fifth Harmony and Ty Dolla $ign

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
“Love Yourself” by Justin Bieber

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST — SOUL/R&B
Chris Brown

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST — SOUL/R&B
Rihanna

FAVORITE SONG — SOUL/R&B
“Work” by Rihanna feat. Drake

FAVORITE ALBUM — SOUL/R&B
Rihanna, Anti

FAVORITE ARTIST — RAP/HIP-HOP
Drake

FAVORITE SONG — RAP/HIP-HOP
“Hotline Bling” by Drake

FAVORITE ALBUM — RAP/HIP-HOP
Drake, Views

FAVORITE ARTIST — EDM
The Chainsmokers

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST — COUNTRY
Blake Shelton

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST — COUNTRY
Carrie Underwood

FAVORITE DUO OR GROUP — COUNTRY
Florida Georgia Line

FAVORITE ALBUM — COUNTRY
Carrie Underwood, Storyteller

FAVORITE SONG — COUNTRY
“Humble and Kind” by Tim McGraw

FAVORITE ARTIST — ADULT CONTEMPORARY
Adele

FAVORITE ARTIST — LATIN
Enrique Iglesias

FAVORITE ARTIST — CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL
Hillsong UNITED

FAVORITE ARTIST — ALTERNATIVE ROCK
Twenty One Pilots

TOP SOUNDTRACK
Purple Rain

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
“Sorry” by Justin Bieber

TOUR OF THE YEAR
Beyoncé


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