2016 American Music Awards

2016 American Music Awards: See the full list of winners

2016 American Music Awards

The 2016 annual American Music Awards happened on November 20 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, hosted by Gigi Hadid and Jay Pharoah.

Canadian superstars, Drake and Justin Bieber were the biggest winners of the night with four awards each, while Rihanna followed with three wins.

Bruno Mars, DJ Khaled, Nicki Minaj, Lady Gaga, John Legend and more performed at the ceremony.

Check out the full winners list below. Winners’ names are in bold:

Artist of the Year

Justin Bieber

Selena Gomez

Ariana Grande 


Carrie Underwood

Favorite Female Artiste — Pop/Rock


Selena Gomez


Favorite Artiste — Alternative Rock


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 Artiste — Rap/Hip-Hop


Fetty Wap


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

Alessia Cara

The Chainsmokers


Shawn Mendes


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 Artiste — 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


Twenty One Pilots

Tour of the Year



Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band

Video of the Year

Justin Bieber, ‘Sorry’

Desiigner, ‘Panda’

Rihanna featuring Drake, ‘Work’

Favorite Male Artiste — Pop/Rock

Justin Bieber


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 Artiste — Country

Luke Bryan

Thomas Rhett

Blake Shelton

Favorite Female Artiste — Country

Kelsea Ballerini


Carrie Underwood

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 Artiste — Soul/R&B

Chris Brown

Bryson Tiller

The Weeknd

Favorite Female Artiste — Soul/R&B


Janet Jackson


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 and Kyla, ‘One Dance’

Rihanna featuring Drake, ‘Work’

Bryson Tiller, ‘Don’t’

Favorite Artiste — Adult Contemporary


Rachel Platten

Meghan Trainor

Favorite Artiste — Latin

J Balvin

Enrique Iglesias

Nicky Jam

Favorite Artiste — Contemporary Inspirational

Lauren Daigle

Hillsong United

Chris Tomlin


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