American Music Awards: The Complete Winners List

2:57 PM 11/16/2016

by Kimberly Nordyke

Ariana Grande was named artist of the year, while Drake won his first ever AMA trophies.

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The American Music Awards were handed out Sunday night in Los Angeles.

Ariana Grande was named artist of the year, while Drake was a big winner, taking him his first-ever AMA trophies.

The show, airing on ABC from 8-11 p.m., features fan-voted awards in a slew of categories along with performances by Justin Bieber, Niall Horan, Maroon 5 and Kendrick Lamar, James Bay, Fifth Harmony, Lady Gaga, Green Day, DJ Khaled, John Legend, Bruno Mars, Shawn Mendes, Twenty One Pilots, The Weeknd, special duets from The Chainsmokers and Halsey, and Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj, and the American Music Award of Merit honoree and performer Sting.

A list of winners follows.

  • Artist of the Year

    Ariana Grande (WINNER)



    Justin Bieber


    Selena Gomez


    Twenty One Pilots

    Carrie Underwood

    The Weeknd

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

    Zayn (WINNER)

    Alessia Cara

    The Chainsmokers


    Shawn Mendes

  • Collaboration of the Year

    Fifth Harmony Featuring Ty Dolla $ign, “Work From Home” (WINNER)

    The Chainsmokers Featuring Daya, “Don’t Let Me Down”

    Drake Featuring Wizkid & Kyla, “One Dance”

    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)



  • Favorite Duo or Group — Pop/Rock

    Twenty One Pilots (WINNER)

    The Chainsmokers



  • Favorite Album — Pop/Rock

    Justin Bieber, Purpose (WINNER)

    Adele, 25

    Drake, Views

  • Favorite Song — Pop/Rock

    Justin Bieber, “Love Yourself” (WINNER)

    Adele, “Hello”

    Drake Featuring Wizkid & Kyla, “One Dance”

  • Favorite Male Artist — Country

    Blake Shelton (WINNER)

    Luke Bryan

    Thomas Rhett

  • Favorite Female Artist — Country

    Carrie Underwood (WINNER)

    Kelsea Ballerini



  • Favorite Duo or Group — Country

    Florida Georgia Line (WINNER)

    Old Dominion

    Zac Brown Band

  • Favorite Album — Country

    Carrie Underwood, Storyteller (WINNER)

    Luke Bryan, Kill the Lights

    Chris Stapleton, Traveller


  • Favorite Song — Country

    Tim McGraw, “Humble and Kind” (WINNER)

    Florida Georgia Line, “H.O.L.Y.”

    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

    Drake, “Hotline Bling” (WINNER)

    Desiigner, “Panda”

    Fetty Wap, “679”

  • Favorite Male Artist — Soul/R&B

    Chris Brown (WINNER)

    Bryson Tiller

    The Weeknd

  • Favorite Female Artist — Soul/R&B

    Rihanna (WINNER)


    Janet Jackson

  • Favorite Album — Soul/R&B

    Rihanna, Anti (WINNER)

    Beyoncé, Lemonade

    Bryson Tiller, T R A P S O U L

  • Favorite Song — Soul/R&B

    Rihanna Featuring Drake, “Work” (WINNER)

    Drake Featuring Wizkid & Kyla, “One Dance”

    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

    Enrique Iglesias (WINNER)

    J Balvin

    Nicky Jam

  • Favorite Artist — Contemporary Inspirational

    Hillsong UNITED (WINNER)

    Lauren Daigle

    Chris Tomlin

  • Favorite Artist — Electronic Dance Music

    The Chainsmokers (WINNER)

    Calvin Harris

    Major Lazer

  • Top Soundtrack

    Purple Rain (WINNER)

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    Suicide Squad: The Album