Winners announced for the 2016 American Music Awards

Justin Bieber, Drake and Rihanna were all big winners at the 2016 American Music Awards (AMAs). Bieber and Drake each took home four awards while Rihanna took home three. Other winners include Ariana Grande as the Artist of the Year, Sting honored with the Award of Merit and Beyonce taking home Tour of the Year. The awards were held Sunday night (Nov 20th) at the Microsoft Theater L.A. Live in Los Angeles.

American Music Awards nominees are based on key fan interactions as reflected in Billboard Magazine and on Billboard.com, including album and digital song sales, radio airplay, streaming, social activity and touring. These measurements are tracked by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Music and Next Big Sound.
 
The American Music Awards Artist of the Year winner Ariana Grande will now get her own channel on SiriusXM in 2017. This artist-branded channel, created and curated by Ariana Grande, will showcase the artist’s musical catalog, including their biggest hits, music from their favorite performers, bands and more. Look for this new channel to hit the SiriusXM airwaves in 2017.

Winners:

AMERICAN MUSIC AWARD OF MERIT
Sting

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Ariana Grande

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR UN-LEASHED BY T-MOBILE
ZAYN

COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR
Fifth Harmony Featuring Ty Dolla $ign “Work From Home”

TOUR OF THE YEAR
Beyoncé

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Justin Bieber “Sorry”

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
Justin Bieber “Love Yourself”

FAVROITE MALE ARTIST – COUNTRY
Blake Shelton

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – COUNTRY
Carrie Underwood

FAVORITE DUO OR GROUP – COUNTRY
Florida Georigia Line

FAVORITE ALBUM – COUNTRY
Carrie Underwood “Storyteller”

FAVORITE SONG – COUNTRY
Tim McGraw “Humble And Kind”

FAVRORITE ARTIST – RAP/HIP-HOP
Drake

FAVORITE ALBUM – RAP/HIP-HOP
Drake “Views”

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

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B
Chris Brown

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B
Rihanna

FAVORITE ALBUM – SOUL/R&B
Rihanna “Anti”

FAVORITE SONG – SOUL/R&B
Rihanna Featuring Drake “Work”

FAVORITE ARTIST – ALTERNATIVE ROCK
Twenty One Pilots

FAVORITE ARTIST – ADULT CONTEMPORARY
Adele

FAVORITE ARTIST – LATIN
Enrique Iglesias

FAVORITE ARTIST – CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL
Hillsong UNITED

FAVROITE ARTIST – ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC (EDM)
The Chainsmokers

TOP SOUNDTRACK
Purple Rain

Author: Buddy Iahn

Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites.

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