The 2016 American Music Awards just got wrapped up and Hip-Hop artists took center stage along with other pop stars with dance music featuring progressively through out the event. Drake was the show-stopper leading the line with 13 nominations and bagging 4 categories. The Chainsmokers had a captivating presence as well with 4 nominations. Other dance music nominations included Calvin Harris & Major Lazer. Justin Bieber bagged 2 awards as well for Purpose: The Movement, which has also been co-produced by Skrillex behind the curtains.

Check out the winners’ list below.

Artist of the Year


Justin Bieber

Selena Gomez
Ariana Grande – WINNER


Carrie Underwood

New Artist of the Year Un-Leased By T-Mobile

Alessia Cara

The Chainsmokers


Shawn Mendes

Collaboration of the Year

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

Drake Featuring Wizkid and Kyla “One Dance”
Fifth Harmony Featuring Ty Dolla SIgn “Work From Home”  – WINNER

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

The Chainsmokers

Twenty One Pilots – WINNER

Favorite Album – Pop/Rock

Adele, 25
Justin, Bieber Purpose – WINNER

Drake, Views

Favorite Song- Pop/Rock

Adele “Hello”
Justin Bieber “Love Yourself” – WINNER

Drake Featuring Wizkid & Kyla “One Dance”

Favorite Male Artist – Country

Luke Bryan

Thomas Rhett
Blake Shelton – WINNER

Favorite Female Artist – Country

Kelsea Ballerini

Carrie Underwood – WINNER

Favorite Duo or Group – Country

Zac Brown Band
Florida Georgia Line – WINNER

Old Dominion

Favorite Album – Country

Luke Bryan, Kill The Lights

Chris Stapleton, Traveller
Carrie Underwood, Storyteller – WINNER

Favorite Song – Country

Florida Georgia Line “H.O.L.Y”
Tim Mcgraw “Humble And Kind” – WINNER

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

Desiigner “Panda”
Drake “Hotline Bling” – WINNER

Fetty Wap “679”

Favorite Male Artist – Soul/R&B
Chris Brown – WINNER

Bryson Tiller

The Weeknd

Favorite Female Artist – Soul/R&B


Janet Jackson
Rihanna – WINNER

Favorite Album – Soul/R&B

Beyoncé, Lemonade
Rihanna, Anti – WINNER

Bryson Tiller, T R A P S O U L

Favorite Song – Soul/R&B

Drake Featuring Wizkid & Kyla “One Dance”
Rihanna Featuring Drake “Work” – WINNER

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

J Balvin
Enrique Iglesias – WINNER

Nicky Jam

Favorite Artist – Contemporary Inspirational

Lauren Daigle
Hillsong United – WINNER

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

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