American Music Awards 2016

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Another year, which means another music award ceremony, and this time it’s the annual AMA’s. This year’s ceremony saw performances from the likes of Fifth Harmony, Ariana Grande, Lady Gaga and Sting even took to the stage. It was hosted by comedian Jay Pharoah and model Gigi Hadid.

Here is the list of nominees and winners from this year’s ceremony.


Artist of the Year

  • Rihanna
  • Justin Bieber
  • Ariana Grande
  • Selena Gomez
  • Carrie Underwood

New Artist of the Year

  • DNCE
  • The Chainsmokers
  • Alessia Cara
  • Zayn
  • Shawn Mendes

Collaboration of the Year

  • Fifth Harmony & Ty Dolla $ign – Work From Home
  • Rihanna & Drake – Work
  • Meghan Trainor & John Legend – Like I’m Gonna Lose You
  • The Chainsmokers & Daya – Don’t Let Me Down
  • Drake, Wizkid & Kyla – One Dance

Tour of the Year

  • Beyoncé – The Formation World Tour
  • Madonna – The Rebel Heart Tour
  • Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band – The River Tour

Video of the Year

  • Justin Bieber – Sorry
  • Rihanna – Work (feat. Drake)
  • Desiigner – Panda

Favorite Male Artist (Pop/Rock)

  • Drake
  • The Weeknd
  • Justin Bieber

Favorite Female Artist (Pop/Rock)

  • Adele
  • Selena Gomez
  • Rihanna

Favorite Duo/Group (Pop/Rock)

  • The Chainsmokers
  • twentyonepilots
  • DNCE

Favorite Album (Pop/Rock)

  • Adele – 25
  • Drake – Views
  • Justin Bieber – Purpose

Favorite Song (Pop/Rock)

  • Justin Bieber – Love Yourself
  • Adele – Hello
  • Drake – One Dance (feat. Kyla & Wizkid)

Favorite Male Artist (Country)

  • Luke Bryan
  • Thomas Rett
  • Blake Shelton

Favorite Female Artist (Country)

  • Cam
  • Carrie Underwood
  • Kelsea Ballerini

Favorite Duo/Group (Country)

  • Old Dominion
  • Zac Brown Band
  • Florida Georgia Line

Favorite Album (Country)

  • Chris Stapleton – Traveller
  • Carrie Underwood – Storyteller 
  • Luke Bryan – Kill The Lights

Favorite Song (Country)

  • Thomas Rhett – Die A Happy Man
  • Florida Georgia Line – H.O.L.Y.
  • Tim McGraw – Humble and Kind

Favorite Artist (Rap/Hip-Hop)

  • Drake
  • Fetty Wap
  • Future

Favorite Album (Rap/Hip-Hop)

  • Fetty Wap – Fetty Wap
  • Drake & Future – What A Time To Be Alive
  • Drake – Views

Favorite Song (Rap/Hip-Hop)

  • Desiigner – Panda
  • Drake – Hotline Bling
  • Fetty Wap – 679

Favorite Male Artist (Soul/R&B)

  • The Weeknd
  • Bryson Tiller
  • Chris Brown

Favorite Female Artist (Soul/R&B)

  • Rihanna
  • Beyoncé
  • Janet Jackson

Favorite Album (Soul/R&B)

  • Bryson Tiller – TRAPSOUL
  • Beyoncé – Lemonade
  • Rihanna – ANTi

Favorite Song (Soul/R&B)

  • Rihanna – Work (feat. Drake)
  • Drake – One Dance (feat. Kyla & Wizkid)
  • Bryson Tiller – Don’t

Favorite Artist (Alternative Rock)

  • X Ambassadors
  • twentyonepilots
  • Coldplay

Favorite Artist (Adult Contemporary)

  • Adele
  • Meghan Trainor
  • Rachel Platten

Favorite Artist (Latin)

  • Nicky Jam
  • J Balvin
  • Enrique Iglesias

Favorite Artist (Contemporary Inspirational)

  • Lauren Daigle
  • Chris Tomlin
  • Hillsong UNITED

Favorite Artist (EDM)

  • Calvin Harris
  • The Chainsmokers
  • Major Lazer

Top Soundtrack

  • Suicide Squad: The Album
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • Purple Rain

American Music Award of Merit

  • Sting

So that’s the AMA’s over for another year! Congratulations to all nominees and winners. A special congratulations to The Chainsmokers for winning their first major award, and to Sting for your outstanding contributions towards music throughout your career and winning the music award of merit. Until next year!


If you missed the AMA’s this year, or just having withdrawal symptoms, then you can catch up on the winners and the events, plus extras on the official website by clicking here!

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