2016 American Music Awards

The awards, which were co-hosted by Gigi Hadid and Jay Pharoah, were full of show stopping performances –Image result for 2016 American Music Awards

Drake led the way with a record 13 nominationsand brought his dad as his plus one. At the top of the show the rapper won the award for “Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album” and gave a shout out to actress Nina Dobrev who presented him with his award.

Green Day got political during the award show while singing their new song “Bang Bang.” During the performance, the punk rockers chanted “No Trump, no KKK, no fascist USA” six times. The lines have been used in anti-Trump protests. The performance sent Green Day trending on Twitter with some wondering if the band would be the next target of Trump’s Twitter tirade after his “Hamilton” rant.

Prince’s sister, Tyka Nelson, took the stage to accept the award for “Best Soundtrack” for “Purple Rain” on behalf of her brother. There wasn’t a dry eye in the audience as she gave an emotional speech.”Prince defied the odds, a Black teen from Minneapolis with a goal to electrify the world. He had the courage to be different,” Nelson said. “With his vision and god-given talent, he is still one of the world’s most respected and loved artists.”

 

The 2016 American Music Awards are here!

Check out the 2016 AMAs winners list below!

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Adele
Beyoncé
Justin Bieber
Drake
Selena Gomez
Ariana Grande — WINNERRelated image
Rihanna
Twenty One Pilots
Carrie Underwood
The Weeknd

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR UN-LEASHED BY T-MOBILE
Alessia Cara
The Chainsmokers
DNCE
Shawn Mendes
ZAYN — WINNER
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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” — WINNER
Rihanna Featuring Drake, “Work”
Meghan Trainor Featuring John Legend, “Like I’m Gonna Lose You”

TOUR OF THE YEAR
Beyoncé — WINNERImage result for Beyoncé -- WINNER
Madonna
Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Justin Bieber “Sorry” — WINNERImage result for Justin Bieber
Desiigner “Panda”
Rihanna Featuring Drake “Work”

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK
Justin Bieber — WINNER
Drake
The Weeknd

 

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK
Adele
Selena Gomez — WINNER

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Rihanna

FAVORITE DUO OR GROUP – POP/ROCK
The Chainsmokers
DNCE
Twenty One Pilots — WINNERImage result for twenty one pilots

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
Cam
Carrie Underwood — WINNER

FAVORITE DUO or GROUP – COUNTRY
Florida Georgia Line — WINNERRelated image
Old Dominion
Zac Brown Band

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
Future

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” — WINNERDrake attends Jewel Nightclub at the Aria Resort & Casino on May 21, 2016 in Las Vegas.
Fetty Wap, “679”

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B
Chris Brown — WINNER
Bryson Tiller
The Weeknd

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B
Beyoncé
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
Coldplay
Twenty One Pilots — WINNERRelated image
X Ambassadors

FAVORITE ARTIST – ADULT CONTEMPORARY
Adele — WINNERImage result for Adele
Rachel Platten
Meghan Trainor

FAVORITE ARTIST – LATIN

J Balvin
Enrique Iglesias — WINNERImage result for Enrique Iglesias
Nicky Jam

FAVORITE ARTIST – CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL
Lauren Daigle
Hillsong UNITED — WINNER
Chris Tomlin

FAVORITE ARTIST – ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC (EDM)
The Chainsmokers — WINNERRelated image
Calvin Harris
Major Lazer

TOP SOUNDTRACK
Purple Rain — WINNERImage result for Purple Rain -- WINNER
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Suicide Squad: The Album

Selena GomezImage result for Selena Gomez

In August, Gomez announced that she was taking time off to focus on her health and Lupus diagnosis.At the time, she said she had discovered that anxiety, panic attacks and depression were potential side effects of her disease.

She acceptance speech for favorite female pop/rock artist at the American Music Awards.

Gomez addressed the mental health issues she’s struggled with.
“I had to stop,” she said. “I had everything and I was absolutely broken inside.”
“I kept it all together enough to where I would never let you down but I kept it too much together to where I let myself down.”
“If you are broken you do not have to stay broken,” she added after thanking her fans. “If that’s anything whether you respect me or not that’s one thing you should know about me. I care about people.”
Gomez’s words were met with support from fellow celebs and fans.
Cameras captured Lady Gaga being visibly moved by the speech.
The singer captioned a photo of her and Gomez by saying, “So dope I got to hang with the biggest rockstar of the night. (Ya,know besides Sting and Green Day) …the girl with the biggest prize of all a BIG Heart that she shares with the world.”
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