It was the 2016 finale of music awards last night as the best in the business got together for the American Music Awards! Going into the night all eyes were on Drake as he walked in a record holder with 13 nominations…the most ever for an artist at the American Music Awards since Michael Jackson back in the 80’s!
I’ll be honest when it comes to last night’s hosts, they were no Jennifer Lopez! Other than a couple funny impressions I personally didn’t feel Gigi Hadid and Jay Pharoah had much to offer…especially considering last year when JLo not only held her own as host but opened the show with an incredible over the top glimpse into her Vegas act! I was sick of the jabs at the election less than 5 minutes into the night, but the show made up for it with some amazing performances! Among the stand outs last night you had Bruno Mars opening the night with 24K Magic, Fifth Harmony, Ariana Grande who teamed up with Nicki Minaj once again, Twenty One Pilots’ mashup of Heathens and Stressed Out, and of course the act everyone was waiting for Lady Gaga!
My favourite moment of the night had to go to Selena Gomez who by far had the best speech when she took home the award for Best Pop/Rock Female, and she also tops my list of the best dressed from the red carpet!
Take a look at some of the others below!
Top L to R: The Chainsmokers, Ciara, Lady Gaga, Nina Dobrev
Bottom L to R: Selena Gomez, Hailee Steinfeld, Kat Graham, Niall Horan
In the end Drake walked awards with a total of four awards as did Justin Bieber who came into the night with five nominations! Take a full look at the list of winners below!
Artist of the Year: Ariana Grande
New Artist of the Year: Zayn
Collaboration of the Year: Fifth Harmony featuring Ty Dolla $ign – “Work from Home”
Tour of the Year: Beyonce
Video of the Year: Justin Bieber – “Sorry”
Favorite Artist – Alternative Rock: Twenty One Pilots
Favorite Artist – Adult Contemporary: Adele
Favorite Artist – EDM: The Chainsmokers
Top Soundtrack: Purple Rain
Favorite Male Artist – Pop/Rock: Justin Bieber
Favorite Duo or Group — Pop/Rock: Twenty One Pilots
Favorite Album – Pop/Rock: Justin Bieber – “Purpose”
Favorite Song – Pop/Rock: Justin Bieber – “Love Yourself”
Favorite Male Artist – Country: Blake Shelton
Favorite Female Artist – Country: Carrie Underwood
Favorite Duo or Group – Country: Florida Georgia Line
Favorite Album – Country: Carrie Underwood – “Storyteller”
Favorite Song – Country: Tim McGraw – “Humble and Kind”
Rap and Hip Hop
Favorite Artist – Rap/Hip-Hop: Drake
Favorite Album — Rap/Hip-Hop: Drake – “Views”
Favorite Song – Rap/Hip-Hop: Drake – “Hotline Bling”
Favorite Female Artist – Soul/R&B: Rihanna
Favorite Album – Soul/R&B: Rihanna – “Anti”
Favorite Song – Soul/R&B: Rihanna featuring Drake – “Work”