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Winners of The American Music Awards: 2016

The 2016 American Music Awards saw a big rise in winners with big stars winning awards all night. The awards were as colorful as ever as winners took the stage to claim their trophies.

We saw the likes of Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande, Rihanna and many others being nominated for the various catergories.

Here is a list of those that grabbed many wins that night and how the announcments for each catergory werwe laid out;

Related: Top 10 Streamed Songs for 2016

The 2016 America Music Awards was a night for the big stars

Winners of The American Music Awards: 2016 - Spur Magazine
Latin American Music Awards 2016 Winners: Enrique Iglesias, CNCO & More. Image by Billboard

Artist of the Year

Justin Bieber
Selena Gomez
Ariana Grande – WINNER
Carrie Underwood

New Artist of the Year

Alessia Cara
The Chainsmokers
Shawn Mendez

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 – WINNER
Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band

Video of the Year

Justin Bieber – 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 & Kyle “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

Florida Georgia Line – WINNER
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

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 Female Artist – Soul/R&B

Janet Jackson
Rihanna – WINNER

Favorite Album – Soul/R&B

Beyonce “Lemonade”
Rihanna “Anti” – WINNER
Bryson Tiller “TRAPSOUL”

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
Chris Tomlin

Favorite Artist – EDM

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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Author: Allan Bangirana

Allan Bangirana is a freelance writer for Newslibre & Spur Magazine. He is passionate about tech, games and occasionally writes about entertainment, lifestyle and so much more.

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