The American Music Awards 2016 threw up some surprises with regard to the winners list. The winners list has now been revealed. The nominee list also looked pretty exciting sometime earlier.
The American Music Awards 2016 list of winners is something that is generating immense excitement. Fans and enthusiasts are looking forward to the final list of winners. ABC News reports that the Awards commenced grandly on Sunday night.
Ariana Grande won the top American Music Awards 2016 honor for Artist of the Year. Grande was nearly in tears while taking her award. The American Music Award of Merit went to Sting. He talked of his huge “debt to American music” and labeled rock and roll as the “greatest export”.
Drake broke Michael Jackson’s record for the most AMA nominations in one year. Jackson earlier had 11 nominations in 1984. This year, Drake had a whopping 13 nominations. Twenty One Pilots won the Favorite Duo/Group- Pop/Rock award. The Chainsmokers won the Favorite Artist-EDM award.
Drake won the Favorite Album- Rap/Hip-Hop award while Fifth Harmony feat Ty Dolla $ign won the Collaboration award. The favorite song-Country went to Tim McGraw for Humble and Kind. Zayn Malik won the New Artist of the Year award outstripping Shawn Mendes and DNCE among others.
Drake also snagged the Favorite Artist- Rap/Hip-Hop award. Purple Rain won the Top Soundtrack. Florida Georgia Line swept the Favorite Duo or Group-Country prize. Twenty One Pilots also won the Favorite Alternative Artist award. Selena Gomez won the Favorite Female Artist- Pop/Rock award. She managed to outrank Rihanna and Adele in the nominations list.
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Ariana Grande beat Carrie Underwood, Rihanna, Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber. She pulled off the top honor, namely Artist of the Year. All in all, the awards ceremony was not devoid of excitement. You can also find a detailed list at Heavy.