The American Music Awards, or AMAs, went down last night and the reason we love this show so much is because it’s all fan-voted. We the people get our say!
Weird choice for hosts though, model Gigi Hadid and SNL Alum and comedian Jay Pharoah, who actually did pretty good!
The ’90s were in the house last night with performances from Green Day to Sting, who was presented with the Merit Award by actor, Robert Downey, Jr. and performed a medley of his hits throughout the years. Very cool.
There were lots of great performances at the AMAs: Niall Horan, Maroon 5 and Kendrick Lamar, James Bay, Fifth Harmony, Lady Gaga, DJ Khaled, John Legend, Bruno Mars, Shawn Mendes, Twenty One Pilots, The Weeknd and Justin Bieber (sort of), special duets from The Chainsmokers and Halsey, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj.
Our favorite was the guy who opened the show, BRUNO MARS, performing “24K Magic.”
Watch below and also check out the full list of winners at the 2016 AMAs!
The American Music Awards Winners:
Artist of the Year: Ariana Grande
New Artist of the Year: Zayn
Collaboration of the Year: “Work from Home”, Fifth Harmony with Ty Dolla Sign
Video of the Year: “Sorry”, Justin Bieber
Tour of the Year: Beyoncé
Pop / Rock:
Favorite Female Artist: Selena Gomez
Favorite Male Artist: Justin Bieber
Favorite Band, Duo or Group: Twenty One Pilots
Favorite Album: “Purpose”, Justin Bieber
Soul / R & B:
Favorite Female Artist: Rihanna . . . She won this last year, too.
Favorite Male Artist: Chris Brown
Favorite Album: “Anti”, Rihanna
Rap / Hip-Hop:
Favorite Artist: Drake
Favorite Album: “Views”, Drake
Favorite Female Artist: Carrie Underwood . . . This is her third-straight year winning this category.
Favorite Male Artist: Blake Shelton
Favorite Band, Duo or Group: Florida Georgia Line . . . Their third straight win in this category.
Favorite Album: “Storyteller”, Carrie Underwood
Favorite Song: “Humble and Kind”, Tim McGraw
Favorite Artist – (Adult/Contemporary): Adele
Favorite Artist – (Alternative Rock): Twenty One Pilots
Favorite Artist – (Contemporary Inspirational): Hillsong United
Favorite Artist – (Latin Music): Enrique Iglesias . . . This is his third-straight year winning this category.
Favorite Artist – (Electronic Dance Music): The Chainsmokers
Top Soundtrack: Prince’s “Purple Rain”