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2016 AMA winners

It was a fun and successful 2016 American Music Awards with amazing performances from the nominees.  The award ceremony was held at the Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater with model Gigi Hadid and Jay Pharoah co-hosting the event.

The show's hosts Gigi Hadid and Jay Pharoah

The show’s hosts Gigi Hadid and Jay Pharoah

AMA became the stage for Green Day’s Trump protest after the sang their new song ‘Bang Bang’, they chanted six times ‘No Trump, no KKK, no fascist USA’.

It was also an emotional night with the late great Prince getting the Best Soundtrack for Purple Rain. The legendary singer’s sister Tyka Nelson, accepted the award as she gave a speech that left everyone teary eyed.

British rocker Sting was given the ‘Award of Merit’ presented to him by actor and friend Robert Downey Jr after which, he performed a medley of his greatest hits.

It was the first time in 11 years after Destiny’s Child, that a girl group won an AMAs.  Fifth Harmony with Ty Dolla Sign won the ‘Best Collaboration of the Year’ for ‘Work from Home’.

There was one more important moment. In the award night, actor Robert Downey Jr. presented Sting with the Music Awards’ “Award of Merit.” The singer made the entire audience stand on their feet while he was performing a medley of his greatest hits.

Check out the full AMA 2016 winners list below:

Award Of Merit – Sting
Favorite Band, Duo or Group – Pop/Rock – Twenty One Pilots
Favorite Album – Rap/Hip Hop  Drake “Views.”
Favorite Artist – Electronic Dance Music The Chainsmokers
Collaboration of the Year Fifth Harmony Ft. Ty Dolla Sign, “Work From Home.”

Fifth Harmony with Ty Dolla Sign winning the Best Collaboration of the Year award

Fifth Harmony with Ty Dolla Sign winning the Best Collaboration of the Year award

Favorite Country Song Tim McGraw “Humble and Kind.”
New Artist of the Year Zayn
Favorite Artist – Rap/Hip Hop Drake
Top Soundtrack Purple Rain
Favorite Band, Duo or Group – Country Florida Georgia Line
Favorite Artist – Alternative Rock Twenty One Pilots
Favorite Female Artist – Pop/Rock Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez during her speech

Selena Gomez during her speech

Artist of the Year Ariana Grande
Favorite Song – Rap/Hip Hop Drake “Hotline Bling.”
Favorite Male Artist – Soul/R&B Chris Brown
Favorite Female Artist – Soul/R&B Rihanna
Favorite Album – Soul/R&B Rihanna “Anti.”
Favorite Song – Soul/R&B Rihanna “Work.”
Favorite Artist Adult Contemporary Adele
Favorite Artist Latin Enrique Iglesias
Favorite Artist Contemporary Inspiration Hillsong

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