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Winners Announced for the 2016 American Music Awards

2016 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS®

Broadcast Live on Sunday, November 20 (8:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT) on ABC

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 WHO: Hosts Gigi Hadid and Jay Pharoah; Performers James Bay, Justin Bieber, Fifth Harmony, Lady Gaga, Green Day, Niall Horan, John Legend, Bruno Mars, Shawn Mendes, Twenty One Pilots, The Weeknd, special collaborations from The Chainsmokers and Halsey, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj, Maroon 5 with Kendrick Lamar, DJ Khaled featuring Nicki Minaj, August Alsina, Future and Rick Ross, and “The American Music Award of Merit” honoree and performer Sting; Presenters Matt Bomer, Ciara, Mark Cuban, Nina Dobrev, Robert Downey Jr., Florida Georgia Line, Erin Foster, Sara Foster, Gigi Gorgeous, Bryce Harper, Taraji P. Henson, Julianne Hough, Karlie Kloss, Heidi Klum, Blake Jenner, Hannah Jeter, Jenny McCarthy, Milla Jovovich, Idina Menzel, TJ Miller, Janelle Monae, Olivia Munn, Keke Palmer, Rachel Platten, Bebe Rexha, Rebecca Romijn, Zoe Saldana, Ryan Seacrest, Miss America 2017 Savvy Shields, Octavia Spencer, Hailee Steinfeld, Teyana Taylor, Chrissy Teigen, Bella Thorne, and Steven Yeun; Additional nominees including Cam, Daya, Director X, Fetty Wap, Kyla, Major Lazer, Tim McGraw, Ty Dolla $ign, and Zayn.

WHAT: At the American Music Awards, artists were honored in multiple musical genres. Pop/Rock, Alternative Rock, Country, Rap/Hip-Hop, Soul/R&B, Adult Contemporary, Contemporary Inspirational, Latin, EDM and Soundtrack, were some of the genres alongside the awards for Artist of the Year, New Artist of the Year Un-leashed by T-Mobile and Collaboration of the Year.  This year, new categories included Tour of the Year and Video of the Year, while Favorite Song categories in the genres of Pop/Rock, Country, Rap/Hip-Hop and Soul/R&B were added in lieu of the Song of the Year category.

American Music Awards nominees are based on key fan interactions as reflected in Billboard Magazine and on Billboard.com, including album and digital song sales, radio airplay, streaming, social activity and touring. These measurements are tracked by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Music and Next Big Sound.

The American Music Awards “Artist of the Year” winner Ariana Grande will now get their own channel on SiriusXM in 2017.  This artist-branded channel, created and curated by Ariana Grande, will showcase the artist’s musical catalog, including their biggest hits, music from their favorite performers, bands and more.  Look for this new channel to hit the SiriusXM airwaves in 2017.

The “2016 American Music Awards” sponsors included Coca-Cola, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Kohl’s and T-Mobile. Media partners include Cumulus Media | WestwoodOne and Music Choice.

The “2016 American Music Awards” was produced by dick clark productions. Allen Shapiro and Mike Mahan are Executive Producers. Larry Klein, Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are Producers. 

 

WHEN:           Sunday, November 20, 2016

 

WHERE:          Microsoft Theater L.A. LIVE

                          777 Chick Hearn Court

                          Los Angeles, CA 90015

MORE:           For the latest American Music Awards news, exclusive content and more, be sure to follow the AMAs                        on social and join the conversation by using the official hashtag for the show, #AMAs.

 

Facebook: Facebook.com/AMAs

Twitter: @AMAs

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Tumblr: amas.tumblr.com

Vine: TheAMAs

 

All available photos, footage (red carpet fashion b-roll, photo room b-roll, press room interviews) and press releases will be uploaded here immediately following the event: http://www.epklink.com/2016americanmusicawards

 

Media Contacts

            Slate PR:

Andy Gelb                   310-461-0111             Andy@slate-pr.com 

Elyse Weissman          310-461-0111             Elyse@slate-pr.com

            dick clark productions:

Liz Morentin                 310-255-4602             LMorentin@dickclark.com 

Gina Sorial                   310-255-0308             GSorial@dickclark.com 

            ABC Media Relations:

Nicole Marostica          818-460-6783             Nicole.Y.Marostica@abc.com 

George Zaralidis         818-460-7920             George.Zaralidis@abc.com

            Latin Press Inquiries:

Diana Baron                310-315-5444             diana@dbaronmedia.com;publicist@dbaronmedia.com

AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS

2016 Winners

AMERICAN MUSIC AWARD OF MERIT

Sting

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Ariana Grande

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR UN-LEASHED BY T-MOBILE

Zayn

COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR

Fifth Harmony Featuring Ty Dolla $ign “Work From Home”

TOUR OF THE YEAR

Beyoncé

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Justin Bieber “Sorry”

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK

Justin Bieber

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – POP ROCK

Selena Gomez

FAVORITE DUO OR GROUP – POP/ROCK

Twenty One Pilots

FAVORITE ALBUM – POP/ROCK

Justin Bieber “Purpose”

FAVORITE SONG – POP/ROCK

Justin Bieber “Love Yourself”

FAVROITE 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”

FAVRORITE ARTIST – RAP/HIP-HOP

Drake

FAVORITE ALBUM – RAP/HIP-HOP

Drake “Views”

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 Featuring Drake “Work”

FAVORITE ARTIST – ALTERNATIVE ROCK

Twenty One Pilots

FAVORITE ARTIST – ADULT CONTEMPORARY

Adele

FAVORITE ARTIST – LATIN

Enrique Iglesias

FAVORITE ARTIST – CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL

Hillsong UNITED

FAVROITE ARTIST – ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC (EDM)

The Chainsmokers

TOP SOUNDTRACK

Purple Rain

See the full list of 2017 AMAs winners!

 

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