Justin Bieber, Drake Emerge AMA 2016 Biggest Winners

By Bright Bassey

Justin Bieber and Drake are the biggest winners at the just concluded 44th Annual American Music Awards held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles bagging 4 awards each.

This year’s award, hosted by Gigi Hadid and Jay Pharoah, was entirely fan-voted, as Hadid noted, “There’s no electoral college tonight.”

Drake, who had 13 nominations won four awards.

Meanwhile, Justin Bieber, who wasn’t present at the awards, performed his “Let me Love You” from his concert in Italy via Skype.

Sting, who performed an old school medley, was honored with the American Music Award of Merit presented by Robert Downey Jr.

The show also featured performances by Niall Horan, Maroon 5 and Kendrick Lamar, James Bay, Fifth Harmony, Lady Gaga, Green Day, DJ Khaled, John Legend, Bruno Mars and others.

Some of the other big winners included Drake, Selena Gomez, Zayn Malik, Fifth Harmony, and The Chainsmokers.

The biggest award of the night was the artist of the year, picked up by Ariana Grande.


Here is the list of other winners:


Favorite Country Female Artist

Kelsea Ballerini


Carrie Underwood


Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist


Janet Jackson



Top Soundtrack

Purple Rain

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Suicide Squad


Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist

Chris Brown

Bryson Tiller

The Weeknd


Tour of the Year

The Formation World Tour – Beyoncé

Rebel Heart Tour – Madonna

The River Tour 2016 – Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band


Favorite Country Song

“H.O.L.Y.” – Florida Georgia Line

“Humble and Kind” – Tim McGraw

“Die a Happy Man” – Thomas Rhett


Favorite Country Duo or Group

Florida Georgia Line

Old Dominion

Zac Brown Band

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