FULL LIST: Winners, American Music Awards 2016

Check out this year's winners

NEW ARTIST OFT THE YEAR. Zayn is given the award for 'New Artist of the Year.' Screengrab from Instagram/@amas

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – It was Drake’s big night at the American Music Awards on Sunday, November 20 (Monday, November 21 Manila time), as he picked up 4 awards from the show, held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

The Canadian rapper and singer won Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop album and Favorite Artist – Rap/Hip-Hop. He also got Favorite Song for the Soul/R&B category with his collaboration with Rihanna and  Favorite song for Hip-Hop/Rap

In a big win near the beginning of his burgeoning singing career, former One Direction singer Zayn Malik picked up the New Artist of the Year award.


Screengrab from Instagram/@amas

Ariana Grande meanwhile won the Artist of the Year.

Bruno Mars opened the show with his hits including his new song “24KMagic.”

Justin Bieber  meanwhile performed  “Let Me Love You,” which was broadcast from his tour in Europe. 

Lady Gaga meanwhile sang her new song “Million Reasons” from her new album Joanne.

Niall Horan, The Chainsmokers, Fifth Harmony, Shawn Mendes, and The Weeknd are among the artists who also performed during the show. 

Robert Downey Jr presented the American Music Merit Award to Sting. 

Here’s the list of winners.

Artist of the Year

  • Adele
  • Beyoncé
  • Justin Bieber
  • Drake
  • Selena Gomez
  • WINNER: Ariana Grande
  • Rihanna
  • Twenty One Pilots
  • Carrie Underwood
  • The Weeknd


New Artist of the Year Un-Leashed By T-Mobile

  • Alessia Cara
  • The Chainsmokers
  • Dnce
  • Shawn Mendes
  • WINNER: Zayn


Collaboration of the Year

  • The Chainsmokers Featuring Daya “Don’t Let Me Down”
  • Drake Featuring Wizkid & Kyla “One Dance”
  • WINNER: Fifth Harmony Featuring Ty Dolla $Ign “Work From Home”
  • Rihanna Featuring Drake “Work”
  • Meghan Trainor Featuring John Legend “Like I’m Gonna Lose You”

Favorite Female Artist – Pop/Rock

  • Adele
  • WINNER: Selena Gomez
  • Rihanna


Favorite Male Artist – Pop/Rock 

  • WINNER: Justin Bieber
  • Drake
  • The Weeknd


Favorite Duo or Group – Pop/Rock

  • The Chainsmokers
  • Dnce
  • WINNER: Twenty One Pilots


Favorite Duo or Group – Country 

  • Zac Brown Band
  • WINNER: Florida Georgia Line
  • Old Dominion


Favorite Song – Country

  • Florida Georgia Line “H.O.L.Y”
  • WINNER: Tim Mcgraw “Humble And Kind”
  • Thomas Rhett “Die A Happy Man”


Favorite Artist – Rap/Hip-Hop

  • WINNER: Drake
  • Fetty Wap
  • Future


Favorite Album – Rap/Hip-Hop 

  • WINNER: Drake “Views”
  • Drake & Future “What A Time To Be Alive”
  • Fetty Wap “Fetty Wap”


Favorite Artist – Alternative Rock

  • Coldplay
  • WINNER: Twenty One Pilots
  • X Ambassadors


Favorite Artist – Electronic Dance Music (Edm)

  • WINNER: The Chainsmokers
  • Calvin Harris
  • Major Lazer


Top Soundtrack 

  • WINNER: Purple Rain
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • Suicide Squad: The Album


Tour of the Year 


  • WINNER: Beyoncé
  • Madonna
  • Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band



Video of the Year 


  • WINNER: Justin Bieber “Sorry”
  • Desiigner “Panda”
  • Rihanna Featuring Drake “Work” 



Favorite Album – Pop/Rock


  • Adele, 25”
  • WINNER: Justin Bieber, Purpose
  • Drake, Views



Favorite Song- Pop/Rock 


  • Adele “Hello”
  • WINNER: Justin Bieber “Love Yourself”
  • Drake Featuring Wizkid & Kyla “One Dance” 



Favorite Male Artist – Country


  • Luke Bryan
  • Thomas Rhett
  • WINNER: Blake Shelton



Favorite Female Artist – Country


  • Kelsea Ballerini
  • Cam
  • WINNER: Carrie Underwood



Favorite Album – Country


  • Luke Bryan, Kill The Lights
  • Chris Stapleton, Traveller
  • WINNER: Carrie Underwood, Storyteller



Favorite Song – Rap/Hip-Hop


  • Desiigner “Panda”
  • WINNER: Drake “Hotline Bling”
  • Fetty Wap “679”



Favorite Male Artist – Soul/R&B


  • WINNER: Chris Brown
  • Bryson Tiller
  • The Weeknd



Favorite Female Artist – Soul/R&B


  • Beyoncé
  • Janet Jackson
  • WINNER: Rihanna



Favorite Album – Soul/R&B

  • Beyoncé Lemonade
  • WINNER: Rihanna Anti
  • Bryson Tiller T R A P S O U L


Favorite Song – Soul/R&B 

  • Drake Featuring Wizkid & Kyla “One Dance”
  • WINNER: Rihanna Featuring Drake “Work”
  • Bryson Tiller “Don’t”
  • Kendrick Lamar and Maroon 5 


Favorite Artist – Adult Contemporary

  •  WINNER: Adele
  • Rachel Platten
  • Meghan Trainor


Favorite Artist – Latin

  • J Balvin
  • WINNER: Enrique Iglesias
  • Nicky Jam


Favorite Artist – Contemporary Inspirational

  •  Lauren Daigle
  • WINNER: Hillsong United
  • Chris Tomlin


American Music Award of Merit – Sting

– Rappler.com