Canadians dominate American Music Awards with Drake and Justin Bieber emerging as biggest winners

Drake went into the awards ceremony with a total of 13 nominations, eclipsing the record previously set by Michael Jackson in 1984, when he was nominated 11 times.

The Canadian rapper would however, win three awards while his fellow countryman, Bieber, earned four awards.

The American Music Awards was hosted by Jay Pharoah and Gigi Hadid.

Here are the winners:

  • ARTIST(S) OF THE YEAR
    Adele
    Beyoncé
    Justin Bieber
    Drake
    Selena Gomez
    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
    ZAYN — WINNER
  • COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR
    The Chainsmokers Featuring Daya, “Don’t Let Me Down”
    Drake Featuring Wizkid & Kyla, “One Dance”
    Fifth Harmony Featuring Ty Dolla $ign, “Work From Home” — WINNER
    Rihanna Featuring Drake, “Work”
    Meghan Trainor Featuring John Legend, “Like I’m Gonna Lose You”
  • TOUR OF THE YEAR
    Beyoncé
    Madonna
    Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band
  • VIDEO(S) OF THE YEAR
    Justin Bieber “Sorry”
    Desiigner “Panda”
    Rihanna Featuring Drake “Work”
  • FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK
    Justin Bieber
    Drake
    The Weeknd
  • FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK
    Adele
    Selena Gomez
    Rihanna
  • FAVORITE DUO OR GROUP – POP/ROCK
    The Chainsmokers
    DNCE
    Twenty One Pilots — WINNER
  • FAVORITE ALBUM – POP/ROCK
    Adele, 25
    Justin Bieber, Purpose
    Drake, Views
  • FAVORITE SONG- POP/ROCK
    Adele, “Hello”
    Justin Bieber, “Love Yourself”
    Drake Featuring Wizkid & Kyla, “One Dance”
  • FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – COUNTRY
    Luke Bryan
    Thomas Rhett
    Blake Shelton
  • FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – COUNTRY
    Kelsea Ballerini
    Cam
    Carrie Underwood
  • FAVORITE DUO or GROUP – COUNTRY
    Florida Georgia Line — WINNER
    Old Dominion
    Zac Brown Band
  • FAVORITE ALBUM – COUNTRY
    Luke Bryan, Kill the Lights
    Chris Stapleton, Traveller
    Carrie Underwood, Storyteller
  • FAVORITE SONG – COUNTRY
    Florida Georgia Line, “H.O.L.Y.”
    Tim McGraw, “Humble And Kind” — WINNER
    Thomas Rhett, “Die A Happy Man”
  • FAVORITE ARTIST – RAP/HIP-HOP
    Drake
    Fetty Wap
    Future
  • FAVORITE ALBUM – RAP/HIP-HOP
    Drake, Views — WINNER
    Drake & Future, What A Time To Be Alive
    Fetty Wap, Fetty Wap
  • FAVORITE SONG – RAP/HIP-HOP
    Desiigner, “Panda”
    Drake, “Hotline Bling”
    Fetty Wap, “679”
  • FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B
    Chris Brown
    Bryson Tiller
    The Weeknd
  • FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B
    Beyoncé
    Janet Jackson
    Rihanna
  • FAVORITE ALBUM – SOUL/R&B
    Beyoncé, Lemonade
    Rihanna, Anti
    Bryson Tiller, T R A P S O U L
  • FAVORITE SONG – SOUL/R&B
    Drake Featuring Wizkid & Kyla, “One Dance”
    Rihanna Featuring Drake, “Work”
    Bryson Tiller, “Don’t”
  • FAVORITE ARTIST – ALTERNATIVE ROCK
    Coldplay
    Twenty One Pilots — WINNER
    X Ambassadors
  • FAVORITE ARTIST – ADULT CONTEMPORARY
    Adele
    Rachel Platten
    Meghan Trainor
  • FAVORITE ARTIST – LATIN
    J Balvin
    Enrique Iglesias
    Nicky Jam
  • FAVORITE ARTIST – CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL
    Lauren Daigle
    Hillsong UNITED
    Chris Tomlin
  • FAVORITE ARTIST – ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC (EDM)
    The Chainsmokers — WINNER
    Calvin Harris
    Major Lazer
  • TOP SOUNDTRACK
    Purple Rain — WINNER
    Star Wars: The Force Awakens
    Suicide Squad: The Album

Here is the full summary of winners from the 2016 American Music Awards:

  • Artist Of The Year – Ariana Grande
  • New Artist Of The Year (Un-Leashed By T-Mobile) – ZAYN
  • Collaboration Of The Year – Fifth Harmony – “Work From Home (ft. Ty Dolla $ign)”
  • 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”
  • Favorite 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”
  • Favorite Artist – Rap/Hip-Hop – Drake
  • Favorite Album – Rap/Hip-Hop – Fetty Wap – Fetty Wap
  • 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 (ft. Drake)”
  • Favorite Artist – Alternative Rock – Twenty One Pilots
  • Favorite Artist – Adult Contemporary – Adele
  • Favorite Artist – Latin – Enrique Iglesias
  • Favorite Artist – Contemporary Inspirational –
  • Favorite Artist – Electronic Dance Music – The Chainsmokers
  • Top Soundtrack – Purple Rain

 

 

 

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