44th Annual American Music Awards (2016)

Welcome to our coverage of the 44th American Music Awards. The nominations were announced by Joe Jonas and Rachel Platten on ABC's Good Morning America on October 10th, 2016, while the ceremony is taking place on Sunday, November 20 at 8:00pm ET at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. We'll have live coverage starting at 8pm.

8:01 PM

The show opens with tonight's hosts, Gigi Hadid and Jay Pharoah, introducing a performance by Bruno Mars.

8:05 PM

8:06 PM

Jay and Gigi come back out to officially welcome us to the 2016 American Music Awards, which were voted on by the fans. Says Pharoah, "Green Days performing and a white guy is president. It's the Nineties all over again."

8:11 PM

Tonight's first presenters are Octavia Spencer, Taraji P. Henson and Janelle Monáe. They're presenting Pop/Rock Duo or Group. And the American Music Award goes to Twenty One Pilots.

8:19 PM

Gigi intros a highlight of Artist of the Year nominee, Justin Bieber. Jay then intros Barely Famous's Sara and Erin Foster, who in turn introduce a performance by Niall Horan.

8:24 PM

We go right into a performance by Fifth Harmony.

8:32 PM

Nina Dobrev and Julianne Hough are out next to present Rap/Hip-Hop Album. And the American Music Award goes to Dobrev's fellow Degrassi alum, Drake for Views. Drake gives a shout-out to his hometown, Toronto.

8:35 PM

Jay and Gigi introduce a performance by The Chainsmokers. This followed by a performance by James Bay.

8:47 PM

Gigi Gorgeous and Bebe Rexha introduce a performance by Shawn Mendes.

8:53 PM

Ciara is out now to present Electronic Dance Music Artist. And the American Music Award goes to The Chainsmokers.

9:01 PM

Pharoah introduces a performce by The Weeknd.

9:06 PM

Coolaboration of the Year is presented by Florida Georgia Line and Miss America Savvy Shields. And the American Music Award goes to Fifth Harmony for the work with Ty Dolla $ign on Work From Home.

9:13 PM

Gigi and Jay introduce Olivia Munn and TJ Miller, who are presenting Country Song. And the American Music Award goes to Tim McGraw for “Humble And Kind.”

9:16 PM

Karlie Kloss introduces a performance by Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj.

9:26 PM

Teyana Taylor and Bryce Harper are presenting New Artist of the Year Unleashed by T-Mobile. And the American Music Award goes to ZAYN a.k.a. Zayn Malik.

9:31 PM

Chrissy Teigen introduces a performance by her husband, Johm Legend.

9:40 PM

Milla Jovovich introducs a performance by Twenty One Pilots.

9:46 PM

Keke Palmer and Steven Yeun are presenting Rap/Hip-Hop Artist. And the American Music Award goes to Drake.

9:48 PM

Bella Thorne and Rachel Platten introduce a performance by Justin Bieber from a concert in Bologna, Italy.

9:52 PM

Heidi Klum and Rebecca Romijn are presenting Top Soundtrack. And the American Music Award goes to Purple Rain, which became popular again after Prince's death. His sister, Tyka Nelson, accepts the award.

10:01 PM

Gigi introduces Matt Bomer, who in turn introduces a performance of "Million Reasons" by Lady Gaga.

10:05 PM

Idina Menzel and Mark Cuban are presenting Country Duo or Group. And the American Music Award goes to Florida Georgia Line.

10:12 PM

Zoe Saldana is presenting Alternative Rock Artist. And the American Music Award goes to Twenty One Pilots.

10:15 PM

Jay reads some of Kanye's rants like "I invented McDonalds", before introducing a performance by Green Day.

10:26 PM

Robert Downey Jr. talks about tonight's Award of Merit honoree, Sting. It's followed by a medley of hits performed by the music legend. Downey Jr. then presents the award to the singer.

10:43 PM

DJ Khaled and Nicki Minaj perform "Do You Mind" with August Alsina, Future and Rick Ross.

10:47 PM

Hailee Steinfeld and Blake Jenner present Pop/Rock Female. And the American Music Award goes to Selena Gomez.

10:54 PM

Jenny McCarthy and Donnie Wahkberg are here to present Artist of the Year. And the American Music Award goes to Ariana Grande.

10:57 PM

Hannah Jeter introduces the final performance by Maroon 5 and Kendrick Lamar.

11:01 PM

Gigi and Jay bid us goodnight.

Here are the nominees and winners:

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

  • Justin Bieber
  • Selena Gomez
  • Ariana Grande
  • Rihanna
  • Carrie Underwood

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

  • Alessia Cara
  • The Chainsmokers
  • DNCE
  • Shawn Mendes
  • ZAYN

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”
  • 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 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

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
  • 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”
  • Thomas Rhett “Die A Happy Man”

FAVORITE ARTIST — RAP/HIP-HOP

  • Drake
  • Fetty Wap
  • Future

FAVORITE ALBUM — RAP/HIP-HOP

  • Drake Views
  • 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
  • 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
  • Calvin Harris
  • Major Lazer

TOP SOUNDTRACK

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

AWARD OF MERIT

  • Sting