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.
"2016 American Music Award Winners!"
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” 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.
AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS
AMERICAN MUSIC AWARD OF MERIT
ARTIST OF THE YEAR
NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR UN-LEASHED BY T-MOBILE
COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR
Fifth Harmony Featuring Ty Dolla $ign “Work From Home”
TOUR OF THE YEAR
VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Justin Bieber “Sorry”
FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK
FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – POP ROCK
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
FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – COUNTRY
FAVORITE DUO OR GROUP – COUNTRY
Florida Georigia Line
FAVORITE ALBUM – COUNTRY
Carrie Underwood “Storyteller”
FAVORITE SONG – COUNTRY
Tim McGraw “Humble And Kind”
FAVRORITE ARTIST – RAP/HIP-HOP
FAVORITE ALBUM – RAP/HIP-HOP
FAVORITE SONG – RAP/HIP-HOP
Drake “Hotline Bling”
FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B
FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B
FAVORITE ALBUM – SOUL/R&B
FAVORITE SONG – SOUL/R&B
Rihanna Featuring Drake “Work”
FAVORITE ARTIST – ALTERNATIVE ROCK
Twenty One Pilots
FAVORITE ARTIST – ADULT CONTEMPORARY
FAVORITE ARTIST – LATIN
FAVORITE ARTIST – CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL
FAVROITE ARTIST – ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC (EDM)