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Tonight, the American Music Awards airs on ABC at 8pm, and we’ve got everything you need to know about the show in this post! Keep in mind, the AMA’s are voted on by fans, so don’t be upset if your fave doesn’t win. Don’t boo, VOTE!

Host: Gigi Hadid and Jay Pharaoh


Maroon 5 and Kendrick Lamar, Lady Gaga, Fifth Harmony, James Bay, Green Day, John Legend, Bruno Mars, Shawn Mendes, Twenty One Pilots, The Weeknd, The Chainsmokers and Halsey, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj and Bieber, who will perform from Switzerland.


Artist of the Year

Justin Bieber

Selena Gomez

Ariana Grande


Carrie Underwood

 New Artist of the Year

Alessia Cara

The Chainsmokers


Shawn Mendez


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



Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band

Video of the Year

Justin Bieber

Desiigner “Panda”

Rihanna Featuring Drake “Work”

Favorite Male Artist – Pop/Rock

Justin Bieber


The Weeknd

Favorite Female Artist – Pop/Rock


Selena Gomez


Favorite Duo or Group – Pop/Rock

The Chainsmokers


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 & Kyle “One Dance”

Favorite Male Artist – Country

Luke Bryan

Thomas Rhett

Blake Shelton

Favorite Female Artist – Country

Kelsea Ballerini


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


Fetty Wap


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 – Soup/ R&B

Chris Brown

Bryson Tiller

The Weeknd

Favorite Female Artist – Soul/R&B


Janet Jackson


Favorite Album – Soul/R&B

Beyonce “Lemonade”

Rihanna “Anti”

Bryson Tiller “TRAPSOUL”

Favorite Song – Soul/R&B

Drake Featuring Wizkid & Kyla “One Dance”

Rihanna Featuring Drake “Work”

Bryson Tiller “Don’t”

Favorite Artist – Alternative Rock


Twenty One Pilots

X Ambassadors

Favorite Artist – Adult Contemporary


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 – EDM

The Chainsmokers

Calvin Harris

Major Lazer

Top Soundtrack

Purple Rain

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

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