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American Music Awards of 2016

The 44th Annual American Music Awards took place on November 20, 2016, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.[1][2] It was broadcast on ABC and was hosted by Gigi Hadid and Jay Pharoah.[3] The 2016 AMAs fell 31% from 2015 among adults 18-49 and 26% among viewers, to 8.2 million watching the show, which was an all-time low in the show's history.[4]

44th Annual American Music Awards
AMA Logo.png
American Music Awards logo
DateNovember 20, 2016
LocationMicrosoft Theater
Los Angeles, California
CountryUnited States
Hosted byGigi Hadid and Jay Pharoah
Most awardsJustin Bieber and Drake (4 each)
Most nominationsDrake (12)
WebsiteABC-American Music Awards
Television/radio coverage
NetworkABC
Runtime180 minutes
Viewership8.2 million
Produced byDick Clark Productions

Contents

PerformancesEdit

PresentersEdit

Winners and nomineesEdit

The nominations were announced on October 10, 2016.[21][22] The winners are in bold.

Artist of the Year New Artist of the Year
Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist
Favorite Pop/Rock Band/Duo/Group Favorite Pop/Rock Album
Favorite Pop/Rock Song Favorite Country Male Artist
Favorite Country Female Artist Favorite Country Duo or Group
Favorite Country Album Favorite Country Song
Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album
Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Song Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist
Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist Favorite Soul/R&B Album
Favorite Soul/R&B Song Favorite Alternative Artist
Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist Favorite Latin Artist
Favorite Contemporary Inspirational Artist Favorite EDM Artist
Video of the Year Top Soundtrack
Collaboration of the Year Tour of the Year

Special awardsEdit

Award of Merit

ReferencesEdit

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