Drake, Rihanna, Beyonce Take Home 2016 American Music Awards

drake-2016-amasThe 2016 American Music Awards were filled with memorable moments, including Drake taking home his first AMA (or 4).

The Canadian rapper won his first award of the night in the category of Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album for his 2016 hit Views. The award was presented to him by his former Degrassi co-star Nina Dobrev, and the moment wasn’t lost on him. “Me and Nina were on Degrassi together by the way. We’ve come a long way, you know? Congratulations on all your success,” he said, shouting out his old friend. Drake also ended up walking away with awards for Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist, Favorite Song-Soul/R&B (“Work”), and Favorite Song- R&B/Hip-Hop (“Hotline Bling”).

Prince’s Purple Rain won the AMA for Top Soundtrack last night as well, and his sister Tyka Nelson accepted the honor on behalf of her late brother. “Prince defied the odds. A black teen from Minneapolis with a goal to electrify the world. He had the courage to be different with his vision and God-given talent,” Nelson said. “He’s still one of the world’s most respected and loved artists.”

Other big winners from the night include Rihanna, Beyonce, Fetty Wap and more.

Take a look at the full list of AMA winners from this year’s show below:

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 – Hillsong United

Favorite Artist – Electronic Dance Music – The Chainsmokers

Top Soundtrack – Purple Rain

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