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2016 American Music Awards Winners

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The American Music Awards have been showing love to hip-hop for years. In 2015, Nicki Minaj and The Weeknd walked away winners and this year, hip-hop has the chance to do the same. As the 2016 awards show kicks off tonight (Nov. 20), rappers have the chance to earn some big wins in categories ranging from Artist of the Year to Video of the Year.

Drake is clearly Mr. Popularity this year, racking up 13 nominations. He competes against Adele, Beyoncé, Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande, Rihanna, Twenty One Pilots, Carrie Underwood and The Weeknd for Artist of the Year while he pops up in the same category twice for Favorite Album – Rap/Hip-Hop. The Toronto native’s Views and his collaboration project What a Time to Be Alive with Future are in the running up against Fetty Wap and his self-titled album.

Drizzy walked home a winner in the Favorite Hip-Hop Album (Views), Favorite Hip-Hop Artist, Favorite Hip-Hop Song (“Hotline Bling”) and Favorite Soul/R&B Song (Rihanna’s “Work”) categories.

The Weeknd was also recognized for Favorite Male Artist – Pop/Rock, where he competed against Drake and Justin Bieber, and Favorite Male Artist – Soul/R&B, going head to head with Chris Brown and Bryson Tiller.

Ty Dolla $ign earned a Collaboration of the Year award for his part in Fifth Harmony’s “Work From Home.”

Those are just a few of hip-hop’s best and brightest vying for an honor. Besides the awards, catch performances from Kendrick Lamar, Nicki Minaj, DJ Khaled, Rick Ross, Future and August Alsina.

Check out the winners as they’re announced during the show when it airs live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles at 8 p.m. on ABC.

Artist of the Year
Adele
Beyoncé
Justin Bieber
Drake
Selena Gomez
Ariana Grande – WINNER
Rihanna
Twenty One Pilots
Carrie Underwood
The Weeknd

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” – WINNER
Rihanna Featuring Drake “Work”
Meghan Trainor Featuring John Legend “Like I’m Gonna Lose You”

Video of the Year
Justin Bieber “Sorry” – WINNER
Desiigner “Panda”
Rihanna Featuring Drake “Work”

Favorite Male Artist – Pop/Rock
Justin Bieber – WINNER 
Drake
The Weeknd

Favorite Album – Pop/Rock
Adele, 25
Justin Bieber, Purpose – WINNER
Drake, Views

Favorite Song – Pop/Rock
Adele, “Hello”
Justin Bieber, “Love Yourself” – WINNER
Drake Featuring Wizkid & Kyla, “One Dance”

Favorite Artist – Rap/Hip-Hop
Drake – WINNER
Fetty Wap
Future

Favorite Album – Rap/Hip-Hop
Drake, Views – WINNER
Drake & Future, What a Time to Be Alive
Fetty Wap, Fetty Wap

Favorite Song – Rap/ Hip-Hop
Desiigner “Panda”
Drake “Hotline Bling” – WINNER
Fetty Wap “679”

Favorite Male Artist – Soul/R&B
Chris Brown – Chris Brown
Bryson Tiller
The Weeknd

Favorite Female Artist – Soul/R&B
Beyoncé
Janet Jackson
Rihanna – WINNER

Favorite Album – Soul/R&B
Beyoncé, Lemonade
Rihanna, Anti – WINNER
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” – WINNER
Bryson Tiller “Don’t”

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