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PRINCE WINS AMERICAN MUSIC AWARD POST HOMULOUSLY, PLUS FULL WINNERS LIST

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By Mona Austin

Prince Post homulously won the Top Soundtrack song for the 1984 album Purple Rain at the American Music Awards Sunday night. He had already won an AMA for the album during the year of its release.

"Until we see you again, we'll keep this at Paisley Park. This is for you," said his sister, Tyka Nelson accepting on behalf of the family.

Prince became eligible for the second win when re-entered the charts this year when album sales wet up around the time of his unexpected death. The surprise win became one for the highlights of the show.

The was nver a dull moment from the time Bruno Mars and his Holligans opened the program with a crowd pleasingly sharp dance routine to 24k. It was a huge night for Justi Bieber who won 4 AMAs and Drake who came inot the night with the ost nominations, took home 3. Gigi Hadid, co-host, got the crown chuckling with her inner comedian with an imitation of future FLOTUS Melania Trump's RNC speech.

But the Prince win was not the only surprise. Aria Grande bested Beyonce, Drake and Carrie Underwood in the Artist of the Year category. Best Female Artist Pop/Rock went to Selena Gomez who fans preferred to Adele and Rihanna. Gomez, who sufferes form Lupus, took herself off the music scene in 2016 to tend to her health. During her acceptance, speech she shared her heartfelf thoguths about her authentic self: "If you are broken you do not have to stay broken," she added after thanking her fans. "If that's anything whether you respect me or not that's one thing you should know about me. I care about people."  Gomez added that she does not wat to keep seeing people's bodies on Instagram.  Pointing to her heart she said, "I want to see what's in here."

Check out the full list of all the 2016 American Music Awards winners!


2016 American Music Awards Winners

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Adele
Beyoncé
Justin Bieber
Drake
Selena Gomez
Ariana Grande -- WINNER
Rihanna
Twenty One Pilots
Carrie Underwood
The Weeknd

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR UN-LEASHED BY T-MOBILE
Alessia Cara
The Chainsmokers
DNCE
Shawn Mendes
ZAYN -- WINNER

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”



TOUR OF THE YEAR
Beyoncé -- WINNER
Madonna
Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band

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 FEMALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK
Adele
Selena Gomez -- WINNER
Rihanna

FAVORITE DUO OR GROUP – POP/ROCK
The Chainsmokers
DNCE
Twenty One Pilots -- WINNER

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 MALE ARTIST – COUNTRY
Luke Bryan
Thomas Rhett
Blake Shelton -- WINNER

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – COUNTRY
Kelsea Ballerini
Cam
Carrie Underwood -- WINNER
FAVORITE DUO or GROUP – COUNTRY
Florida Georgia Line -- WINNER
Old Dominion
Zac Brown Band

FAVORITE ALBUM - COUNTRY
Luke Bryan, Kill the Lights
Chris Stapleton, Traveller
Carrie Underwood, Storyteller -- WINNER

FAVORITE SONG - COUNTRY
Florida Georgia Line, “H.O.L.Y.”
Tim McGraw, “Humble And Kind” -- WINNER 
Thomas Rhett, “Die A Happy Man”




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 -- WINNER
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”

FAVORITE ARTIST - ALTERNATIVE ROCK
Coldplay
Twenty One Pilots -- WINNER
X Ambassadors

FAVORITE ARTIST - ADULT CONTEMPORARY
Adele -- WINNER
Rachel Platten
Meghan Trainor

FAVORITE ARTIST - LATIN
J Balvin
Enrique Iglesias -- WINNER
Nicky Jam

FAVORITE ARTIST - CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL
Lauren Daigle
Hillsong UNITED -- WINNER
Chris Tomlin

FAVORITE ARTIST - ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC (EDM)
The Chainsmokers -- WINNER
Calvin Harris
Major Lazer

TOP SOUNDTRACK
Purple Rain -- WINNER
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Suicide Squad: The Album