2017 American Music Awards

The 45th Annual American Music Awards kick off tonight at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California. Tonight’s award show will be hosted by ABC’s “black’ish” star Tracee Ellis Ross, along with a rare performance from Diana Ross who is expected to receive the ‘American Music Award for Lifetime Achievement’. Ross stated, “I am thrilled to host this special night which honors some of the greatest musical talents in our industry, and I’m especially thrilled to host this year when my mother is receiving the American Music Award for Lifetime Achievement.'”

Bruno Mars leads in nominations with eight, while The Chainsmokers, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Ed Sheeran, and The Weeknd all tied with five nominations. This is the only show where the winners are voted completely by the fans, so it’ll be exceptionally exciting to see tonight’s winners.

Additional highlights for the evening consist of an opening duet from Kelly Clarkson and PINK, the 25th anniversary tribute to Whitney Houston’s “The Bodyguard” by Christina Aguilera, and other performances from the likes of Lady Gaga, BTS, Selena Gomez, Nick Jonas, and the beautiful Demi Lovato. The award show airs tonight on ABC at 8/7cst, so check back to see tonight’s winners as well as red carpet appearances.

Artist of the Year
Bruno Mars
The Chainsmokers
Kendrick Lamar
Ed Sheeran

New Artist of the Year
James Arthur
Niall Horan
Julia Michaels
Post Malone
Rae Sremmurd

Collaboration of the Year
“Closer” — The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey
“I’m the One” — DJ Khaled featuring Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper and Lil Wayne
“Despacito” — Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber
“Don’t Wanna Know” — Maroon 5 featuring Kendrick Lamar
“Starboy” — The Weeknd featuring Daft Punk

Tour of the Year
Garth Brooks

Video of the Year
“That’s What I Like” — Bruno Mars
“Despacito” — Luis Fonsi featuring Daddy Yankee
“Shape of You” — Ed Sheeran

Favorite Male Artist: Pop/Rock
Bruno Mars
Ed Sheeran

Favorite Female Artist: Pop/Rock
Alessia Cara
Lady Gaga

Favorite Duo or Group: Pop/Rock
The Chainsmokers
Imagine Dragons

Favorite Album: Pop/Rock
Bruno Mars — 24K Magic
Drake — More Life
The Weekend — Starboy

Favorite Song: Pop/Rock
“Closer” — The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey
“Despacito” — Louis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber
“Shape of You” — Ed Sheeran

Favorite Male Artist: Country
Sam Hunt
Thomas Rhett
Keith Urban

Favorite Female Artist: Country
Miranda Lambert
Maren Morris
Carrie Underwood

Favorite Duo or Group: Country
Florida Georgia Line
Little Big Town
Old Dominion

Favorite Album: Country
Jason Aldean — They Don’t Know
Chris Stapleton — From a Room: Volume 1
Keith Urban — Ripcord

Favorite Song: Country
“Body Like a Back Road” — Sam Hunt
“Dirt on My Boots” — Jon Pardi
“Blue Ain’t Your Color” — Keith Urban

Favorite Artist: Rap/Hip-Hop
Kendrick Lamar

Favorite Album: Rap/Hip-Hop
Drake — More Life
Kendrick Lamar — DAMN.
Migos — Culture

Favorite Song: Rap/Hip-Hop
“I’m the One” — DJ Khaled featuring Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper and Lil Wayne
“HUMBLE” — Kendrick Lamar
“Black Beatles” — Rae Sremmurd featuring Gucci Mane

Favorite Male Artist: Soul/R&B
Bruno Mars
Childish Gambino
The Weeknd

Favorite Female Artist: Soul/R&B

Favorite Album: Soul/R&B
Bruno Mars — 24K Magic
Childish Gambino — Awaken, My Love!
The Weeknd — Starboy

Favorite Song: Soul/R&B
“That’s What I Like” — Bruno Mars
“Location” — Khalid
“Starboy” — The Weeknd

Favorite Artist: Alternative Rock
Imagine Dragons
Linkin Park
twenty one pilots

Favorit Artist: Adult Contemporary
Bruno Mars
Shawn Mendes
Ed Sheeran

Favorite Artist: Latin
Daddy Yankee
Luis Fonsi

Favorite Artist: Contemporary Inspirational
Lauren Daigle
Chris Tomlin

Favorite Artist: Electronic Dance Music
The Chainsmokers
DJ Snake
Calvin Harris

Top Soundtrack
Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol 2: Awesome Mix Vol. 2


Yara Shahidi

Tracee Ellis Ross

The Ross Family

Slim Jimmy and Swae Lee of Rae Sremmurd

Skylar Grey

Sibley Scoles

Selena Gomez

Sadie Sink

Sabrina Carpenter

Renee Bargh

Rachel Platten


Patrick Starr

Nicole Kidman

Patrick Schwarzenegger

Nick Jonas

Nick Cannon

Niall Horan


Marc Malkin

Maia Mitchell


Machine Gun Kelly

Liam Attridge, Ricky Garcia, and Emery Kelly of Forever in Your Mind

Lea Michele

Keltie Knight

Kelly Rowland

Kelly Clarkson

Kelly Clarkson, Svannah Blackstock, and River Rose Blackstock

Kathryn Hahn

Justin Mikita and Jesse Tyler Ferguson

Julia Michaels

Jenna Dewan

Heidi Klum

Hailee Steinfeld

Gaten Matarazzo

Garcelle Beauvais

Erika Jayne

Diana Ross

Demi Lovato


Corinne Foxx and Jamie Foxx


Chrissy Metz

Chrishell Stause and Justin Hartley

Camila Mendes

Caleb McLaughlin


Brittney Marie Cole, Brian Kelley, and Tyler Hubbard of Florida Georgia Line with Hayley Hubbard

Bleona Qereti

Billy Eichner

Bebe Rexha

Ashlee Simpson

Asher Angel

Alessia Cara

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