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BRUNO MARS WINS BIG AT AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS

It was a big night for Bruno Mars at the 2017 American Music Awards.

The R&B crooner took home seven awards including Artist of the Year at the 45th annual event, which was held Sunday (Nov. 19) at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Mars went on to win Video of the Year (“That’s What I Like”), Pop or Rock Male Artist, Pop or Rock Album (24K Magic), Soul or R&B Male Artist, Soul or R&B Album (24K Magic), and Soul or R&B Song (“That’s What I Like”).

In a pre-taped video message from his tour overseas, Mars thanked his supporters. “Thank you AMAs. Thank you Hooligans. We did it,” he said. “I know it’s because of ya’ll. Thank you for voting for me. I love you guys more than anything.”

Beyoncé nabbed Soul or R&B Female Artist, while Drake, Kendrick Lamar, and DJ Khaled also earned trophies. Drizzy took home Rap or Hip-Hop Artist, Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN won Rap or Hip-Hop Album, and DJ Khaled’s “I’m the One” (featuring Quavo, Chance the Rapper, Lil Wayne, and Justin Bieber) was victorious in the Rap or Hip-Hop Song category. Biebs also took home Collaboration of the Year for “Despacito” (with Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee).

“@amas is a stage / award show where the biggest ICONS Like Michael Jackson! Won awards and performed,” wrote a humbled Khaled. “WOW!! IM SO GRATEFUL !!!!!”

Hosted by Tracee Ellis Ross, the show also honored Diana Ross with a Lifetime Achievement Award, with performances from Alessia Cara, BTS, Kelly Clarkson, Selena Gomez, Imagine Dragons, Khalid, Lady Gaga, Demi Lovato, and Pink. Christina Aguilera paid tribute to Whitney Houston on the 25th anniversary of The Bodyguard with renditions of “I Will Always Love You,” “I Have Nothing,” “Run to You,” and “I’m Every Woman.”

See some of the night’s big winners below.

2017 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS WINNERS

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
The Chainsmokers
Drake
Kendrick Lamar
BRUNO MARS
Ed Sheeran

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR
James Arthur
NIALL HORAN
Julia Michaels
Post Malone
Rae Sremmurd

COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR
The Chainsmokers feat. Halsey – “Closer”
LUIS FONSI & DADDY YANKEE FEAT. JUSTIN BIEBER – “DESPACITO”
DJ Khaled feat. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper, & Lil Wayne – “I’m The One”
Maroon 5 feat. Kendrick Lamar – “Don’t Wanna Know”
The Weeknd feat. Daft Punk – “Starboy”

TOUR OF THE YEAR
Garth Brooks
COLDPLAY
U2

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee – “Despacito”
BRUNO MARS – “THAT’S WHAT I LIKE”
Ed Sheeran – “Shape of You”

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK
Drake
BRUNO MARS
Ed Sheeran

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK
Alessia Cara
LADY GAGA
Rihanna

FAVORITE DUO OR GROUP – POP/ROCK
The Chainsmokers
Coldplay
IMAGINE DRAGONS

FAVORITE ALBUM – POP/ROCK
Drake – More Life
BRUNO MARS – 24K MAGIC
The Weeknd – Starboy

FAVORITE SONG – POP/ROCK
The Chainsmokers feat. Halsey – “Closer”
LUIS FONSI & DADDY YANKEE FEAT. JUSTIN BIEBER – “DESPACITO”
Ed Sheeran – “Shape of You”

FAVORITE ARTIST – RAP/HIP-HOP
DRAKE
Kendrick Lamar
Migos

FAVORITE ALBUM – RAP/HIP-HOP
Drake – More Life
KENDRICK LAMAR – DAMN.
Migos – Culture

FAVORITE SONG – RAP/HIP-HOP
DJ KHALED FEAT. JUSTIN BIEBER, QUAVO, CHANCE THE RAPPER, & LIL WAYNE – “I’M THE ONE”
Kendrick Lamar – “Humble.”
Rae Sremmurd feat. Gucci Mane – “Black Beatles”

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B
Childish Gambino
BRUNO MARS
The Weeknd

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B
BEYONCÉ
Kehlani
Rihanna

FAVORITE ALBUM – SOUL/R&B
Childish Gambino – Awaken My Love!
BRUNO MARS – 24K MAGIC
The Weeknd – Starboy

FAVORITE SONG – SOUL/R&B
Khalid – “Location”
BRUNO MARS – “THAT’S WHAT I LIKE”
The Weeknd – “Starboy”

FAVORITE ARTIST – ALTERNATIVE ROCK
Imagine Dragons
LINKIN PARK
Twenty One Pilots

FAVORITE ARTIST – ADULT CONTEMPORARY
Bruno Mars
SHAWN MENDES
Ed Sheeran

FAVORITE ARTIST – LATIN
Luis Fonsi
Daddy Yankee
SHAKIRA

FAVORITE ARTIST – CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL
LAUREN DAIGLE
MercyMe
Chris Tomlin

FAVORITE ARTIST – EDM
THE CHAINSMOKERS
Calvin Harris
DJ Snake

FAVORITE SOUNDTRACK
Guardians of the Galaxy – Vol. 2: Awesome Mix Vol. 2
MOANA
Trolls

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