Bruno Mars Led the Night With Most Wins at the 2017 American Music Awards

[ 0 ] November 20, 2017 |

Pink (L) and Kelly Clarkson perform onstage during the 2017 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 19, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

The “2017 American Music Awards,” the world’s largest fan-voted awards show where music enthusiasts watch their favorite artists and pop culture icons come together to honor idols, newcomers and record-breakers in the contemporary music scene, celebrated 45 years of music live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 8:00pm ET on ABC.

Tracee Ellis Ross, star of ABC’s “black-ish,” was the evening’s host, bringing the audience laughs from the very beginning. The awards show was a special family affair, with Tracee and her family presenting the American Music Award for Lifetime Achievement to Tracee’s mother, music legend Diana Ross. Diana treated fans to a show-stopping performance of “I’m Coming Out,” “Take Me Higher,” “Ease On Down The Road,” “Best Years Of My Life” and “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.” Ms. Ross stated “It’s all bout love,” as she accepted her award with her family by her side, and danced with her grandchildren during her epic performance.

Christina Aguilera took the stage to honor Whitney Houston and the 25th anniversary of The Bodyguard with an incredible homage, performing hit tracks “I Will Always Love You,” “I’m Every Woman,” “I Have Nothing,” and “Run To You.”

BTS made their U.S. debut with a performance that literally rocked the house, with screaming fans dancing in the aisles and singing along!

Other memorable moments included P!NK and Kelly Clarkson performing together for the first time with an emotional show opening singing “Everybody Hurts,” P!NK’s daring performance of “Beautiful Trauma” from the side of a Los Angeles sky scraper, Selena Gomez’s return to the American Music Awards stage and world television performance debut of “Wolves” with Marshmello, and unique collaborations from Alessia Cara and Zedd, Imagine Dragons and Khalid, Hailee Steinfeld and Alesso ft. Florida Georgia Line and watt, and Bebe Rexha ft. Florida Georgia Line with a special encore performance presented by Xfinity.

The evening included additional knockout performances from Kelly Clarkson, Lady Gaga, Niall Horan, Nick Jonas, Demi Lovato, Macklemore and Skylar Grey, Shawn Mendes, and Portugal. The Man.

American Music Awards nominees are based on key fan interactions as reflected in Billboard Magazine and on Billboard.com, including album and digital song sales, radio airplay, streaming, social activity and touring. These measurements are tracked by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Music and Next Big Sound. The eligibility period for the “2017 American Music Awards” was September 9, 2016 to September 14, 2017.

Bruno Mars, the winner of the AMA’s coveted “Artist of the Year” award will be offered his own full-time channel on SiriusXM in 2018, for a limited run. The artist-branded SiriusXM channel, created with and curated by the winning artist, will showcase the artist’s musical catalog, including their biggest hits, music from their favorite artists and more.

Sponsors for the “2017 American Music Awards” include Comcast’s Xfinity, Security Benefit and                                T-Mobile. Media partners include Cumulus Media/Westwood One and Music Choice.

The “2017 American Music Awards” is produced by dick clark productions. Allen Shapiro and Mike Mahan are Executive Producers. Larry Klein, Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are Producers.

AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS

AMERICAN MUSIC AWARD FOR LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT

Diana Ross

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Bruno Mars

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR PRESENTED BY T-MOBILE

Niall Horan

COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR PRESENTED BY XFINITY

“Despacito” Luis Fonsi ft. Daddy Yankee & Justin Bieber

TOUR OF THE YEAR

Coldplay

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Bruno Mars “That’s What I Like”

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK

Bruno Mars

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – POP ROCK

Lady Gaga

FAVORITE DUO OR GROUP – POP/ROCK

Imagine Dragons

FAVORITE ALBUM – POP/ROCK

Bruno Mars “24K Magic”

FAVORITE SONG – POP/ROCK

Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber “Despacito”

FAVROITE MALE ARTIST – COUNTRY

Keith Urban

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – COUNTRY

Carrie Underwood

FAVORITE DUO OR GROUP – COUNTRY

Little Big Town

FAVORITE ALBUM – COUNTRY

Keith Urban “Ripcord”

FAVORITE SONG – COUNTRY

Keith Urban “Blue Ain’t Your Color”

FAVRORITE ARTIST – RAP/HIP-HOP

Drake

FAVORITE ALBUM – RAP/HIP-HOP

Kendrick Lamar “DAMN.”

FAVORITE SONG – RAP/HIP-HOP

DJ Khaled featuring Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance The Rapper and Lil Wayne “I’m The One”

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B

Bruno Mars

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B

Beyoncé

FAVORITE ALBUM – SOUL/R&B

Bruno Mars “24K Magic”

FAVORITE SONG – SOUL/R&B

Bruno Mars “That’s What I Like”

FAVORITE ARTIST – ALTERNATIVE ROCK

Linkin Park

FAVORITE ARTIST – ADULT CONTEMPORARY

Shawn Mendes

FAVORITE ARTIST – LATIN

Shakira

FAVORITE ARTIST – CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL

Lauren Daigle

FAVROITE ARTIST – ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC (EDM)

The Chainsmokers

TOP SOUNDTRACK

Moana

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