Drake, Bieber big winners at AMAs
Drake was the big winner at Sunday’s 2016 American Music Awards in Los Angele, taking home four awards and debuting a new commercial for Apple Music.
“For our genre, I just like to keep things excited and keep making music,” said Drake, who broke Michael Jackson’s record for most AMA nominations after scoring 13 nominations. He scored wins for rap/ hiphop album, artist and song and for soul/R&B song.
Justin Bieber, who performed from his tour in Zurich, Switzerland, also won four awards.
Selena Gomez, who lost artist of the year to Ariana Grande but won favorite female artist in the pop/rock category, gave a heartfelt speech onstage that earned a loud applause from the audience.
“I had to stop, ’cause I had everything, and I was absolutely broken inside. And I kept it all together to where I never let you down. But I kept it too much together where I let myself down,” said 24-year-old Gomez, who recently took time off to treat depression and anxiety.
Other highlights included double winners twenty one pilots and Bruno Mars, who kicked off the AMAs with his hit, “24K Magic.”
Prince’s 1984 “Purple Rain” album, which gained new attention after his death in April, won top soundtrack. Bieber
Drake wins four awards at Sunday’s American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.