Gigi Hadid made her debut as a co-host, and showed off her comedy skills by impersonating America’s new First Lady, Melania Trump.
The Victoria Secret model was hosting with funnyman Jay Pharoah.
Meanwhile, Ariana Grande was a big winner before the American Music Awards got underway on Sunday night, she was reunited with her grandma.
The singer took Marjorie ‘Nonna’ Grande to the 2015 prizegiving, but didn’t expect to see her backstage this year.
“She just surprised me in my dressing room,” the thrilled Side To Side star explained. “I posted on Instagram that I missed her… and 10 minutes later she walked in my door.”
Twenty One Pilots were the first big winners at the 2016 American Music Awards on Sunday night, when they stepped up to collect the trophy for Favorite Duo or Group – Pop/Rock.
Bruno Mars kicked off the ceremony with a high-energy performance of his new song 24k Magic and he was followed by One Direction star Niall Horan in his debut as a solo artist.
Niall became the first existing member of the boy band to release a solo single when This Town came out. He performed the song onstage at the Los Angeles ceremony.
Drake leads all 2016 AMA nominees with a record breaking 13 nods, while Rihanna has seven and Adele and Justin Bieber have five apiece.
Selena Gomez made her return to public life at the American Music Awards on after a reported stint in rehab.
The Come and Get It singer, who was nominated alongside her ex-boyfriend Justin Bieber for the night’s Artist of the Year honour, stunned reporters when she showed up the Los Angeles red carpet event in a figure-hugging red gown.
Check out the full winner list below!
Artist Of The Year
New Artist Of The Year
Collaboration Of The Year
Fifth Harmony Feat. Ty Dolla $Ign, “Work From Home”
Favorite Male Artist – Pop/Rock
Favorite Female Artist – Pop/Rock
Favorite Duo Or Group – Pop/Rock
Twenty One Pilots
Favorite Album – Pop/Rock
Justin Bieber, Purpose
Favorite Song – Pop/Rock
Justin Bieber, “Love Yourself”
Favorite Male Artist – Soul/R&B
Favorite Female Artist – Soul/R&B
Favorite Album – Soul/R&B
Favorite Song – Soul/R&B
Rihanna Feat. Drake, “Work”
Favorite Artist – Rap/Hip-Hop
Favorite Album – Rap/Hip-Hop
Favorite Song – Rap/Hip-Hop
Drake, “Hotline Bling”
Favorite Artist – Edm
Favorite Male Artist – Country
Favorite Female Artist – Country
Favorite Duo Or Group – Country
Florida Georgia Line
Favorite Album – Country
Carrie Underwood, Storyteller
Favorite Song – Country
Tim Mcgraw, “Humble And Kind”
Favorite Artist – Alternative Rock
Twenty One Pilots
Favorite Artist – Adult Contemporary
Favorite Artist – Contemporary Inspirational
Favorite Artist – Latin
Video Of The Year
Justin Bieber, “Sorry”
Tour Of The Year
Beyonce, “Formation World Tour:
Prince, Purple Rain
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