LOS ANGELES, Nov. 21 (UPI) — Ariana Grande was declared Artist of the Year at the American Music Awards ceremony in Los Angeles on Sunday night.
Justin Bieber took home the prizes for Favorite Male Artist — Pop/Rock, Video of the Year for “Sorry,” Favorite Album — Pop/Rock for “Purpose” and Favorite Song — Pop/Rock for “Love Yourself.” His ex-girlfriend Selena Gomez won for Favorite Female Artist — Pop/Rock.
Drake won the AMAs for Favorite Artist — Rap/Hip-Hop, Favorite Album — Rap/Hip-Hop for Views and Favorite Song — Rap/Hip-Hop for “Hotline Bling.”
Rihanna was deemed Favorite Female Artist — Soul/R&B, and also won for Favorite Album — Soul/R&B for Anti and Favorite Song — Soul/R&B for “Work,” her collaboration with Drake.
Underwood grabbed the statuettes for Favorite Female Artist — Country and Favorite Album — Country for “Storyteller.”
Sting was presented with the career achievement Award of Merit.
The show was hosted by Gigi Hadid and Jay Pharoah.