Bruno Mars Wins Big At 2017 American Music Awards
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 19: Diana Ross performs onstage during the 2017 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 19, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/AMA2017/Getty Images for dcp)

Bruno Mars Wins Big At 2017 American Music Awards

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LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) — The 2017 American Music Awards took place in Los Angeles on Sunday night, with Bruno Mars taking top honors with seven wins, including for Artist of the Year and Video of the Year.

Mars, who was not in attendance at the awards gala, also won awards for Favorite Album – Soul/RB, Favorite Album – Pop/Rock for his 2017 hit “24k Magic”, Favorite Male Artist – Pop/Rock, and Favorite Song -Soul/R&B for his hit “That’s What I Like”.

Lady Gaga took home the award for Favorite Female Artist – Pop/Rock while Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood took home the trophies for Favorite Male/Female Country Artist respectively.

Other memorable moments included P!NK and Kelly Clarkson performing together for the first time during the show opening, singing “Everybody Hurts”; P!NK’s daring performance of “Beautiful Trauma” from the side of a Los Angeles skyscraper, Selena Gomez’s return to the American Music Awards stage after a year of health challenges with her performance debut of “Wolves” with Marshmello, and 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 an encore performance presented by Xfinity.

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.”

A lifetime achievement award was presented to legendary singer Diana Ross, who performed fan favorites “I’m Coming Out,” “Take Me Higher,” “Ease On Down The Road,” “Best Years Of My Life” and “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.”

Staged at the Microsoft Theater, the show was hosted by Tracee Ellis Ross, star of ABC’s “black-ish,” and daughter of Diana Ross, and was produced by dick clark productions.

The full list of winners at the 2017 AMA Awards

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”

Favorite 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”

Favorite 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

Favorite artist — electronic dance music (EDM)
The Chainsmokers

Top soundtrack
“Moana”

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