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Bruno Mars Wins Big At 2017 American Music Awards

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


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


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


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


Favorite artist — contemporary inspirational

Lauren Daigle

Favorite artist — electronic dance music (EDM)

The Chainsmokers

Top soundtrack