American Music Awards 2016 red carpet: All the best and worst looks

Amos Herrera
November 29, 2016

But despite a chart-topping album, "Views", that this year became the first to earn one billion streams on Apple Music, the "Hotline Bling" singer has already been knocked out of the running for Sunday's top prize - artist of the year.

The 2016 American Music Awards red carpet were wet, as Los Angeles delivered an uncharacteristic downpour on the music event held at the Microsoft Theatre.

The 43rd or so iteration of the American Music Awards is set to kick off this Sunday, November 20 at 8PM ET / 5PM PT live by way of terrestrial television on ABC.

Bieber, whose five nominations include favorite video, male artist, pop/rock album and song, will perform via satellite from the Zurich, Switzerland stop of his current world tour.

His sister, Tyka Nelson, who noted that her brother had the courage to be different, accepted the award on his behalf.

The nominations for the fan-voted awards show, produced by Dick Clark Productions, were revealed earlier this month.

It was the most overt reference to the Nov.8 USA presidential elections at the three-hour awards show where the focus was otherwise mostly on music. This news story is related to Latest/166578-Drake-wins-first-ever-American-Music-Award/ - breaking news, latest news, pakistan ne.

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"Most of you know a lot of my life whether I like it or not".

Zayn Malik, former One Direction member, won New Artist of the Year.

Rock duo Twenty One Pilots also won two awards, for favourite artist in the pop/rock and alternative categories.

"Prince defied the odds, a Black teen from Minneapolis with a goal to electrify the world". Nicki Minaj will perform twice - alongside Grande and then with DJ Khaled, Future, Rick Ross and August Alsina.

"I don't want to see your bodies on Instagram".

"If you are broken you do not have to stay broken", she added after thanking her fans. Holding up the trophy and looking up at the sky, she said tearfully, "We'll keep this for you at Paisley Park until we see you again...this is for you".

"I am not trying to get validation, nor do I need it anymore", Gomez announced to a round of applause from the crowd. The Weeknd, Lady Gaga and Green Day each performed. "He said, "While I may be an Englishman in NY..." - a reference to one of his solo hits - " musical soul is all-American".

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