Tim McGraw, Enrique Iglesias Only Veteran Artists to Win at the AMA's (Unless You Count a 31 Year Old Album)

by VVN Music

The American Music Awards, the annual fan voted show that salutes the most popular in modern music, has managed to honor one veteran artists and an album that is 31 years old.

Tim McGraw took home the award for Favorite Song -  Country for Humble and Kind, beating out Florida Georgia Line and Thomas Rhett and Enrique Iglesias won Favorite Artist - Latin over J. Balvin and Nicky Jam.

Other than that, the evening belonged to Justin Bieber, who won four, and Drake and Rihanna who each took home three. Ariana Grande, who wasn't nominated in any other category, was named Artist of the Year.

Then there is the case of the category Top Soundtrack which was won by Prince's Purple Rain, an album that was released 31 years ago and won both Favorite Pop/Rock Album and Favorite Soul/R&B Album in 1985.  Beating out the soundtracks from Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Suicide Squad, the album was only nominated because the AMA's use sales to determine their top nominees and Purple Rain had a huge resurgence when Prince passed away earlier this year.

The winners:
  • Artist of the Year - Ariana Grande
  • Favorite Band, Duo or Group - Pop/Rock - Twenty One Pilots
  • Favorite Album - Rap/Hip Hop - Views - Drake
  • Favorite Artist - Electronic Dance Music - The Chainsmokers
  • Collaboration of the Year - Work From Home - Fifth Harmony Ft. Ty Dolla Sign
  • Favorite Country Song - Humble and Kind - Tim McGraw
  • New Artist of the Year - Zayn
  • Favorite Artist - Rap/Hip Hop - Drake
  • Top Soundtrack - Purple Rain
  • Favorite Band, Duo or Group - Country - Florida Georgia Line
  • Favorite Artist - Alternative Rock - Twenty One Pilots
  • Favorite Female Artist - Pop/Rock - Selena Gomez
  • Favorite Song - Rap/Hip Hop - Hotline Bling - Drake
  • Favorite Male Artist - Soul/R&B - Chris Brown
  • Favorite Female Artist - Soul/R&B - Rihanna
  • Favorite Album - Soul/R&B - Anti - Rihanna
  • Favorite Song - Soul/R&B - Work - Rihanna
  • Favorite Artist Adult Contemporary - Adele
  • Favorite Artist Latin - Enrique Iglesias
  • Favorite Artist Contemporary Inspiration - Hillsong UNITED
  • Award Of Merit - Sting


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