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AMAs 2016: Performances, winners, highlights and more

Some of the music industry's biggest names headed to the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles for the AMAs.

Lady Gaga, John Legend, Bruno Mars, The Weeknd and more artists performed on Nov. 20, 2016. Sting received the American Music Award of Merit, a top honor previously awarded to Michael Jackson and Prince.

See photos of the winners, performances and more.

Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande accepts the artist of the year
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Ariana Grande accepts the artist of the year award during the American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016, in Los Angeles.

August Alsina

Rapper August Alsina performs during the American Music
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Rapper August Alsina performs during the American Music Awards on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

The Weeknd

The Weeknd performs onstage during the American Music
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The Weeknd performs onstage during the American Music Awards on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

Sting

Musician Sting performs onstage during the American Music
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Musician Sting performs onstage during the American Music Awards on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

John Legend

John Legend performs onstage during the American Music
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John Legend performs onstage during the American Music Awards on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

Sting and Robert Downey Jr.

Sting accepts the award of merit from actor
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Sting accepts the award of merit from actor Robert Downey Jr. during the American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016, in Los Angeles.

DJ Khaled

DJ Khaled performs onstage during the American Music
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DJ Khaled performs onstage during the American Music Awards on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande performs onstage during the American Music
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Ariana Grande performs onstage during the American Music Awards on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

Tyler Joseph

Tyler Joseph of Twenty One Pilots performs onstage
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Tyler Joseph of Twenty One Pilots performs onstage during the American Music Awards on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj performs onstage during the American Music
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Nicki Minaj performs onstage during the American Music Awards on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

Drake

Drake accepts the award for favorite rap/hip-hop artist
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Drake accepts the award for favorite rap/hip-hop artist during the American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016, in Los Angeles.

Tyler Hubbard, Savvy Shields and Brian Kelley

Singer Tyler Hubbard of Florida Georgia Line, Miss
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Singer Tyler Hubbard of Florida Georgia Line, Miss America 2017 Savvy Shields, and singer Brian Kelley of Florida Georgia Line speak onstage during the American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016, in Los Angeles.

Alex Pall and Drew Taggart

Musicians Alex Pall and Drew Taggart of The
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Musicians Alex Pall and Drew Taggart of The Chainsmokers accept the award for favorite EDM artist onstage during the American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016, in Los Angeles.

Drew Taggart

Drew Taggart of The Chainsmokers performs onstage during
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Drew Taggart of The Chainsmokers performs onstage during the American Music Awards on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

Fifth Harmony

Ally Brooke, Lauren Jauregui, Normani Kordei, Dinah Jane
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Ally Brooke, Lauren Jauregui, Normani Kordei, Dinah Jane Hansen and Camila Cabello of Fifth Harmony perform onstage during the American Music Awards on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

James Bay

James Bay performs onstage during the American Music
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James Bay performs onstage during the American Music Awards on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

Niall Horan

Niall Horan performs onstage during the American Music
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Niall Horan performs onstage during the American Music Awards on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

Nina Dobrev and Julianne Hough

Nina Dobrev and Julianne Hough speak onstage during
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Nina Dobrev and Julianne Hough speak onstage during the American Music Awards on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

Drew Taggart and Halsey

Drew Taggart of The Chainsmokers and Halsey perform
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Drew Taggart of The Chainsmokers and Halsey perform onstage during the American Music Awards on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga arrives at the American Music Awards
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Lady Gaga arrives at the American Music Awards on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

Gigi Hadid and Jay Pharoah

Co-hosts Gigi Hadid and Jay Pharoah speak onstage
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Co-hosts Gigi Hadid and Jay Pharoah speak onstage during the American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016, in Los Angeles.

Bruno Mars

Bruno Mars performs onstage during the American Music
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Bruno Mars performs onstage during the American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016, in Los Angeles.

Hailee Steinfeld

Hailee Steinfeld attends the American Music Awards on
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Hailee Steinfeld attends the American Music Awards on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

Heidi Klum

Heidi Klum attends the American Music Awards on
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Heidi Klum attends the American Music Awards on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

Bruno Mars

Bruno Mars performs onstage during the American Music
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Bruno Mars performs onstage during the American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016, in Los Angeles.

Major Lazer

Jillionaire, Walshy Fire and Diplo of Major Lazer
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Jillionaire, Walshy Fire and Diplo of Major Lazer attend the American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016, in Los Angeles.

Keke Palmer

Actress Keke Palmer arrives for the 2016 American
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Actress Keke Palmer arrives for the 2016 American Music Awards.

Dani Thorne

Actress Dani Thorne attends the 2016 American Music
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Actress Dani Thorne attends the 2016 American Music Awards.

Jenny McCarthy and Donnie Wahlberg

Actors Jenny McCarthy and Donnie Wahlberg arrive for
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Actors Jenny McCarthy and Donnie Wahlberg arrive for the 2016 American Music Awards.

Bella Thorne

Actress Bella Thorne attends the 2016 American Music
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Actress Bella Thorne attends the 2016 American Music Awards.

Ciara

Recording artist Ciara attends the 2016 American Music
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Recording artist Ciara attends the 2016 American Music Awards.

Noah Cyrus

Actress Noah Cyrus attends the 2016 American Music
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Actress Noah Cyrus attends the 2016 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on Nov. 20, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.

Tinashe

Singer Tinashe attends the 2016 American Music Awards
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Singer Tinashe attends the 2016 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on Nov. 20, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.

Bailee Madison

Actress Bailee Madison arrives for the 2016 American
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Actress Bailee Madison arrives for the 2016 American Music Awards, Nov. 20, 2016 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California.

Cheryl Burke

Dancer Cheryl Burke arrives for the 2016 American
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Dancer Cheryl Burke arrives for the 2016 American Music Awards.

Aidan Alexander

Internet personality Aidan Alexander attends the 2016 American
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Internet personality Aidan Alexander attends the 2016 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater.

George Kotsiopoulos

TV personality and stylist George Kotsiopoulos arrives for
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TV personality and stylist George Kotsiopoulos arrives for the 2016 American Music Awards.

James Bay

Recording artist James Bay attends the 2016 American
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Recording artist James Bay attends the 2016 American Music Awards.

Tinashe

Singer Tinashe arrives for the 2016 American Music
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Singer Tinashe arrives for the 2016 American Music Awards on Nov. 20, 2016, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, Calif.

Laura Marano

Actress Laura Marano arrives for the 2016 American
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Actress Laura Marano arrives for the 2016 American Music Awards, Nov. 20, 2016 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California.

Keke Palmer

Actress Keke Palmer attends the 2016 American Music
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Actress Keke Palmer attends the 2016 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on Nov. 20, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.

Roshon Fegan

Recording artist Roshon Fegan, right, and her guest
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Recording artist Roshon Fegan, right, and her guest arrive for the 2016 American Music Awards.

Lauren Giraldo

Lauren Giraldo arrives for the 2016 American Music
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Lauren Giraldo arrives for the 2016 American Music Awards, Nov. 20, 2016 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California.

Laura Marano

Actress Laura Marano attends the 2016 American Music
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Actress Laura Marano attends the 2016 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on Nov. 20, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.

Gabriel Conte and Jess Bauer

Internet personalities Gabriel Conte, left, and Jess Bauer
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Internet personalities Gabriel Conte, left, and Jess Bauer attend the 2016 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on Nov. 20, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.

Jordan Doww

Internet personality Jordan Doww attends the 2016 American
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Internet personality Jordan Doww attends the 2016 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on Nov. 20, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.

Keltie Knight

TV personality Keltie Knight attends the 2016 American
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TV personality Keltie Knight attends the 2016 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on Nov. 20, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.

Jeannie Mai

TV personality Jeannie Mai attends the 2016 American
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TV personality Jeannie Mai attends the 2016 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on Nov. 20, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.

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