American Music Awards 2016: See all the pics

From red carpet to on stage style...

American Music Awards 2016
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From red carpet to on stage style...

The American Music Awards 2016 took place in Los Angeles and saw some of the biggest names in the music business take to the red carpet. From the best dressed to the electrifying performances’, we’ve rounded up all the best moments from the evening.

It’s one of the biggest nights of the year on the music scene, with the likes of Ariana Grande, Lady Gaga and John Legend stepping out to celebrate the best music of the year so far.

The hosts of the awards this year were the dynamic duo: comedian Jay Pharoah and supermodel Gigi Hadid. And, they certainly got the crowd talking. Gigi took to the red carpet in a stunning white Roberto Cavalli gown and she later changed into several outfits including a red evening gown slashed at the waist and an embellished crop top suit.

Some of the most notable red carpet moments include Chrissy Teigen’s nearly naked dress by Yousef Akbar, Hailee Steinfeld in metallic Elie Saab, Selena Gomez in a stunning gown and Ciara’s pregnancy style with a monochromatic Stephane Rolland gown.

Behati Prinsloo debuted her post-baby body with her first red carpet appearance just two months after welcoming daughter Dusty Rose.

As for the awards; Ariana Grande picked up the highly coveted Artist of the Year award, while Zayn Malik won Best New Artist of the Year. Prince’s Purple Rain won an award for the Best Soundtrack and the late star’s sister accepted the trophy and delivered a heartfelt speech.

Lady Gaga, American Music Awards 2016

Lady Gaga performs at the American Music Awards 2016 in LA.
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Finally, Bruno Mars kicked things off with a rousing performance of 24K Magic which certainly got the crowd going while Niall Horan, the second One Directioner to take the solo path performed his first solo single, This Town. Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj kept everyone dancing and Lady Gaga delivered an emotional performance of Million Reasons.

From Chrissy Teigen’s style statement to Gigi Hadid’s knock out gowns and everything in between, we’ve got all the most memorable pics from the American Music Awards 2016.

Ciara

Ciara

Ciara wore this gorgeous black and white gown by Stephanie Rolland at the 2016 AMAs.
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Ciara wore this gorgeous black and white gown by Stephanie Rolland at the 2016 AMAs.

Selan Gomez

Selan Gomez

Selena Gomez in Prada at the American Music Awards 2016 in LA.
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Selena Gomez in Prada at the American Music Awards 2016 in LA.

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga wearing Brandon Maxwell at the American Music Awards 2016 in LA.
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Lady Gaga wearing Brandon Maxwell at the American Music Awards 2016 in LA.

Gigi Hadid

Gigi Hadid

Gigi Hadid in Roberto Cavalli at the American Music Awards 2016 in LA.
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Gigi Hadid in Roberto Cavalli at the American Music Awards 2016 in LA.

Zoe Saldana

Zoe Saldana

Zoe Saldana at the American Music Awards 2016 in LA.
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Zoe Saldana at the American Music Awards 2016 in LA.

Tinashe

Tinashe

Tinashe at the American Music Awards 2016 in LA.
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Tinashe at the American Music Awards 2016 in LA.

Joan Smalls

Joan Smalls

Joan Smalls in Roberto Cavalli at the American Music Awards 2016 in LA.
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Joan Smalls in Roberto Cavalli at the American Music Awards 2016 in LA.

Milla Jovovich

Milla Jovovich

Milla Jovovich at the American Music Awards 2016 in LA.
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Milla Jovovich at the American Music Awards 2016 in LA.

Chrissy Teigen

Chrissy Teigen

Chrissy Teigen in Yousef Akbarat the American Music Awards 2016 in LA.
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Chrissy Teigen in Yousef Akbarat the American Music Awards 2016 in LA.

Bella Thorne

Bella Thorne

Bella Thorne at the American Music Awards 2016 in LA.
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Bella Thorne at the American Music Awards 2016 in LA.

Behati Prinsloo

Behati Prinsloo

Behati Prinsloo at the American Music Awards 2016 in LA.
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Behati Prinsloo at the American Music Awards 2016 in LA.

Gigi Hadid

Gigi Hadid

Gigi Hadid in Atelier Versace at the American Music Awards 2016 in LA.
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Gigi Hadid in Atelier Versace at the American Music Awards 2016 in LA.

Niall Horan

Niall Horan

Niall Horan at the American Music Awards 2016 in LA.
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Niall Horan at the American Music Awards 2016 in LA.

Nina Dobrev

Nina Dobrev

Nina Dobrev at the American Music Awards 2016 in LA.
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Nina Dobrev at the American Music Awards 2016 in LA.

Karlie Kloss

Karlie Kloss

Karlie Kloss wearing Repossi jewellery at the American Music Awards 2016 in LA.
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Karlie Kloss wearing Repossi jewellery at the American Music Awards 2016 in LA.

Katarina Graham

Katarina Graham

Katarina Graham at the American Music Awards 2016 in LA.
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Katarina Graham at the American Music Awards 2016 in LA.

Olivia Munn

Olivia Munn

Olivia Munn at the American Music Awards 2016 in LA.
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Olivia Munn at the American Music Awards 2016 in LA.

Hailee Steinfeld

Hailee Steinfeld

Hailee Steinfeld at the American Music Awards 2016 in LA.
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Hailee Steinfeld at the American Music Awards 2016 in LA.

Emeli Sandé

Emeli Sandé

Emeli Sandé at the American Music Awards 2016 in LA.
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Emeli Sandé at the American Music Awards 2016 in LA.

Dani Thorne and Bella Thorne

Dani Thorne and Bella Thorne

Dani Thorne and Bella Thorne at the American Music Awards 2016 in LA.
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Dani Thorne and Bella Thorne at the American Music Awards 2016 in LA.

Julianne Hough

Julianne Hough

Julianne Hough at the American Music Awards 2016 in LA.
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Julianne Hough at the American Music Awards 2016 in LA.

Chrissy Teigen and John Legend

Chrissy Teigen and John Legend

Chrissy Teigen wearing Yousef Akbar and John Legend at the American Music Awards 2016 in LA.
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Chrissy Teigen wearing Yousef Akbar and John Legend at the American Music Awards 2016 in LA.

Ciara

Ciara

Ciara at the American Music Awards 2016 in LA.
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Ciara at the American Music Awards 2016 in LA.

Heidi Klum

Heidi Klum

Heidi Klum at the American Music Awards 2016 in LA.
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Heidi Klum at the American Music Awards 2016 in LA.

Matt Bomer

Matt Bomer

Matt Bomer at the American Music Awards 2016 in LA.
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Matt Bomer at the American Music Awards 2016 in LA.

Teyana Taylor

Teyana Taylor

Teyana Taylor at the American Music Awards 2016 in LA.
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Teyana Taylor at the American Music Awards 2016 in LA.

Taraji P Henson

Taraji P Henson

Taraji P Henson at the American Music Awards 2016 in LA.
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Taraji P Henson at the American Music Awards 2016 in LA.

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga performs at the American Music Awards 2016 in LA.
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Lady Gaga performs at the American Music Awards 2016 in LA.

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga performs at the American Music Awards 2016 in LA.
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Lady Gaga performs at the American Music Awards 2016 in LA.

Janelle Monae

Janelle Monae

Janelle Monae at the American Music Awards 2016 in LA.
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Janelle Monae at the American Music Awards 2016 in LA.

Idina Menzel

Idina Menzel

Idina Menzel at the American Music Awards 2016 in LA.
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Idina Menzel at the American Music Awards 2016 in LA.

Jillionaire, Walshy Fire and Diplo

Jillionaire, Walshy Fire and Diplo

Jillionaire, Walshy Fire and Diplo at the American Music Awards 2016 in LA.
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Jillionaire, Walshy Fire and Diplo at the American Music Awards 2016 in LA.

Keke Palmer

Keke Palmer

Keke Palmer at the American Music Awards 2016 in LA.
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Keke Palmer at the American Music Awards 2016 in LA.

Hannah Davis

Hannah Davis

Hannah Davis at the American Music Awards 2016 in LA.
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Hannah Davis at the American Music Awards 2016 in LA.

Bebe Rexha

Bebe Rexha

Bebe Rexha at the American Music Awards 2016 in LA.
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Bebe Rexha at the American Music Awards 2016 in LA.

Keyshia Cole

Keyshia Cole

Keyshia Cole at the American Music Awards 2016 in LA.
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Keyshia Cole at the American Music Awards 2016 in LA.

Skylar Grey

Skylar Grey

Skylar Grey at the American Music Awards 2016 in LA.
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Skylar Grey at the American Music Awards 2016 in LA.

Rocsi Diaz

Rocsi Diaz

Roci Diaz at the American Music Awards 2016 in LA.
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Roci Diaz at the American Music Awards 2016 in LA.

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