American Music Awards 2016 – Drake’s ‘Bad Blood’ parody and list of winners

Drake sings Bad Blood parody

Ariana Grande may have grabbed the top honor at the American Music Awards, but it’s Drake who has won over audiences.

The Toronto native, who nabbed four trophies throughout Sunday night’s (Nov. 20) AMAs ceremony, delighted fans and set the online community ablaze with his version of Taylor Swift‘s Apple Music commercial.

The parody features Drake lip syncing and later singing along to Taylor’s hit “Bad Blood” while pumping iron in the gym. The ad, which aired during the show’s telecast, mimics Taylor’s Apple Music commercial from earlier this year where she eats on a treadmill and raps along to Drake’s “Jumpman.”

In the commercial, the 30-year-old “Hotline Bling” rapper waits for his friend to exit the gym before playing Taylor’s song. He becomes consumed by the catchy track and loses control of a bench press because “Bad Blood” is so “distractingly good.”

The telecast, which was broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles and cohosted by Jay Pharoah and Gigi Hadid, featured performances by Justin Bieber, Fifth Harmony, Lady Gaga, Green Day, John Legend, Bruno Mars, Shawn Mendes, The Weeknd, and Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj.

Aside from Ariana and Drake, winners included Selena Gomez, Adele, Justin Bieber, Beyoncé and Zayn.

Drake garnered the most nominations this year with a total of 13.

Check out the full list of winners below, as well as Drake’s Apple Music commercial.

What did you think of the AMAs? Did Drake’s ad have you chuckling or changing the channel? Watch it below and share your thoughts with us! ~Matthew Pariselli

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Justin Bieber
Selena Gomez
Ariana Grande – WINNER
Rihanna
Carrie Underwood

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK
Adele
Selena Gomez – WINNER
Rihanna

FAVORITE ARTIST – ALTERNATIVE ROCK
Coldplay
Twenty One Pilots – WINNER
X Ambassadors

FAVORITE DUO or GROUP – COUNTRY
Florida Georgia Line – WINNER
Old Dominion
Zac Brown Band

TOP SOUNDTRACK
Purple Rain – WINNER
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Suicide Squad: The Album

FAVORITE ARTIST – RAP/HIP-HOP
Drake – WINNER
Fetty Wap
Future

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Alessia Cara
The Chainsmokers
DNCE
Shawn Mendes
ZAYN – WINNER

FAVORITE SONG – COUNTRY
Florida Georgia Line “H.O.L.Y.”
Tim McGraw “Humble And Kind” – WINNER
Thomas Rhett “Die A Happy Man”

COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR
The Chainsmokers Featuring Daya “Don’t Let Me Down”
Drake Featuring Wizkid & Kyla “One Dance”
Fifth Harmony Featuring Ty Dolla $ign “Work From Home” – WINNER
Rihanna Featuring Drake “Work”
Meghan Trainor Featuring John Legend “Like I’m Gonna Lose You

FAVORITE ARTIST – ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC (EDM)
The Chainsmokers – WINNER
Calvin Harris
Major Lazer

FAVORITE DUO OR GROUP – POP/ROCK
The Chainsmokers
DNCE
Twenty One Pilots – WINNER

FAVORITE ALBUM – RAP/HIP-HOP
Drake “Views” – WINNER
Drake & Future “What A Time To Be Alive”
Fetty Wap “Fetty Wap”

TOUR OF THE YEAR
Beyoncé – WINNER
Madonna
Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Justin Bieber “Sorry” – WINNER
Desiigner “Panda”
Rihanna Featuring Drake “Work”

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK
Justin Bieber – WINNER
Drake
The Weeknd

FAVORITE ALBUM – POP/ROCK
Adele “25”
Justin Bieber “Purpose” – WINNER
Drake “Views”

FAVORITE SONG- POP/ROCK
Adele “Hello”
Justin Bieber “Love Yourself” – WINNER
Drake Featuring Wizkid & Kyla “One Dance”

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – COUNTRY
Luke Bryan
Thomas Rhett
Blake Shelton – WINNER

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – COUNTRY
Kelsea Ballerini
Cam
Carrie Underwood – WINNER

FAVORITE ALBUM – COUNTRY
Luke Bryan “Kill the Lights”
Chris Stapleton “Traveller”
Carrie Underwood “Storyteller” – WINNER

FAVORITE SONG – RAP/HIP-HOP
Desiigner “Panda”
Drake “Hotline Bling” – WINNER
Fetty Wap “679”

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B
Chris Brown – WINNER
Bryson Tiller
The Weeknd

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B
Beyoncé
Janet Jackson
Rihanna – WINNER

FAVORITE ALBUM – SOUL/R&B
Beyoncé “Lemonade”
Rihanna “Anti” – WINNER
Bryson Tiller “T R A P S O U L”

FAVORITE SONG – SOUL/R&B
Drake Featuring Wizkid & Kyla “One Dance”
Rihanna Featuring Drake “Work” – WINNER
Bryson Tiller “Don’t”

FAVORITE ARTIST – ADULT CONTEMPORARY
Adele – WINNER
Rachel Platten
Meghan Trainor

FAVORITE ARTIST – LATIN
J Balvin
Enrique Iglesias – WINNER
Nicky Jam

FAVORITE ARTIST – CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL
Lauren Daigle
Hillsong UNITED – WINNER
Chris Tomlin

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    Justin and Drake, doin’ Canada proud!

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