The 2017 American Music Awards were handed out Sunday night, honoring the best in music this year.
Bruno Mars led the way in nominations with eight for the world’s biggest fan-voted awards show. The “24K Magic” singer also took home the top prize, Artist of the Year, beating out The Chainsmokers, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, and Ed Sheeran.
Mars wasn’t on hand to accept his award and instead sent a hilarious video of himself riding in what appeared to be a van.
“I wish I could be partying with y’all, but I’m a million miles away right now in a f—— minivan,” the singer, who’s currently on tour, quipped.
2017 AMA nominations announced live on ‘GMA’
American Music Awards 2016: Complete winners list
Aside from Mars, and Diana Ross who was awarded the Lifetime Achievement award, there were plenty of other stars who received trophies inside Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
Here’s who won:
Favorite Duo or Group – Pop/Rock
WINNER: Imagine Dragons
Favorite Song – Rap/Hip-Hop
WINNER: DJ Khaled featuring Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper and Lil Wayne — “I’m the One”
Kendrick Lamar — “HUMBLE.”
Rae Sremmurd featuring Gucci Mane — “Black Beatles”
Favorite Artist – Electronic Dance Music (EDM)
WINNER: The Chainsmokers
Favorite Artist – Adult Contemporary
WINNER: Shawn Mendes
Favorite Female Artist – Pop/Rock
WINNER: Lady Gaga
New Artist of the Year presented by T-Mobile
WINNER: Niall Horan
Favorite Artist – Alternative Rock
WINNER: Linkin Park
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Artist of the Year
WINNER: Bruno Mars
BTS Brings ‘DNA’ & Flashy Choreography to 2017 AMAs
Introduced by The Chainsmokers, BTS made their U.S. television debut on the 2017 American Music Awards Sunday night (Nov. 19) in Los Angeles. They also made history as the first K-pop boy band to perform on a major American awards show.
Performing “DNA,” the group displayed their flashy sense of style and flawless choreography on the seductive banger. It obviously made a big impression on the audience — when the cameras cut to crowd reactions, several fans were crying.