2016 People’s Choice Awards

In the most democratic awards show around, The People’s Choice Awards allows fans to vote for their favorite musicians, actors, TV shows and more. This year, women trumped in the music category, coming out on top with nine of the 13 awards. There’s nothing left to say except: Go girls!

The event was held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on January 6, and hosted by comedian, actor and singer Jane Lynch. Here’s a list of winners.

<b>Favorite Male Artist: </b><strong><a href=”http://www.rhapsody.com/artist/ed-sheeran?ocode=social_user&amp;pcode=social_user&amp;cpath=Link&amp;rsrc=artist”>Ed Sheeran</a></strong>

The multi-platinum selling U.K. singer/songwriter, whose compelling beatbox, folkie hip-hop has made him a household name, walks away with yet another award for his shelf. Sheeran’s success also led <i>Forbes</i> to rank him the 27th-highest-earning celebrity in the world in June 2015.

<b>Favorite Female Artist: <strong><a href=”http://www.rhapsody.com/artist/taylor-swift?ocode=social_user&amp;pcode=social_user&amp;cpath=Link&amp;rsrc=artist”>Taylor Swift</a></strong></b>

There’s no denying T-Swift’s appeal: She’s a veritable global powerhouse — and one woman who certainly knows what she wants.

<b>Favorite Group: <strong><a href=”http://www.rhapsody.com/artist/fifth-harmony?ocode=social_user&amp;pcode=social_user&amp;cpath=Link&amp;rsrc=artist”>Fifth Harmony</a></strong></b>

Talk about girl power: The <em>X-Factor</em> girl group winners beat out all the boys in this category (Fall Out Boy, Imagine Dragons, Maroon 5, One Direction).

<b>Favorite Breakout Artist: </b><strong><a href=”http://www.rhapsody.com/artist/shawn-mendes?ocode=social_user&amp;pcode=social_user&amp;cpath=Link&amp;rsrc=artist”>Shawn Mendes</a></strong>

Where the Biebs broke through on YouTube, this Canadian singer/songwriter used Vine to post a host of videos of cover songs to Vine. Grabbing the eyes and ears of fans, and eventually the industry, Mendes signed to Island Records and released an EP and then the full-length <em>Handwritten</em>. The album’s single “Stitches” hit the Top 10.

<b>Favorite Male Country Artist: <a href=”http://www.rhapsody.com/artist/blake-shelton?ocode=social_user&amp;pcode=social_user&amp;cpath=Link&amp;rsrc=artist”>Blake Shelton</a></b>

<span style=”font-weight: 400;”><em>The Voice</em> judge beat out all of his competitors (</span><span style=”font-weight: 400;”>Brad Paisley, </span><span style=”font-weight: 400;”>Dierks Bentley, </span><span style=”font-weight: 400;”>Keith Urban, </span><span style=”font-weight: 400;”>Luke Bryan) for top honors. </span>

<b>Favorite Female Country Artist: </b><strong><a href=”http://www.rhapsody.com/artist/carrie-underwood?ocode=social_user&amp;pcode=social_user&amp;cpath=Link&amp;rsrc=artist”>Carrie Underwood</a></strong>

<span style=”font-weight: 400;”>Country music’s sweetheart and former <em>American Idol</em> winner Underwood beat out Cassadee Pope, </span><span style=”font-weight: 400;”>Kacey Musgraves, </span><span style=”font-weight: 400;”>Miranda Lambert and </span><span style=”font-weight: 400;”>Reba McEntire.</span>

<b>Favorite Country Group: <a href=”http://www.rhapsody.com/artist/lady-antebellum?ocode=social_user&amp;pcode=social_user&amp;cpath=Link&amp;rsrc=artist”>Lady Antebellum</a></b>

<span style=”font-weight: 400;”>The trio fuses Southern rock, roots pop and Fleetwood Mac soft rock into a harmony-rich boy-girl sound — and it works as they beat out The Band Perry, </span><span style=”font-weight: 400;”>Florida Georgia Line, </span><span style=”font-weight: 400;”>Little Big Town and </span><span style=”font-weight: 400;”>Zac Brown Band.</span>

<b>Favorite Pop Artist: Taylor Swift</b>

<span style=”font-weight: 400;”>Is it a surprise she won more than one award? No, not really.</span>

<b>Favorite Hip-Hop Artist: <a href=”http://www.rhapsody.com/artist/nicki-minaj?ocode=social_user&amp;pcode=social_user&amp;cpath=Link&amp;rsrc=artist”>Nicki Minaj</a></b>

<span style=”font-weight: 400;”>It’s no secret that female hip-hop artists don’t get many props from the industry, or otherwise, but Minaj, the only female nominee shows that female rappers can just be as compelling as any man with a mic.</span>

<b>Favorite R&amp;B Artist: <a href=”http://www.rhapsody.com/artist/the-weeknd?ocode=social_user&amp;pcode=social_user&amp;cpath=Link&amp;rsrc=artist”>The Weeknd</a></b>

<span style=”font-weight: 400;”>The Canadian singer’s sound often echoes the King of Pop, but there’s no denying the appeal Abel Makkonen Tesfaye has in this day and age. </span>

<b>Favorite Album: </b><strong><a href=”http://www.rhapsody.com/artist/meghan-trainor?ocode=social_user&amp;pcode=social_user&amp;cpath=Link&amp;rsrc=artist”>Meghan Trainor</a>, <em><a href=”http://www.rhapsody.com/artist/meghan-trainor/album/title-deluxe?ocode=social_user&amp;pcode=social_user&amp;cpath=Link&amp;rsrc=album”>Title</a></em></strong&gt;

Trainor’s platinum-selling album produced no less than four Top 20 singles, including the ubiquitious “All About That Bass.”

<b>Favorite Song: </b><strong>”What Do You Mean?,” <a href=”http://www.rhapsody.com/artist/justin-bieber?ocode=social_user&amp;pcode=social_user&amp;cpath=Link&amp;rsrc=artist”>Justin Bieber</a></strong>

The Biebs return this year has securely put him back on the map.

<b>Favorite Music Icon: <a href=”http://www.rhapsody.com/artist/madonna?ocode=social_user&amp;pcode=social_user&amp;cpath=Link&amp;rsrc=artist”>Madonna</a></b&gt;

In yet another show that women are not only a viable part of the music industry, but one to be reckoned with, Madonna shows that she is, indeed, the Queen of Pop.

<strong>Winners outside of the music world include:</strong>

Favorite Movie: <em><a href=”http://www.furious7.com/”>Furious 7</a> </em>

Favorite Action Movie Actor: Chris Hemsworth

Favorite Movie Actress: Sandra Bullock

Favorite Comedic Movie Actress: Melissa McCarthy

Favorite Dramatic Movie Actor: Johnny Depp

Favorite Dramatic TV Actor: Taylor Kinney

Favorite Cable TV Drama: <em><a href=”http://abcfamily.go.com/shows/pretty-little-liars”>Pretty Little Liars</a></em>

Favorite Actor in a New TV Series: John Stamos, <em><a href=”http://www.fox.com/grandfathered”>Grandfathered</a></em&gt;

Favorite Actress in a New TV Series: Priyanka Chopra, <em><a href=”http://abc.go.com/shows/quantico”>Quantico</a></em&gt;

Favorite Dramatic Movie Actress: Dakota Johnson

Favorite Network TV Comedy: <em>The Big Bang Theory </em>

Favorite Dramatic TV Actor: Taylor Kinney

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