The stars were out in style at the 2016 American Music Awards and the best place to see all the behind the scenes action is Instagram where the stars themselves post photos from back stage and of themselves getting ready before they hit the red carpet. Here are some of the best snaps from Instagram.


Zayn’s groomer posted this snap of the ex one direction singer looking extremely handsome inside the award show.


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Drake took home his first ever AMA award for favorite rap/hip-hop album.

Lady Gaga

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The popstar posted this short video showing off her killer outfit backstage at the AMA’s.

Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande

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The two superstars got this candid snap together before they went out on stage to perform their song they recorded together ‘Side to Side’

Gigi Hadid

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The Victoria’s secret model was the co host for the night so she wore many different outfits including this amazing Versace jumpsuit.


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The singer looked smoking hot when walking the red carpet in this white number.


Nina Dobrev, Julianne Hough and Taraji Henson

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Actress Nina Dobrev posted this snap when she was backstage with her bestie and dancing with the stars judge Julianne Hough and Taraji Henson.

Selena Gomez

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Selena Gomez’s makeup artist posted this selfie of the beauty before she hit the red carpet.

Bella Thorne 

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The actress debuted her new crazy coloured hair on the red carpet.

Nina Dobrev

Nina Dobrev’s hair stylist posted this pic of the stars amazing edgy hairstyle which perfectly matched her hair and makeup.