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July 17 2017, 6:00 PM EDT By Kristine Cannon


The day has finally come: the day of the 2017 APMAs. With performances from Waterparks and Pierce The Veil to Black Veil Brides and All Time Low (AND SO MUCH MORE!), it’s a night we won’t soon forget. Even better: We have some of the biggest names in music battling it out for the titles of Artist Of The Year, Album Of The Year and — most importantly — Most Dedicated Fans. Why? Because these bands and musicians wouldn't have won if it weren't for all of you who voted.

2015 APMAs winners | 2016 APMAs winners

Read more: GALLERY: Take a look at all the 2017 APMAs winners

So, without further ado: the winners: 

*Winners are bolded.

Best Vocalist:
Ben Barlow, NECK DEEP
Cody Carson, SET IT OFF
Derek DiScanio, STATE CHAMPS
John O'Callaghan, THE MAINE
Keith Buckley, EVERY TIME I DIE
Lynn Gunn, PVRIS

Read more: Watch PVRIS’ Lynn Gunn's acceptance speech for Best Vocalist at the 2017 APMAs

Best Guitarist Presented By PRS Guitars:
Ben Weinman, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN
Claudio Sanchez, COHEED AND CAMBRIA
Jordan Buckley, EVERY TIME I DIE
Reba Meyers, CODE ORANGE
Steve Menoian, I PREVAIL
Teppei Teranishi, THRICE

Read more: Watch Every Time I Die’s Jordan Buckley’s father's acceptance speech for Best Guitarist at the 2017 APMAs

Best Drummer Presented By Guitar Center, Remo and SJC Drums:
Arejay Hale, HALESTORM
Aric Improta, NIGHT VERSES
Dean Butterworth, GOOD CHARLOTTE
Frank Zummo, SUM 41
Matt Mingus, DANCE GAVIN DANCE
JP “Rook” Cappelletty, MACHINE GUN KELLY

Read more: Watch Sum 41’s Frank Zummo's acceptance speech for Best Drummer at the 2017 APMAs

Best Bassist:
Alex Dean, ARCHITECTS U.K.
Chris Hinkley, I THE MIGHTY
Fat Mike, NOFX
“Fieldy” Arvizu, KORN
Ryan Scott Graham, STATE CHAMPS
Sergio Vega, DEFTONES

Read more: Watch Korn’s “Fieldy” Arvizu's acceptance speech for Best Bassist at the 2017 APMAs

Best Hard Rock Artist Presented By Metal Blade Records and Blacklight Media:
BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE
HALESTORM
HIGHLY SUSPECT
IN THIS MOMENT
KORN
THE PRETTY RECKLESS

Read more: Watch the Pretty Reckless' acceptance speech for Best Hard Rock Artist at the 2017 APMAs

Best New Artist Music Video Presented By Journeys:
K.FLAY, “Blood In The Cut”
PUP, “Sleep In The Heat”
SWMRS, “Palm Trees”
TINY MOVING PARTS, “Common Cold”
WATSKY, “Don’t Be Nice”
WITH CONFIDENCE, “Voldemort”

Read more: Watch With Confidence’s acceptance speech for Best New Artist Music Video at the 2017 APMAs

Best Music Video Presented By Journeys:
HIGHLY SUSPECT, “Bloodfeather”
I SEE STARS, “Calm Snow”
KORN, “Insane”
MEMPHIS MAY FIRE, “This Light I Hold” (featuring Jacoby Shaddix)
STATE CHAMPS, “Losing Myself”
SUM 41, “Fake My Own Death”

Read more: Watch State Champs’ acceptance speech for Music Video Of The Year at the 2017 APMAs

Best Underground Band:
BROADSIDE
KNOCKED LOOSE
MOVEMENTS
PALAYE ROYALE
SILENT PLANET
WITH CONFIDENCE

Read more: Watch Silent Planet's acceptance speech for Best Underground Band at the 2017 APMAs

Best Breakthrough Band Presented By SharpTone Records:
AVATAR
CREEPER
ICE NINE KILLS
MOOSE BLOOD
ONE OK ROCK
WATERPARKS

Read more: Watch Waterparks' acceptance speech for Best Breakthrough Artist at the 2017 APMAs

Most Dedicated Fanbase Presented By Fearless Records:
MELANIE MARTINEZ
MOTIONLESS IN WHITE
PARAMORE
PVRIS
SLEEPING WITH SIRENS
TWENTY ONE PILOTS

Read more: Watch Twenty One Pilots' acceptance speech for Most Dedicated Fans at the 2017 APMAs

Song Of The Year Presented By Epitaph Records:
A DAY TO REMEMBER, “Paranoia”
ANDY BLACK, “We Don’t Have To Dance”
PIERCE THE VEIL, “Circles”
MACHINE GUN KELLY, “Alpha Omega”
REAL FRIENDS, “Mess”
WATERPARKS, “Stupid For You”

Read more: Watch Andy Black’s acceptance speech for Song Of The Year at the 2017 APMAs

Best Live Band:
BEARTOOTH
DANCE GAVIN DANCE
FALLING IN REVERSE
IN THIS MOMENT
ISSUES
NOFX

Read more: Watch Falling In Reverse's acceptance speech for Best Live Band at the 2017 APMAs

Artist Of The Year:
A DAY TO REMEMBER
BLINK-182
FALL OUT BOY
GOOD CHARLOTTE
GREEN DAY
MACHINE GUN KELLY
PANIC! AT THE DISCO
PIERCE THE VEIL
SUM 41
THE PRETTY RECKLESS

Read more: Watch Panic! At The Disco's acceptance speech for Artist Of The Year at the 2017 APMAs

Album Of The Year Presented By Journeys:
ANDY BLACK, The Shadow Side
TONIGHT ALIVE, Limitless
ARCHITECTS U.K., All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us
ATTILA, Chaos
BEARTOOTH, Aggressive
EVERY TIME I DIE, Low Teens
I PREVAIL, Lifelines
MOOSE BLOOD, Blush
PIERCE THE VEIL, Misadventures
WATERPARKS, Double Dare

Read more: Watch Pierce The Veil's acceptance speech for Album Of The Year at the 2017 APMAs

WATCH THE SHOW AGAIN:

Watch all the performances here and view all the photo galleries from the 2017 APMAs here.

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