Taylor Swift has extended her lead as the most awarded star in American Music Awards historical past, with three wins on a night that also rewarded Justin Bieber, the Weeknd, Doja Cat, BTS, and more.
The pop music awards, now of their 48th 12 months, gave Swift the top prize of artist of the 12 months, following the discharge of acclaimed album Folklore in July. She additionally received favorite feminine artist, and favorite music video for Cardigan, bringing her general tally to 32 wins.
In a video acceptance speech, she mentioned: “The reason I’m not there tonight is I’m really recording all of my previous music within the studio the place we initially recorded it. So it’s been wonderful and I can’t wait so that you can hear it.” Swift’s determination to rerecord her earlier albums was made amid a longrunning dispute with music supervisor Scooter Braun, who owns the grasp recordings and sold them to a private equity firm final week.
the favorite male artist was won by Justin Bieber, who additionally received the collaboration of the 12 months and favorite track (nation) for 10,000 Hours, his track with nation duo Dan + Shay, beating stiff competitors from the likes of Megan Thee Stallion’s work with Cardi B and Beyoncé. The Weeknd additionally received three awards, dominating the soul/R&B classes.
Doja Cat received a new artist of the 12 months and a favorite female artist (soul/R&B), whereas Ok-pop boyband BTS received a favorite duo or group (pop/rock) and favorite social artist. UK successes got here within the type of Harry Styles, winner of the favorite album (pop/rock) for High-quality Line, and Dua Lipa, winner of the favorite track (pop/rock) for Don’t Start Now.
The awards took place at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles and had been hosted in the entrance of small viewers by Taraji P Henson, with reside performances from Bieber, BTS, Megan Thee Stallion, and more.
American Music Awards 2020: the winners in full
- Artist of the year: Taylor Swift
- New artist of the year: Doja Cat
- The collaboration of the year: Dan + Shay with Justin Bieber – 10,000 Hours
- Favorite social artist: BTS
- Favorite music video: Taylor Swift – Cardigan
- Favorite male artist – pop/rock: Justin Bieber
- Favorite female artist – pop/rock: Taylor Swift
- Favorite duo/group – pop/rock: BTS
- Favorite album – pop/rock: Harry Styles – Fine Line
- Favorite song – pop/rock: Dua Lipa – Don’t Start Now
- Favorite male artist – country: Kane Brown
- Favorite female artist – country: Maren Morris
- Favorite duo or group – country: Dan + Shay
- Favorite album – country: Blake Shelton – Fully Loaded: God’s Country
- Favorite song – country: Dan + Shay with Justin Bieber – 10,000 Hours
- Favorite male artist – rap/hip-hop: Juice WRLD
- Favorite female artist – rap/hip-hop: Nicki Minaj
- Favorite Album – Rap/hip-hop: Roddy Ricch – Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial
- Favorite song – rap/hip-hop: Cardi B feat Megan Thee Stallion – WAP
- Favorite male artist – soul/R&B: The Weeknd
- Favorite female artist – soul/R&B: Doja Cat
- Favorite album – soul/R&B: The Weeknd – After Hours
- Favorite song – soul/R&B: The Weeknd – Heartless
- Favorite male artist – Latin: Bad Bunny
- Favorite female artist – Latin: Becky G
- Favorite album – Latin: Bad Bunny – YHLQMDLG
- Favorite song – Latin: Karol G & Nicki Minaj – Tusa
- Favorite artist – alternative rock: Twenty One Pilots
- Favorite artist – adult contemporary: Jonas Brothers
- Favorite artist – contemporary inspirational: Lauren Daigle
- Favorite artist – electronic dance music (EDM): Lady Gaga
- Favorite soundtrack: Birds of Prey: The Album