Taylor Swift, The Weeknd, Dan + Shay Win Big At 2020 American Music Awards

Taylor Swift, The Weeknd, Dan + Shay Win Big At 2020 American Music Awards

November 23, 2020 0 By tmaq

Taylor Swift, The Weeknd, Dan + Shay Win Big At 2020 American Music Awards

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Taylor Swift, The Weeknd, Dan + Shay Win Big At 2020 American Music Awards

Singers Taylor Swift, The Weeknd and country duo Dan + Shay have emerged top winners at American Music Awards (AMAs) 2020, earning three trophies each at this year’s hybrid edition.

The award ceremony was hosted by “Empire” star Taraji P Henson at Microsoft Theater for a live broadcast on Sunday night, which was attended by a limited audience of invited guests in small groups from the same families, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

At the beginning of the show, Henson said the audience members were sitting in a socially distanced manner and were tested for COVID-19. The small crowd, wearing masks in the balcony, was shown applauding and cheering throughout the show.

Swift, who didn’t attend the show in person, scooped up prize of the night – artist of the year – and another two AMAs for the favourite music video for “Cardigan” as well as favourite female artist – pop/rock.

In a video acceptance speech, she said she was busy re-recording her earlier albums in the studio where she originally recorded them. She holds the record for most AMA career wins by a single artist with 32.

The Weeknd earned three trophies in the soul/R&B category for favourite male artist, favourite album for “After Hours‘”, and favourite song for “Heartless”.

He accepted the award for “After Hours” ahead of his performance wearing bandages that covered his entire face apart from his mouth and nose, and dedicated it to Prince, noting he had last accepted the award from the late musician.

Taylor Swift, The Weeknd, Dan + Shay Win Big At 2020 American Music Awards

Duo Dan + Shay bagged two awards for their song “10,000 Hours” featuring Justin Bieber in the collaboration of the year and favourite song – country categories. They were also adjudged favourite duo or group – country.

Rapper Doja Cat won two awards: new artist of the year and favourite female artist – soul/R&B.

K-pop sensation BTS, who were the closing act at the ceremony performing from their native South Korea, won two AMAs for favourite social artist and favourite duo/group – pop/rock.

Dua Lipa won the award for favourite song – pop/rock for her song “Don’t Start Now” and Harry Styles won his first solo AMA for “Fine Line” that was named favourite album – pop/rock.

“WAP”, arguably this year’s most explosive track by Cardi B featuring Megan Thee Stallion, won the title of favourite song – rap/hip hop.

Nicki Minaj and Juice WRLD won the favourite artiste female and male, respectively, in the rap/hip hop category.

Roddy Ricch earned favourite album – rap/hip hop for “Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial”.

The ceremony also featured performances from Megan Thee Stallion, Katy Perry, Billie Eilish, Jennifer Lopez, Maluma, Justin Bieber and Shawn Mendes, among others.

See the full list of nominees and winners indicated in bold.

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Justin Bieber

Post Malone

Roddy Ricch

Taylor Swift (WINNER)

The Weeknd

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Lewis Capaldi

Doja Cat (WINNER)

DaBaby

Lil Baby

Roddy Ricch

Megan Thee Stallion

COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR

Cardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion, “WAP”

DaBaby ft. Roddy Ricch, “Rockstar”

Dan + Shay with Justin Bieber, “10,000 Hours” (WINNER)

Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande, “Rain On Me”

Megan Thee Stallion ft. Beyoncé, “Savage Remix”

FAVOURITE SOCIAL ARTIST

BTS (WINNER)

Billie Eilish

EXO

Ariana Grande

NCT 127

FAVOURITE MUSIC VIDEO

Doja Cat, “Say So”

Future ft. Drake, “Life Is Good”

Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande, “Rain On Me”

Taylor Swift, “Cardigan” (WINNER)

The Weeknd, “Blinding Lights”

FAVOURITE MALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK

Justin Bieber (WINNER)

Post Malone

The Weeknd

FAVOURITE FEMALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK

Dua Lipa

Lady Gaga

Taylor Swift (WINNER)

FAVOURITE DUO OR GROUP – POP/ROCK

BTS (WINNER)

Jonas Brothers

Maroon 5

FAVOURITE ALBUM – POP/ROCK

Harry Styles, “Fine Line” (WINNER)

Taylor Swift, “Folklore”

The Weeknd, “After Hours”

FAVOURITE SONG – POP/ROCK

Lewis Capaldi, “Someone You Loved”

Dua Lipa, “Don’t Start Now” (WINNER)

Post Malone, “Circles”

Roddy Ricch, “The Box”

The Weeknd, “Blinding Lights”

FAVOURITE MALE ARTIST – COUNTRY

Kane Brown (WINNER)

Luke Combs

Morgan Wallen

FAVOURITE FEMALE ARTIST- COUNTRY

Gabby Barrett

Miranda Lambert

Maren Morris (WINNER)

FAVOURITE DUO OR GROUP – COUNTRY

Dan + Shay (WINNER)

Florida Georgia Line

Old Dominion

FAVOURITE ALBUM – COUNTRY

Luke Combs, “What You See Is What You Get”

Blake Shelton, “Fully Loaded: God’s Country” (WINNER)

Morgan Wallen, “If I Know Me”

FAVOURITE SONG – COUNTRY

Dan + Shay with Justin Bieber, “10,000 Hours” (WINNER)

Maren Morris, “The Bones”

Blake Shelton (duet with Gwen Stefani), “Nobody But You”

FAVOURITE MALE ARTIST – RAP/HIP-HOP

DaBaby

Juice WRLD (WINNER)

Roddy Ricch

FAVOURITE FEMALE ARTIST – RAP/HIP-HOP

Cardi B

Nicki Minaj (WINNER)

Megan Thee Stallion

FAVOURITE ALBUM – RAP/HIP-HOP

Lil Baby, “My Turn”

Lil Uzi Vert, “Eternal Atake”

Roddy Ricch, “Please Forgive Me For Being Anti Social” (WINNER)

FAVOURITE SONG – RAP/HIP-HOP

Cardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion, “WAP” (WINNER)

DaBaby ft. Roddy Ricch, “Rockstar”

Roddy Rich, “The Box”

FAVOURITE MALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B

Chris Brown

John Legend

The Weeknd (WINNER)

FAVOURITE FEMALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B

Jhene Aiko

Doja Cat (WINNER)

Summer Walker

FAVOURITE ALBUM – SOUL/R&B

Doja Cat, “Hot Pink”

Summer Walker, “Over It”

The Weeknd, “After Hours” (WINNER)

FAVOURITE SONG – SOUL/R&B

Chris Brown ft. Drake, “No Guidance”

Summer Walker, “Playing Games”

The Weeknd, “Heartless” (WINNER)

FAVOURITE MALE ARTIST – LATIN, PRESENTED BY CHEETOS

Bad Bunny (WINNER)

J Balvin

Ozuna

FAVOURITE FEMALE ARTIST- LATIN, PRESENTED BY CHEETOS

Becky G (WINNER)

Karol G

Rosalía

FAVOURITE ALBUM – LATIN, PRESENTED BY CHEETOS

Anuel AA, “Emmanuel”

Bad Bunny, “Las Que No Iban A Salir”

Bad Bunny, “YHLQMDLG” (WINNER)

FAVOURITE SONG – LATIN, PRESENTED BY CHEETOS

Bad Bunny “Vete”

Black Eyed Peas x J Balvin, “RITMO (Bad Boys for Life)”

Karol G & Nicki Minaj, “Tusa” (WINNER)

FAVOURITE ARTIST – ALTERNATIVE ROCK

Billie Eilish

Tame Impala

Twenty One Pilots (WINNER)

FAVOURITE ARTIST – ADULT CONTEMPORARY

Lewis Capaldi

Jonas Brothers (WINNER)

Maroon 5

FAVOURITE ARTIST – CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL

Lauren Daigle (WINNER)

For King & Country

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Kanye West

FAVOURITE ARTIST – ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC (EDM)

Kygo

Lady Gaga (WINNER)

Marshmello

FAVOURITE SOUNDTRACK

“Birds of Prey: The Album” (WINNER)

“Frozen 2”

“Trolls: World Tour”