Taylor Swift, The Weeknd win big at American Music Awards 2020
The 2020 American Music Awards aired on Sunday night from Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater with Hollywood actress Taraji P. Henson as the host. The event kicked off with Covid-19 protocols in place and had multiple live performances, as well as in-person presenters, and even a small audience.Justin Bieber and Shawn Mendes opened the show with their new single, "Monster." Bieber also performed two of his hit singles, "Lonely" and "Holy."Katy Perry took the stage for the first time since becoming a mom and performed "Only Love" with Darius Rucker. Megan Thee Stallion and Lil Baby also performed at the award. Singers Taylor Swift, The Weeknd and country duo Dan + Shay emerged the top winners at the award, earning three trophies each.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" and favourite female artist - pop/rock. 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". 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. See the full list of nominees and winners indicated in bold. ARTIST OF THE YEARJustin BieberPost MaloneRoddy RicchTaylor Swift (WINNER)The WeekndNEW ARTIST OF THE YEARLewis CapaldiDoja Cat (WINNER)DaBabyLil BabyRoddy RicchMegan Thee StallionCOLLABORATION OF THE YEARCardi 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”FAVORITE SOCIAL ARTISTBTS (WINNER)Billie EilishEXOAriana GrandeNCT 127FAVORITE MUSIC VIDEODoja Cat, “Say So”Future ft. Drake, “Life Is Good”Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande, “Rain On Me”Taylor Swift, “Cardigan” (WINNER)The Weeknd, “Blinding Lights”FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – POP/ROCKJustin Bieber (WINNER)Post MaloneThe WeekndFAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – POP/ROCKDua LipaLady GagaTaylor Swift (WINNER)FAVORITE DUO OR GROUP – POP/ROCKBTS (WINNER)Jonas BrothersMaroon 5FAVORITE ALBUM – POP/ROCKHarry Styles, “Fine Line” (WINNER)Taylor Swift, “Folklore”The Weeknd, “After Hours”FAVORITE SONG – POP/ROCKLewis Capaldi, “Someone You Loved”Dua Lipa, “Don’t Start Now” (WINNER)Post Malone, “Circles”Roddy Ricch, “The Box”The Weeknd, “Blinding Lights”FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – COUNTRYKane Brown (WINNER)Luke CombsMorgan WallenFAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST- COUNTRYGabby BarrettMiranda LambertMaren Morris (WINNER)FAVORITE DUO OR GROUP – COUNTRYDan + Shay (WINNER)Florida Georgia LineOld DominionFAVORITE ALBUM – COUNTRYLuke Combs, “What You See Is What You Get”Blake Shelton, “Fully Loaded: God’s Country” (WINNER)Morgan Wallen, “If I Know Me”FAVORITE SONG – COUNTRYDan + Shay with Justin Bieber, “10,000 Hours” (WINNER)Maren Morris, “The Bones”Blake Shelton (duet with Gwen Stefani), “Nobody But You”FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – RAP/HIP-HOPDaBabyJuice WRLD (WINNER)Roddy RicchFAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – RAP/HIP-HOPCardi BNicki Minaj (WINNER)Megan Thee StallionFAVORITE ALBUM – RAP/HIP-HOPLil Baby, “My Turn”Lil Uzi Vert, “Eternal Atake”Roddy Ricch, “Please Forgive Me For Being Anti Social” (WINNER)FAVORITE SONG – RAP/HIP-HOPCardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion, “WAP” (WINNER)DaBaby ft. Roddy Ricch, “Rockstar”Roddy Rich, “The Box”FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&BChris BrownJohn LegendThe Weeknd (WINNER)FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&BJhene AikoDoja Cat (WINNER)Summer WalkerFAVORITE ALBUM – SOUL/R&BDoja Cat, “Hot Pink”Summer Walker, “Over It”The Weeknd, “After Hours” (WINNER)FAVORITE SONG – SOUL/R&BChris Brown ft. Drake, “No Guidance”Summer Walker, “Playing Games”The Weeknd, “Heartless” (WINNER)FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – LATIN, PRESENTED BY CHEETOSBad Bunny (WINNER)J BalvinOzunaFAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST- LATIN, PRESENTED BY CHEETOSBecky G (WINNER)Karol GRosalíaFAVORITE ALBUM – LATIN, PRESENTED BY CHEETOSAnuel AA, “Emmanuel”Bad Bunny, “Las Que No Iban A Salir”Bad Bunny, “YHLQMDLG” (WINNER)FAVORITE SONG – LATIN, PRESENTED BY CHEETOSBad Bunny “Vete”Black Eyed Peas x J Balvin, “RITMO (Bad Boys for Life)”Karol G & Nicki Minaj, “Tusa” (WINNER)FAVORITE ARTIST – ALTERNATIVE ROCKBillie EilishTame ImpalaTwenty One Pilots (WINNER)FAVORITE ARTIST – ADULT CONTEMPORARYLewis CapaldiJonas Brothers (WINNER)Maroon 5FAVORITE ARTIST – CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONALLauren Daigle (WINNER)For King & CountryKanye WestFAVORITE ARTIST – ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC (EDM)KygoLady Gaga (WINNER)MarshmelloFAVORITE SOUNDTRACK“Birds of Prey: The Album” (WINNER)“Frozen 2”“Trolls: World Tour”The post Taylor Swift, The Weeknd win big at American Music Awards 2020 appeared first on Linda Ikeji Blog.