Big Winners From American Music Awards

The Weeknd takes home big honors, but Taylor Swift wins artist of the year
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Nov 23, 2020 6:32 AM CST
Winners From the American Music Awards
Taylor Swift accepts the award for artist of the year at the American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.   (ABC via AP)

Taylor Swift won her third consecutive artist of the year prize at the American Music Awards on Sunday night, but she missed the show for a good reason: She said she's busy re-recording her early music after her catalog was sold. Swift beat out Justin Bieber, Post Malone, and Roddy Ricch to win the top award at the ceremony, which featured a mix of live performances and artists appearing via video. More winners, from the AP:

  • New artist of the year: Doja Cat
  • Collaboration of the year: Dan + Shay and Justin Bieber, “10,000 Hours"
  • Favorite pop/rock female artist: Taylor Swift
  • Favorite pop/rock male artist: Justin Bieber
  • Favorite pop/rock duo or group: BTS
  • Favorite pop/rock song: Dua Lipa, “Don't Start Now"
  • Favorite pop/rock album: Harry Styles, Fine Line
  • Favorite music video: Taylor Swift, “cardigan"
  • Favorite rap/hip-hop female artist: Nicki Minaj
  • Favorite rap/hip-hop male artist: Juice WRLD
  • Favorite rap/hip-hop song: Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion, “WAP"
  • Favorite rap/hip-hop album: Roddy Ricch, Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial
  • Favorite soul/R&B female artist: Doja Cat
  • Favorite soul/R&B male artist: The Weeknd
  • Favorite soul/R&B song: The Weeknd, “Heartless"
  • Favorite soul/R&B album: The Weeknd, After Hours
  • Favorite country female artist: Maren Morris
  • Favorite country male artist: Kane Brown
  • Favorite country duo or group: Dan + Shay
  • Favorite country song: Dan + Shay and Justin Bieber, “10,000 Hours"
  • Favorite country album: Blake Shelton, Fully Loaded: God’s Country
  • Favorite female Latin artist: Becky G
  • Favorite male Latin artist: Bad Bunny
  • Favorite Latin song: Karol G and Nicki Minaj, “Tusa"
  • Favorite Latin album: Bad Bunny, YHLQMDLG
  • Favorite alternative rock artist: twenty one pilots
  • Favorite adult contemporary artist: Jonas Brothers
  • Favorite contemporary inspirational artist: Lauren Daigle
  • Favorite electronic dance music artist: Lady Gaga
  • Favorite social artist: BTS
  • Favorite soundtrack: Birds of Prey: The Album
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