Honoring the best in music! The 2020 American Music Awards went on without a hitch amid the novel coronavirus pandemic from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, November 22.
Shortly behind the pair was Megan Thee Stallion, who snagged five nods across categories such as New Artist of the Year and Collaboration of the Year. The “Savage” rapper, 25, is the most-nominated female artist for 2020. Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, Doja Cat, Bad Bunny, DaBaby and Lady Gaga all received for four nominations each.
Earlier this month, Taraji P. Henson was confirmed to host the fan-voted ceremony. “The AMAs bring together the music community to celebrate what really drives all artists – the fans,” the Hidden Figures actress, 50, said in a press release. “I’m proud to take the stage as this year’s host — and also a fan — for what promises to be an electrifying night of music.”
The What Men Want star also shared her excitement for her new gig via Instagram. “I’m thrilled to announce that I’ll be hosting the 2020 @AMAs! It’s going to be an electrifying night of music,” she wrote on November 2, adding that “WE GON HAVE SOME FUN!!! 🙌🏾 🙏🏾💋💋💋.”
For the 2019 event, Ciara was recruited to host the show. Swift led the night with an impressive six wins, including Artist of the Decade. She ultimately broke the record for the most wins ever from an AMA nominee, a record that was previously held by Michael Jackson. The “Cardigan” singer, 30, additionally put on a medley performance of her biggest hits over the years.
Scroll down for the complete list of winners and nominees.
Artist of the Year Justin Bieber Post Malone Roddy Ricch Taylor Swift The Weeknd
New Artist of the Year Lewis Capaldi Doja Cat DaBaby Lil Baby Roddy Ricch Megan Thee Stallion
Collaboration of the Year Cardi B (featuring Megan Thee Stallion) — “WAP” DaBaby (featuring Roddy Ricch) — “Rockstar” Dan + Shay with Justin Bieber — “10,000 Hours” Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande — “Rain On Me” Megan Thee Stallion (featuring Beyoncé) — “Savage Remix”
Favorite Social Artist BTS Billie Eilish EXO Ariana Grande NCT 127
Favorite Music Video Doja Cat — “Say So” Future (featuring Drake) — “Life Is Good” Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande — “Rain On Me” Taylor Swift — “Cardigan” The Weeknd — “Blinding Lights”
Favorite Male Artist — Pop/Rock Justin Bieber Post Malone The Weeknd
Favorite Female Artist — Pop/Rock Dua Lipa Lady Gaga Taylor Swift
Favorite Duo or Group — Pop/Rock BTS Jonas Brothers Maroon 5
Favorite Album — Pop/Rock Harry Styles — Fine Line Taylor Swift — Folklore The Weeknd — After Hours
Favorite Song — Pop/Rock Lewis Capaldi — “Someone You Loved” Dua Lipa — “Don’t Start Now” Post Malone — “Circles” Roddy Ricch — “The Box” The Weeknd — “Blinding Lights”
Favorite Male Artist — Country Kane Brown Luke Combs Morgan Wallen
Favorite Female Artist — Country Gabby Barrett Miranda Lambert Maren Morris
Favorite Duo or Group — Country Dan + Shay Florida Georgia Line Old Dominion
Favorite Album — Country Luke Combs — What You See Is What You Get Blake Shelton — Fully Loaded: God’s Country Morgan Wallen — If I Know Me
Favorite Song — Country Dan + Shay with Justin Bieber — 10,000 Hours Maren Morris — The Bones Blake Shelton (featuring Gwen Stefani) — “Nobody But You”
Favorite Male Artist — Rap/Hip-Hop DaBaby Juice WRLD Roddy Ricch
Favorite Female Artist — Rap/Hip-Hop Cardi B Nicki Minaj Megan Thee Stallion
Favorite Album — Rap/Hip-Hop Lil Baby — My Turn Lil Uzi Vert — Eternal Atake Roddy Ricch — Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial
Favorite Song — Rap/Hip-Hop Cardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion — “WAP” DaBaby ft. Roddy Ricch — “Rockstar” Roddy Ricch — “The Box”
Favorite Male Artist — Soul/R&B Chris Brown John Legend The Weeknd
Favorite Female Artist — Soul/R&B Jhene Aiko Doja Cat Summer Walker
Favorite Album — Soul/R&B Doja Cat — Hot Pink Summer Walker — Over It The Weeknd — After Hours
Favorite Song — Soul/R&B Chris Brown (featuring Drake) — “No Guidance” Summer Walker — “Playing Games” The Weeknd — “Heartless”
Favorite Male Artist — Latin Bad Bunny J Balvin Ozuna
Favorite Female Artist — Latin Becky G KAROL G Rosalía
Favorite Album — Latin Anuel AA — Emmanuel Bad Bunny — Las Que No Iban a Salir Bad Bunny — YHLQMDLG
Favorite Song — Latin Bad Bunny — “Vete” Black Eyed Peas and J Balvin — “RITMO (Bad Boys For Life)” KAROL G and Nicki Minaj — “Tusa”
Favorite Artist — Alternative Rock Billie Eilish Tame Impala Twenty One Pilots
Favorite Artist — Adult Contemporary Lewis Capaldi Jonas Brothers Maroon 5
Favorite Artist — Contemporary Inspirational Lauren Daigle For King & Country Kanye West
Favorite Artist — Electronic Dance Music (EDM) Kygo Lady Gaga Marshmello
Favorite SoundtrackBirds of Prey: The AlbumFrozen IITrolls: World Tour
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