American Music Awards 2020 Big Winners

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The 2020 American Music Awards aired lived on Sunday and it recognized some of the most infamous names in the industry.

Taraji P. Henson hosted the award show from The Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Live performances did take place, with strict Covid-19 precautions in place, there was also a small audience and live presenters.

The Weeknd and Roddy Ricch kicked things off by being the two artists with the most nominations, the two both had eight.

The Nominations for the The Weeknd were as followed: Artist Of The Year, Favorite Music Video, Favorite Male Artist Pop/Rock, Favorite Album Pop/Rock, Favorite Song Pop/Rock, Favorite Male Artist Soul/R&B, Favorite Album Soul/R&B, and Favorite Song Soul/R&B.

The Nominations Roddy Ricch received were, Artist Of The Year, New Artist Of The Year, Collaboration Of The Year, Favorite Song Pop/Rock, Favorite Male Artist Rap/Hiphop, Favorite Album Rap/Hiphop, Favorite Song Rap/HipHop (x2).

The two artists that won the most awards were Taylor Swift and The Weeknd, Swift won with 3 awards in the following categories, Artist Of the Year, Favorite Music Video (Cardigan), and Favorite Female Artist Pop/Rock. The Weeknd came in with 3 as well, Favorite Song Soul/R&B “Heartless”, Favorite Album Soul R&B “After Hours” and Favorite Male Artist Soul/R&B.

Here’s a complete list of the nominees and winners in each category:

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Justin Bieber
Post Malone
Roddy Ricch
WINNER: Taylor Swift
The Weeknd

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Lewis Capaldi
WINNER: Doja Cat
DaBaby
Lil Baby
Roddy Ricch
Megan Thee Stallion

COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR

Cardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion, “WAP”
DaBaby ft. Roddy Ricch, “Rockstar”
WINNER: Dan + Shay with Justin Bieber, “10,000 Hours”
Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande, “Rain On Me”
Megan Thee Stallion ft. Beyoncé, “Savage Remix”

FAVORITE SOCIAL ARTIST

WINNER: BTS
Billie Eilish
EXO
Ariana Grande
NCT 127

FAVORITE MUSIC VIDEO

Doja Cat, “Say So”
Future ft. Drake, “Life Is Good”
Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande, “Rain On Me”
WINNER: Taylor Swift, “cardigan”
The Weeknd, “Blinding Lights”

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK

WINNER: Justin Bieber
Post Malone
The Weeknd

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK

Dua Lipa
Lady Gaga
WINNER: Taylor Swift

FAVORITE DUO OR GROUP – POP/ROCK

WINNER: BTS
Jonas Brothers
Maroon 5

FAVORITE ALBUM – POP/ROCK

WINNER: Harry Styles, Fine Line
Taylor Swift, folklore
The Weeknd, After Hours

FAVORITE SONG – POP/ROCK

Lewis Capaldi, “Someone You Loved”
WINNER: Dua Lipa, “Don’t Start Now”
Post Malone, “Circles”
Roddy Ricch, “The Box”
The Weeknd, “Blinding Lights”

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – COUNTRY

WINNER: Kane Brown
Luke Combs
Morgan Wallen

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – COUNTRY

Gabby Barrett
Miranda Lambert
WINNER: Maren Morris

FAVORITE DUO OR GROUP – COUNTRY

WINNER: Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Old Dominion

FAVORITE ALBUM – COUNTRY

Luke Combs, What You See Is What You Get
WINNER: Blake Shelton, Fully Loaded: God’s Country
Morgan Wallen, If I Know Me

FAVORITE SONG – COUNTRY

WINNER: Dan + Shay with Justin Bieber, “10,000 Hours”
Maren Morris, “The Bones”
Blake Shelton (Duet with Gwen Stefani), “Nobody But You”

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – RAP/HIP-HOP

DaBaby
WINNER: Juice WRLD
Roddy Ricch

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – RAP/HIP-HOP

Cardi B
WINNER: Nicki Minaj
Megan Thee Stallion

FAVORITE ALBUM – RAP/HIP-HOP

Lil Baby, My Turn
Lil Uzi Vert, Eternal Atake
WINNER: Roddy Ricch, Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial

FAVORITE SONG – RAP/HIP-HOP

WINNER: 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
WINNER: The Weeknd

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B

Jhene Aiko
WINNER: Doja Cat
Summer Walker

FAVORITE ALBUM – SOUL/R&B

Doja Cat, Hot Pink
Summer Walker, Over It
WINNER: The Weeknd, After Hours

FAVORITE SONG – SOUL/R&B

Chris Brown ft. Drake, “No Guidance”
Summer Walker, “Playing Games”
WINNER: The Weeknd, “Heartless”

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