Justin Bieber and The Weeknd — the latter sporting a big white face bandage — had been the opposite massive winners, with three awards every.
Taylor Swift was named artist of the 12 months on the American Music Awards on Sunday and received two different trophies in a ceremony held reside in Los Angeles amid tight coronavirus curbs.
It was Swift’s document sixth win of the highest prize on the fan-voted present, though she was absent from the ceremony and thanked followers on video for his or her help of her shock lockdown album “folklore.”
Canadians Justin Bieber and The Weeknd — the latter sporting a big white face bandage — had been the opposite massive winners, with three awards every.
Bieber was named favourite male pop/rock artist and picked up his two different wins for his collaboration with nation singers Dan + Shay on “10,000 Hours”. The Weeknd took house trophies for finest soul/R&B male artist in addition to for his album “After Hours” and tune “Heartless.”
He gave no cause for his bandaged look, which confused followers on social media, however gave the impression to be an inventive selection that began together with his March album cowl on which he sported a bloodied and damaged nostril.
The present featured a mixture of reside and pre-recorded performances throughout Latin, nation, pop, rap and R&B music soul in entrance of a handful of socially distanced followers.
“It has been a protracted 12 months and now that 2020 is coming to an finish it is time to keep in mind that we’re one nation, y’all. We have to heal,” mentioned host Taraji P. Henson as she opened the ceremony.
Masked dancers had been the order of the night time, kicking off with Bieber singing his hits “Lonely” and “Holy” earlier than being joined by Shawn Mendes for his or her duet “Monster.”
The awards celebrated the surge in recognition of Latin music with expanded classes and a steamy efficiency by Jennifer Lopez and Colombian singer Maluma singing “Lonely” in each English and Spanish.
Becky G, whose mother and father are Mexican-American, received for finest feminine Latin artist and devoted her award to immigrant employees.
Okay-pop group BTS received two, for finest pop/rock group and favourite social artists, and closed the present with a model of their hits “Dynamite” and “Life Goes On” from South Korea.
Rapper Megan Thee Stallion marked her debut efficiency on the American Music Awards with “Physique” and later accepted the very best rap/hip-hop tune trophy for her raunchy summer time collaboration “WAP” with Cardi B.
However she was crushed in the very best new artist class by Los Angeles singer Doja Cat, who was additionally named favourite feminine soul/R&B artist.
Here’s a checklist of the important thing winners:
Artist of the 12 months: Taylor Swift
New artist of the 12 months: Doja Cat
Collaboration of the 12 months: Dan + Shay and Justin Bieber, “10,000 Hours”
Favourite pop/rock feminine artist: Taylor Swift
Favourite pop/rock male artist: Justin Bieber
Favourite pop/rock duo or group: BTS
Favourite pop/rock tune: Dua Lipa, “Don’t Begin Now”
Favourite pop/rock album: Harry Types, “Fantastic Line”
Favourite rap/hip-hop feminine artist: Nicki Minaj
Favourite rap/hip-hop male artist: Juice WRLD
Favourite rap/hip-hop tune: Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion, “WAP”
Favourite rap/hip-hop album: Roddy Ricch, “Please Excuse Me For Being Delinquent”
Favourite soul/R&B feminine artist: Doja Cat
Favourite soul/R&B male artist: The Weeknd
Favourite soul/R&B tune: The Weeknd, “Heartless”
Favourite soul/R&B album: The Weeknd, “After Hours”
Favourite nation feminine artist: Maren Morris
Favourite nation male artist: Kane Brown
Favourite nation duo or group: Dan + Shay
Favourite nation tune: Dan + Shay and Justin Bieber, “10,000 Hours”
Favourite nation album: Blake Shelton, “Absolutely Loaded- God’s Nation”
Favourite feminine Latin artist: Becky G
Favourite male Latin artist: Dangerous Bunny
Favourite Latin tune: Karol G and Nicki Minaj, “Tusa”
Favourite Latin album: Dangerous Bunny, “YHLQMDLG”
Favourite different rock artist: twenty one pilots
Favourite grownup up to date artist: Jonas Brothers
Favourite up to date inspirational artist: Lauren Daigle
Favourite digital dance music artist: Woman Gaga
Favourite social artist: BTS
Favourite music video: Taylor Swift, “cardigan”
Favourite soundtrack: “Birds of Prey- The Album”