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 yr on the American Music Awards on Sunday and gained 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 residence trophies for greatest soul/R&B male artist in addition to for his album “After Hours” and track “Heartless.”
He gave no purpose for his bandaged look, which confused followers on social media, however seemed to be a creative alternative that began along 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 yr 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,” stated host Taraji P. Henson as she opened the ceremony.
Masked dancers had been the order of the evening, 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 reputation 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, gained for greatest feminine Latin artist and devoted her award to immigrant staff.
Ok-pop group BTS gained two, for greatest 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 most effective rap/hip-hop track trophy for her raunchy summer season collaboration “WAP” with Cardi B.
However she was crushed in the most effective new artist class by Los Angeles singer Doja Cat, who was additionally named favourite feminine soul/R&B artist.
Here’s a record of the important thing winners:
Artist of the yr: Taylor Swift
New artist of the yr: Doja Cat
Collaboration of the yr: 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 track: 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 track: 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 track: 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 track: Dan + Shay and Justin Bieber, “10,000 Hours”
Favourite nation album: Blake Shelton, “Totally Loaded- God’s Nation”
Favourite feminine Latin artist: Becky G
Favourite male Latin artist: Unhealthy Bunny
Favourite Latin track: Karol G and Nicki Minaj, “Tusa”
Favourite Latin album: Unhealthy Bunny, “YHLQMDLG”
Favourite different rock artist: twenty one pilots
Favourite grownup modern artist: Jonas Brothers
Favourite modern 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”