Taylor Swift and The Weeknd Win Big at AMAs

Taylor Swift at the MTV Video Music Awards. Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Shutterstock (10369398v)

Taylor Swift and The Weeknd have been dominating every aspect of the music industry throughout 2020, and their success at this year’s American Music Awards confirms their power. They topped the list of winners with three trophies each, together with Dan + Shay and Justin Bieber.

Swift managed to beat tough competition in the artist of the year category, where she was competing against Justin Bieber, Post Malone, Roddy Ricch, and The Weeknd. She also won the awards for favorite pop/rock female artist and favorite music video for “Cardigan”.

The Weeknd dominated the soul/R&B categories, while Dan + Shay and Justin Bieber won two awards with their collaboration “10,000 Hours”, in addition to individually winning the awards for favorite duo or group – country and favorite male artist—pop/rock.

The list of major winners also included Nicki Minaj and Doja Cat, who took home the award for the new artist of the year. This year’s AMAs took place on November 22th, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, with Taraji P. Henson hosting the ceremony.

Full List of Winners at 2020 American Music Awards

Artist of the year: Taylor Swift

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 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 music video: Taylor Swift, “cardigan”

Favorite soundtrack: “Birds of Prey: The Album”