American Music Awards Wrap-up

by Kim Boateng Posted on October 10th, 2018

Los Angeles, California, USA : The American Music Awards were held in Los Angeles on Tuesday night and  Taylor Swift and Camila Cabello are at the forefront of the winners with four awards each.

The public-voting-based award show was first created in 1973 for ABC network after their contract to air the Grammy Awards expired.

There were a number of performances throughout the night; most notably was Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin’s “I Like It” with an absolutely gorgeous set.

Dua Lipa also performed a mashup of her hits “One Kiss” and “Electricity.”

The show, however, wasn’t limited to just entertainment. While receiving her Best Artist Award, Taylor Swift chose to get political at the end of her speech by encouraging Americans to vote for the upcoming midterm elections.

The show ended with a tribute to the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin, who passed away in August.

The following is a list of this year’s nominees and winners. Taylor Swift has become the most awarded female artist in AMAs history, after winning all 4 awards she was nominated for: Artist of the Year, Tour of the Year, Favorite Female Artist & Favorite Album – Pop/Rock.

Artist Of The Year

Imagine Dragons
Post Malone
Ed Sheeran
Taylor Swift *Winner

New Artist Of The Year Presented By Capital One

Camila Cabello *Winner
Cardi B
Dua Lipa

Collaboration Of The Year

Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug, “Havana” *Winner
Post Malone ft. 21 Savage, “Rockstar”
Bruno Mars & Cardi B, “Finesse”
Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line, “Meant To Be”
Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey, “The Middle”

Tour Of The Year

Beyoncé & JAY–Z
Bruno Mars
Ed Sheeran
Taylor Swift *Winner

Video Of The Year

Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug, “Havana” *Winner
Cardi B, “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)”
Drake, “God’s Plan”

Favorite Social Artist

BTS *Winner
Cardi B
Ariana Grande
Demi Lovato
Shawn Mendes

Favorite Male Artist — Pop/Rock

Post Malone *Winner
Ed Sheeran

Favorite Female Artist — Pop/Rock

Camila Cabello
Cardi B
Taylor Swift *Winner

Favorite Duo Or Group — Pop/Rock

Imagine Dragons
Maroon 5
Migos *Winner

Favorite Album — Pop/Rock

Drake, “Scorpion”
Ed Sheeran, “÷ (Divide)”
Taylor Swift, ‘reputation’ *Winner

Favorite Song — Pop/Rock

Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug, “Havana” *WINNER
Drake, “God’s Plan”
Ed Sheeran, “Perfect”
Kane Brown *Winner
Luke Bryan
Thomas Rhett

 Favorite Female Artist — Country

Kelsea Ballerini
Maren Morris
Carrie Underwood *Winner

Favorite Duo Or Group — Country

Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line *Winner

Favorite Album — Country

Kane Brown, “Kane Brown” *Winner
Luke Combs, “This One’s For You”
Thomas Rhett, “Life Changes”

Favorite Song — Country

Kane Brown, “Heaven” *Winner
Dan + Shay, “Tequila”
Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line, “Meant To Be”

Favorite Artist — Rap/hip-hop

Cardi B *Winner
Post Malone

Favorite Album — Rap/hip-hop

Drake, “Scorpion”
Lil Uzi Vert, “Luv Is Rage 2”
Post Malone, “beerbongs & bentleys” *Winner

Favorite Song — Rap/hip-hop

Cardi B “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)” *Winner
Drake “God’s Plan”
Post Malone ft. 21 Savage “Rockstar”

Favorite Male Artist — Soul/R&B

Khalid *Winner
Bruno Mars
The Weeknd

Favorite Female Artist — Soul/R&B

Ella Mai
Rihanna *Winner

Favorite Album — Soul/R&B

Khalid “American Teen”
XXXTentacion “17” *Winner

Favorite Song — Soul/R&B

Khalid “Young Dumb & Broke”
Ella Mai “Boo’d Up”
Bruno Mars & Cardi B “Finesse” *Winner

Favorite Artist — Alternative Rock

Imagine Dragons
Panic! At The Disco *Winner
Portugal. The Man

Favorite Artist — Adult Contemporary

Shawn Mendes *Winner
Ed Sheeran

Favorite Artist — Latin

J Balvin
Daddy Yankee *Winner

Favorite Artist — Contemporary Inspirational

Lauren Daigle *Winner
Zach Williams

Favorite Artist — Electronic Dance Music (edm)

The Chainsmokers
Marshmello *Winner

Favorite Soundtrack

“Black Panther: The Album, Music From And Inspired By” *Winner
“The Greatest Showman”
“The Fate of the Furious: The Album”


Kim Boateng

Kim Boateng

Staff Writer

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