The 2019 American Music Awards took place at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday. Several global music icons and other celebrities attended on the night that saw a couple walk away with top recognition.

On the big night hosted by Ciara, there were performances from Taylor Swift, Travis Scott, Selena Gomez, among other stars. Swift was nominated in five categories and managed to break Michael Jackson’s record of the most AMA wins of all time (26 awards).

Rapper Post Malone was nominated for the most awards this year with seven, including Artist of the Year. Ariana Grande and Billie Eilish followed with six nominations each.

Below is the list of the winners and their respective categories:

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Drake
Ariana Grande
Halsey
Post Malone
Taylor Swift (WINNER)

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Luke Combs
Billie Eilish (WINNER)
Lil Nas X
Lizzo
Ella Mai

COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR

Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper – “Shallow”
Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus – “Old Town Road”
Marshmello & Bastille – “Happier”
Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello – “Señorita” (WINNER) 
Post Malone & Swae Lee – “Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)”

TOUR OF THE YEAR

BTS (WINNER)
Ariana Grande
Elton John
P!nk
Ed Sheeran

FAVORITE MUSIC VIDEO

Billie Eilish – “bad guy”
Ariana Grande – “7 rings”
Halsey – “Without Me”
Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus – “Old Town Road”
Taylor Swift – “You Need to Calm Down” (WINNER)

FAVORITE SOCIAL ARTIST

BTS (WINNER)
Billie Eilish
EXO
Ariana Grande
Shawn Mendes

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK 

Drake
Khalid (WINNER)
Post Malone

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK

Billie Eilish
Ariana Grande
Taylor Swift (WINNER)

FAVORITE DUO OR GROUP – POP/ROCK

BTS (WINNER)
Jonas Brothers
Panic! At The Disco

FAVORITE ALBUM – POP/ROCK

Billie Eilish – When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?
Ariana Grande – Thank U, Next
Taylor Swift – Lover (WINNER)

FAVORITE SONG – POP/ROCK

Halsey – “Without Me” (WINNER)
Jonas Brothers – “Sucker”
Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus – “Old Town Road”
Panic! At The Disco – “High Hopes”
Post Malone & Swae Lee – “Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)”

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – COUNTRY

Kane Brown (WINNER)
Luke Combs
Thomas Rhett

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – COUNTRY

Kelsea Ballerini
Maren Morris
Carrie Underwood (WINNER)

FAVORITE DUO or GROUP – COUNTRY

Dan + Shay (WINNER)
Florida Georgia Line
Old Dominion

FAVORITE ALBUM – COUNTRY

Kane Brown – Experiment
Dan + Shay – Dan + Shay
Carrie Underwood – Cry Pretty (WINNER)

FAVORITE SONG – COUNTRY

Luke Combs – “Beautiful Crazy”
Dan + Shay – “Speechless” (WINNER)
Blake Shelton – “God’s Country”

FAVORITE ARTIST – RAP/HIP-HOP

Cardi B (WINNER)
Drake
Post Malone

FAVORITE ALBUM – RAP/HIP-HOP

Meek Mill – Championships
Post Malone – Hollywood’s Bleeding (WINNER)
Travis Scott – Astroworld

FAVORITE SONG – RAP/HIP-HOP

Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus – “Old Town Road” (WINNER)
Post Malone – “Wow.”
Travis Scott – “SICKO MODE”

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B

Chris Brown
Khalid
Bruno Mars (WINNER)

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B

Beyoncé (WINNER)
Lizzo
Ella Mai

FAVORITE ALBUM – SOUL/R&B

Chris Brown – Indigo
Khalid – Free Spirit (WINNER)
Ella Mai – Ella Mai

FAVORITE SONG – SOUL/R&B

Khalid – “Talk” (WINNER)
Lizzo – “Juice”
Ella Mai – “Trip”

FAVORITE ARTIST – ALTERNATIVE ROCK

Billie Eilish (WINNER)
Imagine Dragons
Panic! At The Disco

FAVORITE ARTIST – ADULT CONTEMPORARY

Maroon 5
P!nk
Taylor Swift (WINNER)

FAVORITE ARTIST – LATIN

Bad Bunny
J Balvin (WINNER)
Ozuna

FAVORITE ARTIST – CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL

Lauren Daigle (WINNER)
for KING & COUNTRY
MercyMe

FAVORITE ARTIST – ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC (EDM)

Avicii
Marshmello (WINNER)
The Chainsmokers

FAVORITE SOUNDTRACK

A Star is Born by Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper
Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen (WINNER)
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

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Josh Ruby is an Editor with high interest and knowledge in the Ugandan entertainment space, an industry he has been actively part of since 2010. Leads to breaking stories are welcome!

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