Taylor Swift scoops artiste of the year at American Music Awards

Keith Mlauzi
Keith Mlauzi
Taylor Swift scoops artist of the year at American Music Awards (Picture via Variety cover)
Taylor Swift scoops artist of the year at American Music Awards (Picture via Variety cover)

It was a great night for Taylor Swift as she walked away with three gongs including the prestigious Artiste of the Year award on Sunday night at the American Music Awards held in Los Angeles.

Although Swift was not present to accept the accolades, she thanked her fans in a video that was played at the awards show.

Another big winner was Canadian singer The Weekend, who walked away with best soul/ R&B male artiste as well as his album ‘After Hours’ and song ‘Heartless’.

The awards ceremony was headlined with glitz and glamour as masked dancers and stripped down performances were the order of the night.

Below is a list of winners in their respective categories.

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Taylor Swift

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Doja Cat

COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR
Dan + Shay with Justin Bieber “10,000 Hours”

FAVORITE SOCIAL ARTIST
BTS

FAVORITE MUSIC VIDEO
Taylor Swift “cardigan”

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST POP/ROCK
Taylor Swift

FAVORITE DUO OR GROUP POP/ROCK
BTS

FAVORITE SONG POP/ROCK
Dua Lipa “Don’t Start Now”

FAVORITE ALBUM RAP/HIP-HOP
Roddy Ricch “Please Forgive Me For Being Anti Social”

FAVORITE SONG RAP/HIP-HOP
Cardi B featuring Megan Thee Stallion “WAP”

FAVORITE ALBUM SOUL/R&B
The Weeknd “After Hours”

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST SOUL/R&B
The Weeknd

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST SOUL/R&B
Doja Cat

FAVORITE LATIN ALBUM
Bad Bunny “YHLQMDLG”

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