It Was Taylor Swift's Night at American Music Awards


2019 American Music Awards - Fixed Show

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Taylor Swift was the big winner at Sunday night's American Music Awards, breaking the record for most career AMAs on the night when she was also recognized as “artist of the decade.”

Swift won awards for artist of the year, favorite pop/rock female artist, favorite adult contemporary artist, favorite pop/rock album (for “Lover”) and favorite music video. She now has 29 AMAs, breaking Michael Jackson's record.

Billie Eilish, the 17-year-old singer/songwriter from Los Angeles, won new artist of the year and favorite alternative rock artist. Eilish made history last week by becoming the youngest artist to be nominated for the top Grammy prizes of album, record and song of the year and new artist.

Post Malone, who carried a leading seven nominations into the show, won favorite rap/hip-hop album for “Hollywood's Bleeding.”

Carrie Underwood won AMAs for favorite country album (for “Cry Pretty”) and favorite female country artist.

Singer-songwriter Ciara hosted the show at the Microsoft Theater, which was aired later Sunday on ABC.

Swift and Post Malone both performed during the show, as did Eilish, Lizzo, Green Day, Camila Cabello, Shania Twain and Selena Gomez.

The American Music Awards winners are voted entirely by fans. Nominees are based on fan interactions, including streaming, album and digital song sales, radio airplay, social activity and touring. The awards honor work between Sept. 28, 2018, and Sept. 26, 2019.

Here is a complete list of nominees and winners:

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

-- Drake

-- Ariana Grande

-- Halsey

-- Post Malone

-- Taylor Swift (winner)

NEW ARTIST

-- 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, “Senorita” (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 Malon & Swae Lee, “Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)”

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST, COUNTRY

-- Kane Brown (winner)

-- Luke Combs

-- Thomas Rhett

Photo: Getty Images


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