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  •   Home > News > Entertainment

    Taylor Swift scooped three awards at the 2020 American Music Awards, but couldn't be there in person to collect her prizes as she was busy "re-recording" her old music

    The 'Shake It Off' hitmaker was crowned Artist of the Year at the ceremony on Sunday night (22.11.20), and also won Favourite Female Artist (Pop/Rock) and Favourite Music Video for ‘cardigan’


    During her acceptance speech for Artist of the Year, the 30-year-old pop superstar - who made history as the artist with the most AMAs wins, bringing her total to 32 - explained her absence was down to being tucked away in the studio re-recording her first five albums, which Scooter Braun acquired last year in a $300 million deal with Big Machine Label Group and sold last week.

    Taylor said: "Oh hey guys, thank you so much for this!

    "This is a fan-voted award, which means so much to me.

    "You guys have been beyond wonderful all the years of my career but especially this one when we've been so far apart, and we haven't been able to see each other in concert. I still feel really connected to you through the music. Your reaction to folklore and all the ways in which your imagination honoured that album ... I just love you so much. I'm really, really lucky because of you."

    Taylor then added that she's "re-recording all of my old music in the studio where I originally recorded it."

    She continued: "It's been amazing, and I can't wait for you to hear it.

    "Have a great night. I love you so much. Thank you, thank you, thank you!"

    Other big winners on the night included The Weeknd, who took home trophies for Favourite Male Soul/R&B Artist, Favourite Soul/R&B Song for 'Heartless' and Favourite Soul/R&B Album for 'After Hours'.

    Country pop duo Dan + Shay also nabbed three prizes for Collaboration of the Year and Favourite Country Song for '10,000 Hours' with Justin Bieber, while they were also named Favourite Duo or Group.

    The star-studded ceremony - which was hosted by Taraji P. Henson live from the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles - saw a number of show-stopping performances from the likes of Billie Eilish, Dua Lipa, The Weeknd, Megan Thee Stallion, Nelly, and BTS.

    The 2020 American Music Awards winners are:

    Artist Of The Year

    Justin Bieber

    Post Malone

    Roddy Ricch

    Taylor Swift – winner

    The Weeknd

    New Artist Of The Year

    Lewis Capaldi

    Doja Cat – winner

    DaBaby

    Lil Baby

    Roddy Ricch

    Megan Thee Stallion

    Collaboration Of The Year

    Cardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion – ‘WAP’

    DaBaby ft. Roddy Ricch – ‘Rockstar’

    Dan + Shay with Justin Bieber – ’10,000 Hours’ – winner

    Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande – ‘Rain On Me’

    Megan Thee Stallion ft. Beyoncé – ‘Savage (Remix)’

    Favourite Social Artist

    BTS – winner

    Billie Eilish

    EXO

    Ariana Grande

    NCT 12

    Favourite Music Video

    Doja Cat – ‘Say So’

    Future ft. Drake – ‘Life Is Good’

    Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande – ‘Rain On Me’

    Taylor Swift – ‘Cardigan’ – winner

    The Weeknd – ‘Blinding Lights’

    Favourite Male Artist – Pop/Rock

    Justin Bieber – winner

    Post Malone

    The Weeknd

    Favourite Female Artist – Pop/Rock

    Dua Lipa

    Lady Gaga

    Taylor Swift – winner

    Favourite Duo or Group – Pop/Rock

    BTS – winner

    Jonas Brothers

    Maroon 5

    Favourite Album – Pop/Rock

    Harry Styles – ‘Fine Line’ – winner

    Taylor Swift – ‘Folklore’

    The Weeknd – ‘After Hours’

    Favourite Song – Pop/Rock

    Lewis Capaldi – ‘Someone You Loved’

    Dua Lipa – ‘Don’t Start Now’ – winner

    Post Malone – ‘Circles’

    Roddy Ricch – ‘The Box’

    The Weeknd – ‘Blinding Lights’

    Favourite Male Artist – Country

    Kane Brown – winner

    Luke Combs

    Morgan Wallen

    Favourite Female Artist – Country

    Gabby Barrett

    Miranda Lambert

    Maren Morris – winner

    Favourite Duo or Group – Country

    Dan + Shay – winner

    Florida Georgia Line

    Old Dominion

    Favourite Album – Country

    Luke Combs – ‘What You See Is What You Get’

    Blake Shelton – ‘Fully Loaded: God’s Country’ – winner

    Morgan Wallen – ‘If I Know Me’

    Favourite Song – Country

    Dan + Shay with Justin Bieber – ’10,000 Hours’ – winner

    Maren Morris – ‘The Bones’

    Blake Shelton with Gwen Stefani – ‘Nobody But You’

    Favourite Male Artist – Rap/Hip-Hop

    DaBaby

    Juice WRLD – winner

    Roddy Ricch

    Favourite Female Artist – Rap/Hip-Hop

    Cardi B

    Nicki Minaj – winner

    Megan Thee Stallion

    Favourite Album – Rap/Hip-Hop

    Lil Baby – ‘My Turn’

    Lil Uzi Vert – ‘Eternal Atake’

    Roddy Ricch – ‘Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial’ – winner

    Favourite Song – Rap/Hip-Hop

    Cardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion – ‘WAP’ – winner

    DaBaby ft. Roddy Ricch – ‘Rockstar’

    Roddy Ricch – ‘The Box’

    Favourite Male Artist – Soul/R&B

    Chris Brown

    John Legend

    The Weeknd – winner

    Favourite Female Artist – Soul/R&B

    Jhene Aiko

    Doja Cat – winner

    Summer Walker

    Favourite Album – Soul/R&B

    Doja Cat – ‘Hot Pink’

    Summer Walker – ‘Over It’

    The Weeknd – ‘After Hours’ – winner

    Favourite Song – Soul/R&B

    Chris Brown ft. Drake – ‘No Guidance’

    Summer Walker – ‘Playing Games’

    The Weeknd – ‘Heartless’ – winner

    Favourite Male Artist – Latin

    Bad Bunny – winner

    J Balvin

    Ozuna

    Favourite Female Artist – Latin

    Becky G – winner

    KAROL G

    Rosalía

    Favourite Album – Latin

    Anuel AA – ‘Emmanuel’

    Bad Bunny – ‘Las que no iban a salir’

    Bad Bunny – ‘YHLQMDLG’ – winner

    Favourite Song – Latin

    Bad Bunny – ‘Vete’

    Black Eyed Peas X J Balvin – ‘RITMO (Bad Boys For Life)’

    KAROL G & Nicki Minaj – ‘Tusa’ – winner

    Favourite Artist – Alternative Rock

    Billie Eilish

    Tame Impala

    Twenty One Pilots – winner

    Favourite Artist – Adult Contemporary

    Lewis Capaldi

    Jonas Brothers – winner

    Maroon 5

    Favourite Artist – Contemporary Inspirational

    Lauren Daigle – winner

    for KING & COUNTRY

    Kanye West

    Favourite Artist – EDM

    Kygo

    Lady Gaga – winner

    Marshmello

    Favourite Soundtrack

    ‘Birds Of Prey: The Album’ – winner

    ‘Frozen 2’

    ‘Trolls: World Tour’

    © 2021 Bang Showbiz, NZCity


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