American Music Awards 2020: Complete List of Nominees and Winners

Dua Lipa American Music Awards 2020 Complete List of Nominees and Winners
Dua Lipa attends the American Music Awards from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on November 22, 2020. Getty Images for dcp

Honoring the best in music! The 2020 American Music Awards went off without a hitch amid the coronavirus pandemic from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, November 22.

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Nominations for the 48th annual affair were announced on Good Morning America on October 26. The Weeknd and Roddy Rich tied with eight apiece, making them the most nominated stars of the night.

Shortly behind the pair was Megan Thee Stallion, who snagged five nods across categories such as New Artist of the Year and Collaboration of the Year. The “Savage” rapper, 25, was the most-nominated female artist for 2020. Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, Doja Cat, Bad Bunny, DaBaby and Lady Gaga all received for four nominations each.

For this year’s crop of performers, Shawn Mendes, Dua Lipa, BTS, Bad Bunny, Jhay Cortez, Lil Baby and Megan Thee Stallion were recruited for the task.

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Earlier this month, Taraji P. Henson was confirmed to host the fan-voted ceremony. “The AMAs bring together the music community to celebrate what really drives all artists – the fans,” the Hidden Figures actress, 50, said in a press release. “I’m proud to take the stage as this year’s host — and also a fan — for what promises to be an electrifying night of music.”

The What Men Want star also shared her excitement for her new gig via Instagram. “I’m thrilled to announce that I’ll be hosting the 2020 @AMAs! It’s going to be an electrifying night of music,” she wrote on November 2, adding that “WE GON HAVE SOME FUN!!! 🙌🏾 🙏🏾💋💋💋.”

Scroll down for the complete list of winners and nominees.

Artist of the Year
Justin Bieber
Post Malone
Roddy Ricch
***WINNER: Taylor Swift
The Weeknd

New Artist of the Year
Lewis Capaldi
***WINNER: Doja Cat
DaBaby
Lil Baby
Roddy Ricch
Megan Thee Stallion

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Collaboration of the Year
Cardi B (featuring Megan Thee Stallion) — “WAP”
DaBaby (featuring Roddy Ricch) — “Rockstar”
***WINNER: Dan + Shay with Justin Bieber — “10,000 Hours”
Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande — “Rain On Me”
Megan Thee Stallion (featuring Beyoncé) — “Savage Remix”

The Weeknd American Music Awards 2020 Complete List of Nominees and Winners
The Weeknd attends the American Music Awards in Los Angeles on November 22, 2020. ABC

Favorite Social Artist
***WINNER: BTS
Billie Eilish
EXO
Ariana Grande
NCT 127

Favorite Music Video
Doja Cat — “Say So”
Future (featuring Drake) — “Life Is Good”
Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande — “Rain On Me”
***WINNER: Taylor Swift — “Cardigan”
The Weeknd — “Blinding Lights”

Favorite Male Artist — Pop/Rock
***WINNER: Justin Bieber
Post Malone
The Weeknd

Favorite Female Artist — Pop/Rock
Dua Lipa
Lady Gaga
***WINNER: Taylor Swift

Favorite Duo or Group — Pop/Rock
***WINNER: BTS
Jonas Brothers
Maroon 5

Favorite Album — Pop/Rock
***WINNER: Harry Styles — Fine Line
Taylor Swift — Folklore
The Weeknd — After Hours

Favorite Song — Pop/Rock
Lewis Capaldi — “Someone You Loved”
***WINNER: Dua Lipa — “Don’t Start Now”
Post Malone — “Circles”
Roddy Ricch — “The Box”
The Weeknd — “Blinding Lights”

Favorite Male Artist — Country
***WINNER: Kane Brown
Luke Combs
Morgan Wallen

Favorite Female Artist — Country
Gabby Barrett
Miranda Lambert
***WINNER: Maren Morris

Favorite Duo or Group — Country
***WINNER: Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Old Dominion

BTS American Music Awards 2020 Complete List of Nominees and Winners
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Favorite Album — Country
Luke Combs — What You See Is What You Get
***WINNER: Blake Shelton — Fully Loaded: God’s Country
Morgan Wallen — If I Know Me

Favorite Song — Country
***WINNER: Dan + Shay with Justin Bieber — 10,000 Hours
Maren Morris — The Bones
Blake Shelton (featuring Gwen Stefani) — “Nobody But You”

Favorite Male Artist — Rap/Hip-Hop
DaBaby
***WINNER: Juice WRLD
Roddy Ricch

Favorite Female Artist — Rap/Hip-Hop
Cardi B
***WINNER: Nicki Minaj
Megan Thee Stallion

Favorite Album — Rap/Hip-Hop
Lil Baby — My Turn
Lil Uzi Vert — Eternal Atake
***WINNER: Roddy Ricch — Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial

Favorite Song — Rap/Hip-Hop
***WINNER: Cardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion — “WAP”
DaBaby ft. Roddy Ricch — “Rockstar”
Roddy Ricch — “The Box”

Favorite Male Artist — Soul/R&B
Chris Brown
John Legend
***WINNER: The Weeknd

Doja Cat American Music Awards 2020 Complete List of Nominees and Winners
Doja Cat accepts the award for favorite female soul/R&B artist at the American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on November 22, 2020. Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP/Shutterstock

Favorite Female Artist — Soul/R&B
Jhene Aiko
***WINNER: Doja Cat
Summer Walker

Favorite Album — Soul/R&B
Doja Cat — Hot Pink
Summer Walker — Over It
***WINNER: The Weeknd — After Hours

Favorite Song — Soul/R&B
Chris Brown (featuring Drake) — “No Guidance”
Summer Walker — “Playing Games”
***WINNER: The Weeknd — “Heartless”

Favorite Male Artist — Latin
***WINNER: Bad Bunny
J Balvin
Ozuna

Favorite Female Artist — Latin
***WINNER: Becky G
KAROL G
Rosalía

Becky G American Music Awards 2020 Complete List of Nominees and Winners
Becky G accepts the award for Favorite Latin Female Artist at the American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on November 22, 2020. Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP/Shutterstock

Favorite Album — Latin
Anuel AA — Emmanuel
Bad Bunny — Las Que No Iban a Salir
***WINNER: Bad Bunny — YHLQMDLG

Favorite Song — Latin
Bad Bunny — “Vete”
Black Eyed Peas and J Balvin — “RITMO (Bad Boys For Life)”
***WINNER: KAROL G and Nicki Minaj — “Tusa”

Favorite Artist — Alternative Rock
Billie Eilish
Tame Impala
***WINNER: Twenty One Pilots

Favorite Artist — Adult Contemporary
Lewis Capaldi
***WINNER: Jonas Brothers
Maroon 5

Favorite Artist — Contemporary Inspirational
***WINNER: Lauren Daigle
For King & Country
Kanye West

Favorite Artist — Electronic Dance Music (EDM)
Kygo
***WINNER: Lady Gaga
Marshmello

Favorite Soundtrack
***WINNER: Birds of Prey: The Album
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