Here are the 2020 American Music Awards winners

Claudia Willen,Courteney Larocca
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the weeknd
The Weeknd is a musical artist. Pascal Le Segretain / Getty Images
  • ABC aired the 2020 American Music Awards live on Sunday, November 22, from the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles. 

  • Taraji P. Henson hosted the show, welcoming performers like Jennifer Lopez, Justin Bieber, Bady Bunny, and Megan Thee Stallion.

  • Keep reading to see the full list of nominees and winners from the 2020 AMAs. 

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The 2020 American Music Awards aired on Sunday, November 22, at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles. 

Taraji P. Henson, the show's host, welcomed a musical lineup that included Justin Bieber, Bad Bunny, Jhay Cortez, Billie Eilish, BTS, Dua Lipa, Jennifer Lopez, Maluma, Lil Baby, Megan Thee Stallion, Shawn Mendes, The Weeknd, Machine Gun Kelly, Bebe Rexha, and Doja Cat.

Newcomer Roddy Ricch and "Blinding Lights" artist The Weeknd both scored the most nominations with eight each, followed by Stallion, who earned five.  

Keep reading for the complete list of nominees and winners form the night (*in bold*).

Artist of the year

Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift is nominated for artist of the year at the 2020 AMAs. Zhang Hengwei/China News Service/VCG via Getty Images

Justin Bieber

Post Malone

Roddy Ricch

*Taylor Swift*

The Weeknd

New artist of the year

doja cat
Singer and rapper Doja Cat in August 2019. Scott Dudelson/Getty Images

Lewis Capaldi

*Doja Cat*


Lil Baby

Roddy Ricch

Megan Thee Stallion

Collaboration of the year

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Ariana Grande and Lady Gaga collaborated on "Rain On Me." Lady Gaga/Interscope Records via YouTube

Cardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion — "WAP"

DaBaby ft. Roddy Ricch — "Rockstar"

*Dan + Shay with Justin Bieber — "10,000 Hours"*

Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande — "Rain On Me"

Megan Thee Stallion ft. Beyoncé — "Savage Remix"

Favorite social artist

BTS is a K-pop group. Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images


Billie Eilish


Ariana Grande

NCT 127

Favorite music video

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Taylor Swift's video for "Cardigan" is nominated for an American Music Award. Taylor Swift/YouTube

Doja Cat — "Say So"

Future ft. Drake — "Life Is Good"

Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande — "Rain On Me"

*Taylor Swift — "Cardigan"*

The Weeknd — "Blinding Lights"

Favorite male artist — pop/rock

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Justin Bieber is nominated for favorite pop/rock male artist at the 2020 AMAs. Justin Bieber/YouTube

*Justin Bieber* 

Post Malone

The Weeknd

Favorite female artist — pop/rock

Taylor Swift
Swift in the music video for "Cardigan" YouTube

Dua Lipa

Lady Gaga

*Taylor Swift*

Favorite duo/group — pop/rock

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Jimin, Jungkook, RM, J-Hope, V, Jin, and Suga of the K-pop boy band BTS. Cindy Ord/WireImage/Getty Images


Jonas Brothers

Maroon 5

Favorite album — pop/rock

Watermelon Sugar
Harry Styles released the album "Fine Line." Harry Styles/YouTube

*Harry Styles — "Fine Line"*

Taylor Swift — "Folklore"

The Weeknd — "After Hours"

Favorite song — pop/rock

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Dua Lipa won favorite song — pop/rock at the AMAs for "Don't Start Now." Dua Lipa/YouTube

Lewis Capaldi — "Someone You Loved"

*Dua Lipa — "Don't Start Now"*

Post Malone — "Circles"

Roddy Ricch — "The Box"

The Weeknd — "Blinding Lights"

Favorite male artist — country

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Kane Brown performs during the US99 Stars and Strings concert at the Allstate Arena on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019. Rob Grabowski/Invision/AP

*Kane Brown*

Luke Combs

Morgan Wallen

Favorite female artist — country

maren morris
Maren Morris performed at the 2019 CMA Awards. Terry Wyatt/Getty Image

Gabby Barrett

Miranda Lambert

*Maren Morris*

Favorite duo or group — country

dan + shay
Dan + Shay are nominated for favorite country duo at the 2020 AMAs. Rich Fury / Getty Images

*Dan + Shay*

Florida Georgia Line

Old Dominion

Favorite album — country

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Blake Shelton received a nomination at the 2020 AMAs. Kevin Winter / Getty Images

Luke Combs — "What You See Is What You Get"

*Blake Shelton — "Fully Loaded: God's Country"*

Morgan Wallen — "If I Know Me"

Favorite song — country

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Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton performed "Nobody But You" at the 2020 Grammy Awards. Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic

*Dan + Shay with Justin Bieber — "10,000 Hours"*

Maren Morris — "The Bones"

Blake Shelton with Gwen Stefani — "Nobody But You"

Favorite male artist — rap/hip-hop

Juice Wrld
Juice Wrld posthumously won the award for favorite male artist — rap/hip-hop at the 2020 AMAs. Scott Dudelson/Getty Images


*Juice WRLD*

Roddy Ricch

Favorite female artist — rap/hip-hop

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Nicki Minaj won the award for favorite female artist — rap/hip-hop. Evan Agostini/Invision/AP

Cardi B

*Nicki Minaj*

Megan Thee Stallion

Favorite album — rap/hip-hop

roddy ricch
Roddy Ricch is nominated in multiple categories at the 2020 AMAs. Scott Dudelson / Getty Images

Lil Baby — "My Turn"

Lil Uzi Vert — "Eternal Atake"

*Roddy Ricch — "Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial"*

Favorite song — rap/hip-hop

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Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion in "WAP" music video. Cardi B/YouTube

*Cardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion — "WAP"*

DaBaby ft. Roddy Ricch — "Rockstar"

Roddy Ricch — "The Box"

Favorite male artist — soul/R&B

John Legend
John Legend is nominated for an AMA. Ian Gavan / Getty Images

Chris Brown

John Legend

*The Weeknd*

Favorite female artist — soul/R&B

doja cat
Doja Cat won the award for favorite female artist — soul/R&B at the 2020 AMAs. Scott Dudelson/Getty Images

Jhene Aiko

*Doja Cat*

Summer Walker

Favorite album — soul/R&B

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The Weeknd is nominated for several awards at the 2020 AMAs. The Weeknd/YouTube

*The Weeknd — "After Hours"*

Summer Walker — "Over It"

Doja Cat — "Hot Pink"

Favorite song — soul/R&B

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The Weeknd is a musical artist. Pascal Le Segretain / Getty Images

Chris Brown ft. Drake — "No Guidance"

Summer Walker — "Playing Games"

*The Weeknd — "Heartless"*

Favorite male artist — Latin

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J Balvin and Bad Bunny have collaborated on numerous occasions. Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images

*Bad Bunny*

J Balvin


Favorite female artist — Latin

Becky G
Becky G is a singer. Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP

*Becky G*



Favorite album — Latin

Bad bunny
Bad Bunny is a musical artist. Gladys Vega / Getty Images

Anuel AA — "Emmanuel"

Bad Bunny — "Las que no iban a salir"

*Bad Bunny — "YHLQMDLG"*

Favorite song — Latin

nicki minaj karol g
Nicki Minaj and KAROL G collaborated on "Tusa." KAROL G/YouTube

Bad Bunny — "Vete"

Black Eyed Peas and J Balvin — "RITMO (Bad Boys For Life)"

*KAROL G and Nicki Minaj — "Tusa"*

Favorite artist — alternative rock

21 pilots
Josh Dun (L) and Tyler Joseph of Twenty One Pilots attend the 2016 American Music Awards on November 20, 2016. Kevin Mazur/AMA2016/WireImage/Getty Images

Billie Eilish

Tame Impala

*Twenty One Pilots*

Favorite artist — adult contemporary

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Nick Jonas, Joe Jonas, and Kevin Jonas perform at the 62nd annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. Matt Sayles/Invision/AP

Lewis Capaldi

*Jonas Brothers*

Maroon 5

Favorite artist — contemporary inspirational

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Kanye West is a musical artist. Jeff Kravitz/MTV1415/FilmMagic

*Lauren Daigle*


Kanye West

Favorite artist — EDM

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Lady Gaga became the first woman ever to win the award for favorite artist — EDM at the AMAs. Kevin Mazur/Getty Images


*Lady Gaga*


Favorite soundtrack

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Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn in "Birds of Prey." Warner Bros.

*"Birds of Prey: The Album"*

"Frozen 2"

"Trolls: World Tour"

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