KEY POINTS

  • Taylor Swift, The Weeknd were the biggest winners at this year's American Music Awards
  • Swift won Artist of the Year, Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist, and Favorite Music Video 
  • The Weeknd took home Favorite Male Artist - Soul/R&B, Favorite Song, and Favorite Soul/R&B Album 

Taylor Swift and The Weeknd turned out to be the biggest winners at this year's American Music Awards (AMAs) after picking up three trophies each in different categories. 

The "Folklore" hitmaker was nominated in four categories and emerged victorious in three, including Artist of the Year. Swift edged out fellow nominees like The Weeknd, Post Malone, Roddy Ricch, and Justin Bieber to win the accolade. 

The singer also won Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist and Favorite Music Video for "Cardigan." 

The Grammy-winning artist was not physically present to collect the award and interestingly submitted only one speech for the awards ceremony, Variety reported. 

Swift told the audience that she was unable to attend the star-studded event because she is currently busy recording her "old music." 

"The reason I can’t be with you tonight is because I’m actually recording all of my old music in the studio where we originally recorded it," Variety quoted Swift, as saying. 

The musician now holds the record of winning the most number of trophies at the AMAs (32). 

On the other hand, The Weeknd also took home three awards. The "Blinding Lights" hitmaker was one of the frontrunners to win the most awards at the AMAs and he certainly did not disapppint. 

The artist won the Favorite R&B Album for "After Hours" along with Favorite Male Artist (Soul/R&B),  and Favorite Song for "Heartless." 

The Weeknd accepted the Favorite Album award with his face covered in bandages. It is said that the singer sported the look to educate people what driving under the influence can do to a person. 

Other notable winners were Justin Bieber, Doja Cat, BTS, Harry Styles, Dua Lipa, Lady Gaga,and Blake Shelton. 

Check out the full list of winners below

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”

FAVORITE SOCIAL ARTIST

BTS (WINNER)

Billie Eilish

EXO

Ariana Grande

NCT 127

FAVORITE 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”

FAVORITE MALE ARTISTPOP/ROCK

Justin Bieber (WINNER)

Post Malone

The Weeknd

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTISTPOP/ROCK

Dua Lipa

Lady Gaga

Taylor Swift (WINNER)

FAVORITE DUO OR GROUPPOP/ROCK

BTS (WINNER)

Jonas Brothers

Maroon 5

FAVORITE ALBUMPOP/ROCK

Harry Styles, “Fine Line” (WINNER)

Taylor Swift, “Folklore”

The Weeknd, “After Hours”

FAVORITE SONGPOP/ROCK

Lewis Capaldi, “Someone You Loved”

Dua Lipa, “Don’t Start Now” (WINNER)

Post Malone, “Circles”

Roddy Ricch, “The Box”

The Weeknd, “Blinding Lights”

FAVORITE MALE ARTISTSOUL/R&B

Chris Brown

John Legend

The Weeknd (WINNER)

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B

Jhene Aiko

Doja Cat (WINNER)

Summer Walker

FAVORITE ALBUM – SOUL/R&B

Doja Cat, “Hot Pink”

Summer Walker, “Over It”

The Weeknd, “After Hours” (WINNER)

FAVORITE SONG – SOUL/R&B

Chris Brown ft. Drake, “No Guidance”

Summer Walker, “Playing Games”

The Weeknd, “Heartless” (WINNER)

The Weeknd at the 2020 American Music Awards LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 22: In this image released on November 22, The Weeknd accepts the award for Favorite Soul/R&B Song onstage for the 2020 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 22, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for dcp) Photo: Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for dcp