The American Music Awards aired live last night from The Microsoft
Theater in Los Angeles and some of the biggest names in
music took home awards.
Hosted by Taraji P. Henson, and with Covid-19 protocols in place, the show had multiple live performances, in person presenters and even a small audience cheering from the upper rows.
The Weeknd and Roddy Ricch led going into the event, with eight nominations
each. Roddy picked up Hip-Hop Album of the Year, while the Weeknd
went home with 2 awards, Best R n’ b Song and Male R&b/Soul Artist of the Year.
Justin Bieber and Shawn Mendes opened the show with their new single, “Monster.” Bieber also performed two of his hit singles, “Lonely” and “Holy.”
Doja Cat won new artist of the year and Becky G won favorite female Latin artist, a brand new category at the AMAs.
Artist of the year, the night’s top prize, went to Taylor Swift, who appeared via
live link while busy recording new versions of her early music catalog, which was
recently sold. Swift also won music video of the year and favorite female pop artist. She holds the record for most AMA career wins by a single artist with 32.