The most awaited, world’s largest fan-voted award show, American Music Award was held yesterday in Los Angeles. The award show was hosted by ABC star Tracee Ellis Ross, who hosted this show consecutively second time. He entertained the fans with her witty humour and comedic timing. The fans watched the whole Award show via-air straight from the Microsoft Theatre, Los Angeles.

Just like every year, artists entertained their fans with their jaw-dropping performance, and won the heart of their fans. Now to talk about the awards, Taylor Swift just surpassed Whitney Houston. Whitney Houston had record of total 21 trophies, which Taylor Swift surpassed this year by taking total of 4 awards this year, making it total of 23 awards for the lifetime. Taylor took on the stage with her fabulous performance of her single “I Did Something Bad”.

Jennifer Lopez aka J-Lo also performed her powerful ballad “Limitless” from her film Second Act. While, everyone’s favourite female rapper Cardi B rocked the stage with her new hit “I like it” with J Balvin and Bad Bunny. The award show also had the knockout performance of other great artists like Camila Cabello, Carrie Underwood, Dua Lipa, Mariah Carey, Post Malone featuring Ty Dolla $ign, Shawn Mendes with Zedd and Twenty One Pilots.

Now coming to the nominees and winner, here is the list of nominees and winners of AMAs 2018. The bold name depicts the winner from the list of nominees.

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Drake
Imagine Dragons
Post Malone
Ed Sheeran
Taylor Swift — WINNER

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR PRESENTED BY CAPITAL ONE
Camila Cabello — WINNER
Cardi B
Khalid
Dua Lipa
XXXTENTACION

COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR
Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug, “Havana” — WINNER
Post Malone ft. 21 Savage, “Rockstar”
Bruno Mars & Cardi B, “Finesse”
Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line, “Meant To Be”
Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey, “The Middle”

TOUR OF THE YEAR
Beyoncé & JAY-­Z
Bruno Mars
Ed Sheeran
Taylor Swift — WINNER
U2

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug, “Havana” — WINNER
Cardi B, “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)”
Drake, “God’s Plan”

FAVORITE SOCIAL ARTIST
BTS — WINNER
Cardi B
Ariana Grande
Demi Lovato
Shawn Mendes

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST — POP/ROCK
Drake
Post Malone — WINNER
Ed Sheeran

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST — POP/ROCK
Camila Cabello
Cardi B
Taylor Swift — WINNER

FAVORITE DUO OR GROUP — POP/ROCK
Imagine Dragons
Maroon 5
Migos — WINNER

FAVORITE ALBUM — POP/ROCK
Drake, Scorpion
Ed Sheeran, ÷ (Divide)
Taylor Swift, reputation — WINNER

FAVORITE SONG­ — POP/ROCK
Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug, “Havana” — WINNER
Drake, “God’s Plan”
Ed Sheeran, “Perfect”

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST — COUNTRY
Kane Brown — WINNER
Luke Bryan
Thomas Rhett

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST — COUNTRY
Kelsea Ballerini
Maren Morris
Carrie Underwood — WINNER

FAVORITE DUO or GROUP — COUNTRY
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line — WINNER
LANCO

FAVORITE ALBUM — COUNTRY
Kane Brown, Kane Brown — WINNER
Luke Combs, This One’s For You
Thomas Rhett, Life Changes

FAVORITE SONG  — COUNTRY
Kane Brown, “Heaven” — WINNER
Dan + Shay, “Tequila”
Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line, “Meant To Be”

FAVORITE ARTIST — RAP/HIP­HOP
Cardi B — WINNER
Drake
Post Malone

FAVORITE ALBUM — RAP/HIP­HOP
Drake, Scorpion
Lil Uzi Vert, Luv Is Rage 2
Post Malone, beerbongs & bentleys — WINNER

FAVORITE SONG — RAP/HIP­HOP
Cardi B “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)” — WINNER
Drake “God’s Plan”
Post Malone ft. 21 Savage “Rockstar”

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST — SOUL/R&B
Khalid — WINNER
Bruno Mars
The Weeknd

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST — SOUL/R&B
Ella Mai
Rihanna — WINNER
SZA

FAVORITE ALBUM — SOUL/R&B
Khalid American Teen
SZA CTRL
XXXTENTACION 17 — WINNER

FAVORITE SONG — SOUL/R&B
Khalid “Young Dumb & Broke”
Ella Mai “Boo’d Up”
Bruno Mars & Cardi B “Finesse” — WINNER

FAVORITE ARTIST — ALTERNATIVE ROCK
Imagine Dragons
Panic! At The Disco — WINNER
Portugal. The Man

FAVORITE ARTIST — ADULT CONTEMPORARY
Shawn Mendes — WINNER
P!NK
Ed Sheeran

FAVORITE ARTIST — LATIN
J Balvin
Daddy Yankee — WINNER
Ozuna

FAVORITE ARTIST — CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL
Lauren Daigle — WINNER
MercyMe
Zach Williams

FAVORITE ARTIST — ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC (EDM)
The Chainsmokers
Marshmello — WINNER
Zedd

FAVORITE SOUNDTRACK
Black Panther: The Album, Music From And Inspired By — WINNER
The Greatest Showman
The Fate of the Furious: The Album

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