Taylor Swift wins at the 2020 American Music Awards

Taylor Swift emerged as the big winner of this year’s American Music Awards. At the award ceremony moderated by Taraji P Henson, which took place on the evening of November 22, 2020 in front of a very selected audience in the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles due to corona, she won in three categories. Swift took home trophies as “Artist Of The Year”, “Favorite Female Artist” and for the “Favorite Music Video” (for her song “Cardigan”) – without having been there himself.

In an acceptance speech via video message, she said: “I’m not there in person today because I’m currently re-recording all of my old music in the studio in which we originally recorded it. It’s going to be fantastic and I can’t wait to let you hear the result. ”The reason for the new recordings: Your manager at the time, Scooter Braun, owned the master tapes and sold them elsewhere.

Justin Bieber also won three prizes in the categories “Favorite Male Artist”, “Collaboration Of The Year” and “Favorite Song”. The Weeknd won three trophies in the Soul and R’n’B categories.


Bieber, BTS, Megan Thee Stallion, Katy Perry, Billie Eilish, Dua Lipa and other acts performed live at the 2020 American Music Awards. The award ceremony has been held annually since 1973.

Taylor Swift’s current album FOLKLORE was released in July 2020.

American Music Awards 2020: All winners at a glance

Artist of the year: Taylor Swift
New artist of the year: Doja Cat
Collaboration of the year: Dan + Shay with Justin Bieber – 10,000 Hours
Favourite social artist: BTS
Favourite music video: Taylor Swift – Cardigan
Favourite male artist – pop/rock: Justin Bieber
Favourite female artist – pop/rock: Taylor Swift
Favourite duo/group – pop/rock: BTS
Favourite album – pop/rock: Harry Styles – Fine Line
Favourite song – pop/rock: Dua Lipa – Don’t Start Now
Favourite male artist – country: Kane Brown
Favourite female artist – country: Maren Morris
Favourite duo or group – country: Dan + Shay
Favourite album – country: Blake Shelton – Fully Loaded: God’s Country
Favourite song – country: Dan + Shay with Justin Bieber – 10,000 Hours
Favourite male artist – rap/hip-hop: Juice WRLD
Favourite female artist – rap/hip-hop: Nicki Minaj
Favourite album – rap/hip-hop: Roddy Ricch – Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial
Favourite song – rap/hip-hop: Cardi B feat Megan Thee Stallion – WAP
Favourite male artist – soul/R&B: The Weeknd
Favourite female artist – soul/R&B: Doja Cat
Favourite album – soul/R&B: The Weeknd – After Hours
Favourite song – soul/R&B: The Weeknd – Heartless
Favourite male artist – Latin: Bad Bunny
Favourite female artist – Latin: Becky G
Favourite album – Latin: Bad Bunny – YHLQMDLG
Favourite song – Latin: Karol G & Nicki Minaj – Tusa
Favourite artist – alternative rock: Twenty One Pilots
Favourite artist – adult contemporary: Jonas Brothers
Favourite artist – contemporary inspirational: Lauren Daigle
Favourite artist – electronic dance music (EDM): Lady Gaga
Favourite soundtrack: Birds of Prey: The Album