News - 2019 American Music Awards

The world’s biggest artists and pop culture icons came together at the weekend to honour idols, newcomers and record-breakers at the 2019 American Music Awards. Here's the full list of winners...

Press Release

Multi-platinum selling artist Ciara hosted the show, and kicked the night off with a performance of her new single, “Melanin.” Selena Gomez then delivered an emotional opening to the show, taking the stage for the first time in two years for the world television premiere of her new songs, “Lose You To Love Me” and “Look At Her Now.”

In one of the most talked about musical performances of the year, Artist of the Decade Award recipient, Taylor Swift, brought the house down with a medley of her biggest hits from the past ten years including “The Man,” “Love Story,” “I Knew You Were Trouble,” “Blank Space,” “Shake It Off,” where she was joined by Halsey and Camila Cabello, and “Lover.” She accepted her award with an impassioned speech, telling her fans that all artists want to do is “create something that will last,” and thanking them for the “fun, incredible, exhilarating times” and countless memories they have shared together over the years. Having won six awards at this year's ceremony, Swift also broke Michael Jackson’s long-standing record of most American Music Award wins of all time; she now tops the list with a total of 29.

Another big winner with two new trophies on the night, Carrie Underwood now holds the record for most wins in the Favorite Album – Country category, surpassing legend Kenny Rogers, with whom she was previously tied.

There were performances for everyone, featuring newcomers and American Music Awards veterans alike. Breakout artist Billie Eilish crushed her very first award show performance, with a fiery rendition of “all the good girls go to hell.” Superstar Lizzo graced the AMA stage for the first time with a passionate performance of her single “Jerome.” Three-time American Music Award winners, Green Day, celebrated the 25th anniversary of their legendary 1994 album, “Dookie,” with a performance of “Basket Case,” as well as their latest hit, “Father of All…” Toni Braxton celebrated the 25th anniversary of her first AMAs performance, and had the audience singing along to her chart-topping hits “Breathe Again” and “Unbreak My Heart.”

The night was also filled with incredible collaborations including the world television premiere of Christina Aguilera and A Great Big World’s new single “Fall On Me,” plus an electrifying performance from Post Malone featuring Ozzy Osbourne, Travis Scott and WATT for the world television premiere of their new song “Take What You Want.” The show also included additional knockout performances from Camila Cabello with “Living Proof,” Shawn Mendes & Cabello with “Señorita,” Dua Lipa with “Don’t Start Now,” Halsey with “Graveyard,” Kesha feat. Big Freedia with “Raising Hell” and “TiK ToK” and Thomas Rhett with “Look What God Gave Her.”

The night ended on a high, with the entire audience on their feet for Shania Twain’s return to the American Music Awards stage for the first time in 16 years. The country icon performed a crowd-pleasing medley of her biggest hits: “You’re Still the One,” “Any Man of Mine,” “That Don’t Impress Me Much” and “Man! I Feel Like A Woman!”

Here's what she said in her red carpet interview.

And here's the full list of winners

Artist of the Decade

Taylor Swift

Artist of the Year

Taylor Swift

New Artist of the Year

Billie Eilish

Collaboration of the Year

Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello “Señorita”

Tour of the Year


Favorite Music Video

Taylor Swift “You Need to Calm Down”

Favorite Social Artist


Favorite Male Artist – Pop/Rock


Favorite Female Artist – Pop/Rock

Taylor Swift

Favorite Duo or Group – Pop/Rock


Favorite Album – Pop/Rock

Taylor Swift “Lover”

Favorite Song – Pop/Rock

Halsey “Without Me”

Favorite Male Artist – Country

Kane Brown

Favorite Female Artist – Country

Carrie Underwood

Favorite Duo or Group – Country

Dan + Shay

Favorite Album – Country

Carrie Underwood “Cry Pretty”

Favorite Song – Country

Dan + Shay “Speechless”

Favorite Artist – Rap/Hip-Hop

Cardi B

Favorite Album – Rap/Hip-Hop

Post Malone “Hollywood’s Bleeding”

Favorite Song – Rap/Hip-Hop

Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus “Old Town Road”

Favorite Male Artist – Soul/R&B

Bruno Mars

Favorite Female Artist – Soul/R&B


Favorite Album – Soul/R&B

Khalid “Free Spirit”

Favorite Song – Soul/R&B

Khalid “Talk”

Favorite Artist – Alternative Rock

Billie Eilish

Favorite Artist – Adult Contemporary

Taylor Swift

Favorite Artist – Latin

J Balvin

Favorite Artist – Contemporary Inspirational

Lauren Daigle

Favorite Artist – Electronic Dance Music (EDM)


Favorite Soundtrack

“Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen

American Music Awards nominees are based on key fan interactions as reflected on, including streaming, album and digital song sales, radio airplay, social activity and touring. These measurements are tracked by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Music and Next Big Sound, and reflect the time period of September 28, 2018 through September 26, 2019. The American Music Awards winners are voted entirely by fans.

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