AMAs Recap: Winners, Performers, and More

AMAs Recap: Winners, Performers, and More 

Posted: 10:05 am Wednesday, October 10th, 2018

By Sam

Overall the American Music Awards were filled with some incredible moments and performances. As far as upsets go, Imagine Dragons being nominated for 3 awards and not taking home a single one probably the biggest. Regardless, they have had an AMAZING year and I guess you just can’t underestimate the power of Tay Tay.

As for the highlights, I’d have to say that Panic! At The Disco’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ tribute to Queen definitely tops our list. Tears were FLOWING. Can’t wait to see them headline #97XNBT!! 

Additionally, we need to send them a HUGE congrats on taking home Favorite Artist – Alternative Rock!

Do I even need to say it?? It was UNBELIEVABLE watching Twenty One Pilots perform ‘Jumpsuit’ live!! There show at Amalie Arena on November 3rd is probably going to leave us literally. dead.

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Here’s the complete list of winners!!

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Drake
Imagine Dragons
Post Malone
Ed Sheeran
Taylor Swift 

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR PRESENTED BY CAPITAL ONE

Camila Cabello 

Cardi B
Khalid
Dua Lipa
XXXTENTACION

COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR

Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug, “Havana” 
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 
U2

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug, “Havana”
Cardi B, “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)”
Drake, “God’s Plan”

FAVORITE SOCIAL ARTIST

BTS 
Cardi B
Ariana Grande
Demi Lovato
Shawn Mendes

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST — POP/ROCK

Drake
Post Malone 
Ed Sheeran

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST — POP/ROCK

Camila Cabello
Cardi B
Taylor Swift 

FAVORITE DUO OR GROUP — POP/ROCK

Imagine Dragons
Maroon 5
Migos 

FAVORITE ALBUM — POP/ROCK

Drake, “Scorpion”
Ed Sheeran, “÷ (Divide)”
Taylor Swift, ‘reputation’

FAVORITE SONG- — POP/ROCK

Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug, “Havana”
Drake, “God’s Plan”
Ed Sheeran, “Perfect”

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST — COUNTRY

Kane Brown
Luke Bryan
Thomas Rhett

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST — COUNTRY

Kelsea Ballerini
Maren Morris
Carrie Underwood

FAVORITE DUO or GROUP — COUNTRY

Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line 
LANCO

FAVORITE ALBUM — COUNTRY

Kane Brown, “Kane Brown” 
Luke Combs, “This One’s For You”
Thomas Rhett, “Life Changes”

FAVORITE SONG — COUNTRY

Kane Brown, “Heaven” 
Dan + Shay, “Tequila”
Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line, “Meant To Be”

FAVORITE ARTIST — RAP/HIP-HOP

Cardi B 
Drake
Post Malone

FAVORITE ALBUM — RAP/HIP-HOP

Drake, “Scorpion”
Lil Uzi Vert, “Luv Is Rage 2”
Post Malone, “beerbongs & bentleys” 

FAVORITE SONG — RAP/HIP-HOP

Cardi B “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)” 
Drake “God’s Plan”
Post Malone ft. 21 Savage “Rockstar”

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST — SOUL/R&B

Khalid 
Bruno Mars
The Weeknd

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST — SOUL/R&B

Ella Mai
Rihanna 
SZA

FAVORITE ALBUM — SOUL/R&B

Khalid “American Teen”
SZA “CTRL”
XXXTENTACION “17” 

FAVORITE SONG — SOUL/R&B

Khalid “Young Dumb & Broke”
Ella Mai “Boo’d Up”
Bruno Mars & Cardi B “Finesse” 

FAVORITE ARTIST — ALTERNATIVE ROCK

Imagine Dragons
Panic! At The Disco 
Portugal. The Man

FAVORITE ARTIST — ADULT CONTEMPORARY

Shawn Mendes 
P!NK
Ed Sheeran

FAVORITE ARTIST — LATIN

J Balvin
Daddy Yankee 
Ozuna

FAVORITE ARTIST — CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL

Lauren Daigle 
MercyMe
Zach Williams

FAVORITE ARTIST — ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC (EDM)

The Chainsmokers
Marshmello 
Zedd

FAVORITE SOUNDTRACK

“Black Panther: The Album, Music From And Inspired By” 
“The Greatest Showman”
“The Fate of the Furious: The Album”
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