The American Music Awards of 2020


Justin Trimble, editor in cheif

The American Music Awards of 2020, were held on November 22, 2020. It was held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, recognizing the most popular artists and albums of 2020. Nominees were officially announced live on October 26, 2020, on Good Morning America by Dua Lipa. Taylor Swift, the Weeknd, Dan + Shay and Justin Bieber were the most awarded artists with three awards each. Roddy Ricch and the Weeknd were the most nominated artists with eight nominations each, followed by Megan Thee Stallion with five. Taraji P. Henson hosted the ceremony.

On July 17, 2020, ABC and Dick Clark Productions issued a joint statement announcing the ceremony as well as the date of the ceremony, November 22 of the same year. The ceremony is scheduled to take place at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Taraji P. Henson was announced as the host of the ceremony on November 2, 2020.

Solo Performances at the AMA’s were performed by Justin Beiber, The Weekend, Megan Thee Stallion, Lewis Capaldi, Nelly, Dua Lipa, Shawn Mendez, and Lil Baby.

Duets and bands coming together performances were done by Darius Rucker and Katy Perry, Billie Eilish and Finneas, Jennifer Lopez and Maluma, 24kgold and Iann Dior, Bebe Rexha and Doja Cat, and finally MGK and Travis Barker.

Bands that performed include Bell Biv DeVoe and BTS. 

Artist of the Year was won by Taylor Swift. New Artist of the Year was won by Doja Cat. Favorite music video was won by Taylor Swift for the video “cardigan”. Collaboration of the year was one by Justin Bieber and Dan + shay for 10,000 hours. 

Those are the main awards that were given out during the AMA’s but there were many more.