The American Music Awards 2020 Recap!

The 2020 American Music Awards aired last night, awarding the biggest names in music! The night featured incredible performances, killer fashion looks and unforgettable moments from your favorite celebrities.

A Show Stopping Host

The event was hosted by Taraji P. Henson. The high profile host did a phenomenal job at being both exciting and comedic for her audience both real … and fake. In Henson’s opening monologue she addressed “Beyoncé” in the audience, only for the camera to reveal a cardboard cutout of Beyoncé and other celebrities were seated in the empty crowd! Although some of the audience was made of cardboard, the millions of real viewers tuning in were all in store for an amazing award show with their favorite celebrities! So what celebrities took home those coveted awards? Let’s take a look at some of those notable winners from the night!

Highlighted Winners

The Weeknd won an incredible three awards last night! The “Blinding Lights” singer won the award for Favorite Male Artist-Soul/R&B, Favorite Album-Soul/R&B and Favorite Song- Soul/R&B. However, the attention on the artist was not so heavily directed on the award in his hands, but on the bandages on his face. The Weeknd came to the event in fake blood and bandages. According to Yahoo Music, the star was not actually hurt but this appearance is one he has been sporting at different events for months now in promotion of his latest music video “Blinding Lights”, where he gets beaten up and then in a drunk driving crash. Needless to say he is extremely committed to his craft and creative process.

Taylor Swift accepted four awards last night, beating her own personal AMA record! The iconic singer won Artist of the Year, Favorite Music Video, Favorite Female Artist-Pop/Rock, and the Fan Voted Artist of the Year! However, Swift could not be there to accept the awards in person because she announced that she was busy re-recording her albums! This move comes after Scooter Braun sold Taylor’s master recordings without her knowledge! Taylor has since then made the move to re-record songs from her first six albums and take the power back into her own hands! Taylor is a fearless, award winning icon to say the least!

Doja Cat took home the awards for New Artist of the Year and Favorite Female Artist-Soul/R&B. The “Rules” singer has completely dominated the music scene with hit after hit! Doja Cat was presented the award by the ever so legendary Paris Hilton, making for a duo of female empowerment magic on the stage! Fans of Doja know this award was more than deserved as this has been her year to shine! But celebrities did not just grace the stage to accept awards, they also gave epic performances!

Some Epic Performances

Justin Bieber performed his new hits ‘Lonely” and “Holy” at this event. The icon also performed this combo at the People’s Choice Awards, but he mixed it up by debuting a performance of his new song with Shawn Mendes. Shawn Mendes took to the stage to perform their new duet “Monster.” This song expresses how both artists grew up in the limelight and the hardships that came with that lifestyle.

Dua Lipa performed her smash hit “Levitating” in a dazzling blue mini dress and literally levitated. The singer not only gave us an incredible performance on the stage but floated above the stage at the end of the song! Talk about giving a dazzling performance!

The Weeknd wowed with a live performance outside of the venue! He performed “In Your Eyes” featuring Kenny G! The singer performed this song on a bridge in Downtown L.A. amongst a sky of bursting sparklers!

The night also featured performances that were hotter than ever by Jennifer Lopez, Megan Thee Stallion, Nelly and BTS! It was an unforgettable event that highlighted some of the best names in music! 

What was your favorite highlight from the star studded event? Drop a comment below and let us know!

Be sure to check out our latest recap on the People’s Choice Awards for more details on your favorite award shows!

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