THE BIGGEST NAMES IN MUSIC DELIVER SHOW-STOPPING PERFORMANCES AT THE 2019 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS®
TAYLOR SWIFT BREAKS RECORD FOR MOST AMERICAN MUSIC AWARD WINS OF ALL TIME
CARRIE UNDERWOOD BREAKS RECORD FOR MOST WINS EVER IN THE FAVORITE COUNTRY ALBUM CATEGORY
HALSEY WINS HER FIRST EVER AMERICAN MUSIC AWARD
BILLY RAY CYRUS WINS HIS FIRST AMA IN MORE THAN 30 YEARS
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LOS ANGELES (November 24, 2019) Tonight, the world’s biggest artists and pop culture icons came together to honor idols, newcomers and record-breakers at the “2019 American Music Awards.” Multi-platinum selling artist Ciara hosted the show, and kicked the night off with a performance of her new single, “Melanin.” The show aired live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles at 8:00 p.m. EST on ABC. *The full list of winners can be found below.
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 tonight, 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.
Selena Gomez 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.”
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 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!”
A big winner with two new trophies tonight, presenter, 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.
Talent in attendance tonight included Host Ciara; Artist of the Decade award recipient and performer Taylor Swift, as well as performers Christina Aguilera and A Great Big World, Toni Braxton, Camila Cabello, Billie Eilish, Selena Gomez, Green Day, Halsey, Jonas Brothers, Kesha feat. Big Freedia, Dua Lipa, Lizzo, Post Malone feat. Ozzy Osbourne, Travis Scott and WATT, Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello, Thomas Rhett, and Shania Twain; Presenters Paula Abdul, Kelsea Ballerini, Tyra Banks, Chadwick Boseman, Kane Brown, Misty Copeland, Tyler the Creator, Rivers Cuomo, Jamie Lee Curtis, Dan + Shay, Jenna Dewan, David Dobrik, Michael Ealy, Maddie Hasson, Maya Hawke, Jameela Jamil, Jharrel Jerome, Taran Killam, Carole King, Regina King, Heidi Klum, Katherine Langford, Dan Levy, Megan Thee Stallion, Ben Platt, Billy Porter, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Cobie Smulders, Carrie Underwood,Pete Wentz, Constance Wu; “AMAs Red Carpet Live Presented by Security Benefit” hosts Sofia Carson, AJ Gibson, Jaymes Vaughan, Lauren Jauregui, Raja Kumari, and Nick Viall; Special Guests X Ambassadors, Blanco Brown, Billy Ray Cyrus, Diplo, Meg Donnelly, Andy Grammar, Rich The Kid, Ella Mai, Meek Mill, Agnez Mo, Shiva Safai, Alyson Stoner, Lil Nas X and many more!
American Music Awards nominees are based on key fan interactions as reflected on Billboard.com, 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.
The “2019 American Music Awards” is sponsored by Dolby, T-Mobile and Wells Fargo.
The “2019 American Music Awards” is produced by dick clark productions. Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are Executive Producers. Larry Klein is Producer.
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About the American Music Awards
The American Music Awards, the world’s largest fan-voted award show, features performances from today’s hottest artists and presents fan-voted awards in the music genres of Pop/Rock, Alternative Rock, Country, Rap/Hip-Hop, Soul/R&B, Adult Contemporary, Contemporary Inspirational, Latin, EDM and Soundtrack, and the categories of Artist of the Year, New Artist of the Year, Collaboration of the Year, Tour of The Year, Favorite Social Artist and Favorite Music Video. The American Music Awards pays tribute to today’s most influential and iconic artists. The show is produced by dick clark productions and is seen in more than 200 countries and territories around the world. For more information, visit www.theamas.com, www.dickclark.com or abc.go.com/shows/american-music-awards.
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AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS 2019 Winners
Artist of the Decade
Artist of the Year
New Artist of the Year
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
Favorite Duo or Group – Pop/Rock
Favorite Album – Pop/Rock
Taylor Swift “Lover”
Favorite Song – Pop/Rock
Halsey “Without Me”
Favorite Male Artist – Country
Favorite Female Artist – Country
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
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
Favorite Female Artist – Soul/R&B
Favorite Album – Soul/R&B
Khalid “Free Spirit”
Favorite Song – Soul/R&B
Favorite Artist – Alternative Rock
Favorite Artist – Adult Contemporary
Favorite Artist – Latin
Favorite Artist – Contemporary Inspirational
Favorite Artist – Electronic Dance Music (EDM)
“Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen
2019 American Music Award Winners by Artist
Taylor Swift – 6 (including Artist of the Decade)
Billie Eilish – 2
Camila Cabello – 1
Shawn Mendes – 1
BTS – 3
Khalid – 3
Kane Brown – 1
Carrie Underwood – 2
Dan + Shay – 2
Cardi B – 1
Post Malone – 1
Lil Nas X – 1
Billy Ray Cyrus – 1
Bruno Mars – 1
Beyoncé – 1
J Balvin – 1
Lauren Daigle – 1
Marshmello – 1
Queen – 1