The 2020 American Music Awards aired live this past Sunday night and some of music’s biggest stars lit up the stage. Hosted by actress Taraji P. Henson, the show was held at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles. The venue practiced safe Covid-19 protocols, limiting in-person attendance and a small crowd. The night held a certain return to normalcy, for celebrities. The Weeknd and Roddy Rich both lead the night in nominations.
The night’s performances were the most talked about on social media. Pop stars Justin Bieber and Shawn opened the night performing their hit single, “Monster.” Justin Bieber also performed “Lonely” and “Holy.” In her first performance since becoming a mom, pop star Katy Perry performed her new single, “Only Love” with country star Darius Rucker. The most talked-about performance came from breakout star Megan Thee Stallion. Coming off her debut album, Megan Thee Stallion performed her single, “Body.” The rapper has been living at the top of the music charts.
In a new music category for AMA, Becky G won favorite female Latin artist. The top prize of Artist of the Year went to superstar Taylor Swift. Taylor was unable to attend and accept the award as she was currently re-recording her past music catalog. Last year, Taylor Swift and Scooter Braun were involved in a very public feud about her masters. Scooter Braun sold her masters this past week.
A full list of the 2020 American Music Awards nominations and winners below: