2019 American Music Awards


David Rowe, Staff Writer

The 47th annual American Music Awards (AMA’s) were held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California, and hosted by Ciara on Sunday, November 24. There were performances from many artists, including Taylor Swift, Post Malone, Billie Eilish, Halsey, Green Day, and many more. Taylor Swift won the most awards with six, including Artist of the Decade, breaking Michael Jackson’s record of 24 for most awards in the show’s history with 29. Post Malone received the most nominations with seven, followed by Ariana Grande and Billie Eilish who each had six. Here’s the list of winners for 2019:

Artist of the Year


Ariana Grande


Post Malone

Taylor Swift — WINNER


New Artist of the Year

Luke Combs

Billie Eilish — WINNER

Lil Nas X


Ella Mai


Collaboration of the Year

Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper, “Shallow

Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus, “Old Town Road

Marshmello & Bastille, “Happier

Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello, “Señorita” — WINNER

Post Malone & Swae Lee, “Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)”


Tour of the Year


Ariana Grande

Elton John


Ed Sheeran


Favorite Music Video

Billie Eilish, “Bad Guy

Ariana Grande, “7 Rings

Halsey, “Without Me

Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus, “Old Town Road

Taylor Swift, “You Need to Calm Down” — WINNER


Favorite Social Artist


Billie Eilish


Ariana Grande

Shawn Mendes


Favorite Male Artist – Pop/Rock


Khalid — WINNER

Post Malone


Favorite Female Artist – Pop/Rock

Billie Eilish

Ariana Grande

Taylor Swift — WINNER


Favorite Duo or Group – Pop/Rock


Jonas Brothers

Panic! At The Disco


Favorite Album – Pop/Rock

Billie Eilish, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?

Ariana Grande, Thank U, Next

Taylor Swift, Lover — WINNER


Favorite Song – Pop/Rock

Halsey, “Without Me” — WINNER

Jonas Brothers, “Sucker

Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus, “Old Town Road

Panic! At The Disco, “High Hopes

Post Malone & Swae Lee, “Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)”


Favorite Male Artist – Country

Kane Brown — WINNER

Luke Combs

Thomas Rhett


Favorite Female Artist – Country

Kelsea Ballerini

Maren Morris

Carrie Underwood — WINNER


Favorite Duo or Group – Country

Dan + Shay — WINNER

Florida Georgia Line

Old Dominion


Favorite Album – Country

Kane Brown, Experiment

Dan + Shay, Dan + Shay

Carrie Underwood, Cry Pretty — WINNER


Favorite Song – Country

Luke Combs, “Beautiful Crazy

Dan + Shay, “Speechless” — WINNER

Blake Shelton, “God’s Country


Favorite Artist – Rap/Hip-Hop

Cardi B — WINNER


Post Malone


Favorite Album – Rap/Hip-Hop

Meek Mill, “Championships

Post Malone, “Hollywood’s Bleeding” — WINNER

Travis Scott, “Astroworld


Favorite Song – Rap/Hip-Hop

Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus, “Old Town Road” — WINNER

Post Malone, “Wow.

Travis Scott, “Sicko Mode


Favorite Male Artist – Soul/R&B

Chris Brown


Bruno Mars — WINNER


Favorite Female Artist – Soul/R&B 

Beyoncé — WINNER


Ella Mai


Favorite Album – Soul/R&B

Chris Brown, Indigo

Khalid, Free Spirit — WINNER

Ella Mai, Ella Mai


Favorite Song – Soul/R&B

Khalid, “Talk” — WINNER

Lizzo, “Juice”

Ella Mai, “Trip”


Favorite Artist – Alternative Rock

Billie Eilish — WINNER

Imagine Dragons

Panic! at the Disco


Favorite Artist – Adult Contemporary

Maroon 5


Taylor Swift — WINNER


Favorite Artist – Latin

Bad Bunny

J Balvin — WINNER



Favorite Artist – Contemporary Inspirational

Lauren Daigle — WINNER

For King & Country



Favorite Artist – Electronic Dance Music (EDM)


Marshmello — WINNER

The Chainsmokers


Favorite Soundtrack

A Star Is Born by Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper

Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen — WINNER

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse