Taylor Swift, Billie Eilish, Lil Nas X & Post Malone Win Big at the 2019 American Music Awards

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.

2019 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS.® - Hosted by Ciara and broadcasting live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, Nov. 24 at 8:00 p.m. EST, on ABC. (ABC/Image Group LA) LIL NAS X

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.

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.”

2019 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS.® – Hosted by Ciara and broadcasting live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, Nov. 24 at 8:00 p.m. EST, on ABC. (ABC/Image Group LA) CAMILA CABELLO, TAYLOR SWIFT, HALSEY

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.”

2019 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS.® – Hosted by Ciara and broadcasting live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, Nov. 24 at 8:00 p.m. EST, on ABC. (ABC/Image Group LA) BILLIE EILISH

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.”

2019 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS.® – Hosted by Ciara and broadcasting live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, Nov. 24 at 8:00 p.m. EST, on ABC. (ABC/Image Group LA) GREEN DAY

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.”

2019 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS.® – Hosted by Ciara and broadcasting live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, Nov. 24 at 8:00 p.m. EST, on ABC. (ABC/Image Group LA) SHANIA TWAIN, CIARA, TAYLOR SWIFT

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!”

2019 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS.® – Hosted by Ciara and broadcasting live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, Nov. 24 at 8:00 p.m. EST, on ABC. (ABC/Image Group LA) CARRIE UNDERWOOD

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.

Take a look at the complete list of winners below and see more of Celeb Secrets’ AMAs coverage here and on our Instagram page @celebsecrets.

2019 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS.® – Hosted by Ciara and broadcasting live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, Nov. 24 at 8:00 p.m. EST, on ABC. (ABC/Image Group LA) POST MALONE

AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS — 2019 Winners

Artist of the Decade

Taylor Swift

 

Artist of the Year

Taylor Swift

 

New Artist of the Year

Billie Eilish

Collaboration of the Year

Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello – “Señorita”

 

Tour of the Year

BTS

 

Favorite Music Video

Taylor Swift – “You Need to Calm Down”

 

Favorite Social Artist

BTS

Favorite Male Artist – Pop/Rock

Khalid

Favorite Female Artist – Pop/Rock

Taylor Swift

Favorite Duo or Group – Pop/Rock

BTS

Favorite Album – Pop/Rock

Taylor Swift – “Lover”

Favorite Song – Pop/Rock

Halsey – “Without Me”

Favorite Male Artist – Country

Kane Brown

Favorite Female Artist – Country

Carrie Underwood

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

Cardi B

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

Bruno Mars

 

Favorite Female Artist – Soul/R&B

Beyoncé

Favorite Album – Soul/R&B

Khalid – “Free Spirit”

Favorite Song – Soul/R&B

Khalid – J Balvin

Lauren Diagle

Marshmello

“Talk”

Favorite Artist – Alternative Rock

Billie Eilish

Favorite Artist – Adult Contemporary

Taylor Swift

Favorite Artist – Latin

J Balvin

Favorite Artist – Contemporary Inspirational

Lauren Daigle

Favorite Artist – Electronic Dance Music (EDM)

Marshmello

Favorite Soundtrack

“Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen