American Music Awards of 2020

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American Music Awards of 2020
American Music Awards of 2020 logo
DateNovember 22, 2020
VenueMicrosoft Theater, Los Angeles, California
CountryUnited States
Hosted byTaraji P. Henson
Most awards
Most nominations
Television/radio coverage
Produced byDick Clark Productions
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The 48th Annual American Music Awards were held on November 22, 2020, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, recognizing the most popular artists and albums of 2020. Nominees were officially announced live on October 26, 2020, on Good Morning America by Dua Lipa. Taylor Swift, the Weeknd, Dan + Shay and Justin Bieber were the most awarded artists with three awards each. Roddy Ricch and the Weeknd were the most nominated artists with eight nominations each, followed by Megan Thee Stallion with five. Taraji P. Henson hosted the ceremony.


On July 17, 2020, ABC and Dick Clark Productions issued a joint statement announcing the ceremony as well as the date of the ceremony, November 22 of the same year.[1] The ceremony took place at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.[2] Taraji P. Henson was announced as the host of the ceremony on November 2, 2020.[3]


List of musical performances
Artist(s) Song(s)[4]
Justin Bieber "Lonely" (with Benny Blanco)
"Monster" (with Shawn Mendes)
Katy Perry
Darius Rucker
"As The Deer"
"Only Love"
The Weeknd "In Your Eyes" (with Kenny G)
"Save Your Tears"[a]
Megan Thee Stallion "Body"
Lewis Capaldi "Before You Go"
Billie Eilish
"Therefore I Am"
City Spud
"Country Grammar (Hot Shit)"
"Ride wit Me"
Jennifer Lopez
"Pa' Ti + Lonely"
Dua Lipa "Levitating"[b]
Bell Biv DeVoe "Poison"
"Do Me!"
Dan + Shay "I Should Probably Go to Bed"
Iann Dior
Shawn Mendes "Wonder"
Lil Baby "Emotionally Scarred"
Bebe Rexha
Doja Cat
"Baby, I'm Jealous"
Machine Gun Kelly
Travis Barker
"Bloody Valentine"
"My Ex's Best Friend"
BTS "Dynamite"
"Life Goes On"[c]



Presenters were announced on November 19, 2020.[5]

Winners and nominees[edit]

Nominees were jointly announced by singer Dua Lipa and Good Morning America on October 26, 2020.[6] Roddy Ricch and the Weeknd were the most nominated artists, with eight nominations each. Megan Thee Stallion received five nominations, while Bad Bunny, DaBaby, Doja Cat, Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga and Taylor Swift all tied with four.[7]

Winners are listed first and highlighted in bold.[8]

Artist of the Year New Artist of the Year
Favorite Music Video Collaboration of the Year
Favorite Male Artist – Pop/Rock Favorite Female Artist – Pop/Rock
Favorite Male Artist – Rap/Hip-Hop Favorite Female Artist – Rap/Hip-Hop
Favorite Male Artist – Country Favorite Female Artist – Country
Favorite Male Artist – Soul/R&B Favorite Female Artist – Soul/R&B
Favorite Male Artist – Latin Favorite Female Artist – Latin
Favorite Artist – Alternative Rock Favorite Artist – Adult Contemporary
Favorite Artist – Electronic Dance Music Favorite Artist – Contemporary Inspirational
Favorite Duo or Group – Pop/Rock Favorite Duo or Group – Country
Favorite Song – Pop/Rock Favorite Album – Pop/Rock
Favorite Song – Rap/Hip-Hop Favorite Album – Rap/Hip-Hop
Favorite Song – Country Favorite Album – Country
Favorite Song – Soul/R&B Favorite Album – Soul/R&B
Favorite Song – Latin Favorite Album – Latin
Favorite Soundtrack Favorite Social Artist


  1. ^ "2020 AMAs will Return Sunday, Nov 22". American Music Awards. July 17, 2020. Retrieved November 5, 2020.
  2. ^ "Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, Cardi B & More Potential Record-Setters at the 2020 American Music Awards". Billboard. October 26, 2020. Archived from the original on October 26, 2020. Retrieved October 26, 2020.
  3. ^ Haring, Bruce (November 2, 2020). "American Music Awards Sets Taraji P. Henson As Host For 2020 Show". Deadline. Retrieved November 2, 2020.
  4. ^ 2020 AMAs performances:
  5. ^ "Here Are All the 2020 American Music Awards Performers & Presenters". Billboard. November 19, 2020. Retrieved November 21, 2020.
  6. ^ "2020 American Music Award Nominations Revealed: See Who Scored The Biggest Noms!". Access Hollywood. October 26, 2020. Archived from the original on November 1, 2020. Retrieved November 23, 2020.
  7. ^ Warner, Denise (October 26, 2020). "The Weeknd, Roddy Ricch Top 2020 AMAs Nominations". Billboard. Archived from the original on October 26, 2020. Retrieved November 23, 2020.
  8. ^ Shafer, Ellise (November 22, 2020). "American Music Awards 2020: The Full Winners List". Variety. Archived from the original on November 23, 2020. Retrieved November 23, 2020.