Last night, Taylor Swift stole the show at the 2019 American Music Awards. Performing a medley of songs from across her career, Swift was awarded the pre-announced Artist of the Decade Award and took home five other awards including Artist of the Year breaking the record (previously held by Michael Jackson) for the singer with the most AMA awards. She now has a received a total of 29.

Taylor wasn’t the only star to take over the AMAs stage. Also on the performance lineup were Selena Gomez, Halsey, Shawn Mendes and Camilla Cabello, Billie Eilish, Dua Lipa, Toni Braxton, Thomas Rhett, Shania Twain, Kesha and Big Freedia, the Jonas Brothers, Christina Aguilera and A Great Big World, Green Day, Post Malone, Travis Scott, and Watt and Ozzy Osbourne.

Check out all of the nominees and official winners!

Artist of the Year

Ariana Grande
Post Malone
Taylor Swift – WINNER

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New Artist of the Year

Luke Combs
Billie Eilish – WINNER
Lil Nas X
Ella Mai

Collaboration of the Year

Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, “Shallow”
Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus, “Old Town Road”
Marshmello and Bastille, “Happier”
Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello, “Señorita” – WINNER
Post Malone and Swae Lee, “Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)”

Tour of the Year

Ariana Grande
Elton John
Ed Sheeran

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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


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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


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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”
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