Shawn Mendes Wins At American Music Awards

Shawn Mendes was named Favourite Adult Contemporary Artist at the American Music Awards for the second year in a row.

The 20-year-old Canadian singer, who beat Ed Sheeran and Pink on Tuesday, thanked his fans. “I love you guys to death,” he said.

Mendes lost the Favourite Social Artist award to K-pop phenom BTS.

Fellow Canadian The Weeknd came up empty, losing Favourite Male Artist- Soul/R&B to Khalid.

And, it wasn’t a good night for Drake. Despite being the male artist with the most nominations at this year’s AMAs, the Canadian rap star failed to win a single one. Among those beating Drake in eight categories were Post Malone (for Favourite Male Artist - Pop/Rock) and Cardi B (for Favourite Artist - Rap/Hip-Hop).

Cardi gave her daughter Kulture a shout-out during her acceptance speech. 

“When I was pregnant I was just so influenced to be like, yo, I got to do this. I got to show people wrong, I got to prove people wrong, because they said I wasn’t going to make it after I had a baby,” said the rapper, who later hit the stage with Bad Bunny and J Balvin for a high-energy performance of “I Like It.”

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Taylor Swift opened the AMAs and went on to win four awards, including Favourite Album - Pop/Rock (reputation).

“I always look at albums as chapters in my life and I’m so happy that you like this one,” she said. “I have to be really honest with you about something, I’m even more excited about the next chapter.”

With 23 AMAs, Swift surpassed the late Whitney Houston to become the female artist with the most wins.

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Accepting the Tour of the Year award, Swift heaped praise on her reputation tour crew as well as the local crews at the venues where she performed.

Swift’s tour opener Camila Cabello won four AMAs, including Favourite Song - Pop/Rock (“Havana”) and New Artist of the Year.

Performers at the AMAs included Jennifer Lopez, Mariah Carey, Ciara, Dua Lipa, Twenty One Pilots and Carrie Underwood.

Here is the full list of 2018 AMAs winners:

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Taylor Swift

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Camila Cabello

COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR
Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug - “Havana”

TOUR OF THE YEAR
Taylor Swift

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug - “Havana”

FAVORITE SOCIAL ARTIST
BTS

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK
Post Malone

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK
Taylor Swift

FAVORITE DUO OR GROUP – POP/ROCK
Migos

FAVORITE ALBUM – POP/ROCK
Taylor Swift - reputation

FAVORITE SONG­ – POP/ROCK
Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug - “Havana”

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – COUNTRY
Kane Brown

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – COUNTRY
Carrie Underwood

FAVORITE DUO or GROUP – COUNTRY
Florida Georgia Line

FAVORITE ALBUM – COUNTRY
Kane Brown - Kane Brown

FAVORITE SONG – COUNTRY
Kane Brown - “Heaven”

FAVORITE ARTIST – RAP/HIP­HOP
Cardi B

FAVORITE ALBUM – RAP/HIP­HOP
Post Malone - beerbongs & bentleys

FAVORITE SONG – RAP/HIP­-HOP
Cardi B - “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)”

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B
Khalid 

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B
Rihanna

FAVORITE ALBUM – SOUL/R&B
XXXTENTACION - 17

FAVORITE SONG – SOUL/R&B
Bruno Mars & Cardi B - “Finesse”

FAVORITE ARTIST – ALTERNATIVE ROCK
Panic! At The Disco

FAVORITE ARTIST – ADULT CONTEMPORARY
Shawn Mendes

FAVORITE ARTIST – LATIN
Daddy Yankee

FAVORITE ARTIST – ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC
Marshmello

FAVORITE SOUNDTRACK
Black Panther: The Album, Music From And Inspired By