The 50th AMAs: The winners, photo highlights, Taylor Swift’s sweep, Lionel Richie’s icon award

The 50th American Music Awards took place on Sunday night at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

The show, produced by dick clark productions and ABC, was hosted by Wayne Brady. The star-studded event celebrated the year’s best music and performances, as voted on by fans.

Keep scrolling for the full list of winners and a photo gallery from the show

The night belonged to Taylor Swift, however, who won in all six categories for which she was nominated, including artist of the year, the night’s top honor. The wins cemented Swift as the most decorated artist in AMAs history, with 40 career wins.

Performers who took the AMA stage included Pink, who opened the show, as well as Dove Cameron, Lil Baby, Bebe Rexha, Carrie Underwood, Imagine Dragons and others.

Lionel Richie, a 17-time AMA winner, was honored with the Icon Award for his career contributions to the music industry. Charlie Puth, Stevie Wonder and other artists gave a heartfelt tribute performance for Richie.

Elton John took home his first AMA win since 1988 for best collaboration with Dua Lipa, becoming the longest-recognized artist in the awards show’s history. (He was first nominated for an AMA in 1974.)



A complete list of winners at Sunday’s American Music Awards:

Artist of the year: Taylor Swift

New artist of the year: Dove Cameron

Collaboration of the year: Elton John & Dua Lipa, “Cold Heart – PNAU Remix”

Favorite male pop artist: Harry Styles

Favorite female pop artist: Taylor Swift

Favorite pop duo or group: BTS

Favorite pop album: Taylor Swift, “Red (Taylor’s Version)”

Favorite pop song: Harry Styles, “As It Was”

Favorite music video: Taylor Swift, “All Too Well (Taylor’s Version)”

Favorite male country artist: Morgan Wallen

Favorite female country artist: Taylor Swift

Favorite country group or duo: Dan & Shay

Favorite male hip-hop artist: Kendrick Lamar

Favorite female hip-hop artist: Nicki Minaj

Favorite hip-hop song: Future ft. Drake & Tems, “Wait For U”

Favorite male R&B artist: Chris Brown

Favorite female R&B artist: Beyoncé

Favorite rock artist: Machine Gun Kelly

Favorite rock song: Måneskin, “Beggin'”

Favorite male Latin artist: Bad Bunny

Favorite female Latin artist: Anitta

Favorite Afrobeats Artist: Wizkid

Favorite K-pop artist: BTS

Favorite dance/electronic artist: Marshmello

Favorite gospel artist: Tamela Mann

Favorite inspirational artist: for KING & COUNTRY

Favorite Latin duo or group: Yahritza Y Su Esencia

Favorite touring artist: Coldplay

Favorite country album: Taylor Swift “Red (Taylor’s Version)”

Favorite hip-hop album: Kendrick Lamar “Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers”

Favorite Latin album: Bad Bunny “Un Verano Sin Ti”

Favorite R&B album: Beyoncé “Renaissance”

Favorite rock album: Ghost “Impera”

Favorite soundtrack: “ELVIS”

Favorite country song: Morgan Wallen “Wasted On You”

Favorite Latin song: Sebastián Yatra “Dos Oruguitas”