American Music Awards winners 2018: Full list of AMAs winners and nominees in all categories

The 2018 American Music Awards were held on Tuesday night, October 9, during a live ceremony hosted by “Black-ish” star Tracee Ellis Ross. So who won? We’ve got the complete list of winners updating live as they’re announced. Scroll down to see the results in all 29 categories encompassing pop, rock, hip-hop, country, electronic dance music and more.

Drake and Cardi B were the leading nominees with eight bids apiece, including Artist of the Year for Drake and New Artist of the Year for Cardi B. Drake was joined in that top category by Imagine Dragons, Post Malone, Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift. Of those nominees only Swift had ever won before. In fact, she already held the record with three victories out of four past noms in the category.

The winners of these awards were decided by fans voting online, much like the MTV Video Music Awards from this past August where Cardi B won three awards while Camila Cabello pulled off big upsets for Video of the Year (“Havana”) and Artist of the Year. While Cabello wasn’t up for Artist of the Year at the AMAs, she contended for five other awards including New Artist against Cardi B, so she was in a position to potentially sweep these kudos with the strength of her fan base.

So who won the most awards? Who surprised? And who suffered shocking defeats? Find out below.

GENERAL

Artist of the Year
Drake
Imagine Dragons
Post Malone
Ed Sheeran
X — Taylor Swift

New Artist of the Year
X — Camila Cabello
Cardi B
Dua Lipa
Khalid
XXXTentacion

Collaboration of the Year
X — “Havana,” Camila Cabello feat. Young Thug
“Rockstar,” Post Malone feat. 21 Savage
“Finesse,” Bruno Mars feat. Cardi B
“Meant to Be,” Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line
“The Middle,” Zedd, Maren Morris and Grey

Video of the Year
X — “Havana,” Camila Cabello feat. Young Thug
“Bodak Yellow,” Cardi B
“God’s Plan,” Drake

Tour of the Year
Beyonce and Jay-Z — On the Run II Tour
Bruno Mars — 24K Magic World Tour
Ed Sheeran — Divide Tour
X — Taylor Swift — Reputation Stadium Tour
U2 — Experience + Innocence Tour

POP/ROCK

Favorite Female Artist
Camila Cabello
Cardi B
X — Taylor Swift

Favorite Male Artist
Drake
X — Post Malone
Ed Sheeran

Favorite Duo/Group
Imagine Dragons
Maroon 5
X — Migos

Favorite Album
“Scorpion,” Drake
“Divide,” Ed Sheeran
X — “Reputation,” Taylor Swift

Favorite Song
X — “Havana,” Camila Cabello feat. Young Thug
“God’s Plan,” Drake
“Perfect,” Ed Sheeran

COUNTRY

Favorite Female Artist
Kelsea Ballerini
Maren Morris
X — Carrie Underwood

Favorite Male Artist
X — Kane Brown
Luke Bryan
Thomas Rhett

Favorite Duo/Group
Dan and Shay
X — Florida Georgia Line
LANCO

Favorite Album
X — “Kane Brown,” Kane Brown
“This One’s for You,” Luke Combs
“Life Changes,” Thomas Rhett

Favorite Song
X — “Heaven,” Kane Brown
“Tequila,” Dan and Shay
“Meant to Be,” Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line

RAP/HIP-HOP

Favorite Artist
X — Cardi B
Drake
Post Malone

Favorite Album
“Scorpion,” Drake
“Luv is Rage 2,” Lil Uzi Vert
X — “Beerbongs and Bentleys,” Post Malone

Favorite Song
X — “Bodak Yellow,” Cardi B
“God’s Plan,” Drake
“Rockstar,” Post Malone feat. 21 Savage

SOUL/R&B

Favorite Female Artist
Ella Mai
X — Rihanna
SZA

Favorite Male Artist
X — Khalid
Bruno Mars
The Weeknd

Favorite Album
“American Teen,” Khalid
“Ctrl,” SZA
X — “17,” XXXTentacion

Favorite Song
“Young, Dumb and Broke,” Khalid
“Boo’d Up,” Ella Mai
X — “Finesse,” Bruno Mars and Cardi B

OTHER GENRES

Favorite Alternative Rock Artist
Imagine Dragons
X — Panic! at the Disco
Portugal. The Man

Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist
X — Shawn Mendes
Pink
Ed Sheeran

Favorite Latin Artist
J Balvin
X — Daddy Yankee
Ozuna

Favorite Contemporary Inspirational Artist
X — Lauren Daigle
MercyMe
Zach Williams

Favorite Electronic Dance Music Artist
The Chainsmokers
X — Marshmello
Zedd

Favorite Social Artist
X — BTS
Cardi B
Ariana Grande
Demi Lovato
Shawn Mendes

Favorite Soundtrack
X — “Black Panther”
“The Greatest Showman”
“The Fate of the Furious”

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