South Korean superstars BTS had been topped artist of the yr on the American Music Awards on Sunday, brushing apart challenges from Taylor Swift, Drake and The Weeknd as they took house a total of three awards and teamed up with Coldplay for a raucous “My Universe” and closed the present with “Butter.”
“Seven boys from Korea, united by love for music, met the love and assist from all of the armies all around the world,” stated BTS’ RM after the group received their artist of the yr for the primary time. “This entire factor is a miracle. Significantly, we’d by no means take this with no consideration.”
The band was additionally named favourite pop duo or group and acquired the favourite pop music award for “Butter.”
The present celebrated the most effective fashionable music for a second pandemic yr with a mixture of dwell and pre-taped performances. Silk Sonic’s Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak kicked off the awards on a cool, R&B and pre-taped observe with their “Smokin Out the Window” and Jennifer Lopez pre-taped her “On My Manner” from her upcoming romantic comedy “Marry Me.”
An earlier scheduled efficiency of “Butter” by BTS and Megan Thee Stallion was scrapped after the rapper cited private causes for dropping out Saturday. She turned out to be a giant winner: named favourite feminine hip-hop artist, her “Good Information” profitable for favourite hip-hop album and her “Physique” was topped favourite trending music, a brand new award this yr.
Olivia Rodrigo got here into the night time with a number one seven nominations however solely took house the crown for favourite new artist of the yr. “Writing songs is my favourite factor in the entire world and I’m so grateful for everybody who has embraced my music,” she stated.
Rodrigo misplaced favourite pop album to Taylor Swift’s “evermore.” In a taped speech, Swift instructed her followers: “I’m so fortunate to be in your life.” Swift additionally received for favourite feminine pop artist, giving her a profession complete of 34, the document for probably the most awarded artist in AMA historical past.
Rodrigo carried out her hit “traitor” dwell on a stage coated with flowers and Carrie Underwood and Jason Aldean introduced slightly nation to the stage after they sang their pre-taped duet “If I Didn’t Love You.” With slightly assist from Julieta Venegas and Tainy, Dangerous Bunny carried out their hit “Lo Siento BB :/.”
Amongst dwell performances, Italian band Måneskin made their U.S. awards present debut with their viral hit “Beggin.’” Chlöe of Chloe x Halle floated down onto the stage to carry out her hit debut single as a soloist “Have Mercy,” swinging her hair and twerking. Mickey Guyton acquired loud cheers whereas singing her patriotic music “All American” in a silvery costume, periodically screaming out “How y’all doing?”
The fan-voted awards present aired dwell from Los Angeles on ABC. Nominees had been based mostly on streaming, album and digital gross sales, radio airplay and social exercise, and replicate the time interval of Sept. 25, 2020, by means of Sept. 23, 2021.
Becky G received for favourite feminine Latin artists and thanked the Latinx neighborhood. “You aren’t alone,” she stated. “We’re the American dream.”
Machine Gun Kelly grabbed the favourite rock artist award. “I wish to settle for this for all of the aspiring musicians, the one who needs to play an instrument, desires to rap, desires to sing — not simply the rock artists, however all of the artists,” he stated.
Earlier Sunday, in awards introduced earlier than the present, Swift was named favourite feminine pop artist, Ed Sheeran acquired the favourite male award and Doja Cat that includes SZA on “Kiss Me Extra” was named collaboration of the yr. Kanye West was named favourite gospel artist.
Underwood received for favourite inspirational artist and favourite feminine nation artist and Doja Cat additionally received two different awards: favourite feminine R&B artist and her “Planet Her” was named favourite R&B album.
Luke Bryan was named favourite nation artist and Dangerous Bunny was the favourite male Latin artist. The Weeknd was topped favourite male R&B artist and Drake received the favourite male hip-hop artist. Gabby Barrett took house the favourite nation album for “Goldmine” and favourite nation music for “The Good Ones.”
For the older viewers, New Version and New Youngsters on the Block carried out collectively. The Boston-based teams took turns with the hits, buying and selling hits: “You Obtained It (The Proper Stuff”), “Sweet Lady,” “Step By Step,” “Mr. Phone Man” and uniting for “Can You Stand the Rain,” “Is This the Finish,” “Hangin’ Robust” and “If It Isn’t Love.”
The favourite Latin album went to Dangerous Bunny’s “El Último Tour Del Mundo.”
Host Cardi B, sporting a relentless stream of recent outfits, revved up the group. Later her music “Up” was named favourite hip-hop music. The Related Press was not in a position to transmit pictures of Cardi B whereas she was onstage as a result of her representatives required approval, a restriction the AP wouldn’t settle for.