AMA Highlights: Rap / Hip-Hop: WINNERS; Favorite Artist:  Cardi B, Favorite Album:"Beerbongs and Bentleys" Post Malone and XXXTentacion Won a Posthumous Award.

October 10, 2018


TAYLOR SWIFT had a big night at the "American Music Awards".  She and her giant snake kicked off the show with a performance of "I Did Something Bad".  And she became the most-awarded female artist ever by picking up four awards, including Artist of the Year. After winning that one, she made one of the few political statements of the night.  She said, quote, "This award and every single award given out tonight were voted on by the people, and you know what else is voted on by the people: "The midterm elections on November 6.  Get out and vote." She didn't tell anyone WHO to vote for, but we all know who she's supporting.

Other highlights of the night included PANIC! AT THE DISCO doing a pretty decent version of QUEEN's "Bohemian Rhapsody" . . . XXXTENTACION's mother accepting his award for Best Soul / R&B Album . . .

And the all-star tribute to ARETHA FRANLKIN, led by GLADYS KNIGHT.

Here are last night's winners . . .

All Genres:


Artist of the Year:  Taylor Swift


New Artist of the Year:  Camila Cabello


Collaboration of the Year:  "Havana", Camila Cabello and Young Thug


Tour of the Year:  Taylor Swift



Pop / Rock:


Favorite Female Artist:  Taylor Swift


Favorite Male Artist:  Post Malone


Favorite Band, Duo or Group:  Migos


Favorite Album:  "Reputation", Taylor Swift



Soul / R & B:


Favorite Female Artist:  Rihanna


Favorite Male Artist:  Khalid


Favorite Album:  "17", XXXTentacion



Rap / Hip-Hop:


Favorite Artist:  Cardi B


Favorite Album:  "Beerbongs and Bentleys", Post Malone





Favorite Female Artist:  Carrie Underwood . . . This is her fifth-straight year winning this category.


Favorite Male Artist:  Kane Brown


Favorite Band, Duo or Group:  Florida Georgia Line


Favorite Album:  "Kane Brown", Kane Brown


Favorite Song:  "Heaven", Kane Brown



Other Categories:


Favorite Artist - (Adult/Contemporary):  Shawn Mendes . . . He also won in this category last year.


Favorite Artist - (Alternative Rock):  Panic! At the Disco


Favorite Artist - (Contemporary Inspirational):  Lauren Daigle . . . She also won in this category last year.


Favorite Artist - (Latin Music):  Daddy Yankee


Favorite Artist - (Electronic Dance Music):  Marshmello


Top Soundtrack:  "Black Panther"

(Here's a list of ALL the winners . . . and for more, hit up the ceremony's homepage, here.)