BTS Wins Big at the American Music Awards

BTS's V, Jungkook, Jimin, Rap Monster (RM), Suga, J-Hope and Jin at the American Music Awards.
BTS's V, Jungkook, Jimin, Rap Monster (RM), Suga, J-Hope and Jin at the American Music Awards. Photo by Rob Latour/Shutterstock (12612438bv)

The American Music Awards came back to Los Angeles on Sunday and gave us another epic show to remember. BTS was the biggest winner of the night with awards in three major categories, and they were closely followed by Doja Cat and Megan Thee Stallion.

The K-pop band had to beat some tough competition, including Ariana Grande, Drake, Olivia Rodrigo, Taylor Swift, and The Weeknd to win the biggest award of the night—artist of the year. They also collected trophies for the best pop duo or group and favorite pop song with “Butter”.

Doja Cat also walked away with three awards—the collaboration of the year with “Kiss Me More” featuring SZA, favorite female R&B artist, and favorite R&B album with Planet Her. Megan Thee Stallion collected accolades for favorite female hip-hop artist, favorite hip-hop album with Good News, and favorite trending song with “Body”.

The list of major winners also included Olivia Rodrigo, who picked up the trophy for the new artist of the year, and Lil Nas X who’s viral hit “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” received the award for the best music video.

The American Music Awards took place on November 21st at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, with Cardi B hosting the ceremony.


New Artist of the Year

Olivia Rodrigo

Artist of the Year


Collaboration of the Year

“Kiss Me More” – Doja Cat ft. SZA

Favorite Trending Song

“Body” – Megan Thee Stallion

Favorite Music Video

“MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)” – Lil Nas X

Favorite Male Pop Artist

Ed Sheeran

Favorite Female Pop Artist

Taylor Swift

Favorite Pop Duo 0r Group


Favorite Pop Album

 “evermore” – Taylor Swift

Favorite Pop Song

“Butter” – BTS

Favorite Male Country Artist

Luke Bryan

Favorite Female Country Artist

Carrie Underwood

Favorite Country Duo or Group

Dan + Shay

Favorite Country Album

“Goldmine” – Gabby Barrett

Favorite Country Song

 “The Good Ones” – Gabby Barrett

Favorite Male Hip-Hop Artist


Favorite Female Hip-Hop Artist

Megan Thee Stallion

Favorite Hip-Hop Album

 “Good News” – Megan Thee Stallion

Favorite Hip-Hop Song

 “Up” – Cardi B

Favorite Male R&B Artist

The Weeknd

Favorite Female R&B Artist

Doja Cat

Favorite R&B Album

“Planet Her” – Doja Cat

Favorite R&B song

“Damage” – H.E.R.

Favorite Male Latin Artist

Bad Bunny

Favorite Female Latin Artist

Becky G

Favorite Latin Duo or Group

Banda MS de Sergio Lizárraga

Favorite Latin Album


Favorite Latin Song

“telepatía” – Kali Uchis

Favorite Rock Artist

Machine Gun Kelly

Favorite Inspirational Artist

Carrie Underwood

Favorite Gospel Artist

Kanye West

Favorite Dance/Electronic Artist