South Korean superstars BTS had been crowned artist of the year at the American Music Awards on Sunday, dismissing 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 reward with “Butter.”

“Seven boys from Korea, united by love for music, met the love and enhance from the total armies in each attach the realm,” talked about BTS’ RM after the neighborhood won their artist of the year for the principal time. “This total facet is a miracle. Seriously, we would never draw shut this as a genuine.”

The band was also named current pop duo or neighborhood and obtained the favourite pop music award for “Butter.”

The reward principal the correct standard music for a 2nd pandemic year with a combine of live and pre-taped performances. Silk Sonic’s Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak kicked off the awards on a funky, R&B and pre-taped portray with their “Smokin Out the Window” and Jennifer Lopez pre-taped her “On My Intention” from her upcoming romantic comedy “Marry Me.”

Coldplay and BTS perform

Coldplay and BTS originate “My Universe” at the American Music Awards on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021 at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
(AP Picture/Chris Pizzello)

An earlier scheduled efficiency of “Butter” by BTS and Megan Thee Stallion was scrapped after the rapper cited personal causes for shedding by the wayside Saturday. She turned into out to be a colossal winner: named current female hip-hop artist, her “Lawful News” winning for current hip-hop album and her “Body” was crowned current trending music, a recent award this year.

Olivia Rodrigo came into the night with a number one seven nominations nonetheless finest took house the crown for current recent artist of the year. “Writing songs is my current facet in the total world and I am so grateful for everybody who has embraced my music,” she talked about.

Rodrigo misplaced current pop album to Taylor Swift’s “evermore.” In a taped speech, Swift told her fans: “I’m so lucky to be for your lifestyles.” Swift also won for current female pop artist, giving her a profession total of 34, the file for the most awarded artist in AMA historic previous.

Rodrigo conducted her hit “traitor” live to impart the tale a stage lined with vegetation and Carrie Underwood and Jason Aldean introduced a minute of nation to the stage after they sang their pre-taped duet “If I Didn’t Worship You.” With a minute of support from Julieta Venegas and Tainy, Terrifying Bunny conducted their hit “Lo Siento BB :/.”

Olivia Rodrigo performs

Olivia Rodrigo performs “Traitor” at the American Music Awards on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021 at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
(AP Picture/Chris Pizzello)

Among live performances, Italian band Måneskin made their U.S. awards reward debut with their viral hit “Beggin.’” Chlöe of Chloe x Halle floated down onto the stage to originate her hit debut single as a soloist “Devour Mercy,” swinging her hair and twerking. Mickey Guyton obtained loud cheers whereas singing her patriotic music “All American” in a silvery dress, periodically screaming out “How y’all doing?”

The fan-voted awards reward aired live from Los Angeles on ABC. Nominees had been primarily based on streaming, album and digital sales, radio airplay and social exercise, and mediate the timeframe of Sept. 25, 2020, thru Sept. 23, 2021.

Becky G won for current female Latin artists and thanked the Latinx community. “That it is doubtless you’ll well well maybe be now no longer alone,” she talked about. “We’re the American dream.”

Machine Gun Kelly grabbed the favourite rock artist award. “I must settle for this for the total aspiring musicians, the one who needs to play an instrument, needs to rap, needs to teach — now no longer simply the rock artists, nonetheless the total artists,” he talked about.

Earlier Sunday, in awards offered sooner than the reward, Swift was named current female pop artist, Ed Sheeran obtained the favourite male award and Doja Cat featuring SZA on “Kiss Me More” was named collaboration of the year. Kanye West was named current gospel artist.

Underwood won for current inspirational artist and current female nation artist and Doja Cat also won two other awards: current female R&B artist and her “Planet Her” was named current R&B album.

Machine Gun Kelly, winner of the award for favorite rock artist poses in the press room at the American Music Awards on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021, at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. 

Machine Gun Kelly, winner of the award for current rock artist poses in the press room at the American Music Awards on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021, at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. 
(Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Luke Bryan was named current nation artist and Terrifying Bunny was the favourite male Latin artist. The Weeknd was crowned current male R&B artist and Drake won the favourite male hip-hop artist. Gabby Barrett took house the favourite nation album for “Goldmine” and current nation music for “The Lawful Ones.”

For the older viewers, Contemporary Version and Contemporary Kids on the Block conducted collectively. The Boston-primarily based groups took turns with the hits, shopping and selling hits: “You Purchased It (The Lawful Stuff”), “Candy Lady,” “Step By Step,” “Mr. Mobile phone Man” and uniting for “Can You Stand the Rain,” “Is This the Waste,” “Hangin’ Tricky” and “If It Isn’t Worship.”

The fave Latin album went to Terrifying Bunny’s “El Último Tour Del Mundo.”

Host Cardi B, wearing a fixed mosey of up to the moment outfits, revved up the crowd. Later her music “Up” was named current hip-hop music. The Related Press was now no longer ready to transmit shots of Cardi B whereas she was onstage on fable of her representatives required approval, a restriction the AP would now no longer settle for.

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