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Posted: October 10, 2018

American Music Awards 2018: Winners list

American Music Awards Red Carpet

By Cox Media Group National Content Desk


Taylor Swift kicked off the American Music Awards with an explosive performance and Cardi B won the first award of the night, dedicating the honor to her daughter.

Photos: 2018 American Music Awards red carpet arrivals

Cardi B beat out Drake and Post Malone for favorite rap/hip-hop artist during Tuesday night’s show at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

Here is the complete “Winner’s List”

Artist of the Year: 

  • Drake 
  • Ed Sheeran 
  • Imagine Dragons 
  • Post Malone 
  • Taylor Swift (WINNER)

Collaboration of the Year: 

  • Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line, “Meant to Be” 
  • Bruno Mars & Cardi B, “Finesse” 
  • Camila Cabello featuring Young Thug, “Havana” (WINNER)
  • Post Malone featuring 21 Savage, “Rockstar” 
  • Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey, “The Middle”

Favorite Album Country: 

  • Kane Brown, Kane Brown (WINNER)
  • Luke Combs, This One’s for You 
  • Thomas Rhett, Life Changes

Favorite Album Pop/Rock: 

  • Drake, Scorpion 
  • Ed Sheeran, ÷ (Divide) 
  • Taylor Swift, reputation (WINNER)

Favorite Album Rap/Hip-Hop: 

  • Drake, Scorpion 
  • Lil Uzi Vert, Luv Is Rage 2 
  • Post Malone, beerbongs & bentleys (WINNER)

Favorite Album Soul/R&B: 

  • Khalid, American Teen 
  • SZA, CTRL 
  • XXXTentacion, 17 (WINNER)

Favorite Artist Adult Contemporary: 

  • Ed Sheeran 
  • P!nk 
  • Shawn Mendes (WINNER)

Favorite Artist Alternative Rock: 

  • Imagine Dragons 
  • Panic! At The Disco (WINNER)
  • Portugal. The Man

Favorite Artist Contemporary Inspirational: 

  • Lauren Daigle (WINNER)
  • MercyMe 
  • Zach Williams

Favorite Artist EDM: 

  • Marshmello (WINNER)
  • The Chainsmokers 
  • Zedd

Favorite Artist Latin: 

  • Daddy Yankee (WINNER)
  • J Balvin 
  • Ozuna

Favorite Artist Rap/Hip-Hop: 

  • Cardi B (WINNER)
  • Drake 
  • Post Malone

Favorite Duo/Group Country: 

  • Dan + Shay 
  • Florida Georgia Line (WINNER)
  • Lanco

Favorite Duo/Group Pop/Rock: 

  • Imagine Dragons 
  • Maroon 5 
  • Migos (WINNER)

Favorite Female Artist Country: 

  • Carrie Underwood (WINNER)
  • Kelsea Ballerini 
  • Maren Morris

Favorite Female Artist Pop/Rock: 

  • Camila Cabello 
  • Cardi B 
  • Taylor Swift (WINNER)

Favorite Female Artist Soul R&B: 

  • Ella Mai 
  • Rihanna (WINNER)
  • SZA

Favorite Male Artist Country: 

  • Kane Brown (WINNER)
  • Luke Bryan 
  • Thomas Rhett

Favorite Male Artist Pop/Rock: 

  • Drake 
  • Ed Sheeran 
  • Post Malone (WINNER)

Favorite Male Artist Soul/R&B: 

  • Bruno Mars 
  • Khalid (WINNER)
  • The Weeknd

Favorite Music Video: 

  • Camila Cabello, “Havana” (WINNER)
  • Cardi B, “Bodak Yellow” 
  • Drake, “God’s Plan”

Favorite Social Artist: 

  • Ariana Grande 
  • Cardi B 
  • Demi Lovato 
  • Shawn Mendes

Favorite Song Country: 

  • Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line, “Meant to Be” 
  • Dan + Shay, “Tequila” 
  • Kane Brown, “Heaven” (WINNER)

Favorite Song Pop/Rock: 

  • Camila Cabello, “Havana” (WINNER)
  • Drake, “God’s Plan” 
  • Ed Sheeran, “Perfect”

Favorite Song Rap/Hip-Hop: 

  • Cardi B, “Bodak Yellow” (WINNER)
  • Drake, “God’s Plan” 
  • Post Malone, “Rockstar”

Favorite Song Soul/R&B: 

  • Cardi B & Bruno Mars, “Finesse” (WINNER)
  • Ella Mai, “Boo’d Up” 
  • Khalid, “Young Dumb & Broke”

Favorite Soundtrack: 

  • Black Panther (WINNER)
  • The Fate of the Furious 
  • The Greatest Showman

New Artist of the Year: 

  • Camila Cabello (WINNER)
  • Cardi B 
  • Dua Lipa 
  • Khalid 
  • XXXTentacion

Tour of the Year:

  • Beyonce & JAY-Z 
  • Bruno Mars 
  • Ed Sheeran 
  • Taylor Swift (WINNER)
  • U2
Emma McIntyre/Getty Images For dcp
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 09: Taylor Swift attends the 2018 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on October 9, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images For dcp)

The Associated Press contributed to this report

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