American Music Awards 2021 WINNERS: Music’s biggest stars are honored at gala in LA

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BTS earned the most wins with three at the 2021 American Music Awards on Sunday evening including top honor artist of the year as the most nominated singer Olivia Rodrigo earned new artist of the year.

The seven member South Korean pop boyband – who earned favorite pop group or duo and favorite pop song earlier in the night – was given the most coveted crystal pyramid trophy of the night as they beat out heavy hitters including Ariana GrandeDrake, Olivia Rodrigo, Taylor Swift, and The Weeknd.

The highly-anticipated award show took place at the Microsoft Theater in Downtown Los Angeles as the event marks one of music’s biggest nights of the year recognizing the most popular artists, singles and albums. 

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Army strong: BTS earned the most wins with three at the 2021 American Music Awards on Sunday evening

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Rising star: The most nominated singer Olivia Rodrigo earned new artist of the year

The seplet – consisting of Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V, and Jungkook – were in utter disbelief as their name was called and the crowd of loyal followers whom they refer to as the BTS Army roared.

Rapper of the group, RM, was the spokesperon most of the night and was at a loss for words as he said: ‘I seriously forgot what I had to say. Thank you, AMAs. And we’re truly honored to be on this stage with such amazing, tremendous artists right over here. 

‘We’re so honored. Thanks for that. Whoo! I’m nervous. Yeah, I’m nervous. Yeah, baby. Four years ago, we gave this first time ever TV live performance on this stage, the AMAs. And we were, like, too excited started and nervous at the time. It’s been a long and amazing time since that.’

He went on to say that the odds were stacked against them to capture this success and that nobody believed in them other than the BTS Army. 

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Excited: The seven member South Korean pop boyband was given the most coveted crystal pyramid trophy of the night as they beat out heavy hitters including Ariana Grande , Drake, Olivia Rodrigo, Taylor Swift, and The Weeknd

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Rapper of the group, RM, was the spokesperon most of the night and was at a loss for words as he said: ‘I seriously forgot what I had to say. Thank you, AMAs. And we’re truly honored to be on this stage with such amazing, tremendous artists right over here’

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‘But nobody could have ever bet on the odds of us receiving this here award. Except, except y’all, Army’: He went on to say that the odds were stacked against them to capture this success and that nobody believed in them other than the BTS Army

RM explained: ‘But nobody could have ever bet on the odds of us receiving this here award. Except, except y’all, Army. Except y’all. 

‘Seven boys from Korea, united by a love for music. Without the love and support from all the Armies all over the world. This whole thing is a miracle. Seriously, we’ll never take this for granted. Thank you so much. I love y’all. Want to give this honor to you guys.’

It was a night to remember for the most famous music group in the world as earlier they earned favorite pop group or duo.

The boyband gave all credit to the BTS Army during their speech as during the acceptance speech RM said: ‘Thank you so much. And this means to us even more because we were actually a small boy band from Korea. 

‘We just got united by the love for our music. And all we want to do is just spread love, good vibes, and energy through music and performance. But without you guys, army, it could have never done nothing. Thank you so much. Appreciate it. Thank you.’

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‘This means to us even more because we were actually a small boy band from Korea’: The most famous music group in the world, BTS, earned favorite pop group or duo as rapper RM spoke on behalf of the group

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RM thanked their fans known as the BTS Army as he said: ‘We just got united by the love for our music. And all we want to do is just spread love, good vibes, and energy through music and performance. But without you guys, army, it could have never done nothing. Thank you so much. Appreciate it. Thank you’

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Thrill of a lifetime: JoJo Siwa happily posed for a selfie with the group

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This award truly proves that this song reaches many people’s hearts. Never take it for granted. Thank you so much’: They later hit the stage again as they won favorite pop song for Butter

The seven member group beat out AJR, Glass Animals, Maroon 5, and Silk Sonic. 

They later hit the stage again as they won favorite pop song for Butter. 

RM once again spoke out on behalf of the group as he said: ‘Thanks to y’all, Butter has received so much love this year. We just wanted to put out the positive energy. Despite these hard times. This award truly proves that this song reaches many people’s hearts. Never take it for granted. Thank you so much.’ 

BTS bested Doja Cat ft. SZA (Kiss Me More), Dua Lipa (Levitating), Olivia Rodrigo (drivers license), and The Weeknd & Ariana Grande, (Save Your Tears (Remix)).

 As it was their night, BTS ended the event with a performance of their chart-topping hit Butter.    

One thing was missing, however, as earlier in the day Megan Thee Stallion announced that she would no longer be attending nor performing at the show as she was originally slated to close it out with BTS.

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On top: As it was their night, BTS ended the event with a performance of their chart-topping hit Butter

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Incredible: They showcased their amazing cardio throughout the closeout performance

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Tearing it up: There was no one in their seats as they put on arguably the best performance of the night

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Change of plans: One thing was missing, however, as earlier in the day Megan Thee Stallion announced that she would no longer be attending nor performing at the show as she was originally slated to close it out with BTS but pulled out due to an ‘unexpected personal matter’

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Announcement: ‘Hotties I was so excited to go to the @AMAs and perform with @BTS_official, but due to an unexpected personal matter, I can no longer attend,’ she tweeted in excerpt 

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Worlds colliding: BTS also performed with Coldplay for collaborative track My Universe from the British band’s latest album Music Of The Spheres

The 26-year-old Grammy-winning rapper took to twitter to reveal the last minute change and cited an ‘unexpected personal matter’ as the reason for her absence. 

She wrote: ‘Hotties I was so excited to go to the @AMAs and perform with @BTS_official, but due to an unexpected personal matter, I can no longer attend. I’m so sad! I really can’t wait to hit the stage with my guys and perform #BTS_Butter real soon!’

Earlier in the night BTS had joined Coldplay for collaborative track My Universe from the British band’s latest album Music Of The Spheres.

Pop newcomer Olivia Rodrigo had the most nominations at the event with seven as she already has a catalog of chart-topping hits but was only able to come away with one win in the coveted new artist of the year category.

The 18-year-old star beat out 24kGoldn, Giveon, Masked Wolf, and The Kid LAROI for the honor. 

When her name was called she shared a tender moment with close friend and fellow songwriter, Conan Gray, before hitting the stage.

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What a moment: Pop newcomer Olivia Rodrigo had the most nominations at the event with seven as she already has a catalog of chart-topping hits but was only able to come away with one win in the coveted new artist of the year category

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When Olivia reached the microphone she said: ‘Hi, oh, my god. This is so cool. Whoo! Thank you so much to the amas and to the fans who voted for this award. It means so much to me. Writing songs is my favorite thing in the whole world. And I’m so grateful for everyone who has embraced my music. Thank you so much. Love you’

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Sweet: She looked excited to finally have a trophy in her possession 

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Bond: When her name was called she shared a tender moment with close friend and fellow songwriter, Conan Gray, before hitting the stage

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On top: The 18-year-old star beat out 24kGoldn, Giveon, Masked Wolf, and The Kid LAROI for the honor

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Proud: She happily posed with her new trophy in the press room

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Impressive: Rodrigo, who burst onto the charts in January, had earned seven nods including artist of the year, favorite music video, and favorite pop song for her debut single, Drivers License

American Music Awards 2021: WINNERS

 Artist of the year:

Ariana Grande

BTS – WINNER

Drake

Olivia Rodrigo

Taylor Swift

The Weeknd

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Golden: BTS earned the most wins with three at the 2021 American Music Awards on Sunday evening

 

New artist of the year:

24kGoldn

Giveon

Masked Wolf

Olivia Rodrigo – WINNER

The Kid LAROI

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Rising star: Olivia Rodrigo had the most nominations at the event with seven but was only able to come away with one win 

 

Collaboration of the year:

24kGoldn ft. iann dior, “Mood”

Bad Bunny & Jhay Cortez, “DÁKITI”

Chris Brown & Young Thug, “Go Crazy”

Doja Cat ft. SZA, “Kiss Me More” – WINNER

Justin Bieber ft. Daniel Caesar & Giveon, “Peaches”

 

Favorite trending song:

Erica Banks, “Buss It”

Måneskin, “Beggin’”

Megan Thee Stallion, “Body” – WINNER

Olivia Rodrigo, “drivers license”

Popp Hunna, “Adderall (Corvette Corvette)”

 

Favorite music video:

Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak), “Leave the Door Open”

Cardi B, “Up”

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

Olivia Rodrigo, “drivers license”

The Weeknd, “Save Your Tears”

 

Favorite male pop artist:

Drake

Ed Sheeran – WINNER

Justin Bieber

Lil Nas X

The Weeknd

 

Favorite female pop artist:

Ariana Grande

Doja Cat

Dua Lipa

Olivia Rodrigo

Taylor Swift – WINNER

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Sending a message: Taylor Swift did not attend in person but did send in a video as she won favorite pop album for Evermore

 

Favorite pop duo or group:

AJR

BTS – WINNER

Glass Animals

Maroon 5

Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak)

 

Favorite pop album:

Ariana Grande, Positions

Dua Lipa, Future Nostalgia

Olivia Rodrigo, SOUR

Taylor Swift, evermore – WINNER

The Kid LAROI, F*CK LOVE

 

Favorite pop song:

BTS, “Butter” – WINNER

Doja Cat ft. SZA, “Kiss Me More”

Dua Lipa, “Levitating”

Olivia Rodrigo, “drivers license”

The Weeknd & Ariana Grande, “Save Your Tears (Remix)”

 

Favorite male country artist:

Chris Stapleton

Jason Aldean

Luke Bryan – WINNER

Luke Combs

Morgan Wallen

 

Favorite female country artist:

Carrie Underwood – WINNER

Gabby Barrett

Kacey Musgraves

Maren Morris

Miranda Lambert

 

Favorite country duo or group:

Dan + Shay – WINNER

Florida Georgia Line

Lady A

Old Dominion

Zac Brown Band

 

Favorite country album:

Chris Stapleton, Starting Over

Gabby Barrett, Goldmine – WINNER

Lee Brice, Hey World

Luke Bryan, Born Here Live Here Die Here

Morgan Wallen, Dangerous: The Double Album

 

Favorite country song:

Chris Stapleton, “Starting Over”

Chris Young & Kane Brown, “Famous Friends”

Gabby Barrett, “The Good Ones” – WINNER

Luke Combs, “Forever After All”

Walker Hayes, “Fancy Like”

 

Favorite male hip-hop artist:

Drake – WINNER

Lil Baby

Moneybagg Yo

Polo G

Pop Smoke

 Favorite female hip-hop artist:

Cardi B

Coi Leray

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Erica Banks

Megan Thee Stallion – WINNER

Saweetie

 

Favorite hip-hop album:

Drake, Certified Lover Boy

Juice WRLD, Legends Never Die

Megan Thee Stallion, Good News – WINNER

Pop Smoke, Shoot for the Stars Aim for the Moon

Rod Wave, SoulFly

 

Favorite hip-hop song:

Cardi B, “Up” – WINNER

Internet Money ft. Gunna, Don Toliver & NAV, “Lemonade”

Lil Tjay ft. 6LACK, “Calling My Phone”

Polo G, “RAPSTAR”

Pop Smoke, “What You Know Bout Love”

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Host with the most: Cardi B not only served as master of ceremonies but she also won favorite hip-hop song for Up

 

Favorite male R&B artist:

Chris Brown

Giveon

Tank

The Weeknd – WINNER

Usher

 

Favorite female R&B artist:

Doja Cat – WINNER

H.E.R.

Jazmine Sullivan

Jhené Aiko

SZA

 

Favorite R&B album:

Doja Cat, Planet Her – WINNER

Giveon, When It’s All Said and Done… Take Time

H.E.R., Back of My Mind

Jazmine Sullivan, Heaux Tales

Queen Naija, missunderstood

 

Favorite R&B song:

Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak), “Leave the Door Open” – WINNER

Chris Brown & Young Thug, “Go Crazy”

Giveon, “Heartbreak Anniversary”

H.E.R., “Damage”

Jazmine Sullivan, “Pick Up Your Feelings”

 

Favorite male Latin artist:

Bad Bunny – WINNER

J Balvin

Maluma

Ozuna

Rauw Alejandro

 

Favorite female Latin artist:

Becky G – WINNER

Kali Uchis

KAROL G

Natti Natasha

ROSALÍA

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Purple reign: Inglewood native Becky G took home favorite Latin female artist

 

Favorite Latin duo or group:

Banda MS de Sergio Lizárraga – WINNER

Calibre 50

Eslabon Armado

La Arrolladora Banda El Limón De Rene Camacho

Los Dos Carnales

 

Favorite Latin album:

Bad Bunny, El Último Tour Del Mundo – WINNER

Kali Uchis, Sin Miedo (del Amor y Otros Demonios)

KAROL G, KG0516

Maluma, Papi Juancho

Rauw Alejandro, Afrodisíaco

 

Favorite Latin song:

Bad Bunny & Jhay Cortez, “DÁKITI”

Bad Bunny x ROSALÍA, “LA NOCHE DE ANOCHE”

Farruko, “Pepas”

Kali Uchis, “telepatía” – WINNER

Maluma & The Weeknd, “Hawái (Remix)”

 

Favorite rock artist:

AJR

All Time Low

Foo Fighters

Glass Animals

Machine Gun Kelly – WINNER

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Interesting: The second award of the night was given to Machine Gun Kelly in the favorite rock artist category

 

Favorite inspirational artist:

CAIN

Carrie Underwood – WINNER

Elevation Worship

Lauren Daigle

Zach Williams

 

Favorite gospel artist:

Kanye West – WINNER

Kirk Franklin

Koryn Hawthorne

Maverick City Music

Tasha Cobbs Leonard

 

Favorite dance/electronic artist:

David Guetta

ILLENIUM

Marshmello – WINNER

Regard

Tiësto

 

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When Olivia reached the microphone she said: ‘Hi, oh, my god. This is so cool. Whoo! Thank you so much to the amas and to the fans who voted for this award. It means so much to me. Writing songs is my favorite thing in the whole world. And I’m so grateful for everyone who has embraced my music. Thank you so much. Love you.’ 

Rodrigo, who burst onto the charts in January, had earned seven nods including artist of the year, favorite music video, and favorite pop song for her debut single, Drivers License.

Taylor Swift thanked her fans – AKA Swifties – for their votes as she earned favorite pop album for Evermore.

The 31-year-old megastar did not attend the event in person but did send in a video to express her appreciation to her loyal fanbase.

In the clip she said: ‘Thank you so much to the fans. This is such an amazing honor. The fact that you would do this for Evermore, I’ve always looked at it as sort of Folklore’s fun, younger sister.’

She beat out heavy competition including: Ariana Grande (Positions), Dua Lipa (Future Nostalgia), Olivia Rodrigo (SOUR), and The Kid LAROI (F*CK LOVE).

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‘This is such an amazing honor’: Taylor Swift thanked her fans – AKA Swifties – for their votes as she earned favorite pop album for Evermore as she did not attend the event in person but did send in a video to express her appreciation to her loyal fanbase

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In the clip she said: ‘Thank you so much to the fans. This is such an amazing honor. The fact that you would do this for Evermore, I’ve always looked at it as sort of Folklore’s fun, younger sister’

Taylor concluded her acceptance speech for thanking Swifties for their continued support of the rerelease of her album Red last week.

She concluded: ‘And thank you for the amazing support you’ve thrown my way with Red, my version. Have a great night. Love you guys.’  

Cardi B took on a new role as host of the award show making her only the second female rapper in history to do so behind Queen Latifah in 1995. 

The 29-year-old Bronx, New York native was not only the master of ceremonies but was also a big winner as she took home favorite hip-hop song for Up.

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What a night! Cardi B was not only the master of ceremonies but was also a big winner as she took home favorite hip-hop song for Up

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Heavy hitter: She beat out competition including Internet Money ft. Gunna, Don Toliver & NAV (Lemonade), Lil Tjay ft. 6LACK (Calling My Phone), Polo G (RAPSTAR), and Pop Smoke, (What You Know Bout Love)

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Simply stunning: She looked gorgeous while posing with her new crystal trophy in the press room

She beat out competition including Internet Money ft. Gunna, Don Toliver & NAV (Lemonade), Lil Tjay ft. 6LACK (Calling My Phone), Polo G (RAPSTAR), and Pop Smoke, (What You Know Bout Love).

She kept her speech short and sweet as she said: ‘Oh, my god. I’m so famous. Oh, my goodness. Oh, my gosh. Thank you so much, thank you to my fans, to the new fans, to the ones that have been holding me down for all these years. Thank you for voting for me. And thank you, Jesus. You always have to thank Jesus. Anyways, I got to go host.’

Earlier in the evening, Bad Bunny took home the first award of the night during the telecast. 

The 27-year-old Puerto Rican artist thanked his fans as he earned favorite Latin album for his 2020 project titled El Último Tour Del Mundo.

The crowd cheered loudly for the star as he accepted the honor in Spanish but did say: ‘I want to thank every people who is here supporting me.’

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Top of the food chain: Bad Bunny took home the first award as he earned favorite Latin album for his 2020 project titled El Último Tour Del Mundo

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Good vibes: The crowd cheered loudly for the star as he accepted the honor in Spanish but did say: ‘I want to thank every people who is here supporting me’

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Double duty: The 27-year-old Puerto Rican hitmaker earned favorite Latin male artist earlier in the night as he posed in the press room with his two shiny new trophies

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Shining star: Bad Bunny is certainly one of the most famous musicians in the world

He beat out heavy competition including: Kali Uchis, KAROL G, Maluma, and Rauw Alejandro. 

It was not televised but he also earned favorite male Latin artist as he beat out J Balvin, Maluma, Ozuna, and Rauw Alejandro.

Becky G also had a milestone moment in her career as she earned favorite Latin female artist as she was triumphant over Kali Uchis, KAROL G, Natti Natasha, and ROSALÍA.

The 24-year-old native of Inglewood, California made sure to mention her roots during her acceptance speech as she said: ‘I want to thank my team that’s been with me since day one. My family, of course. And I just want to say that this goes to all of the amazing mujeres in this category. My sisters, I love you so much. And I especially dedicate this award to all of the Latinx community.’

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Purple reign: Becky G also had a milestone moment in her career as she earned favorite Latin female artist as she was triumphant over Kali Uchis, KAROL G, Natti Natasha, and ROSALÍA

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The 24-year-old native of Inglewood, California made sure to mention her roots during her acceptance speech as she said: ‘I want to thank my team that’s been with me since day one. My family, of course. And I just want to say that this goes to all of the amazing mujeres in this category. My sisters, I love you so much. And I especially dedicate this award to all of the Latinx community’

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Stunned: She flashed a big smile on her face as she walked off with the shiny crystal trophy

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After breaking out into some Spanish, she continued: ‘To all the minority communities, you’re not alone. We are the American dream. We are the 200%. I’m so proud to be from Inglewood. So proud to be Mexicana. And it doesn’t stop here. So just know that I’m here for you. Everything I do is for you’

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Smooch: She kissed her trophy in the press room

After breaking out into some Spanish, she continued: ‘To all the minority communities, you’re not alone. We are the American dream. We are the 200%. I’m so proud to be from Inglewood. So proud to be Mexicana. And it doesn’t stop here. So just know that I’m here for you. Everything I do is for you.’

The second award of the night was given to Machine Gun Kelly in the favorite rock artist category.

 The 31-year-old pop punk rapper revealed that he almost didn’t get to have his big moment on television as he explained: ‘Before I accept this award, I just want to say, this wasn’t going to be televised, but my fans spoke loudly. So I want to give them their credit.’

He went on to praise other aspiring musicians whether they are in the rock or hip-hop genres. 

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‘My fans spoke loudly. So I want to give them their credit’: The second award of the night was given to Machine Gun Kelly in the favorite rock artist category as he revealed that he almost didn’t get to have his big moment on television

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Edgelord: He finished out the speech with an defiant stand as he said: ‘And lastly, I read a headline that said the age of the rock star is dead. But looks pretty alive to me’

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Making his point: He proudly posed with his shiny new trophy backstage 

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Stiff competition: MGK beat out: AJR, All Time Low, Foo Fighters, and Glass Animals

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Sweet: He proudly posed with his daughter Casie Colson Baker who held up his new trophy

MGK beat out: AJR, All Time Low, Foo Fighters, and Glass Animals.

He finished out the speech with an edgy defiant stand as he said: ‘And lastly, I read a headline that said the age of the rock star is dead. But looks pretty alive to me.’

It is important to note that the event is fan-voted and is one of the largest music award shows in the US. 

The nominations are based on performances on the Billboard music charts, streaming and album sales, radio play and social media engagement. 

Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak’s R&B group Silk Sonic kicked off the night as they performed their latest single titled Smokin Out The Window. 

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Red-dy for their close-up: Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak’s R&B group Silk Sonic kicked off the night as they performed their latest single titled Smokin Out The Window

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Hamming it up: The handsome crooners happily posed n front of their fans as they sported matching red velvet suits