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American Music Awards: BTS and Taylor Swift take top awards
BBC, London

American Music Awards: BTS and Taylor Swift take top awards

BTS were the big winners at Sunday's American Music Awards, picking up three prizes including artist of the year.

The South Korean band also won best pop group for the third year in a row, and best pop song for their chart-topping dance anthem, Butter.

"This whole thing is a miracle," said singer RM. "Seriously, we'll never take this for granted."

Taylor Swift won best female pop artist for the sixth time, also taking home best pop album for Evermore.

Those two prizes brought Swift's total tally of American Music Awards to 34, extending her lead as the artist with the most wins. Michael Jackson is in second place with 26 wins.

She also previously won artist of the decade in 2019.

Accepting the best pop album prize on Sunday, the star described Evermore as the "adventurous, fun younger sister" to her lockdown album Folklore, which won album of the year at the Grammys in March.

The star also thanked fans for their support, saying: "I'm so lucky to be in your life and to get to have you in mine."

Unlike most award shows, the winners of the American Music Awards are chosen entirely by fans' votes.

Full list of winners

  • Artist of the year: BTS
  • New artist of the year: Olivia Rodrigo
  • Collaboration of the year: Doja Cat ft SZA - Kiss Me More
  • Favourite trending song: Megan Thee Stallion - Body
  • Favourite music video: Lil Nas X - Montero (Call Me By Your Name)
  • Favourite male pop artist: Ed Sheeran
  • Favourite female pop artist: Taylor Swift
  • Favourite pop duo or group: BTS
  • Favourite pop album: Taylor Swift - Evermore
  • Favourite pop song: BTS - Butter
  • Favourite male country artist: Luke Bryan
  • Favourite female country artist: Carrie Underwood
  • Favourite country duo or group: Dan + Shay
  • Favourite country album: Gabby Barrett - Goldmine
  • Favourite country song: Gabby Barrett - The Good Ones
  • Favourite male hip-hop artist: Drake
  • Favourite female hip-hop artist: Megan Thee Stallion
  • Favourite hip-hop album: Megan Thee Stallion - Good News
  • Favourite hip-hop song: Cardi B - Up
  • Favourite male R&B artist: The Weeknd
  • Favourite female R&B artist: Doja Cat
  • Favourite R&B album: Doja Cat - Planet Her
  • Favourite R&B song: Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars & Anderson .Paak) - Leave the Door Open
  • Favourite male Latin artist: Bad Bunny
  • Favourite female Latin artist: Becky G
  • Favourite Latin duo or group: Banda MS de Sergio Lizárraga
  • Favourite Latin album: Bad Bunny - El Último Tour Del Mundo
  • Favourite Latin song: Kali Uchis - Telepatía
  • Favourite rock artist: Machine Gun Kelly
  • Favourite inspirational artist: Carrie Underwood
  • Favourite gospel artist: Kanye West
  • Favourite dance/electronic artist: Marshmello