American Music Awards 2018 Winners: The Complete List

Cardi B and Drake lead the nominees with eight mentions each

By McKenna Aiello Oct 09, 2018 2:00 PMTags
Watch: Taylor Swift Talks Surprise AMA Performance

The 2018 American Music Awards is officially here! 

Tracee Ellis-Ross returns to host the annual ceremony, known by pop culture fanatics as the music industry's largest fan-voted award show. This time around, Cardi B and Drake  lead the nominations with eight mentions each. Other notable AMAs contenders include Taylor SwiftEd SheeranCamila Cabello and Post Malone

Tonight's festivities, which will broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. EST, also boast performances from T. Swift herself, as well as Jennifer LopezKhalidHalseyDua Lipa and Shawn Mendes

Get acquainted with the 2018 American Music Award winners by scrolling below! 

Artist of the Year


Imagine Dragons

Post Malone

Ed Sheeran

WINNER: Taylor Swift

New Artist of the Year

WINNER: Camila Cabello

Cardi B


Dua Lipa


Collaboration of the Year

WINNER: Camila Cabello "Havana (feat. Young Thug)"

Post Malone, "Rock Star (feat. 21 Savage)"

Bruno Mars and Cardi B, "Finesse"

Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line, "Meant to Be"

Zedd, Maren Morris and Grey, "The Middle"

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Favorite Music Video

WINNER: Camila Cabello "Havana (feat. Young Thug)"

Cardi B, "Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)"

Drake, "God's Plan"

Tour of the Year

Beyoncé and Jay-Z

Bruno Mars

Ed Sheeran

WINNER: Taylor Swift


Favorite Soundtrack

WINNER: Black Panther

The Greatest Showman

The Fate of the Furious

Favorite Male Artist – Pop/Rock


WINNER: Post Malone

Ed Sheeran

Favorite Female Artist – Pop/Rock

Camila Cabello

Cardi B

WINNER: Taylor Swift

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Favorite Duo or Group – Pop/Rock

Imagine Dragons

Maroon 5


Favorite Album – Pop/Rock

Drake, Scorpion

Ed Sheeran, Divide

WINNER: Taylor Swift, Reputation

Favorite Song – Pop/Rock

WINNER: Camila Cabello "Havana (feat. Young Thug)"

Drake, "God's Plan"

Ed Sheeran, "Perfect"

Favorite Male Artist – Country

WINNER: Kane Brown

Luke Bryan

Thomas Rhett

Favorite Female Artist – Country

Kelsea Ballerini

Maren Morris

WINNER: Carrie Underwood

Favorite Duo or Group – Country

Dan + Shay

WINNER: Florida Georgia Line


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Favorite Album – Country

WINNER: Kane Brown, Kane Brown

Luke Combs, This One's for You

Thomas Rhett, Life Changes

Favorite Song – Country

WINNER: Kane Brown, "Heaven"

Dan + Shay, "Tequila"

Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line, "Meant to Be"

Favorite Artist – Rap/Hip-Hop



Post Malone

Favorite Album – Rap/Hip-Hop

Drake, Scorpio

Lil Uzi Vert, Luv Is Rage 2

WINNER: Post Malone, Beerbongs + Bentleys

Favorite Song – Rap/Hip-Hop

WINNER: Cardi B, "Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)"

Drake, "God's Plan"

Post Malone, "Rock Star (feat. 21 Savage)"

Favorite Male Artist – Soul/R&B

WINNER: Khalid

Bruno Mars

The Weeknd

Favorite Female Artist – Soul/R&B

Ella Mai

WINNER: Rihanna


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Favorite Album – Soul/R&B

Khalid, American Teen


WINNER: XXXTentacion, 17

Favorite Song – Soul/R&B

Khalid, "Young Dumb & Broke"

Ella Mai, "Boo'd Up"

WINNER: Bruno Mars and Cardi B, "Finesse"

Favorite Artist – Alternative Rock

Imagine Dragons

WINNER: Panic! at the Disco

Portugal. The Man

Favorite Artist – Adult Contemporary

WINNER: Shawn Mendes


Ed Sheeran

Favorite Artist – Latin

J Balvin

WINNER: Daddy Yankee


Favorite Artist – Contemporary Inspirational

WINNER: Lauren Daigle


Zach Williams

Favorite Artist – Electronic Dance Music

The Chainsmokers

WINNER: Marshmello


Favorite Social Artist


Cardi B

Ariana Grande

Demi Lovato

Shawn Mendes