Los Angeles (AP) - US singer Taylor Swift (30) has cleared the American Music Awards as last year.

Swift was named "Artist of the Year" in the top category at the gala on Monday night in Los Angeles.

She also won the prize for the most popular pop / rock singer and for the best music video («Cardigan»).

The Canadian singer Justin Bieber also won three trophies, as the most popular pop / rock singer and together with the country pop duo Dan + Shay for the song "10 000 Hours" and the best collaboration.

The Canadian musician The Weeknd won the awards for best singer, best album (“After Hours”) and best song (“Heartless”) in the soul / R & B genre.

US singer Doja Cat (25) was named “New Artist” and best soul / R&B singer.


The gala was moderated by the actress Taraji P. Henson, in a largely empty concert hall due to the corona.

On stage - sometimes switched on from other locations - there was a large cast of stars, with performances by Justin Bieber, Shawn Mendes, The Weeknd, Katy Perry, Billie Eilish, Dua Lipa, Jennifer Lopez, Maluma and Megan Thee Stallion.

The American Music Awards have been presented since 1973.

The nominations are based on album sales of the musicians, fans can vote on the winners on the Internet.

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