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Winners, highlights and photos from the 2021 American Music Awards

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It was K-pop group BTS' night at the American Music Awards. They took home three awards and performed twice.

NEW YORK (AP) — South Korean superstars BTS were crowned artist of the year at the American Music Awards on Sunday, brushing aside challenges from Taylor Swift, Drake and The Weeknd as they took home a total of three awards and teamed up with Coldplay for a raucous “My Universe” and closed the show with “Butter.”

The show celebrated the best popular music for a second pandemic year with a mix of live and pre-taped performances. Silk Sonic’s Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak kicked off the awards on a funky, R&B and pre-taped note with their “Smokin Out the Window” and Jennifer Lopez pre-taped her “On My Way” from her upcoming romantic comedy “Marry Me.”

Keep scrolling for a complete list of winners, a photo gallery from the awards ceremony and more:

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THE WINNERS

List of winners at Sunday's American Music Awards:

Artist of the year: BTS

Favorite pop song: BTS, “Butter”

2021 American Music Awards - Press Room

BTS poses in the press room with the awards for favorite pop duo or group, favorite pop song for “Butter,” and artist of the year at the American Music Awards on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021, at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. 

New artist of the year: Olivia Rodrigo

Favorite female pop artist: Taylor Swift

Collaboration of the year: Doja Cat ft. SZA, “Kiss Me More”

Favorite male pop artist: Ed Sheeran

Favorite pop duo or group: BTS

Favorite pop album: Taylor Swift, “evermore”

Favorite trending song: Megan Thee Stallion, “Body”

Favorite music video: Lil Nas X, “MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)”

Favorite male country artist: Luke Bryan

Favorite female country artist: Carrie Underwood

Favorite country duo or group: Dan + Shay

Favorite male R&B artist: The Weeknd

Favorite hip-hop song: Cardi B, “Up”

2021 American Music Awards - Press Room

Cardi B poses in the press room with the award for favorite hip-hop song for "Up" at the American Music Awards on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021, at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. 

Favorite female R&B artist: Doja Cat

Favorite hip-hop album: Megan Thee Stallion, “Good News”

Favorite female hip-hop artist: Megan Thee Stallion

Favorite male hip-hop artist: Drake

Favorite country album: Gabby Barrett, “Goldmine”

Favorite country song: Gabby Barrett, “The Good Ones”

Favorite female Latin artist: Becky G

Favorite male Latin artist: Bad Bunny

2021 American Music Awards - Press Room

Bad Bunny poses in the press room with the awards for favorite latin album for "El Ultimo Tour Del Mundo" and favorite male latin artist at the American Music Awards on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021, at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. 

Favorite Latin duo or group: Banda MS de Sergio Lizárraga

Favorite Latin album: Bad Bunny, “El Último Tour Del Mundo”

Favorite R&B song: Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak), “Leave the Door Open”

Favorite rock artist: Machine Gun Kelly

2021 American Music Awards - Press Room

Machine Gun Kelly, winner of the award for favorite rock artist poses in the press room at the American Music Awards on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021, at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. 

Favorite gospel artist: Kanye West

Favorite R&B album: Doja Cat, “Planet Her”

Favorite inspirational artist: Carrie Underwood

Favorite dance/electronic artist: Marshmello

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THE FULL STORY

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PHOTO HIGHLIGHTS

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THE RED CARPET

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