It’s awards season, y’all! Did you watch the 2019 American Music Awards last night? It was an incredible night filled with amazing performances by some of the industry’s most prominent leading ladies. Awards shows don’t feel as fun and climactic as they used to, but the AMAs brought the heat anyway!

Toni Braxton was on the AMA stage for the first time in 25 years and said it felt “great.” Pregnant Jenna Dewan was spotted whispering something to Brad Goreski and had to later deny shading Camila Cabello. It was a night filled with all kinds of drama—both good and bad!

Let’s Talk About Selena

Selena Gomez opened the show with a shaky but emotional performance of her two newest hits, “Lose You To Love Me” and “Look at Her Now.” Sporting some new ink, she took to the stage and it was clear that she was nervous. While some took to Twitter to complain about her singing, most outlets praised her bravery. 

It’s pretty obvious that her songs are about healing from her relationship with Justin Bieber, so it took some guts to get up there knowing he’s watching. There were also reports that she suffered a lupus flare-up and panic attack right before the performance (but we have NO idea if that’s true). Good thing she had pals like Taylor Swift and Halsey cheering her on!

Lizzo Debuts “Jerome”

You had to know that Lizzo was gonna bring it to the AMAs. She’s had such a breakout year, so she couldn’t disappoint! Wearing a stunning fuschia, off-the-shoulder, floor-length gown, the 31-year-old performed her new single “Jerome” for the first time and she absolutely rocked that stage.

She’s known for her relatable, inspiring lyrics, so we couldn’t have been surprised when she crooned, “Who told you that you stood a chance with this royalty? You’re so sweet, bless your heart … Jerome, take your ass home.” She might have ended her performance singing on her knees, but she brought the crowd to their feet!

Taylor Swift is the Artist of the Decade

In a truly emotional moment, amid some seriously horrendous drama with her former record label, the legendary Carole King presented the Artist of the Decade award to Taylor Swift. The 29-year-old entertainer was starstruck and took a moment to recognize the singer-songwriter’s accomplishments and impact on her own life.

“I cannot believe that it’s Carole King who gave me this award,” Swift said. “My parents are here tonight. They would listen to Tapestry and all your other records when they were in high school, and then they took those records, packed them in boxes and took them to college with them. Then, when they met and they got their own house they took those records and brought them there, and then when they had my brother and I, they played those records for us.”

Moments before accepting her award, Swift performed a medley of her hits including “The Man,” “Love Story,” “I Knew You Were Trouble,” “Blank Space,” “Shake It Off” (Camila Cabello and Halsey joined her onstage!), then her latest hit “Lover.”

Swift holds the record for the most AMA wins of any female artist in history, and she has claimed more wins this decade than any other performer. Wow! On top of that, on Sunday, she broke Michael Jackson’s record of 24 AMA wins! Clearly, she’s doing something right. We’re excited to see what she’s got planned for the roaring 20s (the 2020s, that is!).

Complete List of 2019 AMA Winners

Did you miss the awards but want to know if your favorites won? We’ve got you covered! I’ve got to say that, after they were ROBBED at the People’s Choice Awards, I’m thrilled that K-Pop superstars, BTS, took home the award in three categories! 

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

  • Drake
  • Ariana Grande
  • Halsey
  • Post Malone
  • **WINNER: Taylor Swift

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR

  • Luke Combs
  • **WINNER: Billie Eilish
  • Lil Nas X
  • Lizzo
  • Ella Mai

COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR

  • Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper, “Shallow”
  • Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus, “Old Town Road”
  • Marshmello & Bastille, “Happier”
  • **WINNER: Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello, “Señorita” 
  • Post Malone & Swae Lee, “Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)”

TOUR OF THE YEAR

  • **WINNER: BTS
  • Ariana Grande
  • Elton John
  • P!nk
  • Ed Sheeran

FAVORITE MUSIC VIDEO

  • Billie Eilish, “bad guy”
  • Ariana Grande, “7 rings”
  • Halsey, “Without Me”
  • Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus, “Old Town Road”
  • **WINNER: Taylor Swift, “You Need to Calm Down”

FAVORITE SOCIAL ARTIST

  • **WINNER: BTS
  • Billie Eilish
  • EXO
  • Ariana Grande
  • Shawn Mendes

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK 

  • Drake
  • **WINNER: Khalid
  • Post Malone

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK 

  • Billie Eilish
  • Ariana Grande
  • **WINNER: Taylor Swift

FAVORITE DUO OR GROUP – POP/ROCK 

  • **WINNER: BTS
  • Jonas Brothers
  • Panic! At The Disco

FAVORITE ALBUM – POP/ROCK 

  • Billie Eilish, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?
  • Ariana Grande, thank u, next
  • WINNER: Taylor Swift, Lover

FAVORITE SONG – POP/ROCK

  • **WINNER: Halsey, “Without Me”
  • Jonas Brothers, “Sucker”
  • Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus, “Old Town Road”
  • Panic! At The Disco, “High Hopes”
  • Post Malone & Swae Lee, “Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)”

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – COUNTRY 

  • **WINNER: Kane Brown
  • Luke Combs
  • Thomas Rhett

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – COUNTRY 

  • Kelsea Ballerini
  • Maren Morris
  • **WINNER: Carrie Underwood

FAVORITE DUO or GROUP – COUNTRY 

  • **WINNER: Dan + Shay
  • Florida Georgia Line
  • Old Dominion

FAVORITE ALBUM – COUNTRY 

  • Kane Brown, Experiment
  • Dan + Shay, Dan + Shay
  • **WINNER: Carrie Underwood, Cry Pretty

FAVORITE SONG – COUNTRY 

  • Luke Combs, “Beautiful Crazy”
  • **WINNER: Dan + Shay, “Speechless”
  • Blake Shelton, “God’s Country”

FAVORITE ARTIST – RAP/HIP-HOP 

  • **WINNER: Cardi B
  • Drake
  • Post Malone

FAVORITE ALBUM – RAP/HIP-HOP 

  • Meek Mill, Championships
  • **WINNER: Post Malone, Hollywood’s Bleeding
  • Travis Scott, Astroworld

FAVORITE SONG – RAP/HIP-HOP 

  • **WINNER: Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus, “Old Town Road”
  • Post Malone, “Wow.”
  • Travis Scott, “SICKO MODE”

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B 

  • Chris Brown
  • Khalid
  • **WINNER: Bruno Mars

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B 

  • **WINNER: Beyoncé
  • Lizzo
  • Ella Mai

FAVORITE ALBUM – SOUL/R&B 

  • Chris Brown, Indigo
  • **WINNER: Khalid, Free Spirit
  • Ella Mai, Ella Mai

FAVORITE SONG – SOUL/R&B

  • **WINNER: Khalid, “Talk”
  • Lizzo, “Juice”
  • Ella Mai, “Trip”

FAVORITE ARTIST – ALTERNATIVE ROCK

  • *WINNER*: Billie Eilish
  • Imagine Dragons
  • Panic! At The Disco

FAVORITE ARTIST – ADULT CONTEMPORARY

  • Maroon 5
  • P!nk
  • **WINNER: Taylor Swift

FAVORITE ARTIST – LATIN 

  • Bad Bunny
  • **WINNER: J Balvin
  • Ozuna

FAVORITE ARTIST – CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL

  • **WINNER: Lauren Daigle
  • for KING & COUNTRY
  • MercyMe

FAVORITE ARTIST – ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC (EDM)

  • Avicii
  • **WINNER: Marshmello
  • The Chainsmokers

FAVORITE SOUNDTRACK

  • A Star is Born by Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper
  • **WINNER: Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse