Taylor Swift and Camila Cabello win several awards and legendary soul singer Aretha Franklin is honored less than two months after her death: The American Music Awards were presented at a gala event in Los Angeles on Wednesday night in Los Angeles.
Pop star Taylor Swift (28) prevailed in the top “Artist of the Year” category against Drake, Imagine Dragons, Post Malone and Ed Sheeran. The singer also won the trophies for the best pop / rock album (“Reputation”) and for the tour of the year.
The American-Cuban singer Camila Cabello (21) won the award for the best pop / rock song with her hit “Havana”, and was also named best young artist.
Carrie Underwood and Kane Brown also won in the country categories, as well as rapper Cardi B, singer Post Malone, Shawn Mendes and Khalid and duo Migos.
Taylor Swift opened the show with the song “I Did Something Bad” from her hit album “Reputation”. Stars like Jennifer Lopez, Mariah Carey, Post Malone and Carrie Underwood were also on stage. In the end, singer Gladys Knight paid tribute to other soul and gospel artists to the “Queen of Soul” Aretha Franklin, who died in August.
The music awards have been presented since 1973. The nominations are based on album sales figures of the musicians, about the winners, fans can vote on the Internet.