Taylor Swift has won Artist of the Year at the American Music Awards for the third time in a row and confirmed she is in the middle of re-recording her back catalogue. 

This is the sixth time Swift has been named Artist of the Year, which is voted for by the public. 

While accepting the award remotely Swift said: "This is a fan-voted award which means so much to me.

"You guys have been beyond wonderful all the years of my career but especially this one, when we've been so far apart, we haven't been able to see each other in concert but I still feel really connected to you through the music and your reaction to Folklore and all the ways in which your imagination honoured that album.

"I just love you so much and I'm really, really lucky because of you."

Explaining the reason why she was not at the ceremony Swift added: "I'm actually re-recording all of my old music in the studio where we originally recorded it, so it's been amazing and I can't wait for you to hear it."

Swift is re-recording her first six albums after the masters were sold against her wishes to a private equity firm headed-up by prominent talent manager Scooter Braun.

The Weeknd poses with the awards for Favorite Soul/R&B Album, Favorite Soul/R&B Song, and Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist at the 2020 American Music Awards

Canadian star The Weeknd was named favourite Soul/R&B male and took home favourite soul/R&B song for Heartless.

K-pop megastars BTS won the favourite pop/rock duo/group award, accepting the prize from South Korea.

Jennifer Lopez Lopez, showing off her new shorter, edgier hairstyle, performed alongside Colombian singer Maluma.

Megan Thee Stallion, fresh from the release of her debut album Good News, performed the song Body live for the first time and accepted the prize for favourite rap/hip-hop song on behalf of herself and Cardi B for the X-rated WAP.

Doja Cat was named new artist of the year.

Katy Perry returned to the stage for the first time since she welcomed her daughter Daisy

The night marked Katy Perry's return to the stage since giving birth to her daughter in August. She performed her track Only Love alongside singer-songwriter Darius Rucker.

Dua Lipa took to the stage in the Royal Albert Hall

Dua Lipa won the award for favourite pop/rock song for Don't Start Now and delivered her acceptance speech and performed from London's Royal Albert Hall. 

Teen pop sensation Eilish performed her new track Therefore I Am.

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American Music Awards 2020: Full list of winners

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Justin Bieber
Post Malone
Roddy Ricch
Taylor Swift  WINNER
The Weeknd

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Lewis Capaldi
Doja Cat WINNER
DaBaby
Lil Baby
Roddy Ricch
Megan Thee Stallion

COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR
Cardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion, WAP
DaBaby ft. Roddy Ricch, Rockstar
Dan + Shay with Justin Bieber, 10,000 Hours WINNER
Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande, Rain On Me
Megan Thee Stallion ft. Beyoncé, Savage Remix

FAVORITE SOCIAL ARTIST
BTS WINNER
Billie Eilish
EXO
Ariana Grande
NCT 127

FAVORITE MUSIC VIDEO
Doja Cat, Say So
Future ft. Drake, Life Is Good
Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande, Rain On Me
Taylor Swift, Cardigan WINNER
The Weeknd, Blinding Lights

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST - POP/ROCK
Justin Bieber WINNER
Post Malone
The Weeknd

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST - POP/ROCK
Dua Lipa
Lady Gaga
Taylor Swift WINNER

FAVORITE DUO OR GROUP - POP/ROCK
BTS WINNER
Jonas Brothers
Maroon 5

FAVORITE ALBUM - POP/ROCK
Harry Styles, Fine Line WINNER
Taylor Swift, folklore
The Weeknd, After Hours

FAVORITE SONG - POP/ROCK
Lewis Capaldi, Someone You Loved
Dua Lipa, Don't Start Now WINNER
Post Malone, Circles
Roddy Ricch, The Box
The Weeknd, Blinding Lights

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST - COUNTRY
Kane Brown WINNER
Luke Combs
Morgan Wallen

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST - COUNTRY
Gabby Barrett
Miranda Lambert
Maren Morris WINNER

FAVORITE DUO OR GROUP - COUNTRY
Dan + Shay WINNER
Florida Georgia Line
Old Dominion

FAVORITE ALBUM - COUNTRY
Luke Combs, What You See Is What You Get
Blake Shelton, Fully Loaded: God's Country WINNER
Morgan Wallen, If I Know Me

FAVORITE SONG - COUNTRY
Dan + Shay with Justin Bieber, 10,000 Hours WINNER
Maren Morris, The Bones
Blake Shelton (Duet with Gwen Stefani), Nobody But You

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST - RAP/HIP-HOP
DaBaby
Juice WRLD WINNER
Roddy Ricch

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST - RAP/HIP-HOP
Cardi B
Nicki Minaj WINNER
Megan Thee Stallion

FAVORITE ALBUM - RAP/HIP-HOP
Lil Baby, My Turn
Lil Uzi Vert, Eternal Atake
Roddy Ricch, Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial WINNER

FAVORITE SONG - RAP/HIP-HOP
Cardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion, WAP WINNER
DaBaby ft. Roddy Ricch, Rockstar
Roddy Ricch The Box

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST - SOUL/R&B
Chris Brown
John Legend
The Weeknd WINNER

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST - SOUL/R&B
Jhene Aiko
Doja Cat WINNER
Summer Walker

FAVORITE ALBUM - SOUL/R&B
Doja Cat, Hot Pink
Summer Walker, Over It
The Weeknd, After Hours WINNER

FAVORITE SONG - SOUL/R&B
Chris Brown ft. Drake, No Guidance
Summer Walker, Playing Games
The Weeknd, Heartless WINNER

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST - LATIN
Bad Bunny WINNER
J Balvin
Ozuna

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST - LATIN
Becky G WINNER
KAROL G
Rosalía

FAVORITE ALBUM - LATIN
Anuel AA, Emmanuel
Bad Bunny, Las que no iban a salir
Bad Bunny, YHLQMDLG WINNER

FAVORITE SONG - LATIN
Bad Bunny, Vete
Black Eyed Peas X J Balvin, RITMO (Bad Boys For Life)
KAROL G & Nicki Minaj, Tusa WINNER

FAVORITE ARTIST - ALTERNATIVE ROCK
Billie Eilish
Tame Impala
Twenty One Pilots WINNER

FAVORITE ARTIST - ADULT CONTEMPORARY
Lewis Capaldi
Jonas Brothers WINNER
Maroon 5

FAVORITE ARTIST - CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL
Lauren Daigle WINNER

For King & Country
Kanye West

FAVORITE ARTIST - ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC (EDM)
Kygo
Lady Gaga WINNER
Marshmello

FAVORITE SOUNDTRACK
Birds of Prey: The Album WINNER
Frozen II
Trolls: World Tour