Cardi B in a gold mask at the American Music Awards

The American Music Awards were presented in Los Angeles on Sunday – the stars were glittering and opulent on the red carpet.

Less respected than the Grammies and not quite as popular as the MTV Awards, the American Music Awards are one of the biggest awards in the US music industry. And they are awarded directly by the audience via online voting. The awards ceremony took place in Los Angeles on Sunday, and the stars were glittering and opulent on the red carpet.

The South Korean boy band BTS were able to go home with the most important award “Artist of the Year” and thus motivate a larger fan base to vote than Taylor Swift, who has been awarded in this category for the past three years.

The K-Pop phenomenon was present throughout the evening, as BTS were also awarded the prize for the best pop group and the best pop song “Butter”. In terms of color, the outfits in which this song was performed at the end of the evening were also matching – namely in buttery yellow suits.

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The K-Pop band in buttery yellow suits, here with the singer Becky G in the picture.Reuters

Winner and Loser

Taylor Swift never went out empty, she was named Pop Artist of the Year, as well as for her album “Evermore” and thus also set a record: She has already received 34 American Music Awards in the course of her career, so she has after all, Michael Jackson was relegated to second place with 26 awards.

The Italian band Maneskin, whose song “Beggin” was defeated by Megan Thee Stallion’s song “Body” in the newly created category “Trending Song”, went out empty-handed. Both numbers were used particularly frequently on Tiktok.

Newcomer Olivia Rodrigo, who was nominated in seven categories and only won a prize in the “Favorite New Artist” category, was also disappointed. The Weeknd was also nominated six times, but was only able to convince in the “male R&B artist” category.

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Olivia Rodrigo in a light purple sequined dress with a feather hem.(c) 2021 Getty Images

Months of preparation

In addition to the stage, there was also a lot to see on the red carpet. Moderator Cardi B, for example, announced via Twitter in advance that she had been preparing her outfit for months. The rapper then caused a stir in a Schiaparelli ensemble, consisting of a golden mask, matching manicure and a black veil.

Cardi B in a sensational outfit.

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Cardi B in a sensational outfit.Reuters

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