On the night when Taylor Swift went home with three awards including the biggest honor of the night for 'Artist of the year,' rapper Cardi B, who was tied with Drake for the most nominations, and won the first award of the night for favorite rap/hip-hop artist stole the headlines on the night.

The event which was held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles had a number of performers that include SwiftPost Malone, Camila Cabello, but it was Cardi B's set with Bad Bunny and J Balvin performing the hit single, 'I Like It' that left the audience spellbound.

Cardi dressed in a colouful outfit was electric, dancing and rapping her verse, with Bad Bunny zipping his way on stage in a shopping cart, as Cardi delivered some well choreographed moves alongside one of her dancers, while her man Offset cheered from the audience.

Another surprise on the night was when rap trio Migos were announced as winners of the Favourite Duo/Group in Pop/Rock winning their first AMA's in a quite confusing category.

Full list of winners at the American Music Awards 2018

Artist of the year

Taylor Swift

New artist of the year

Camila Cabello

Country male artist

Kane Brown

Pop/rock album

"Reputation" by Taylor Swift

Soul/R&B album

"?" by XXXTentacion

Pop/rock duo or group


Adult contemporary artist

Shawn Mendes

Country female artist

Carrie Underwood

Pop/rock song

"Havana" by Camila Cabello

Soul/R&B male artist


Tour of the year

Taylor Swift

Pop/rock male artist

Post Malone

Rap/hip-hop artist

Cardi B