The 2019 American Music Awards captured some iconic moments on stage as Taylor Swift took home the Artist of the Decade award. Adding a dose of nostalgia in the air, American rock band Green Day celebrated 25 years of their 1994 album 'Dookie' and Kesha performed her decade-old song 'TiK ToK'.
Leading the night’s awards categories was Post Malone, who earned seven nominations, including Artist of the Year, Collaboration of the Year and Favorite Male Artist – Pop/Rock. Ariana Grande and Billie Eilish were just behind him with six nods each. Even with all the glitz and glamour, music lovers were disappointed by the musical awards night and even labeled it just as a "teenage popular music contest."
"The #AMAs doesn't really represent American Music. It's just a teenage popular music contest," one Twitter user wrote and another one posted, "Even though the #AMAs
is a bullshit awards show I gotta give it to @billieeilish & fab mom Maggie. She raised that kid right. And I love how Billie loves @GreenDay."
🙌 A round of applause as @PostMalone takes home #AMAs Favorite Album - Rap/Hip-Hop! pic.twitter.com/DAS8WFUaWg— American Music Awards (@AMAs) November 25, 2019
"Green Day were excellent per usual. Now I don’t have to pay attention to this shit show," one tweet read while another said, "The #AMAs aren’t even trending! Best part was Green Day! The rest is shit! Absolute SHIT!"
"Is it just me or are the crowd reactions at the @ the #AMAs feel a bit staged? C'mon. Be real. If the celebs can't be authentic, then show the non-celeb reactions! Those are authentic!" one viewer wrote. "So who was worse at the #AMAs, Kesha or Selena Gomez? Such a tough choice, but gotta go with Kesha," one tweet read.
"Putting Lizzo at the top of this show was a poor idea. What do I look forward to now? #amas," one viewer posted while another said, "I had to turn the #AMAs off when @PostMalone came on because I didn’t want my kids to think that is what music is supposed to be. Instead, I rewound the show and made them watch @GreenDay perform again. #imissgoodmusic."
Hosted by Ciara, the big night noted a couple of iconic speeches and some viral moments, including Camilla Cabello and Shawn Mendes' performance and Halsey's missing eyebrows.