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AMA Highlights: Beyond the Music

Shawn Mendes and Camilla Cabello @ AMA's

There were several surprises during Sunday night’s AMAs. While T-Swift would go on to scoop up six of the coveted trophies (besting MJ’s take-home record with 29 of her own), we want to highlight the other significant moments of the evening.

First. With the AMAs lacking Latinx representation throughout, we’ll take our wins where we can get them. Camila Cabello received the Collaboration of the Year award for her duet “Señorita” with Canadian star, Shawn Mendes.

It should go without saying that we had not doubt Cardi B would claim an AMA for Favorite Artist (Rap/Hip-Hop). The Invasion of Privacy rapper made sure to thank her daughter during her acceptance speech.

In the Favorite Artist (Latin) category, Bad Bunny was pitted against fellow reggaetoneros Ozuna and J Balvin, with the latter claiming the prize.

A bit of a stretch, but we’re proud regardless, so we want to give a shout out to Bruno Mars (his father is half Puerto Rican) for snagging Favorite Male Artist (Soul R&B).

Our other favorite moments of the night are below:

Lizzo delivering a performance for the ages.

Also, Lizzo’s red carpet outfit:

Halsey throwing shade at the Grammy’s for her snub while also serving us the tea about allowing awards to validate the work of artists:

Billy Porter’s Hat:

Julissa Bermudez giving us boss babe vibes:

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This epic selfie with Meg Thee Stallion, Post Malone, and Lil Nas X:

For a complete rundown of all the winners, peep the video below:

Jessica Hoppe

Jessica Hoppe is a New York-based writer and social media strategist who founded her blog, Nueva Yorka, in 2015. She has been featured in Vogue, Yahoo, HuffPost, PopSugar, Who What Wear, Ravishly and worked as Lifestyle Editor for StyleCaster. Jessica has been passionate about writing, diversity and Latin American culture from an early age. Having grown up in a Spanish speaking home, her father is Ecuadorian and her mother is from Honduras.

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