The American Music Awards (AMAs) announced its 2018 winners yesterday, including one award specifically for EDM artists. In the Favorite Artist – Electronic Dance Music category, Marshmello, by defeating The Chainsmokers and Zedd, the two big names in the modern electronic music industry, won the recipient of the honor.
The Chainsmokers and Zedd both acts have practically become household names in modern electronic music over the past half decade or so. In the end, however, Marshmello prevailed – likely due to his Bastille collaboration, “Happier,” which is currently rocking at #1 on Billboard‘s Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart. This is his third track to place as such.
Beside “Favorite Artists Electronic Dance Music” there were 29 award categories in the 2018 AMAs. Taylor Swift won awards as usual but more than any other nominee, including Artist of the Year, Tour of the Year and Favorite Female Artist – Pop/Rock. Post Malone, BTS, Carrie Underwood, and Kane Brown were among the other artists awarded in various categories.
Meanwhile, Marshmello will continue his tour with a performance at Q100 Q-Topia Fest in Atlanta, Georgia on October 12th.