AMAs 2021: Full list of nominees and winners, best performances


Boy bands dominated on the 2021 American Music Awards on Sunday night time.

From BTS — the South Korean sensation who carried out twice and received three awards, together with Artist of the Year — to a Battle of Boston between traditional Beantown boy bands New Edition and New Kids on the Block, it was an evening of swoonworthy vocals and synchronized dance motion pictures.

It was good to see BTS — who had been doing their awards performances nearly from South Korea throughout the pandemic — truly in the home on the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. And they actually made up for misplaced time on the US stage by first performing “My Universe” with Coldplay earlier than closing the present with “Butter.” 

With the seven members of BTS onstage alongside the 4 members of Coldplay, the “My Universe” efficiency was a bit of a sizzling mess — and it will need to have set some variety of report for the most individuals onstage ever on the AMAs. And though the track is an plain pop confection, there was some awkward interplay between Chris Martin and BTS, with poor Chris preventing to be seen and heard over all of the screaming ladies throughout the live broadcast on ABC.

BTS was much better off alone doing one other No. hit, “Butter,” though the track was initially presupposed to be executed with Megan Thee Stallion, who pulled out of the performance for unexpected personal reasons. Decked out in a buttery yellow, they appropriately ended the night time they’d owned.

Cardi B was the host for the night.
Cardi B was the host for the night time.
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But the night time — hosted by the Bronx’s personal Cardi B — was nearly stolen from BTS by New Edition and New Kids on the Block, who took us again to their heydays within the ’80s and ’90s with a battle of harmonies and hits — from NKOTB’s “The Right Stuff,” “Step by Step” and “Hangin’ Tough” to NE’s “Candy Girl,” “Mr. Telephone Man” “Is This the End” and “Can You Stand the Rain.”  By the time the 2 teams joined collectively to finish with New Edition’s “If It Isn’t Love,” there was nothing however love for them within the room — particularly from BTS, who have been on their ft the entire time.

But the night time opened with its best efficiency by Silk Sonic — aka Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak — doing a rendition of retro-soul single “Smokin’ Out the Window” that was certainly smoking. With some actual, live vocals — one thing the AMAs haven’t all the time been identified for — Silk Sonic delivered a efficiency worthy of the Grammy stage.

Becky G scored the win for favorite female Latin artist.
Becky G scored the win for favourite feminine Latin artist.
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Later, Olivia Rodrigo channeled her internal Taylor with a stripped-down efficiency of “Traitor,” strumming a guitar as she affectingly went extra for feels than fireworks.

Rodrigo, a younger celebrity at solely age 18, was the highest nominee with seven complete, scoring the win for New Artist of The Year. Five-time winner The Weeknd adopted with six nods, together with a faceoff with Rodrigo for Artist of the Year, whereas Bad Bunny, Doja Cat and GIVĒON had 5 nominations every.

With some of the largest names not in attendance — together with winners Taylor Swift, Drake, The Weeknd and Ed Sheeran — some newer artists obtained to take the highlight, together with Justin Bieber’s “Peaches” associate Giveon and the Italian rock band Maneskin, winners of this yr’s Eurovision contest.

However, The Weeknd nonetheless scored a win within the favourite male R&B artist class, Swift for favourite feminine pop artist, Drake for favourite male hip-hop artist, and Sheeran for favourite male pop artist.

Jennifer Lopez performed at the Microsoft Theater.
Jennifer Lopez carried out on the Microsoft Theater.
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And one of the largest stars to carry out, Jennifer Lopez, served up a snorer with boring new ballad “On My Way” from her upcoming romantic comedy “Marry Me.”  The entire factor performed like an advert for the film — and, let’s face, sluggish jams have by no means been J.Lo’s specialty.

The present is a precursor to the 2022 Grammy nominations, which shall be revealed in a livestream at midday ET Tuesday, Nov. 23, from the Grammy Museum in LA.

Here is the entire list of 2021 American Music Awards winners and nominees:

Artist of the yr

Ariana Grande
Olivia Rodrigo
Taylor Swift
The Weeknd

New artist of the yr

Masked Wolf
WINNER: Olivia Rodrigo

Collaboration of the yr

24kGoldn ft. iann dior, “Mood”
Bad Bunny & Jhay Cortez, “DÁKITI”
Chris Brown & Young Thug, “Go Crazy”
WINNER: Doja Cat ft. SZA, “Kiss Me More”
Justin Bieber ft. Daniel Caesar & Giveon, “Peaches”

Favorite trending track

Erica Banks, “Buss It”
Måneskin, “Beggin’”
WINNER: Megan Thee Stallion, “Body”
Olivia Rodrigo, “drivers license”
Popp Hunna, “Adderall (Corvette Corvette)”

Favorite music video

Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak), “Leave the Door Open”
Cardi B, “Up”
WINNER: Lil Nas X, “MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)”
Olivia Rodrigo, “drivers license”
The Weeknd, “Save Your Tears”

Chlöe got down on stage at the AMAs.
Chlöe obtained down on stage on the AMAs.
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Favorite male pop artist

WINNER: Ed Sheeran
Justin Bieber
Lil Nas X
The Weeknd

Favorite feminine pop artist

Ariana Grande
Doja Cat
Dua Lipa
Olivia Rodrigo
WINNER: Taylor Swift

Favorite pop duo or group

Glass Animals
Maroon 5
Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak)

Favorite pop album

Ariana Grande, Positions
Dua Lipa, Future Nostalgia
Olivia Rodrigo, SOUR
WINNER: Taylor Swift, evermore

Favorite pop track

WINNER: BTS, “Butter”
Doja Cat ft. SZA, “Kiss Me More”
Dua Lipa, “Levitating”
Olivia Rodrigo, “drivers license”
The Weeknd & Ariana Grande, “Save Your Tears (Remix)”

Favorite male nation artist

Chris Stapleton
Jason Aldean
WINNER: Luke Bryan
Luke Combs
Morgan Wallen

Host Cardi B scored a win for favorite hip-hop song, "Up."
Host Cardi B scored a win for favourite hip-hop track, “Up.”
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Favorite feminine nation artist

WINNER: Carrie Underwood
Gabby Barrett
Kacey Musgraves
Maren Morris
Miranda Lambert

Favorite nation duo or group

WINNER: Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Lady A
Old Dominion
Zac Brown Band

Favorite nation album

Chris Stapleton, Starting Over
WINNER: Gabby Barrett, Goldmine
Lee Brice, Hey World
Luke Bryan, Born Here Live Here Die Here
Morgan Wallen, Dangerous: The Double Album

Favorite nation track

Chris Stapleton, “Starting Over”
Chris Young & Kane Brown, “Famous Friends”
WINNER: Gabby Barrett, “The Good Ones”
Luke Combs, “Forever After All”
Walker Hayes, “Fancy Like”

Favorite male hip-hop artist

Lil Baby
Moneybagg Yo
Polo G
Pop Smoke

Favorite feminine hip-hop artist

Cardi B
Coi Leray
Erica Banks
WINNER: Megan Thee Stallion

Favorite hip-hop album

Drake, Certified Lover Boy
Juice WRLD, Legends Never Die
WINNER: Megan Thee Stallion, Good News
Pop Smoke, Shoot for the Stars Aim for the Moon
Rod Wave, SoulFly

Favorite hip-hop track

WINNER: Cardi B, “Up”
Internet Money ft. Gunna, Don Toliver & NAV, “Lemonade”
Lil Tjay ft. 6LACK, “Calling My Phone”
Pop Smoke, “What You Know Bout Love”

Favorite male R&B artist

Chris Brown
WINNER: The Weeknd

Favorite feminine R&B artist

WINNER: Doja Cat
Jazmine Sullivan
Jhené Aiko

Favorite R&B album

WINNER: Doja Cat, Planet Her
Giveon, When It’s All Said and Done… Take Time
H.E.R., Back of My Mind
Jazmine Sullivan, Heaux Tales
Queen Naija, missunderstood

Favorite R&B track

WINNER: Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak), “Leave the Door Open”
Chris Brown & Young Thug, “Go Crazy”
Giveon, “Heartbreak Anniversary”
H.E.R., “Damage”
Jazmine Sullivan, “Pick Up Your Feelings”

Favorite male Latin artist

WINNER: Bad Bunny
J Balvin
Rauw Alejandro

Favorite feminine Latin artist

Kali Uchis
Natti Natasha

Bad Bunny picked up the win for favorite male Latin artist.
Bad Bunny picked up the win for favourite male Latin artist.
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Favorite Latin duo or group

WINNER: Banda MS de Sergio Lizárraga
Calibre 50
Eslabon Armado
La Arrolladora Banda El Limón De Rene Camacho
Los Dos Carnales

Favorite Latin album

WINNER: Bad Bunny, El Último Tour Del Mundo
Kali Uchis, Sin Miedo (del Amor y Otros Demonios)
Maluma, Papi Juancho
Rauw Alejandro, Afrodisíaco

Favorite Latin track

Bad Bunny & Jhay Cortez, “DÁKITI”
Farruko, “Pepas”
WINNER: Kali Uchis, “telepatía”
Maluma & The Weeknd, “Hawái (Remix)”

Favorite rock artist

All Time Low
Foo Fighters
Glass Animals
WINNER: Machine Gun Kelly

Favorite inspirational artist

WINNER: Carrie Underwood
Elevation Worship
Lauren Daigle
Zach Williams

Favorite gospel artist

WINNER: Kanye West
Kirk Franklin
Koryn Hawthorne
Maverick City Music
Tasha Cobbs Leonard

Favorite dance/digital artist

David Guetta
WINNER: Marshmello