Bossip Video

Awards show season is in full swing, with the 2021 American Music Awards providing fans with their latest fix of red carpet looks and killer onstage performances from their favorite artists.

ABC's Coverage Of The 2021 American Music Awards

Source: ABC / Getty

This year’s installment of the largest fan-voted award show was hosted by none other than Cardi B, making for exciting television even when performers weren’t on the stage.

Olivia Rodrigo and The Weeknd each led the nominations with seven and six nods, respectively. Right behind them were Bad Bunny, Doja Cat, and Giveon each receiving five nominations. Unlike most awards shows, The AMAs winners are voted on by fans, with new categories this year including favorite trending song, favorite gospel artist and favorite Latin duo or group.

Play

BTS ended up taking home the prestigious artist of the year award, along with favorite pop duo or group and favorite pop song for “Butter.” Megan Thee Stallion–who pulled out of her performance with BTS the day before the show–also received three wins, for favorite trending song for “Body,” female hip-hop artist and hip-hop album for “Good News.” Doja Cat also got three trophies, winning collaboration of the year for “Kiss Me More” with SZA, along with favorite female R&B artist and R&B album for “Planet Her.”

As for the performances, the night was filled with memorable displays from the biggest names in the music industry. Chlöe made her AMAs debut at the 2021 ceremony with a fiery performance of her hit song, “Have Mercy.” Bad Bunny took the stage with Tainy and Julieta Venegas for the debut performance of their collaboration, “Lo Siento BB :/.” Plus, Silk Sonic performed their latest single, “Smokin Out The Window” live for the first time singe dropping their debut album.

Play

One of the most surprising and beloved performances of the night came when New Edition and New Kids on the Block took us back in time by performing some of their biggest 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.”  In the end, the two groups joined together for a rendition of New Edition’s “If It Isn’t Love.”

Check out the full list of nominees and winners down below:

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Ariana Grande

BTS (WINNER)

Drake

Olivia Rodrigo

Taylor Swift

The Weeknd

 

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR

24kGoldn

Giveon

Masked Wolf

Olivia Rodrigo (WINNER)

The Kid LAROI

 

COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR

24kGoldn ft. iann dior “Mood”

Bad Bunny & Jhay Cortez “DÁKITI”

Chris Brown & Young Thug “Go Crazy”

Doja Cat ft. SZA “Kiss Me More” (WINNER) 

Justin Bieber ft. Daniel Caesar & Giveon “Peaches”

 

FAVORITE TRENDING SONG

Erica Banks “Buss It”

Måneskin “Beggin’”

Megan Thee Stallion “Body” (WINNER)

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”

Lil Nas X “MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)” (WINNER) 

Olivia Rodrigo “drivers license”

The Weeknd “Save Your Tears”

 

FAVORITE MALE POP ARTIST

Drake

Ed Sheeran (WINNER) 

Justin Bieber

Lil Nas X

The Weeknd

 

FAVORITE FEMALE POP ARTIST

Ariana Grande

Doja Cat

Dua Lipa

Olivia Rodrigo

Taylor Swift (WINNER)

 

FAVORITE POP DUO OR GROUP

AJR

BTS (WINNER)

Glass Animals

Maroon 5

Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak)

 

FAVORITE POP ALBUM

Ariana Grande “Positions”

Dua Lipa “Future Nostalgia”

Olivia Rodrigo “SOUR”

Taylor Swift “evermore” (WINNER)

The Kid LAROI “F*CK LOVE”

FAVORITE POP SONG

BTS “Butter” (WINNER)

Doja Cat ft. SZA “Kiss Me More”

Dua Lipa “Levitating”

Olivia Rodrigo “drivers license”

The Weeknd & Ariana Grande “Save Your Tears (Remix)”

 

FAVORITE MALE COUNTRY ARTIST

Chris Stapleton

Jason Aldean

Luke Bryan (WINNER) 

Luke Combs

*Morgan Wallen

 

FAVORITE FEMALE COUNTRY ARTIST

Carrie Underwood (WINNER) 

Gabby Barrett

Kacey Musgraves

Maren Morris

Miranda Lambert

 

FAVORITE COUNTRY DUO OR GROUP

Dan + Shay (WINNER) 

Florida Georgia Line

Lady A

Old Dominion

Zac Brown Band

 

FAVORITE COUNTRY ALBUM

Chris Stapleton “Starting Over”

Gabby Barrett “Goldmine” (WINNER) 

Lee Brice “Hey World”

Luke Bryan “Born Here Live Here Die Here”

*Morgan Wallen “Dangerous: The Double Album”

 

FAVORITE COUNTRY SONG

Chris Stapleton “Starting Over”

Chris Young & Kane Brown “Famous Friends”

Gabby Barrett “The Good Ones” (WINNER) 

Luke Combs “Forever After All”

Walker Hayes “Fancy Like”

 

FAVORITE MALE HIP-HOP ARTIST

Drake (WINNER) 

Lil Baby

Moneybagg Yo

Polo G

Pop Smoke

 

FAVORITE FEMALE HIP-HOP ARTIST

Cardi B

Coi Leray

Erica Banks

Megan Thee Stallion (WINNER) 

Saweetie

 

FAVORITE HIP-HOP ALBUM

Drake “Certified Lover Boy”

Juice WRLD “Legends Never Die”

Megan Thee Stallion “Good News” (WINNER) 

Pop Smoke “Shoot For The Stars Aim For The Moon”

Rod Wave “SoulFly”

 

FAVORITE HIP-HOP SONG

Cardi B “Up” (WINNER)

Internet Money ft. Gunna, Don Toliver & NAV “Lemonade”

Lil Tjay ft. 6LACK “Calling My Phone”

Polo G “RAPSTAR”

Pop Smoke “What You Know Bout Love”

 

FAVORITE MALE R&B ARTIST

Chris Brown

Giveon

Tank

The Weeknd (WINNER) 

Usher

 

FAVORITE FEMALE R&B ARTIST

Doja Cat (WINNER) 

H.E.R.

Jazmine Sullivan

Jhené Aiko

SZA

 

FAVORITE R&B ALBUM

Doja Cat “Planet Her” (WINNER) 

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 SONG

Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak) “Leave The Door Open” (WINNER) 

Chris Brown & Young Thug “Go Crazy”

Giveon “Heartbreak Anniversary”

H.E.R. “Damage”

Jazmine Sullivan “Pick Up Your Feelings”

 

FAVORITE MALE LATIN ARTIST

Bad Bunny (WINNER) 

J Balvin

Maluma

Ozuna

Rauw Alejandro

 

FAVORITE FEMALE LATIN ARTIST

Becky G (WINNER)

Kali Uchis

KAROL G

Natti Natasha

ROSALÍA

 

FAVORITE LATIN DUO OR GROUP

Banda MS de Sergio Lizárraga (WINNER) 

Calibre 50

Eslabon Armado

La Arrolladora Banda El Limón De Rene Camacho

Los Dos Carnales

 

FAVORITE LATIN ALBUM

Bad Bunny “EL ÚLTIMO TOUR DEL MUNDO” (WINNER)

Kali Uchis “Sin Miedo (del Amor y Otros Demonios)”

KAROL G “KG0516”

Maluma “PAPI JUANCHO”

Rauw Alejandro “Afrodisíaco”

 

FAVORITE LATIN SONG

Bad Bunny & Jhay Cortez “DÁKITI”

Bad Bunny x ROSALÍA “LA NOCHE DE ANOCHE”

Farruko “Pepas”

Kali Uchis “telepatía” (WINNER)

Maluma & The Weeknd “Hawái (Remix)”

 

FAVORITE ROCK ARTIST

AJR

All Time Low

Foo Fighters

Glass Animals

Machine Gun Kelly (WINNER)

 

FAVORITE INSPIRATIONAL ARTIST

CAIN

Carrie Underwood (WINNER) 

Elevation Worship

Lauren Daigle

Zach Williams

 

FAVORITE GOSPEL ARTIST

Kanye West (WINNER) 

Kirk Franklin

Koryn Hawthorne

Maverick City Music

Tasha Cobbs Leonard

 

FAVORITE DANCE/ELECTRONIC ARTIST

David Guetta

ILLENIUM

Marshmello (WINNER) 

Regard

Tiësto

POPULAR STORIES

Comments

Bossip Comment Policy
Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.