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American Music Awards 2021 Round Up

Cardi B hosted the star-studded show that took place at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on November 21. 

The night included performances from Silk Sonic, Olivia Rodrigo, Bad Bunny, Tainy with Julieta Venegas, Jennifer Lopez, Mickey Guyton, Walker Hayes, Carrie Underwood with Jason Aldean, Tyler the Creator, Coldplay with K-Pop super group BTS, Giveon, Maneskin, Zoe Wees, Chloe, Battle of Boston: New Kids On The Block and New Edition, and Kane Brown and BTS closed up the show by performing their smash hit “Butter”. 

Check out the list of winners below. Did your favorite artist take home an award?

Artist of the Year

Ariana Grande



Olivia Rodrigo

Taylor Swift 

The Weeknd

New Artist of The Year



Masked Wolf

Olivia Rodrigo (WINNER)

The Kid Laroi

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”

Collaboration of the Year

24kGoldn featuring Iann Dior- “Mood”

Bad Bunny and Jhay Cortez- “Dakiti”

Chris Brown and Young Thug- “Go Crazy”

Doja Cat featuring SZA- “Kiss Me More” (WINNER)

Favorite Male Artist – Pop


Ed Sheeran (WINNER)

Justin Bieber

Lil Nas X

The Weeknd

Favorite Female Artist- Pop

Ariana Grande

Doja Cat

Dua Lipa

Olivia Rodrigo

Taylor Swift (WINNER)

Favorite Duo Or Group – Pop



Glass Animals

Maroon 5

Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars, Anderson .Pakk)

Favorite Album- Pop

Ariana Grande – Positions

Dua Lipa – Future Nostalgia 

Olivia Rodrigo- Sour

Taylor Swift- evermore (WINNER)

The Kid Laroi- F*ck Love

Favorite Song – Pop

BTS- “Butter” (WINNER)

Doja Cat featuring SZA – “Kiss Me More”

Dua Lipa – “Levitating” 

Olivia Rodrigo- “Drivers License”

The Weeknd and Ariana Grande- “Save Your Tears (Remix)”

Favorite Male Artist-Hip-Hop

Drake (WINNER)

Lil Baby 

MoneyBagg Yo

Polo G

Pop Smoke

Favorite Female Artist- Hip-Hop

Cardi B

Coi Leray 

Erica Banks

Megan Thee Stallion (WINNER)

Favorite Album – Hip-Hop

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 Song – Hip Hop

Cardi B – “Up” (WINNER)

Internet Money featuring Gunna, Don Toliver and Nav – “Lemonade”

Lil Tjay featuring 6lack – “Calling My Phone”

Polo G – “Rapstar”

Pop Smoke – “What You Know Bout Love”

Favorite Male Artist – Country

Chris Stapleton

Jason Aldean

Luke Bryan (WINNER)

Luke Combs

Morgan Wallen

Favorite Female Artist  (COUNTRY)

Carrie Underwood (WINNER)

Gabby Barrett

Kacey Musgraves

Maren Morris

Miranda Lambert

Favorite Duo Or Group (COUNTRY)

Dan + Shay (WINNER)

Florida Georgia Line

Lady A

Old Dominion

Zac Brown Band

Favorite Album (COUNTRY)

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 Song – Country

Chris Stapleton – “Starting Over”

Chris Young and Kane Brown – “Famous Friends”

Gabby Barrett – “The Good Ones” (WINNER)

Luke Combs – “Forever After All”

Walker Hayes – “Fancy Like”

Favorite Male Artist – R&B

Chris Brown



The Weeknd (WINNER)


Favorite Female Artist – R&B

Doja Cat (WINNER)


Jazmine Sullivan

Jhené Aiko


Favorite Album – R&B

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 Song- R&B

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

Chris Brown and Young Thug – “Go Crazy”

Giveon – “Heartbreak Anniversary”

H.E.R. – “Damage”

Jazmine Sullivan – “Pick Up Your Feelings”

Favorite Male Artist – Latin

Bad Bunny (WINNER)

J Balvin



Rauw Alejandro

Favorite Female Artist – Latin

Becky G (WINNER)

Kali Uchis

Karol G

Natti Natasha


Favorite Duo Or Group – Latin

Banda MS de Sergio Lizárraga (WINNER)

Calibre 50

Eslabon Armado

La Arrolladora Banda El Limón De Rene Camacho

Los Dos Carnales

Favorite Album (Latin)

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 Artist – Latin

Bad Bunny and Jhay Cortez – “Dakiti”

Bad Bunny x Rosalía – “La Noche de Anoche”

Farruko – “Pepas”

Kali Uchis – “Telepatía”

Maluma and The Weeknd – “Hawái (Remix)”

Favorite Artist – Rock


All Time Low

Foo Fighters

Glass Animals

Machine Gun Kelly (WINNER)

Favorite Artist– Electronic Dance Music

David Guetta


Marshmello (WINNER)



Favorite Artist – Inspirational


Carrie Underwood (WINNER)

Elevation Worship

Lauren Daigle

Zach Williams

Favorite Artist – Gospel

Kanye West (WINNER)

Kirk Franklin

Koryn Hawthorne

Maverick City Music

Tasha Cobbs Leonard

Favorite Trending Song

Erica Banks – “Buss It”

MÃ¥neskin – “Beggin’”

Megan Thee Stallion – “Body” (WINNER)

Olivia Rodrigo – “Drivers License”

Popp Hunna – “Adderall (Corvette Corvette)”

Words by Danielle Taylor

Posted On 4 October, 2022