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American Music Awards 2021: See the full list of winners

Yannick By on November 22, 2021 0 203 Views

We all might’ve won when Cardi B was announced as the 2021 American Music Awards host, but the long-running music awards show officially anointed several musical acts as the best of the year across Sunday’s ceremony, too.

Heading into the event, 18-year-old pop-rock breakout Olivia Rodrigo led with seven overall nominations, including one for Artist of the Year next to industry mainstays like Ariana GrandeTaylor SwiftBTSDrake, and the Weeknd (whose six nods registered as the second-highest tally of the evening). Winners will be determined entirely by a fan vote across long-standing categories and three new ones: Favorite Trending Song, Favorite Latin Duo or Group, and Favorite Gospel Artist.

Performers scheduled to hit the AMAs stage during the show include Rodrigo, Bad Bunny, Chloë, Silk Sonic, Mickey Guyton, and Jennifer Lopez.

Though supergroup BTS was originally set to perform two duets — one with Coldplay and the other with Megan Thee Stallion — the latter pulled out of the ceremony on Saturday, citing an “unexpected personal matter” that prompted her to cancel her appearance at the last minute.

The American Music Awards air Sunday at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC. See the full list of winners below.

Artist of the Year

  • Ariana Grande
  • Drake
  • Olivia Rodrigo
  • Taylor Swift
  • The Weeknd

New Artist of the Year

  • 24kGoldn
  • Giveon
  • Masked Wolf
  • WINNER: Olivia Rodrigo
  • The Kid Laroi

Collaboration of the Year

  • 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 Song

  • 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”

Favorite Male Pop Artist

  • Drake
  • WINNER: Ed Sheeran
  • Justin Bieber
  • Lil Nas X
  • The Weeknd

Favorite Female Pop Artist

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

Favorite Pop Duo or Group

  • AJR
  • 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
  • The Kid Laroi, F*ck Love

Favorite Pop Song

  • 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 Country Artist

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

Favorite Female Country Artist

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


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

Favorite Country 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 Country Song

  • 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

  • WINNER: Drake
  • Lil Baby
  • Moneybagg Yo
  • Polo G
  • Pop Smoke

Favorite Female Hip-Hop Artist

  • Cardi B
  • Coi Leray
  • Erica Banks
  • WINNER: Megan Thee Stallion
  • Saweetie

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 Song

  • WINNER: Cardi B, “Up”
  • 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
  • WINNER: The Weeknd
  • Usher

Favorite Female R&B Artist

  • WINNER: Doja Cat
  • H.E.R.
  • Jazmine Sullivan
  • Jhené Aiko
  • SZA

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 Song

  • 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
  • Maluma
  • Ozuna
  • Rauw Alejandro

Favorite Female Latin Artist

  • WINNER: Becky G
  • Kali Uchis
  • Karol G
  • Natti Natasha
  • Rosalía

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)
  • 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”
  • WINNER: Kali Uchis, “Telepatía”
  • Maluma & the Weeknd ,”Hawái (Remix)”

Favorite Rock Artist

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

Favorite Inspirational Artist

  • Cain
  • 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/Electronic Artist

  • David Guetta
  • Illenium
  • WINNER: Marshmello
  • Regard
  • Tiësto
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