American Music Awards 2021: Full list of AMA nominations; Taylor Swift, BTS and Olivia Rodrigo nominated for Artist of the Year


LOS ANGELES – Music Lovers It’s Time: Nominations for the 2021 ABC American Music Awards were announced Thursday morning!

AMA debut Olivia Rodrigo leads the pack with seven nominations, including Artist of the Year and New Artist of the Year.

Five-time winner The Weeknd scored six nods, followed closely behind by Bad Bunny, Doja Cat and Giveon with five nominations each.

2020 Artist of the Year winner Taylor Swift, also the record holder for the most AMA wins of all time with 32, is nominated again in the category, taking on other global superstars such as BTS , Ariana Grande and Drake.

“Good Morning America” got a first look at two of the categories. The singers recognized in the coveted Artist of the Year category are:

Artist of the year

Taylor Swift
Ariana Grande
Olivia rodrigo
The weekend

A new category, Favorite Trending Song, names the most viral songs of 2021 based on data compiled from TikTok. They are:

Favorite Trending Song

Erica Banks: “Buss It”
Maneskin: “Beggin ‘”
Megan Thee Stallion: “Body”
Olivia Rodrigo: “driving license”
Popp Hunna: “Adderall (Corvette Corvette)”

Voting is now open until November 16. The winners of the American Music Awards are entirely determined by the fans – just search for “AMAs” on TikTok or click here to vote.

The nominees are derived from interactions with fans such as streaming, album sales, song sales and radio broadcast between September 25, 2020 and September 23, 2021.

The show takes place on ABC live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, November 21 at 8 p.m. ET / PT | 7 p.m. HC. Artists and presenters are expected to be announced in the coming weeks.

Nominees in other categories include:

New Artist of the Year

Masked wolf
Olivia rodrigo
The LARDI kid

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”
Justin Bieber ft. Daniel Caesar & Giveon: “Peaches”

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)”
Olivia Rodrigo: “driving license”
The Weeknd: “Save your tears”

Favorite Male Pop Artist

Ed sheeran
Justin bieber
Lil Nas X
The weekend

Favorite female pop artist

Ariana Grande
Doja cat
Dua Lipa
Olivia rodrigo
Taylor Swift

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Favorite duo or pop group

Glass animals
Bordeaux 5
Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak)

Favorite pop album

Ariana Grande: “Positions”
Dua Lipa: “Future Nostalgie”
Olivia Rodrigo: “SOUR”
Taylor Swift: “forever”
The Kid LARDI: “F *** LOVE”

Favorite pop song

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

Favorite Male Country Artist

Chris Stapleton
Jason aldean
Luke Bryan
Luc Combs
Morgan wallen

Favorite female country artist

Carrie Underwood
Gabby Barrett
Kacey musgraves
Maren Morris
Miranda Lambert

Preferred country duo or group

Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Lady A
Former Domination
Zac Brown Band

Favorite Country Album

Chris Stapleton: “Start Over”
Gabby Barrett: “Gold mine”
Lee Brice: “Hey world”
Luke Bryan: “Born here, live here, die here”
Morgan Wallen “Dangerous: the double album”

Favorite country song

Chris Stapleton: “Start Over”
Chris Young & Kane Brown: “Famous Friends”
Gabby Barrett: “The good guys”
Luke Combs: “Forever after all”
Walker Hayes: “Fancy like”

Favorite Male Hip-Hop Artist

little baby
Money bag Yo
Polo G
Pop Smoke

Favorite female hip-hop artist

Cardi B
Coi Leray
Erica Banks
Megan you stallion

Favorite hip-hop album

Drake: “Certified Lover”
Juice WRLD: “Legends Never Die”
Megan Thee Stallion: “Good News”
Pop Smoke: “Shoot For The Stars Aim for the Moon”
Rod Wave: “SoulFly”

Favorite hip-hop song

Cardi B: “Up”
Internet Money ft. Gunna, Don Toliver & NAV: “Lemonade”
Lil Tjay ft 6LACK: “Call my phone”
Pop Smoke: “What You Know About Love”

Favorite R&B Male Artist

Chris Brown
The weekend

Favorite female R&B artist

Doja cat
Jazmine Sullivan
Jhene Aiko

Favorite R&B Album

Cat Doja: “The planet she”
Giveon: “When all is said and done … Take the time”
SHE: “Deep inside me”
Jazmine Sullivan: “Heaux Tales”
Queen Naija: “misunderstood”

Nominated for Favorite R&B Songs:
Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak): “Leave the door open”
Chris Brown & Young Thug: “Go crazy”
Giveon: “Anniversary of grief”
SHE: “Too bad”
Jazmine Sullivan: “Pick up your feelings”

Favorite Latin Male Artist

Bad bunny
J. Balvin
Rauw Alejandro

Favorite Female Latin Artist

Becky g
Kali Uchis
Natti Natacha

Latin duo or group preferred

Banda MS by Sergio Lizárraga
Caliber 50
Eslabon Armado
La Arrollladora Banda El Limón By René Camacho
Los Dos Carnales

Favorite Latin Album

Kali Uchis: “Sin Miedo (del Amor y Otros Demonios)”
KAROL G: “KG0516”
Rauw Alejandro: “Afrodisíaco”

Favorite Latin song

Bad Bunny & Jhay Cortez: “DÁKITI”
Farruko: “Pepas”
Kali Uchis: “telepathy”
Maluma & The Weeknd: “Hawaii (Remix)”

Favorite rock artist

Lower than ever
Foo fighters
Glass animals
Kelly machine gun

Favorite inspirational artist

Carrie Underwood
Elevation worship
Lauren Daigle
Zach williams

Favorite gospel artist

Kanye west
Kirk franklin
Koryn hawthorne
Maverick city music
Tasha Cobbs Leonard

Favorite dance / electronic artist

David Guetta

Country artist Morgan Wallen, who was condemned by the music industry for using a racial slur in a video that was leaked in February, will not be included in this year’s ceremony, the showrunners said in a statement.

“Morgan Wallen is nominated this year based on charts. As his conduct does not align with our core values, we will not include him on the show in any capacity (playing, presenting, accepting). progress in doing meaningful work as an ally of the black community and will consider participating in future shows, ”the statement said.

Don’t miss the 2021 American Music Awards on Sunday, November 21 at 8 p.m. ET / PT | 7 p.m. CT on ABC. Stream the show the next day on Hulu.

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