Cardi B makes her debut as a host at the 2021 American Music Awards – Music News
Cardi B made her debut as a host at the 2021 American Music Awards on Sunday night.
Led by the 29-year-old rapper, the awards night took place at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday. To kick off the event, Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak – aka Silk Sonic – performed their hit Smokin Out the Window, before winning the Favorite R&B song award for their track Leave the Door Open.
Six-time nominee Olivia Rodrigo performed an acoustic version of her song Traitor and won the coveted New Artist of the Year award. ’90s boy groups New Edition and New Kids on the Block faced off in an old-school battle of groups, performing Candy Girl and Is This the End respectively as well as Step by Step and Hangin’ Tough.
K-pop boy group BTS performed their hit Butter without Megan Thee Stallion, who withdrew from the awards show for personal reasons, before being joined by Coldplay to sing their My Universe collaboration. The seven-piece group was the big winner of the night, taking home three awards – Artist of the Year, Favorite Duo or Pop Group and Favorite Pop Song for Butter.
Doja Cat and Megan Thee Stallion also won three awards each. Doja won the award for Favorite R&B Female Artist; Collaboration of the Year for Kiss Me More with SZA, and Favorite R&B Album for Planet Her, while Megan notched wins for Favorite Trending Song for Body; Favorite female hip-hop artist; Favorite hip-hop album for the good news.
The full list of winners is as follows –
Artist of the year – BTS
New Artist of the Year – Olivia Rodrigo
Collaboration of the Year – Doja Cat ft. SZA, Kiss Me More
Favorite Trending Song – Megan Thee Stallion, Body
Favorite Music Video – Lil Nas X, Montero (Call me by your name)
Favorite Male Pop Artist – Ed Sheeran
Favorite Female Pop Artist – Taylor Swift
Favorite duo or pop group – BTS
Favorite Pop Album – Taylor Swift, Evermore
Favorite Pop Song – BTS, Butter
Favorite Male Country Artist – Luke Bryan
Favorite Female Country Artist – Carrie Underwood
Favorite Country Duo or Group – Dan + Shay
Favorite Country Album – Gabby Barrett, Goldmine
Favorite Country Song – Chris Stapleton, Beginning Over
Favorite Male Hip-Hop Artist – Drake
Favorite Female Hip-Hop Artist – Megan Thee Stallion
Favorite Hip-Hop Album – Megan Thee Stallion, Good News
Favorite Hip-Hop Song – Cardi B, Up
Favorite Male R&B Artist – The Weeknd
Favorite Female R&B Artist – Doja Cat
Favorite R&B Album – Doja Cat, Planet Her
Favorite R&B Song – Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak), Leave The Door Open
Favorite Male Latin Artist – Bad Bunny
Favorite Female Latin Artist – Becky G
Favorite Latin duo or group – Banda MS by Sergio LizÃ¡rraga
Favorite Latin Album – Bad Bunny, EL ÃLTIMO TOUR DEL MUNDO
Favorite Latin Song – Kali Uchis, telepatia
Favorite Rock Artist – Machine Gun Kelly
Favorite Inspirational Artist – Carrie Underwood
Favorite Gospel Artist – Kanye West
Favorite Dance / Electronic Artist – Marshmello.