Diplo and Mickey Guyton among additions to 2021 American Music Awards
Cardi B hosts the hottest party in music
MRC Live & Alternative and ABC have announced new artists set to take the stage at the 2021 American Music Awards, the world’s largest fan-voted awards show. Featuring Cardi B in her hosting debut, the AMAs will air live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, November 21 at 8 p.m. EST/PST on ABC and stream the following day on Hulu.
Diplo, dance music titan and AMA winner, will take on a special role as the AMAs’ first-ever music curator, DJing his signature tunes all night long.
Italian rock band and first-time AMA nominee Måneskin will make their US debut when they perform their billion+ streaming and worldwide hit “Beggin'” at the AMAs. The group could win its first AMA trophy for Favorite Trending Song, a new category with nominees from TikTok based on the most viral songs of the year.
Country music star Mickey Guyton will take the stage for his AMAs debut with a can’t-miss performance of his unifying new single, “All American.”
Rapper, producer and songwriter Tyler, The Creator will perform at this year’s AMAs following the release of his sixth studio album, Call me if you get lost, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 Chart.
Country singer and AMA nominee Walker Hayes marks his AMA debut with a rendition of his hit song, “Fancy Like,” which is nominated for Favorite Country Song.
This year’s new “AMA Song of the Soul Moment” will celebrate the power of music and the artists who use their voice to inspire change and enable progress, providing a global platform to highlight the impact of their music. The segment will pay tribute to 19-year-old German singer/songwriter Zoe Wees who uses her music as an outlet to shine a light on mental health topics. She will bring her powerful lyrics and vocals to the AMAs as she performs the empowering “Girls Like Us.”
Diplo, Måneskin, Guyton, Tyler, The Creator, Hayes and Wees join previously announced artists Bad Bunny, Tainy and Julieta Venegas, with the world premiere of “Lo Siento BB:/”, BTS featuring Megan Thee Stallion for the world premiere at television performance of “Butter”, Olivia Rodrigo in her AMA debut, Carrie Underwood with Jason Aldean, Kane Brown, New Edition and New Kids on the Block.
Rodrigo leads this year with seven nominations, followed by 5x AMA winner The Weeknd with six nominations and Bad Bunny, Doja Cat and Giveon each with five.
As it approaches its half-centenary next year, the AMAs represent the finest musical achievements, as determined by fans. A lively night of non-stop music, the AMAs deliver a powerful lineup with never-before-seen collaborations and exclusive world premiere performances from the biggest names in music – from pop and rap to R&B, country, Latin and K-Pop – and more. like memorable moments that endure in pop culture.
As the largest fan-voted awards show in the world, AMAs will air globally on a linear and digital platform footprint in more than 120 countries and territories.
Voting is now open and this year, for the first time ever, fans can vote for all AMA categories, once per category per day, globally on TikTok by searching for “AMA” in the app.
The nominees are based on top fan interactions – as evidenced by Billboard charts – including streaming, album sales, song sales and radio airplay. These metrics are tracked by Billboard and its data partner MRC Data, and cover the period from September 25, 2020 through September 23, 2021. American Music Awards winners are voted entirely by fans.