Måneskin, Diplo and Tyler, The Creator added to American Music Awards lineup
Måneskin and Tyler, The Creator have been added to this year’s American Music Awards lineup.
They join Coldplay, BTS, Silk Sonic, Olivia Rodrigo, Bad Bunny, Megan Thee Stallion and many more who have already been asked to perform at the event, while Diplo will serve as DJ for the night.
Billy Porter, Machine Gun Kelly, Brandy and others have been drafted as presenters, with West Side Story Stars Ansel Elgort and Rachel Zegler, JoJo Siwa, Winnie Harlow, JB Smoove, Anthony Ramos, Liza Koshy, Marsai Martin and Madelyn Cline are also expected to present awards.
Cardi B will host this year’s ceremony, which takes place at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, November 21, airs live on ABC at 8 p.m. ET (1 GMT) and airs the next day on Hulu.
“When I got the invitation to host AMAs, I was so excited,” Cardi said of her appointment. “I’m ready to bring my personality to the AMA scene! Thanks to Jesse Collins, ABC and MRC for making this possible.
– American Music Awards (@AMAs) November 19, 2021
Rapper ‘Bodak Yellow’ stint as host will make 2021 the fifth year in a row that AMAs have had a black host, following actress Tracee Ellis Ross (animated in 2017 and 2018), R&B artist Ciara ( 2019) and actress Taraji P Henson (2020).
The nominees for WADA 2021 were announced last month, with Olivia Rodrigo and The Weeknd leading the pack. You can see the full list here.
The American Music Awards nominees are based on key fan interactions, as reflected in Billboard rankings, including streaming, album and song sales, and radio broadcast. This year’s ceremony covers the period from September 25, 2020 to September 23, 2021.
Meanwhile, Måneskin was recently praised by Mick Jagger after the Italian rock band and the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest winners ended the last night of their US tour supporting the Rolling Stones.