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FULL LIST: Winners, American Music Awards 2021

FULL LIST: Winners, American Music Awards 2021

ARTIST OF THE YEAR. K-pop group BTS receives an award at the Annual American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles, California in November 21, 2021.

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K-pop global sensation BTS wins Artist of the Year!

The American Music Awards 2021 was held Monday, November 22 (Sunday, November 21 in the US) at the Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater, with rapper Cardi B. as the host.

The highly-anticipated event featured performances from powerhouse acts such as Olivia Rodrigo, Tyler the Creator, Carrie Underwood with Jason Aldean, Silk Sonic, New Kids on the Block, and BTS with Coldplay. 

Although not present in the ceremony, Taylor Swift took home two awards – Favorite Pop Album for evermore and Favorite Female Artist. She still holds the record for the most awarded artist in AMA history, with a total of 34 recognitions. 

Meanwhile, BTS received their first Artist of the Year award. The K-pop global sensation also won awards for Favorite Pop Group (their third time in a row) and Favorite Pop Song for “Butter.” 

Here’s the full list of winners: 

Artist of the Year
  • Ariana Grande
  • Drake
  • Olivia Rodrigo
  • Taylor Swift
  • The Weeknd
New Artist of the Year
  • WINNER: Olivia Rodrigo
  • 24kGoldn
  • Given
  • Masked Wolf
  • The Kid LAROI
Collaboration of the Year
  • WINNER: “Kiss Me More” – Doja Cat ft. SZA 
  • “Mood” – 24kGoldn ft. iann dior
  • “DÁKITI”–  Bad Bunny & Jhay Cortez 
  •  “Go Crazy”– Chris Brown & Young Thug
  • “Peaches” – Justin Bieber ft. Daniel Caesar & Giveon
Favorite Trending Song
  • WINNER: “Body” Megan Thee Stallion 
  • “Buss It” – Erica Banks
  • “Beggin’” – Mäneskin
  • o “drivers license” – Olivia Rodrigo
  • “Adderall (Corvette Corvette)” – Popp Hunna
Favorite Music Video
  • WINNER: “MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)”  – Lil Nas X
  • “Leave The Door Open” – Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak)
  • “Up” – Cardi B
  • “drivers license”  – Olivia Rodrigo
  • “Save Your Tears”  – The Weeknd 
Favorite Male Pop Artist
  • WINNER: Ed Sheeran
  • Drake
  • Justin Bieber
  • Lil Nas X
  • The Weeknd
Favorite Female Pop Artist
  • WINNER: Taylor Swift
  • Ariana Grande
  • Doja Cat
  • Dua Lipa
  • Olivia Rodrigo
Favorite Pop Duo or Group
  • AJR
  • Glass Animals
  • Maroon 5
  • Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak)
Favorite Pop Album
  • WINNER: evermore Taylor Swift
  • positions – Ariana Grande
  • Future Nostalgia – Dua Lipa
  • sour – Olivia Rodrigo
  • F— LOVE – The Kid LAROI
Favorite Pop Song
  • WINNER: “Butter” BTS
  • “Kiss Me More” – Doja Cat ft. SZA
  • “Levitating” – Dua Lipa
  • “drivers license” – Olivia Rodrigo
  • “Save Your Tears (Remix)” – The Weeknd & Ariana Grande
Favorite Male Country Artist
  • WINNER: Luke Bryan 
  • Chris Stapleton
  • Jason Aldean
  • Luke Combs
  • *Morgan Wallen
Favorite Female Country Artist
  • WINNER: Carrie Underwood
  • Gabby Barrett
  • Kacey Musgraves
  • Maren Morris
  • Miranda Lambert
Favorite Country Duo or Group
  • WINNER: Dan + Shay 
  • Florida Georgia Line
  • Lady A
  • Old Dominion
  • Zac Brown Band
Favorite Country Album
  • WINNER: Goldmine Gabby Barrett 
  • Starting Over Chris Stapleton 
  • Hey World Lee Brice 
  • Born Here Live Here Die Here Luke Bryan
  • Dangerous: The Double Album Morgan Wallen
Favorite Country Song
  • WINNER: “The Good Ones” Gabby Barrett 
  • “Starting Over” Chris Stapleton 
  • “Famous Friends” Chris Young & Kane Brown
  • “Forever After All” Luke Combs
  • “Fancy Like” Walker Hayes
Favorite Male Hip-hop Artist
  • WINNER: Drake
  • Lil Baby 
  • Moneybagg Yo
  • Polo G
  • Pop Smoke
Favorite Female Hip-hop Artist
  • WINNER: Megan Thee Stallion
  • Cardi B
  • Coi Leray
  • Erica Banks
  • Saweetie
Favorite Hip-hop Album
  • WINNER: Good News Megan Thee Stallion
  • Certified Lover Boy Drake
  • Legends Never Diei Juice WRLD
  • Shoot For The Stars Aim For The Moon Pop Smoke
  • SoulFly Rod Wave
Favorite Hip-hop Song
  • WINNER: “Up” Cardi B
  • “Lemonade” – Internet Money ft. Gunna, Don Toliver & NAV
  • “Calling My Phone” Lil Tjay ft. 6LACK
  • “RAPSTAR” Polo G
  • “What You Know Bout Love” Pop Smoke
Favorite Male R&B Artist
  • WINNER: The Weeknd 
  • Chris Brown
  • Giveon
  • Tank
  • Usher
Favorite Female R&B Artist
  • WINNER: Doja Cat 
  • H.E.R.
  • Jazmine Sullivan
  • Jhené Aiko
  • SZA
Favorite R&B Album
  • WINNER: Planet Her Doja Cat 
  •  When It’s All Said And Done… Take Time Giveon 
  • Back of My Mind H.E.R.
  • Heaux Tales Jazmine Sullivan 
  • Missunderstood Queen Naija 
Favorite R&B Song
  • WINNER: “Leave The Door Open” Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak)
  •  “Go Crazy” Chris Brown & Young Thug 
  • “Heartbreak Anniversary” Giveon
  • “Damage” – H.E.R.
  •  “Pick Up Your Feelings” Jazmine Sullivan
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
Favorite Latin Album
  • Sin Miedo (del Amor y Otros Demonios) – Kali Uchis
  • KG0516 – Karol G 
  • Papi Juancho – Maluma
  • Afrodisíaco – Rauw Alejandro
Favorite Rock Artist
  • WINNER: Machine Gun Kelly 
  • AJR
  • All Time Low
  • Foo Fighters
  • Glass Animals
Favorite Inspirational Artist
  • WINNER: Carrie Underwood 
  • CAIN 
  • Elevation Worship
  • Lauren Daigle
  • Zach Williams
Favorite Gospel Artist
  • WINNER: Kanye West 
  • Kirk Franklin
  • Koryn Hawthorne
  • Maverick City Music
  • Tasha Cobbs Leonar
Favorite Dance/Electronic Artist
  • WINNER: Marshmello
  • David Guetta
  • Regard
  • Tiësto