Full List: BTS, Doja Cat, Megan Thee Stallion Win Big At 2021 American Music Awards

Full List: BTS, Doja Cat, Megan Thee Stallion Win Big At 2021 American Music Awards
Korean boy band, BTS.

On Sunday night, 2021 American Music Awards united some of the industry’s biggest musical acts at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, to celebrate the best in music.

The main ceremony kicked off at 8pm local time at the Microsoft Theater, and is was hosted by “Up” rapper Cardi B.

This year, Olivia Rodrigo made her AMAs debut earning seven nominations, including Artist of the Year and New Artist of The Year, while Drake, Taylor Swift and Giveon were also up for major awards.

Some of the other top nominees include Bad Bunny, Doja Cat and Giveon, who earned five nominations each, while BTS, Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift and Drake were among the other notable nominees. The 2021 AMAs also recognized new categories this year, with awards handed out for Favorite Trending Song, Favorite Gospel Artist and Favorite Latin Duo or Group.

Olivia Rodrigo — who leads the nominations pool with seven nods — performed “traitor” off her hit album SOUR, accompanied by her acoustic guitar. Rodrigo also took home the award for new artist of the year.

Additional performers also included BTS and Coldplay, Chlöe, Måneskin, Carrie Underwood and Jason Aldean, Tyler, the Creator, Walker Hayes, Bad Bunny with Tainy and Julieta Venegas, Kane Brown and Walker Hayes. Diplo served as the show’s first-ever musical curator, in which the record producer DJ’ed the event throughout the night.

Jennifer Lopez also performed “On My Way,” a track from her upcoming film Marry Me, a romantic musical starring Lopez and Owen Wilson. Clips of the film played onstage alongside the pop star, who is also a three-time AMA winner herself.

Despite previously being confirmed to perform, AMA nominee and winner, Megan Thee Stallion was not in attendance.

Before the ceremony began, 21 of the 32 winners were unveiled on TikTok. Taylor Swift broke her own record for the most AMA wins in history, nabbing the award for favorite female pop artist, while Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak’s collaborative project Silk Sonic won Favourite R&B song for “Leave the Door Open”.

Pre-show winners also included Doja Cat, who scored three awards, along with Meghan Thee Stallion with two.

Korean boyband and worldwide sensation BTS took home three awards, including the evening’s top honor for artist of the year, along with awards for favorite pop duo or group and favorite pop song for their hit single “Butter.” BTS lead the night in wins, alongside Doja Cat and Megan Thee Stallion who also scored three wins.

In her second win of the night, Taylor Swift secured the award for best pop album for her quarantine-era release evermore, the sister album to Swift’s folklore. Although she was not in attendance, Swift gave her acceptance speech virtually, thanking fans for their support of not only evermore, but also her recent re-release of Red (Taylor’s Version).

See the full list of winners below. Follow the ceremony live here.

Artist Of The Year

Ariana Grande



Olivia Rodrigo

Taylor Swift

The Weeknd

New Artist Of The Year



Masked Wolf

Olivia Rodrigo – WINNER


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’ – WINNER

Justin Bieber ft. Daniel Caesar & Giveon, ‘Peaches’

Favourite Trending Song

Erica Banks, ‘Buss It’

Måneskin, ‘Beggin’’

Megan Thee Stallion, ‘Body’ – WINNER

Olivia Rodrigo, ‘drivers license’

Popp Hunna, ‘Adderall (Corvette Corvette)’

Favourite Music Video

Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak), ‘Leave the Door Open’

Cardi B, ‘Up’

Lil Nas X, ‘MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)’ – WINNER

Olivia Rodrigo, ‘drivers license’

The Weeknd, ‘Save Your Tears’

Favourite Male Pop Artist


Ed Sheeran – WINNER

Justin Bieber

Lil Nas X

The Weeknd

Favourite Female Pop Artist

Ariana Grande

Doja Cat

Dua Lipa

Olivia Rodrigo

Taylor Swift – WINNER

Favourite Pop Duo Or Group



Glass Animals

Maroon 5

Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak)

Favourite Pop Album

Ariana Grande, ‘Positions’

Dua Lipa, ‘Future Nostalgia’

Olivia Rodrigo, ‘SOUR’

Taylor Swift, ‘evermore’ – WINNER


Favourite Pop Song

BTS, ‘Butter’ – WINNER

Doja Cat ft. SZA, ‘Kiss Me More’

Dua Lipa, ‘Levitating’

Olivia Rodrigo, ‘drivers license’

The Weeknd & Ariana Grande, ‘Save Your Tears (Remix)’

Favourite Male Country Artist

Chris Stapleton

Jason Aldean

Luke Bryan – WINNER

Luke Combs

Morgan Wallen

Favourite Female Country Artist

Carrie Underwood – WINNER

Gabby Barrett

Kacey Musgraves

Maren Morris

Miranda Lambert

Favourite Country Duo Or Group

Dan + Shay – WINNER

Florida Georgia Line

Lady A

Old Dominion

Zac Brown Band

Favourite Country Album

Chris Stapleton, ‘Starting Over’

Gabby Barrett, ‘Goldmine’ – WINNER

Lee Brice, ‘Hey World’

Luke Bryan, ‘Born Here Live Here Die Here’

Morgan Wallen, ‘Dangerous: The Double Album’

Favourite Country Song

Chris Stapleton, ‘Starting Over’

Chris Young & Kane Brown, ‘Famous Friends’

Gabby Barrett, ‘The Good Ones’ – WINNER

Luke Combs, ‘Forever After All’

Walker Hayes, ‘Fancy Like’

Favourite Male Hip-Hop Artist

Drake – WINNER

Lil Baby

Moneybagg Yo

Polo G

Pop Smoke

Favourite Female Hip-Hop Artist

Cardi B

Coi Leray

Erica Banks

Megan Thee Stallion – WINNER


Favourite Hip-Hop Album

Drake, ‘Certified Lover Boy’

Juice WRLD, ‘Legends Never Die’

Megan Thee Stallion, ‘Good News’ – WINNER

Pop Smoke, ‘Shoot for the Stars Aim for the Moon’

Rod Wave, ‘SoulFly’

Favourite Hip-Hop Song

Cardi B, ‘Up’ – WINNER

Internet Money ft. Gunna, Don Toliver & NAV, ‘Lemonade’

Lil Tjay ft. 6LACK, ‘Calling My Phone’


Pop Smoke, ‘What You Know Bout Love’

Favourite Male R&B Artist

Chris Brown



The Weeknd – WINNER


Favourite Female R&B Artist

Doja Cat – WINNER


Jazmine Sullivan

Jhené Aiko


Favourite R&B Album

Doja Cat, ‘Planet Her’ – WINNER

Giveon, ‘When It’s All Said and Done… Take Time’

H.E.R., ‘Back of My Mind’

Jazmine Sullivan, ‘Heaux Tales’

Queen Naija, ‘missunderstood’

Favourite R&B Song

Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak), ‘Leave the Door Open’ – WINNER

Chris Brown & Young Thug, ‘Go Crazy’

Giveon, ‘Heartbreak Anniversary’

H.E.R., ‘Damage’

Jazmine Sullivan, ‘Pick Up Your Feelings’

Favourite Male Latin Artist

Bad Bunny – WINNER

J Balvin



Rauw Alejandro

Favourite Female Latin Artist

Becky G – WINNER

Kali Uchis


Natti Natasha


Favourite Latin Duo Or Group

Banda MS de Sergio Lizárraga – WINNER

Calibre 50

Eslabon Armado

La Arrolladora Banda El Limón De Rene Camacho

Los Dos Carnales

Favourite Latin Album

Bad Bunny, ‘El Último Tour Del Mundo’ – WINNER

Kali Uchis, ‘Sin Miedo (del Amor y Otros Demonios)’

KAROL G, ‘KG0516’

Maluma, ‘Papi Juancho’

Rauw Alejandro, ‘Afrodisíaco’

Favourite Latin Song

Bad Bunny & Jhay Cortez, ‘DÁKITI’


Farruko, ‘Pepas’

Kali Uchis, ‘telepatía’

Maluma & The Weeknd, ‘Hawái (Remix)’

Favourite Rock Artist


All Time Low

Foo Fighters

Glass Animals

Machine Gun Kelly – WINNER

Favourite Inspirational Artist


Carrie Underwood – WINNER

Elevation Worship

Lauren Daigle

Zach Williams

Favourite Gospel Artist

Kanye West – WINNER

Kirk Franklin

Koryn Hawthorne

Maverick City Music

Tasha Cobbs Leonard

Favourite Dance/Electronic Artist

David Guetta


Marshmello – WINNER



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