The American Music Awards (AMA) ceremony just took place with the host as “comedian” Cardi B. Some categories have announced the winners before. The results are based on netizens’ votes, and you can even vote on TikTok, creating a great advantage for young artists.
This year, breakout teen singer Olivia Rodrigo leads with seven nominations, including Artist of the Year and New Artist of the Year. The Weeknd is close behind with six nominations, also including Artist of the Year. Competing with them are other very popular names: Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift, Drake and especially BTS.
Before the awards ceremony, Swift still held the record of winning Artist of the Year with six times.
She also has the opportunity to expand the record of the artist with the most AMA awards when she has 32 AMA trophies in her collection.
There are some notable changes to this year’s awards, reflecting the continued evolution of the music industry. The pop/rock category is now just pop.
Alternative rock expanded into rock. Soul/R&B is now R&B. Rap/hip-hop is now simply hip-hop. The AMA also includes categories for Favorite Trending Song, Favorite Gospel Artist, and Favorite Latin Duo/Group.
Allowing votes on TikTok also creates a great advantage for young fan artists like BTS.
As a result, BTS unexpectedly won the Artist of the Year award. They are the first and only Asian artist to win this award at the AMA. Besides, seven Kpop boys also won in the categories of Favorite Pop Duo/Group and Favorite Pop Song for Butter.
AMA 2021 results:
Artist of the Year: BTS
New Artist of the Year: Olivia Rodrigo
Collaboration of the Year: Doja Cat ft. SZA, Kiss Me More
Favorite MV: Lil Nas X, Montero (Call Me By Your Name)
Favorite Male Pop Artist: Ed Sheeran
Favorite Female Pop Artist: Taylor Swift
Favorite Male Country Artist: Luke Bryan
Favorite Female Country Artist: Carrie Underwood
Favorite Male Hip Hop Artist: Drake
Favorite Female Hip Hop Artist: Megan Thee Stallion
Favorite Male R&B Artist: The Weeknd
Favorite Female R&B Artist: Doja Cat
Favorite Male Latin Artist: Bad Bunny
Favorite Female Latin Artist: Becky G
Favorite Inspirational Artist: Carrie Underwood
Favorite Gospel Artist: Kanye West
Favorite Dance/Electronic Artist: Marshmello
Favorite Rock Artist: Machine Gun Kelly
Favorite Pop Duo/Group: BTS
Favorite Country Duo/Group: Dan+Say
Favorite Latin Duo/Group: Banda MS de Sergio Lizarraga
Favorite Pop Song: BTS, Butter
Favorite hip-hop song: Cardi B, Up
Favorite Latin Song: Kali Uchis – Telepatia
Favorite R&B Song: Silk Sonic, Leave the Door Open
Favorite Country Song: Gabby Barrett, The Good Ones
Favorite Trending Song: Megan Thee Stallion, Body
Favorite Country Album: Gabby Barrett, Goldmine
Favorite hip hop album: Megan Thee Stallion, Good News
Favorite Latin Album: Bad Bunny, El Ultimo Tour Del Mundo
Favorite Pop Album: Taylor Swift, Evermore
Cardi B leads this year’s AMA
This year’s AMA was also controversial when it was announced that country singer-songwriter Morgan Wallen was not allowed to participate in the ceremony even though he was nominated in two categories of Favorite Male Country Artist and Favorite Country Album. like most.
The reason is because “his conduct is not consistent with the core values” of the tournament. However, in the future, the tournament will consider if Wallen makes appropriate changes.