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American Music Awards 2021: Host, Performers, Nominees, and How to Watch?

The wait time is finally over as the much anticipated American Music Awards 2021 are all set to kick off on Sunday, November 21 at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

Speaking about the host, the grand event will be hosted by none other than Cardi B, who also happens to be a three-time nominee this year. What more can you ask for!

The 49th American Music Awards are the world’s largest fan-voted awards ceremony. The AMAs recognize the most popular artists, singles, and albums of 2021.

Keep scrolling to know more details about the star-studded award ceremony.

American Music Awards 2021: When and Where to Watch, Performers, and Nominees

The much-awaited award ceremony is geared up to be aired in over 120 countries and territories worldwide via linear as well as digital platforms.

By any chance, if you happen to be in the town and are interested to enjoy the event live in person, you can still purchase the show’s tickets.

Below are more details about the upcoming grand event.

American Music Awards 2021: Date and Time; Offline Mode to Watch

The 2021 AMAs will be directly telecasted live from the Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater on the 21st of November 21 (Sunday) starting from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. ET on ABC.

Viewers can also watch the awards show on their television screens via their local ABC affiliate, provided they have cable or a digital TV antenna.

American Music Awards 2021: How and Where to Watch Online (Free)

Not to worry if you have cut the cord, as you can still stream the American Music Awards 2021 live via SlingTV, fuboTV, YouTube TV, or Hulu + Live TV. You can watch the event even without cable as all these services provide free trials allowing you to stream the award ceremony and watch it live.

Another option is that you can also watch the AMAs 2021 by streaming ABC online via its website. Users who sign up for free trials of fuboTV or SlingTV will also get access to ABC which allows them to live stream the American Music Awards 2021 either on TV or on their laptop/smartphone/tablet.

Last but not the least, you can also watch the event the next day on November 22, as it will be available to stream on-demand on Hulu.

American Music Awards 2021: Performers and Presenters at the Grand Event

Below are the performers gracing the event:

  • Bad Bunny with Tainy and Julieta Venegas
  • Kane Brown
  • BTS with Megan Thee Stallion
  • Chlöe
  • Coldplay x BTS
  • Diplo
  • Mickey Guyton
  • Walker Hayes
  • Måneskin
  • New Edition and New Kids on The Block
  • Olivia Rodrigo
  • Silk Sonic
  • Tyler, The Creator
  • Carrie Underwood and Jason Aldean
  • Zoe Wees

Speaking about the presenters at the event, the names include Brandy, Madelyn Cline, Ansel Elgort & Rachel Zegler, Winnie Harlow, Machine Gun Kelly, Liza Koshy, Marsai Martin, Billy Porter, Anthony Ramos, JoJo Siwa, and JB Smoove.

American Music Awards 2021: Full List of Nominations

Leading the pack of nominations is the 18-year old Olivia Rodrigo with seven nods, which is one more than The Weeknd. Bad Bunny, Doja Cat, and Giveon received five nominations each.

Below is the full list of nominations for the American Music Awards 2021. Check out!

Artist of the year:

Ariana Grande
BTS
Drake
Olivia Rodrigo
Taylor Swift
The Weeknd

New artist of the year:

24kGoldn
Giveon
Masked Wolf
Olivia Rodrigo
The Kid LAROI

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”
Justin Bieber ft. Daniel Caesar & Giveon, “Peaches”

Favorite trending song:

Erica Banks, “Buss It”
Måneskin, “Beggin’”
Megan Thee Stallion, “Body”
Olivia Rodrigo, “drivers license”
Popp Hunna, “Adderall (Corvette Corvette)”

Favorite music video:

Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak), “Leave the Door Open”
Cardi B, “Up”
Lil Nas X, “MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)”
Olivia Rodrigo, “drivers license”
The Weeknd, “Save Your Tears”

Favorite male pop artist:

Drake
Ed Sheeran
Justin Bieber
Lil Nas X
The Weeknd

Favorite female pop artist:

Ariana Grande
Doja Cat
Dua Lipa
Olivia Rodrigo
Taylor Swift

Favorite pop duo or group:

AJR
BTS
Glass Animals
Maroon 5
Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak)

Favorite pop album:

Ariana Grande, Positions
Dua Lipa, Future Nostalgia
Olivia Rodrigo, SOUR
Taylor Swift, evermore
The Kid LAROI, F*CK LOVE

Favorite pop song:

BTS, “Butter”
Doja Cat ft. SZA, “Kiss Me More”
Dua Lipa, “Levitating”
Olivia Rodrigo, “drivers license”
The Weeknd & Ariana Grande, “Save Your Tears (Remix)”

Favorite male country artist:

Chris Stapleton
Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Luke Combs
Morgan Wallen

Favorite female country artist:

Carrie Underwood
Gabby Barrett
Kacey Musgraves
Maren Morris
Miranda Lambert

Favorite country duo or group:

Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Lady A
Old Dominion
Zac Brown Band

Favorite country album:

Chris Stapleton, Starting Over
Gabby Barrett, Goldmine
Lee Brice, Hey World
Luke Bryan, Born Here Live Here Die Here
Morgan Wallen, Dangerous: The Double Album

Favorite country song:

Chris Stapleton, “Starting Over”
Chris Young & Kane Brown, “Famous Friends”
Gabby Barrett, “The Good Ones”
Luke Combs, “Forever After All”
Walker Hayes, “Fancy Like”

Favorite male hip-hop artist:

Drake
Lil Baby
Moneybagg Yo
Polo G
Pop Smoke

Favorite female hip-hop artist:

Cardi B
Coi Leray
Erica Banks
Megan Thee Stallion
Saweetie

Favorite hip-hop album:

Drake, Certified Lover Boy
Juice WRLD, Legends Never Die
Megan Thee Stallion, Good News
Pop Smoke, Shoot for the Stars Aim for the Moon
Rod Wave, SoulFly

Favorite hip-hop song:

Cardi B, “Up”
Internet Money ft. Gunna, Don Toliver & NAV, “Lemonade”
Lil Tjay ft. 6LACK, “Calling My Phone”
Polo G, “RAPSTAR”
Pop Smoke, “What You Know Bout Love”

Favorite male R&B artist:

Chris Brown
Giveon
Tank
The Weeknd
Usher

Favorite female R&B artist:

Doja Cat
H.E.R.
Jazmine Sullivan
Jhené Aiko
SZA

Favorite R&B album:

Doja Cat, Planet Her
Giveon, When It’s All Said and Done… Take Time
H.E.R., Back of My Mind
Jazmine Sullivan, Heaux Tales
Queen Naija, missunderstood

Favorite R&B song:

Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak), “Leave the Door Open”
Chris Brown & Young Thug, “Go Crazy”
Giveon, “Heartbreak Anniversary”
H.E.R., “Damage”
Jazmine Sullivan, “Pick Up Your Feelings”

Favorite male Latin artist:

Bad Bunny
J Balvin
Maluma
Ozuna
Rauw Alejandro

Favorite female Latin artist:

Becky G
Kali Uchis
KAROL G
Natti Natasha
ROSALÍA

Favorite Latin duo or group:

Banda MS de Sergio Lizárraga
Calibre 50
Eslabon Armado
La Arrolladora Banda El Limón De Rene Camacho
Los Dos Carnales

Favorite Latin album:

Bad Bunny, El Último Tour Del Mundo
Kali Uchis, Sin Miedo (del Amor y Otros Demonios)
KAROL G, KG0516
Maluma, Papi Juancho
Rauw Alejandro, Afrodisíaco

Favorite Latin song:

Bad Bunny & Jhay Cortez, “DÁKITI”
Bad Bunny x ROSALÍA, “LA NOCHE DE ANOCHE”
Farruko, “Pepas”
Kali Uchis, “telepatía”
Maluma & The Weeknd, “Hawái (Remix)”

Favorite rock artist:

AJR
All Time Low
Foo Fighters
Glass Animals
Machine Gun Kelly

Favorite inspirational artist:

CAIN
Carrie Underwood
Elevation Worship
Lauren Daigle
Zach Williams

Favorite gospel artist:

Kanye West
Kirk Franklin
Koryn Hawthorne
Maverick City Music
Tasha Cobbs Leonard

Favorite dance/electronic artist:

David Guetta
ILLENIUM
Marshmello
Regard
Tiësto

Stay connected to this space to know the winners list once the names are out!

Archana Kabra
Archana Kabra is a Freelance Writer and has been extensively writing stuff related to Entertainment, Lifestyle, and Technology. She is also an ardent music lover. Twitter handle: @archana153sarda
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