2021 AMA Nominations: Full List

The AMAs added three new classes this yr: favourite trending music (with nominees from TikTok on the yr’s most viral songs), favourite gospel artist (to associate with the returning favourite inspirational artist) and favourite Latin duo or group.

With this yr’s continued growth of the Latin discipline, there are actually as many awards for Latin (5) as there are for pop and nation. That’s outstanding as a result of there weren’t any classes for Latin on the American Music Awards till 1998, when Julio Iglesias took the primary award for favourite Latin artist.

This yr, there are 4 awards every for hip-hop and R&B and one every for rock, inspirational, gospel and dance/digital.

Three classes that have been on final yr’s nominations checklist are MIA on this yr’s checklist: favourite social artist (gained final yr by BTS), favourite artist – grownup modern (gained final yr by Jonas Brothers), and favourite soundtrack (gained final yr by Birds of Prey: The Album).

The AMAs streamlined the names of quite a few genres of their class construction. Pop/rock is now simply pop; rap/hip-hop is now simply hip-hop; soul/R&B is now simply R&B; various rock is now simply rock; modern inspirational is now simply inspirational; and digital dance music (EDM) is now dance/digital.

Morgan Wallen obtained two nods: favourite nation album for Harmful: The Double Album and favourite male nation artist. However a press release on behalf of MRC Reside & Different notes: “Morgan Wallen is a nominee this yr primarily based on charting. As his conduct doesn’t align with our core values, we is not going to be together with him on the present in any capability (performing, presenting, accepting). We plan to guage his progress in doing significant work as an ally to the Black neighborhood and can take into account his participation in future exhibits.”

The nominations announcement kicked off Thursday (Oct. 28) with reveals on ABC’s Good Morning America and Spotify’s morning present The Get Up, with the remaining nominees introduced by way of the AMAs Twitter account.

Nominees are primarily based on key fan interactions — as mirrored on the Billboard charts — together with streaming, album gross sales, music gross sales and radio airplay. These measurements are tracked by Billboard and its information accomplice MRC Knowledge, and canopy the time interval Sept. 25, 2020, by way of Sept. 23, 2021.

Voting for all awards is now open. This yr, for the primary time, followers can vote for all AMA classes on TikTok by trying to find AMAs in-app. Followers can vote as soon as per class per day.

The American Music Awards invoice themselves because the world’s largest fan-voted awards present.

The present will air stay from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, Nov. 21, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC and stream subsequent day on Hulu. The present will air globally throughout a footprint of linear and digital platforms in additional than 120 international locations and territories.

MRC Reside & Different and Jesse Collins Leisure are producing the present.

Tickets are actually on sale now at AXS.com.

Right here’s the entire checklist of 2021 American Music Awards nominees:

Artist of the yr:
Ariana Grande
BTS
Drake
Olivia Rodrigo
Taylor Swift
The Weeknd

New artist of the yr:
24kGoldn
Giveon
Masked Wolf
Olivia Rodrigo
The Child LAROI

Collaboration of the yr:
24kGoldn ft. iann dior, “Temper”
Unhealthy Bunny & Jhay Cortez, “DÁKITI”
Chris Brown & Younger Thug, “Go Loopy”
Doja Cat ft. SZA, “Kiss Me Extra”
Justin Bieber ft. Daniel Caesar & Giveon, “Peaches”

Favourite trending music:
Erica Banks, “Buss It”
Måneskin, “Beggin’”
Megan Thee Stallion, “Physique”
Olivia Rodrigo, “drivers license”
Popp Hunna, “Adderall (Corvette Corvette)”

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

Favourite male pop artist:
Drake
Ed Sheeran
Justin Bieber
Lil Nas X
The Weeknd

Favourite feminine pop artist:
Ariana Grande
Doja Cat
Dua Lipa
Olivia Rodrigo
Taylor Swift

Favourite pop duo or group:
AJR
BTS
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
The Child LAROI, F*CK LOVE

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

Favourite male nation artist:
Chris Stapleton
Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Luke Combs
Morgan Wallen

Favourite feminine nation artist:
Carrie Underwood
Gabby Barrett
Kacey Musgraves
Maren Morris
Miranda Lambert

Favourite nation duo or group:
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Woman A
Previous Dominion
Zac Brown Band

Favourite nation album:
Chris Stapleton, Beginning Over
Gabby Barrett, Goldmine
Lee Brice, Hey World
Luke Bryan, Born Right here Reside Right here Die Right here
Morgan Wallen, Harmful: The Double Album

Favourite nation music:
Chris Stapleton, “Beginning Over”
Chris Younger & Kane Brown, “Well-known Mates”
Gabby Barrett, “The Good Ones”
Luke Combs, “Perpetually After All”
Walker Hayes, “Fancy Like”

Favourite male hip-hop artist:
Drake
Lil Child
Moneybagg Yo
Polo G
Pop Smoke

Favourite feminine hip-hop artist:
Cardi B
Coi Leray
Erica Banks
Megan Thee Stallion
Saweetie

Favourite hip-hop album:
Drake, Licensed Lover Boy
Juice WRLD, Legends By no means Die
Megan Thee Stallion, Good Information
Pop Smoke, Shoot for the Stars Goal for the Moon
Rod Wave, SoulFly

Favourite hip-hop music:
Cardi B, “Up”
Web Cash ft. Gunna, Don Toliver & NAV, “Lemonade”
Lil Tjay ft. 6LACK, “Calling My Cellphone”
Polo G, “RAPSTAR”
Pop Smoke, “What You Know Bout Love”

Favourite male R&B artist:
Chris Brown
Giveon
Tank
The Weeknd
Usher

Favourite feminine R&B artist:
Doja Cat
H.E.R.
Jazmine Sullivan
Jhené Aiko
SZA

Favourite R&B album:
Doja Cat, Planet Her
Giveon, When It’s All Stated and Finished… Take Time
H.E.R., Again of My Thoughts
Jazmine Sullivan, Heaux Tales
Queen Naija, missunderstood

Favourite R&B music:
Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak), “Depart the Door Open”
Chris Brown & Younger Thug, “Go Loopy”
Giveon, “Heartbreak Anniversary”
H.E.R., “Harm”
Jazmine Sullivan, “Choose Up Your Emotions”

Favourite male Latin artist:
Unhealthy Bunny
J Balvin
Maluma
Ozuna
Rauw Alejandro

Favourite feminine Latin artist:
Becky G
Kali Uchis
KAROL G
Natti Natasha
ROSALÍA

Favourite Latin duo or group:
Banda MS de Sergio Lizárraga
Calibre 50
Eslabon Armado
La Arrolladora Banda El Limón De Rene Camacho
Los Dos Carnales

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

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

Favourite rock artist:
AJR
All Time Low
Foo Fighters
Glass Animals
Machine Gun Kelly

Favourite inspirational artist:
CAIN
Carrie Underwood
Elevation Worship
Lauren Daigle
Zach Williams

Favourite gospel artist:
Kanye West
Kirk Franklin
Koryn Hawthorne
Maverick Metropolis Music
Tasha Cobbs Leonard

Favourite dance/digital artist:
David Guetta
ILLENIUM
Marshmello
Regard
Tiësto

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