BTS, Taylor Swift, Bad Bunny Win Big At 2021 American Music Awards

The night also saw grand performances from Zoe Wees, Olivia Rodrigo, Mickey Guyton and more.

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American Music Awards BTS - Photo: Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for MRC
Photo: Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for MRC

The 2021 American Music Awards aired live on ABC from Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater on November 21. Hosted by Carid B, the night saw grand performances from Zoe Wees, Olivia Rodrigo, Mickey Guyton, and more.

The big winner of the night was supergroup BTS who won all three of their nominated categories including Artist of the Year, Favorite Pop Duo or Group, and Favorite Pop Song for “Butter” which they performed on the main stage following an appearance with Coldplay for their collaboration “My Universe.”

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Taylor Swift, though not present at the show, was awarded an American Music Award for Favorite Pop Album for Evermore and another for Favorite Female Pop Artist. She remains the most awarded artist in American Music Awards history with 34 wins. Later in the night, Rodrigo snagged an award for New Artist of the Year.

Bad Bunny, who also performed at the show, took home awards for Favorite Male Latin Artist and Favorite Latin Album for EL ÚLTIMO TOUR DEL MUNDO.

View the full list of winners from the 2021 American Music Awards.

Artist of the Year
Taylor Swift
Ariana Grande
BTS – winner
Drake
Olivia Rodrigo
The Weeknd

Favorite Trending Song
Erica Banks, “Buss It”
Måneskin, “Beggin”
Megan Thee Stallion, “Body” – winner
Olivia Rodrigo, “Drivers License”
Popp Hunna, “Adderall (Corvette Corvette)”

New Artist of the Year
24kGoldn
Giveon
Masked Wolf
Olivia Rodrigo – winner
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” – winner
Justin Bieber ft. Daniel Caesar & Giveon “Peaches”

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)” – winner
Olivia Rodrigo “drivers license”
The Weeknd “Save Your Tears”

Favorite Male Pop Artist
Drake
Ed Sheeran – winner
Justin Bieber
Lil Nas X
The Weeknd

Favorite Female Pop Artist
Ariana Grande
Doja Cat
Dua Lipa
Olivia Rodrigo
Taylor Swift – winner

Favorite Pop Duo or Group
AJR
BTS – winner
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” – winner
The Kid LAROI “F*CK LOVE”

Favorite 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)”

Favorite Male Country Artist
Chris Stapleton
Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan – winner
Luke Combs
Morgan Wallen

Favorite Female Country Artist
Carrie Underwood – winner
Gabby Barrett
Kacey Musgraves
Maren Morris
Miranda Lambert

Favorite Country Duo or Group
Dan + Shay – winner
Florida Georgia Line
Lady A
Old Dominion
Zac Brown Band

Favorite 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”

Favorite 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”

Favorite Male Hip-Hop Artist
Drake – winner
Lil Baby
Moneybagg Yo
Polo G
Pop Smoke

Favorite Female Hip-Hop Artist
Cardi B
Coi Leray
Erica Banks
Megan Thee Stallion – winner
Saweetie

Favorite 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”

Favorite Hip-Hop Song
Cardi B “Up” – winner
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 – winner
Usher

Favorite Female R&B Artist
Doja Cat – winner
H.E.R.
Jazmine Sullivan
Jhené Aiko
SZA

Favorite 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”

Favorite 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”

Favorite Male Latin Artist
Bad Bunny – winner
J Balvin
Maluma
Ozuna
Rauw Alejandro

Favorite Female Latin Artist
Becky G – winner
Kali Uchis
KAROL G
Natti Natasha
ROSALÍA

Favorite 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

Favorite 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”

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

Favorite Rock Artist
AJR
All Time Low
Foo Fighters
Glass Animals
Machine Gun Kelly – winner

Favorite Inspirational Artist
CAIN
Carrie Underwood – winner
Elevation Worship
Lauren Daigle
Zach Williams

Favorite Gospel Artist
Kanye West – winner
Kirk Franklin
Koryn Hawthorne
Maverick City Music
Tasha Cobbs Leonard

Favorite Dance/Electronic Artist
David Guetta
ILLENIUM
Marshmello – winner
Regard
Tiësto

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