The American Music Awards announced that K-pop superstars BTS will hit the main AMAs stage with Houston rapper Megan Thee Stallion for the world TV premiere of their massive “Butter” remix.
BTS and Megan lead a lineup of big-name performers. Also confirmed is reggaeton star Bad Bunny and pop icon Olivia Rodrigo. The show is set for November 21.
Rodrigo, who leads this year’s pack with seven nominations, will make her AMAs debut during the broadcast.
The Weeknd and Bad Bunny also scored big this year with six and five nominations, respectively. The Latin star is up for Collaboration of the Year for “DÁKITI” with Jhay Cortez, Favorite Male Latin Artist, Favorite Latin Album for EL ÚLTIMO TOUR DEL MUNDO and is going up against himself for Favorite Latin Song with nominations for “DÁKITI” and the Rosalía-assisted “LA NOCHE DE ANOCHE.” The category also includes nominations for Maluma and The Weeknd’s collaboration “Hawái (Remix)” and Kali Uchis’ “telepatía.”
The Weeknd is nominated for Artist of the Year in addition to both Favorite Male R&B Artist and Favorite Male Pop Artist at this year’s show, acknowledging the global star’s genre-crossing talents. He also received additional nominations for Favorite Pop Song for the Ariana Grande-featuring “Save Your Tears (Remix),” Favorite Music Video for the original “Save Your Tears” visual.
The stacked Artist of the Year category also features Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, BTS, and Drake in addition to Rodrigo and The Weeknd. Elsewhere, Justin Bieber snagged nominations for Collaboration of the Year (“Peaches” with Giveon and Daniel Caesar) and Favorite Male Pop Artist, the category which Drake is also nominated.
Grande and Swift are both nominated for Favorite Pop Album for the chart-topping projects “Positions” and “evermore,” respectively. BTS are recognized in the categories of Favorite Pop Duo or Group and Favorite Pop Song (“Butter”).
Other nominees include Kacey Musgraves, Pop Smoke, Jhené Aiko, J Balvin, Foo Fighters, Machine Gun Kelly, Kanye West, and dozens more.