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AMAs 2021: BTS, Megan Thee Stallion, Doja Cat top winners’ list; Taylor Swift extends record as most-awarded artist

By Hannah Mallorca Published Nov 22, 2021 1:59 pm

The 2021 American Music Awards (AMAs) wrapped up on Sunday night, Nov. 21 (Nov. 22, Philippine time) at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California, where music history was made. 

BTS, Doja Cat, and Megan Thee Stallion emerged as the biggest winners of the night as they took home three awards each. The seven-member K-pop superstars also became the first Korean act to be awarded the Artist of the Year

Meanwhile, singer-songwriter Taylor Swift extended her all-time record at the AMAs as the most-awarded artist in the show’s history with 34 awards. 

The AMAs, hosted by female rappers Cardi B and Queen Latifah, featured performances from Coldplay, BTS, Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak), Diplo, Olivia Rodrigo, Chlöe, and Jennifer Lopez, among others.

Check out the full list of American Music Awards 2021 nominees and winners below as listed by billboard.com:

Artist of the Year

  • WINNER: BTS
  • Ariana Grande
  • Drake
  • Olivia Rodrigo
  • Taylor Swift
  • The Weeknd

New Artist of the Year

  • WINNER: Olivia Rodrigo
  • 24kGoldn
  • Giveon
  • Masked Wolf
  • The Kid LAROI

Collaboration of the Year

  • WINNER: Doja Cat ft. SZA - Kiss Me More
  • 24kGoldn feat. iann dior - Mood
  • Bad Bunny and Jhay Cortez - DÁKITI
  • Chris Brown and Young Thug - Go Crazy
  • Justin Bieber feat. Daniel Caesar and Giveon - Peaches

Favorite Trending Song

  • WINNER: Megan Thee Stallion - Body
  • Erica Banks - Buss It 
  • Måneskin - Beggin’
  • Olivia Rodrigo - drivers license
  • Popp Hunna - Adderall (Corvette Corvette)

Favorite Music Video

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

Favorite Male Pop Artist

  • WINNER: Ed Sheeran
  • Drake
  • Justin Bieber
  • Lil Nas X
  • The Weeknd

Favorite Female Pop Artist

  • WINNER: Taylor Swift
  • Ariana Grande
  • Doja Cat
  • Dua Lipa
  • Olivia Rodrigo

Favorite Pop Duo or Group

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

Favorite Pop Album

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

Favorite Pop Song

  • WINNER: BTS - Butter
  • Doja Cat ft. SZA - Kiss Me More 
  • Dua Lipa - Levitating
  • Olivia Rodrigo - drivers license
  • The Weeknd and Ariana Grande - Save Your Tears (Remix)

Favorite Male Country Artist

  • WINNER: Luke Bryan
  • Chris Stapleton
  • Jason Aldean
  • Luke Combs
  • Morgan Wallen

Favorite Female Country Artist

  • WINNER: Carrie Underwood
  • Gabby Barrett
  • Kacey Musgraves
  • Maren Morris
  • Miranda Lambert

Favorite Country Duo or Group

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

Favorite Country Album

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

Favorite Country Song

  • WINNER: Gabby Barrett - The Good Ones
  • Chris Stapleton - Starting Over
  • Chris Young and Kane Brown - Famous Friends
  • Luke Combs - Forever After All
  • Walker Hayes - Fancy Like

Favorite Male Hip-Hop Artist:

  • WINNER: Drake
  • Lil Baby
  • Moneybagg Yo
  • Polo G
  • Pop Smoke

Favorite Female Hip-Hop Artist

  • WINNER: Megan Thee Stallion
  • Cardi B
  • Coi Leray
  • Erica Banks
  • Saweetie

Favorite Hip-Hop Album

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

Favorite Hip-Hop Song

  • WINNER: Cardi B - Up
  • Internet Money feat. Gunna, Don Toliver and NAV - Lemonade
  • Lil Tjay ft. 6LACK - Calling My Phone
  • Polo G - RAPSTAR
  • Pop Smoke - What You Know Bout Love

Favorite Male R&B Artist

  • WINNER: The Weeknd
  • Chris Brown
  • Giveon
  • Tank
  • Usher

Favorite Female R&B Artist

  • WINNER: Doja Cat
  • H.E.R.
  • Jazmine Sullivan
  • Jhené Aiko
  • SZA

Favorite R&B Album

  • WINNER: 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

  • WINNER: Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak) - Leave the Door Open
  • Chris Brown and Young Thug - Go Crazy
  • Giveon - Heartbreak Anniversary
  • H.E.R. - Damage
  • Jazmine Sullivan - Pick Up your Feelings 

Favorite Male Latin Artist

  • WINNER: Bad Bunny
  • J Balvin
  • Maluma
  • Ozuna
  • Rauw Alejandro

Favorite Female Latin Artist

  • WINNER: Becky G
  • Kali Uchis
  • KAROL G
  • Natti Natasha
  • ROSALÍA

Favorite Latin Duo or Group

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

Favorite Latin Album

  • WINNER: 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

  • WINNER: Kali Uchis - telepatía
  • Bad Bunny and Jhay Cortez - DÁKITI
  • Bad Bunny x ROSALÍA - LA NOCHE DE ANOCHE
  • Farruko - Pepas 
  • Maluma and The Weeknd - Hawái (Remix)

Favorite Rock Artist

  • WINNER: Machine Gun Kelly
  • AJR
  • All Time Low
  • Foo Fighters
  • Glass Animals

Favorite Inspirational Artist

  • WINNER: Carrie Underwood
  • CAIN
  • Elevation Worship
  • Lauren Daigle
  • Zach Williams

Favorite Gospel Artist

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

Favorite Dance/Electronic Artist

  • WINNER: Marshmello
  • David Guetta
  • ILLENIUM
  • Regard
  • Tiësto