2021 American Music Awards: A Complete List of This Year’s Winners

The 2021 American Music Awards aired on ABC on Nov. 21, and the award show featured some big winners and history makers. BTS won Artist of the Year for the first time, Olivia Rodrigo won New Artist of the Year, and Taylor Swift broke her own record. Hosted by Cardi B, the 2021 AMAs also featured stellar performances by Rodrigo, BTS, Silk Sonic featuring Bruno Mars and Anderson. Paak, and more.

V, Suga, Jin, Jungkook, RM, Jimin, and J-Hope of BTS pose with their awards at the 2021 American Music Awards
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BTS and Taylor Swift made history at the 2021 American Music Awards

Taking home the grand prize for the night, BTS won Artist of the Year, beating Ariana Grande, Drake, Rodrigo, Swift, and The Weeknd.

The Korean septet also won Favorite Pop Duo or Group after being nominated alongside AJR, Glass Animals, Maroon 5, and Silk Sonic. BTS’ song “Butter” won Favorite Pop Song, beating Doja Cat and SZA’s “Kiss Me More,” Dua Lipa’s song “Levitating,” Rodrigo’s “drivers license,” and The Weeknd and Grande’s “Save Your Tears (Remix).”

Swift won Favorite Female Pop Artist and Favorite Pop Album, breaking her own record for the most wins in AMAs history.

In the Favorite Female Pop Artist Category, Swift beat Grande, Doja Cat, Lipa, and Rodrigo. Her album evermore won Favorite Pop Album over Grande’s Positions, Lipa’s Future Nostalgia, Rodrigo’s SOUR, and The Kid LAROI’s F*CK LOVE.

New Artist of the Year: Olivia Rodrigo

  • 24kGoldn
  • Giveon
  • Masked Wolf
  • The Kid LAROI

Collaboration of the Year: Doja Cat ft. SZA, “Kiss Me More

  • 24kGoldn ft. iann dior, “Mood”
  • Bad Bunny & Jhay Cortez, “DÁKITI”
  • Chris Brown & Young Thug, “Go Crazy”
  • Justin Bieber ft. Daniel Caesar & Giveon, “Peaches”

Favorite Trending Song: Megan Thee Stallion, “Body

  • Erica Banks, “Buss It”
  • Måneskin, “Beggin'”
  • Olivia Rodrigo, “drivers license”
  • Popp Hunna, “Adderall (Corvette Corvette)”

Favorite Music Video: Lil Nas X, “MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)

  • Silk Sonic, “Leave the Door Open”
  • Cardi B, “Up”
  • Olivia Rodrigo, “drivers license”
  • The Weeknd, “Save Your Tears”

Favorite Male Pop Artist: Ed Sheeran

  • Drake
  • Justin Bieber
  • Lil Nas X
  • The Weeknd

Doja Cat and Megan Thee Stallion each took home three awards at the 2021 American Music Awards

At the 2021 AMAs, BTS, Doja Cat, and Megan Thee Stallion were the top winners with three awards apiece.

In addition to winning Collaboration of the Year with SZA, Doja Cat won Favorite Female R&B Artist over H.E.R., Jazmine Sullivan, Jhené Aiko, and SZA.

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

Megan Thee Stallion won Favorite Trending Song with “Body” and also took home awards for Favorite Female Hip-Hop Artist and Favorite Hip-Hop Album.

To win Favorite Female Hip-Hop Artist, Megan Thee Stallion beat Cardi B, Coi Leray, Erica Banks, and Saweetie. The rapper’s album Good News won Favorite Hip-Hop Album over Drake’s Certified Lover Boy, Juice WRLD’s Legends Never Die, Pop Smoke’s Shoot for the Stars Aim for the Moon, and Rod Wave’s SoulFly.

Favorite Male Hip-Hop Artist: Drake

  • Lil Baby
  • Moneybagg Yo
  • Polo G
  • Pop Smoke

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: The Weeknd

  • Chris Brown
  • Giveon
  • Tank
  • Usher

Favorite R&B Song: Silk Sonic, “Leave the Door Open”

  • Chris Brown & Young Thug, “Go Crazy”
  • Giveon, “Heartbreak Anniversary”
  • H.E.R., “Damage”
  • Jazmine Sullivan, “Pick Up Your Feelings”

Who won in the country categories?

At the 2021 AMAs, Carrie Underwood and Gabby Barrett each took home two awards, with Underwood winning Favorite Female Country Artist for the eighth time.

Favorite Male Country Artist: Luke Bryan

  • Chris Stapleton
  • Jason Aldean
  • 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: 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: Gabby Barrett, “The Good Ones

  • Chris Stapleton, “Starting Over”
  • Chris Young & Kane Brown, “Famous Friends”
  • Luke Combs, “Forever After All”
  • Walker Hayes, “Fancy Like”

Favorite Inspirational Artist: Carrie Underwood

  • CAIN
  • Elevation Worship
  • Lauren Daigle
  • Zach Williams

Becky G and Bad Bunny won top awards at the 2021 American Music Awards

In the Latin categories at the 2021 AMAs, both Bad Bunny and Becky G had impressive nights. Becky G won Favorite Female Latin Artist over Kali Uchis, KAROL G, Natti Natasha, and ROSALÍA.

Bad Bunny won Favorite Male Latin Artist, beating J Balvin, Maluma, Ozuna, and Rauw Alejandro. In the Favorite Latin Album category, Bad Bunny’s El Último Tour Del Mundo beat Kali Uchis’s Sin Miedo (del Amor y Otros Demonios), KAROL G’s KG0516, Maluma’s Papi Juancho, and Rauw Alejandro’s Afrodisíaco.

Favorite Rock Artist: Machine Gun Kelly

  • AJR
  • All Time Low
  • Foo Fighters
  • Glass Animals

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Favorite Gospel Artist: Kanye West

  • Kirk Franklin
  • Koryn Hawthorne
  • Maverick City Music
  • Tasha Cobbs Leonard

Favorite Dance/Electronic Artist: Marshmello

  • David Guetta
  • Regard
  • Tiësto

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 Song: Kali Uchis, “telepatía

  • Bad Bunny & Jhay Cortez, “DÁKITI”
  • Farruko, “Pepas”
  • Maluma & The Weeknd, “Hawái (Remix)”