People’s Choice Awards: ‘Butter,’ ‘Easy on Me,’ ‘Good 4 U,’ and the Rest of the Songs Nominated for Song of 2021

The 2021 People’s Choice Awards will occur on Dec. 7 at 6 p.m. PST. Each year, the award show honors the most popular names in entertainment. For the People’s Choice Awards, fans vote for their favorite artists, actors, TV shows, movies, and music from the past year. Here are the list of nominees for Song of 2021 at the People’s Choice Awards.

Olivia Rodrigo performs at the 2021 American Music Awards
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There are eight songs nominated for Song of 2021 at the People’s Choice Awards

This year, the Song of 2021 category features several big names and popular hits. To win Song of 2021 at the People’s Choice Awards, a song must receive the most votes in an online poll.

For the 2021 People’s Choice Awards, eight songs received a nomination for Song of 2021.

The eight nominees are:

  • “Butter” by BTS
  • “Bad Habits” by Ed Sheeran
  • “Easy On Me” by Adele
  • “good 4 u” by Olivia Rodrigo
  • “MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)” by Lil Nas X
  • “Peaches” by Justin Bieber feat. Daniel Caesar and Giveon
  • “STAY” by The Kid LAROI and Justin Bieber
  • “Up” by Cardi B

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The Song of 2021 category features several popular hits from the past year. BTS released “Butter” in May, and the song reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for 10 non-consecutive weeks. “Butter” was also crowned Song of the Summer by Billboard and won Record of the Year at Variety’s Hitmakers Event.

Sheeran released “Bad Habits” in June and the single reached No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100. Cardi B’s song “Up” dropped in February and peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Bieber’s two nominees, “Peaches” and “STAY,” are also quite popular. “Peaches” debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and is nominated for Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best R&B Performance, and Best Music Video at the 2022 Grammy Awards.

“STAY” was released in July, and like many songs nominated for Song of 2021, it also reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.

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Lil Nas X released “MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)” in March. The song debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and became the rapper’s second No. 1 song following his record-breaking hit “Old Town Road.”

“good 4 u” is a single from Rodrigo’s album SOUR and dropped in May. The song reached the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 and also has a 2022 Grammy Award nomination for Best Music Video.

Adele’s song “Easy On Me” is the most recent release of the nominees and was released in October. On the Billboard Hot 100, “Easy On Me” debuted at No. 1.

Some artists received multiple nominations at the 2021 People’s Choice Awards

There are 10 different music categories at the People’s Choice Awards: Male Artist of the Year, Female Artist of the Year, Group of the Year, Song of the Year, Album of the Year, Country Artist of the Year, Latin Artist of the Year, New Artist of the Year, Music Video of the Year, and Collaboration of the Year.

At the 2021 award show, multiple artists nominated for Song of 2021 are nominated in other music categories.

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BTS received nominations for Group of 2021, Song of 2021, and Music Video of 2021. Adele is nominated for Female Artist of 2021, Song of 2021, and Music Video of 2021.

Rodrigo has nominations for Female Artist of 2021, Song of 2021, Album of 2021, New Artist of 2021, and Music Video of 2021. Cardi B has two nominations at the 2021 People’s Choice Awards, Female Artist of 2021 and Song of 2021.

Sheeran is nominated for Male Artist of 2021 and Song of 2021. Lil Nas X received nominations for Male Artist of 2021, Song of 2021, Album of 2021, Music Video of 2021, and Collaboration of 2021 in the music category. In the pop culture category, Lil Nas X is also nominated for Social Star of 2021.

Bieber received nominations for Male Artist of 2021, Song of 2021, Album of 2021, Music Video of 2021, and Collaboration of 2021.

The Kid LAROI was nominated for New Artist of 2021, Music Video of 2021, Collaboration of 2021, and Song of 2021. Caesar and Giveon were each nominated for Song of 2021, Collaboration of 2021, and Music Video of 2021 for “Peaches.”