BTS wins Artist of the Year award in this year’s American Music Awards; Fil-American singer Olivia Rodrigo, bags New Artist of the Year

BTS also took home the awards for Favorite Pop Duo or Group and Favorite Pop Song for "Butter." However, Taylor Swift broke her own AMA record for winning Favorite Female Pop Artist for the seventh time and Favorite Pop Album for Evermore. Fil-American singer Olivia Rodrigo, who received seven AMA nominations won New Artist of the Year. Fil-American singer Olivia Rodrigo, who received seven AMA nominations won New Artist of the Year.

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BTS also took home the awards for Favorite Pop Duo or Group and Favorite Pop Song for "Butter." However, Taylor Swift broke her own AMA record for winning Favorite Female Pop Artist for the seventh time and Favorite Pop Album for Evermore. Fil-American singer Olivia Rodrigo, who received seven AMA nominations won New Artist of the Year. Fil-American singer Olivia Rodrigo, who received seven AMA nominations won New Artist of the Year.

South Korea's pop sensation BTS ruled this year's American Music Awards (AMAs) by winning the highest award—Artist of the Year!

BTS Armies around the globe celebrated the victory of their beloved K-Pop superstars as they beat out the likes of Ariana Grande, Drake, The Weeknd. Olivia Rodrigo and Taylor Swift for Artist of the Year.

“Seven boys from Korea, united by love for music, met the love and support from all the armies all over the world. Four years ago, we gave this first-time ever TV live performance at this stage, AMAs, it was 'DNA.' We were too excited and nervous at time, and it's been a long and amazing ride since then. This whole thing is a miracle. Seriously, we would never take this for granted," says the BTS leader RM.

BTS also took home the awards for Favorite Pop Duo or Group and Favorite Pop Song for "Butter."

However, Taylor Swift broke her own AMA record for winning Favorite Female Pop Artist for the seventh time and Favorite Pop Album for Evermore. Before Sunday's ceremony, Swift still held the record with 32 AMA wins, the most by any artist in the show's history. She now has 34 wins.

Swift was unable to make it to the live show of the 2021 American Music Awards, but she was sure to thank her fans for all their support.

"Thank you so much to the fans, this is such an amazing honor. The fact that you would do this for Evermore, I've always been so proud of this album. I've always looked at Evermore as Folklore's fun, younger sister. So, thank you so much for doing this. Also, I just want to say to the fans, thank you for all the amazing support that you have thrown my way with Red (my version). It's been so much fun. I'm so lucky to be in your life and to get to have you in mine. Have a great night. Love you guys."

Fil-American singer Olivia Rodrigo, who received seven AMA nominations won New Artist of the Year.

“Writing songs is my favorite thing in the whole world and I am so grateful for everyone who has embraced my music,” she says in her acceptance speech.

The 2021 AMAs was presented live at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California with host Cardi B, who admitted to be pressured because of this year's live audience.

She says on Good Morning America: "I'm a little nervous, but we're going to celebrate everybody. Oh the pressure on me! They got a lot of pressure. I mean, how can I excite the audience? Should I show my child? No, no, no, I'm now not gonna do that. I don't know, I'm just gonna be myself."

Celebrities who presented different categories were Machine Gun Kelly, JoJo Siwa, Brandy, Ansel Elgort, Rachel Zegler, Anthony Ramos, Billy Porter, JB Smoove, Liza Koshy, Marsai Martin, Madelyn Cline and Winnie Harlow.

Performers includes an '80s boy band showdown between New Kids On The Block and New Edition. The Boston-based groups took turns with their hits: "You Got It (The Right Stuff"), "Candy Girl," "Step By Step," "Mr. Telephone Man" and uniting for "Can You Stand the Rain," "Is This the End," "Hangin' Tough" and "If It Isn't Love."

Silk Sonic's Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak on a funky, R&B and pre-taped note with their "Smokin Out the Window."

Olivia Rodrigo performed her hit "traitor" live on a stage covered with flowers and Carrie Underwood and Jason Aldean brought a little country to the stage when they sang their pre-taped duet "If I Didn't Love You." 

With a little help from Julieta Venegas and Tainy, Bad Bunny performed their hit "Lo Siento BB :/."

Italian band Måneskin made their U.S. awards show debut with their viral hit "Beggin.'" 

Chlöe of Chloe x Halle floated down onto the stage to perform her hit debut single as a soloist "Have Mercy," swinging her hair and twerking. 

Mickey Guyton got loud cheers while singing her patriotic song "All American" in a silvery dress, periodically screaming out "How y'all doing?"

Kane Brown performed "One Mississippi" from Tennessee State University. 

Soulful new artist of the year nominee Giveon and relentlessly experimental rapper Tyler, the Creator also performed.

Along with the BTS and Coldplay performance, Jennifer Lopez pre-taped her "On My Way" from her upcoming romantic comedy "Marry Me."

HERE ARE THIS YEAR'S WINNERS:

Artist of the year: BTS
New artist of the year: Olivia Rodrigo
Collaboration of the year: Doja Cat ft. SZA, “Kiss Me More”
Favorite trending song: Megan Thee Stallion, “Body”
Favorite music video: Lil Nas X, “MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)”

Favorite male pop artist: Ed Sheeran
Favorite female pop artist: Taylor Swift
Favorite pop duo or group: BTS

Favorite pop album: Taylor Swift, evermore
Favorite pop song: BTS, “Butter”

Favorite male country artist: Luke Bryan
Favorite female country artist: Carrie Underwood
Favorite country duo or group: Dan + Shay
Favorite country album: Gabby Barrett, Goldmine
Favorite country song: Gabby Barrett, “The Good Ones”

Favorite male hip-hop artist: Drake
Favorite female hip-hop artist: Megan Thee Stallion
Favorite hip-hop album: Megan Thee Stallion, Good News
Favorite hip-hop song: Cardi B, “Up”

Favorite male R&B artist: The Weeknd
Favorite female R&B artist: Doja Cat
Favorite R&B album: Doja Cat, Planet Her
Favorite R&B song: Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars, Anderson Paak), “Leave the Door Open”

Favorite male Latin artist: Bad Bunny
Favorite female Latin artist: Becky G
Favorite Latin duo or group: Banda MS de Sergio Lizárraga

Favorite Latin album: Bad Bunny, El Último Tour Del Mundo
Favorite Latin song: Kali Uchis, “telepatía”

Favorite rock artist: Machine Gun Kelly
Favorite inspirational artist: Carrie Underwood
Favorite gospel artist: Kanye West 
Favorite dance/electronic artist: Marshmello

 

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