AMAs 2021: BTS wins Artist of the Year, two more awards

South Korean Superstar BTS He was crowned Artist of the Year at the American Music Awards on Sunday, overcoming challenges from Taylor Swift, Drake and The Weeknd, as he won a total of three awards and teamed up with Coldplay for a raucous “My Universe” showing the show. has been closed. With butter.”

“Seven boys from Korea, united by a love of music, met by the love and support of all armies around the world,” said BTS’s RM after the group won its Artist of the Year for the first time. “This whole thing is a miracle. Seriously, we would never take this lightly.”

The band was also named Favorite Pop Duo or Group and received the Favorite Pop Song Award for “Butter”.

The show celebrated the best of popular music for a second pandemic year with a mix of live and pre-taped performances. Silk Sonic’s Bruno Mars & Anderson.Pak kicked off the awards on a funky, R&B and pre-taped note with their “Smokin’ Out the Window” and Jennifer Lopez on her upcoming romantic comedy “Marry Me” with “On My Way” pre-taped. ,

Coldplay and BTS perform “My Universe” at the American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday, November 21, 2021 in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

The previously scheduled performance of “Butter” by BTS and Megan Thee Stallion was scrapped after the rapper cited personal reasons for dropping out on Saturday. She went on to be a big winner: Named Favorite Female Hip-Hop Artist, her “Good News” won for Favorite Hip-Hop Album and her “Body” was crowned Favorite Trending Song, a new award this year.

Olivia Rodrigo came into the night with a major seven nominations, but only took home the crown for Favorite New Artist of the Year. “Writing songs is my favorite thing in the whole world and I am so grateful to everyone who has embraced my music,” she said.

Rodrigo lost favorite pop album to Taylor Swift’s “Evermore”. In a taped speech, Swift told her fans: “I’m so lucky to have you in my life.” Swift also won for Favorite Female Pop Artist, giving her a career total of 34, which holds the record for the most awarded artist in AMA history.

Olivia Rodrigo Olivia Rodrigo performs “Traitor” at the American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday, November 21, 2021 in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

Rodrigo performed his hit “Traitor” live on a stage covered with flowers, and Carrie Underwood and Jason Aldean brought a little country to the stage when they performed their pre-taped duet “If I Didn’t Love You”. Sung. With a little help from Juliette Venegas and Tanny, Bad Bunny performed their hit “Lo Ciento Bibi :/”.

In between live performances, Italian band Menshkin made their American awards show debut with their viral hit “Begin”. Chloe x Halle’s Chloe took to the stage to perform her first hit single as a solo artist, “Have Mercy.” Mickey Guyton singing her patriotic song “All American” in a silver dress with her hair tangled and twisted clapped loudly, periodically asking “How are you doing?”

The fan-voted award show was broadcast live from Los Angeles on ABC. The nominees were based on streaming, album and digital sales, radio broadcasts and social activity and reflect the time period from September 25, 2020 to September 23, 2021.

machine gun Kelly Machine Gun Kelly, winner of the award for Favorite Rock Artist, in the press room at the American Music Awards on Sunday, November 21, 2021 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/InVision/AP)

Becky G wins for Favorite Female Latin Artist and thanks the Latinx community. “You are not alone,” she said. “We are the American dream.”

Machine Gun Kelly wins Favorite Rock Artist. “I want to admit it to all aspiring musicians who want to play an instrument, rap, want to sing – not just rock artists, but all artists,” he said.

Earlier on Sunday, at the awards announced ahead of the show, Swift was named Favorite Female Pop Artist, Ed Sheeran received the Favorite Male Award and Doja Cat featuring SZA on “Kiss Me More” was named Collaboration of the Year. had gone. Kanye West was named Favorite Gospel Artist.

Underwood won for Favorite Inspirational Artist and Favorite Female Country Artist, and Doja Cat also won two other awards: Favorite Female R&B Artist and her “Planet Her” was named Favorite R&B Album.

Luke Bryan was named Favorite Country Artist and Bad Bunny was the Favorite Male Latin Artist. The Weeknd was crowned Favorite Male R&B Artist and Drake won Favorite Male Hip-Hop Artist. Gabby Barrett took home the favorite country album for “Goldmine” and the favorite country song for “The Good Ones.”

For older audiences, New Edition and New Kids on the Block performed together. The Boston-based groups took turns, trading hits with: “You Got It (The Right Stuff”), “Candy Girl,” “Step by Step,” “Mr. Telephone Man” and “Can You Stand. Uniting for The Rain,” “Is This the End,” “Hangin’ Tough” and “If It Ain’t Love.”

Favorite Latin album went to Bad Bunny’s “El Ultimo Tour del Mundo”.

Host Cardi B wowed the crowd by constantly wearing new outfits. His song “Up” was later named his favorite hip-hop song. The Associated Press was not able to broadcast images of Cardi B while she was on stage because her representatives required approval, a ban the AP would not accept.

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