Here Are the Nominees for the 2021 American Music Awards

Drake, Taylor Swift, BTS, and more are up for one of the night's biggest honors. The winners will be unveiled next month during a live event on ABC.

Drake is seen walking amid photographers.

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Drake is seen walking amid photographers.

The nominees for the 2021 edition of the American Music Awards, set to air on ABC next month, are here.

Drake, Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, BTS, Olivia Rodrigo, and The Weeknd are all vying for the Artist of the Year honor. Other highlights include Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion both scoring individual nominations in the Favorite Female Hip-Hop Artist category and J Balvin and Bad Bunny landing nods for Favorite Male Latin Artist. Kanye West, meanwhile, appears in the Gospel category.

Rodrigo leads this year’s nominees with seven total nods, while The Weeknd has six. Bad Bunny, Doja Cat, and Giveon all earned five nominations each.

The fan-voted awards show airs live on ABC on Nov. 21 starting at 8:00 p.m. ET. As previously announced, Jesse Collins—an Emmy nominee—will serve as showrunner and executive producer.

“Jesse and his team bring tremendous creative firepower, expertise that spans multiple genres and formats, and an innovative mindset that makes them our ideal partners to shepherd this show into the future,” MRC co-CEO Modi Wiczyk said back in July.

See the full list of 2021 AMAs nominees below. After Good Morning America came through with an early look at two categories of nominees, others were unveiled via Spotify and the official AMAs Twitter account. Voting is open now. For the first time, fans can now vote for all categories via TikTok.

Artist of the Year

  • Taylor Swift

  • Ariana Grande

  • BTS

  • Drake

  • Olivia Rodrigo

  • The Weeknd

Favorite Female Hip-Hop Artist

  • Cardi B

  • Coi Leray

  • Erica Banks

  • Megan Thee Stallion

  • Saweetie

Favorite Gospel Artist Nominees

  • Kanye West

  • Kirk Franklin

  • Koryn Hawthorne

  • Maverick City Music

  • Tasha Cobbs Leonard 

Favorite Trending Song

  • Erica Banks “Buss It”

  • Maneskin “Beggin”

  • Megan Thee Stallion “Body”

  • Olivia Rodrigo “Drivers License”

  • Popp Hunna “Adderall (Corvette Corvette)”

New Artist of The Year

  • 24kGoldn

  • Giveon

  • Masked Wolf

  • Olivia Rodrigo

  • The Kid Laroi

Collaboration of the Year

  • 24kGoldn f/ iann dior “Mood”

  • Bad Bunny & Jhay Cortez “DÁKITI”

  • Chris Brown & Young Thug “Go Crazy”

  • Doja Cat f/ SZA “Kiss Me More”

  • Justin Bieber f/ Daniel Caesar & Giveon “Peaches”

Favorite Music Video

  • Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak) “Leave The Door Open”

  • Cardi B “Up”

  • Lil Nas X “MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)”

  • Olivia Rodrigo “drivers license”

  • The Weeknd “Save Your Tears”

Favorite Male Pop Artist

  • Drake

  • Ed Sheeran

  • Justin Bieber

  • Lil Nas X

  • The Weeknd

Favorite Female Pop Artist

  • Ariana Grande 

  • Doja Cat

  • Dua Lipa

  • Olivia Rodrigo

  • Taylor Swift

Favorite Pop Duo or Group

  • AJR

  • BTS

  • Glass Animals

  • Maroon 5

  • Silk Sonic

Favorite Pop Album

  • Ariana Grande, Positions

  • Dua Lipa, Future Nostalgia

  • Olivia Rodrigo, Sour

  • Taylor Swift, Evermore

  • The Kid Laroi, Fuck Love

Favorite Pop Song

  • BTS “Butter”

  • Doja Cat ft. SZA “Kiss Me More”

  • Dua Lipa “Levitating”

  • Olivia Rodrigo “drivers license”

  • The Weeknd & Ariana Grande “Save Your Tears (Remix)”

Favorite Male Country Artist

  • Chris Stapleton

  • Jason Aldean

  • Luke Bryan

  • 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 

  • Chris Stapleton, Starting Over

  • Gabby Barrett, Goldmine

  • Lee Brice, Hey World

  • Luke Bryan, Born Here Live Here Die Here

  • Morgan Wallen, Dangerous: The Double Album

Favorite Country Song

  • Chris Stapleton “Starting Over”

  • Chris Young & Kane Brown “Famous Friends”

  • Gabby Barrett “The Good Ones”

  • Luke Combs “Forever After All”

  • Walker Hayes “Fancy Like”

Favorite Male Hip-Hop Artist

  • Drake

  • Lil Baby

  • Moneybagg Yo

  • Polo G

  • Pop Smoke

Favorite Hip-Hop Album

  • Drake, Certified Lover Boy

  • Juice WRLD, Legends Never Die

  • Megan Thee Stallion, Good News

  • Pop Smoke, Shoot for the Stars aim for the Moon

  • Rod Wave, SoulFly

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

  • Chris Brown

  • Giveon

  • Tank

  • The Weeknd

  • Usher

Favorite Female R&B Artist

  • Doja Cat

  • H.E.R.

  • Jazmine Sullivan

  • Jhené Aiko

  • SZA

Favorite R&B Album

  • 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

  • Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak), “Leave the Door Open”

  • Chris Brown & Young Thug, “Go Crazy”

  • Giveon, “Heartbreak Anniversary”

  • H.E.R., “Damage”

  • Jazmine Sullivan, “Pick Up Your Feelings”

Favorite Male Latin Artist

  • Bad Bunny

  • J Balvin

  • Maluma

  • Ozuna

  • Rauw Alejandro

Favorite Female Latin Artist

  • Becky G

  • Kali Uchis

  • Karol G

  • Natti Natasha

  • Rosalía

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 Album

  • 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

  • Bad Bunny & Jhay Cortez “Dákiti”

  • Bad Bunny x Rosalía, “La Noche de Anoche”

  • Farruko, “Pepas”

  • Kali Uchis, “Telepatía”

  • Maluma & the Weeknd ,”Hawái (Remix)”

Favorite Rock Artist

  • AJR

  • All Time Low

  • Foo Fighters

  • Glass Animals

  • Machine Gun Kelly

Favorite Inspirational Artist

  • Cain

  • Carrie Underwood

  • Elevation Worship

  • Lauren Daigle

  • Zach Williams

Favorite Dance/Electronic Artist

  • David Guetta

  • Illenium

  • Marshmello

  • Regard

  • Tiësto

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