BTS Wins Big at the American Music Awards

    BTS's V, Jungkook, Jimin, Rap Monster (RM), Suga, J-Hope and Jin at the American Music Awards.
    BTS's V, Jungkook, Jimin, Rap Monster (RM), Suga, J-Hope and Jin at the American Music Awards. Photo by Rob Latour/Shutterstock (12612438bv)

    The American Music Awards came back to Los Angeles on Sunday and gave us another epic show to remember. BTS was the biggest winner of the night with awards in three major categories, and they were closely followed by Doja Cat and Megan Thee Stallion.

    The K-pop band had to beat some tough competition, including Ariana Grande, Drake, Olivia Rodrigo, Taylor Swift, and The Weeknd to win the biggest award of the night—artist of the year. They also collected trophies for the best pop duo or group and favorite pop song with “Butter”.

    Doja Cat also walked away with three awards—the collaboration of the year with “Kiss Me More” featuring SZA, favorite female R&B artist, and favorite R&B album with Planet Her. Megan Thee Stallion collected accolades for favorite female hip-hop artist, favorite hip-hop album with Good News, and favorite trending song with “Body”.

    The list of major winners also included Olivia Rodrigo, who picked up the trophy for the new artist of the year, and Lil Nas X who’s viral hit “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” received the award for the best music video.

    The American Music Awards took place on November 21st at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, with Cardi B hosting the ceremony.

    FULL LIST OF 2021 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS WINNERS:

    New Artist of the Year

    Olivia Rodrigo

    Artist of the Year

    BTS

    Collaboration of the Year

    “Kiss Me More” – Doja Cat ft. SZA

    Favorite Trending Song

    “Body” – Megan Thee Stallion

    Favorite Music Video

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

    Favorite Male Pop Artist

    Ed Sheeran

    Favorite Female Pop Artist

    Taylor Swift

    Favorite Pop Duo 0r Group

    BTS

    Favorite Pop Album

     “evermore” – Taylor Swift

    Favorite Pop Song

    “Butter” – BTS

    Favorite Male Country Artist

    Luke Bryan

    Favorite Female Country Artist

    Carrie Underwood

    Favorite Country Duo or Group

    Dan + Shay

    Favorite Country Album

    “Goldmine” – Gabby Barrett

    Favorite Country Song

     “The Good Ones” – Gabby Barrett

    Favorite Male Hip-Hop Artist

    Drake

    Favorite Female Hip-Hop Artist

    Megan Thee Stallion

    Favorite Hip-Hop Album

     “Good News” – Megan Thee Stallion

    Favorite Hip-Hop Song

     “Up” – Cardi B

    Favorite Male R&B Artist

    The Weeknd

    Favorite Female R&B Artist

    Doja Cat

    Favorite R&B Album

    “Planet Her” – Doja Cat

    Favorite R&B song

    “Damage” – H.E.R.

    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

     “EL ÚLTIMO TOUR DEL MUNDO” – Bad Bunny

    Favorite Latin Song

    “telepatía” – Kali Uchis

    Favorite Rock Artist

    Machine Gun Kelly

    Favorite Inspirational Artist

    Carrie Underwood

    Favorite Gospel Artist

    Kanye West

    Favorite Dance/Electronic Artist

    Marshmello