2021 American Music Awards: The Full Winner’s List

The American Music Awards were held on Sunday, November 21, 2021 and some of music’s biggest and brightest names took home trophies.

2021 American Music Awards

Host Cardi B speaks onstage during the 2021 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 21, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for MRC)

With releases from artists like Megan Thee Stallion, Doja Cat and more, 2021 proved to be a packed year for music fans. Held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, the 2021 American Music Awards celebrated these artists, with Cardi B serving as host of the ceremony.

Check out the full winner’s list from one of biggest nights in American music, below:

ARTIST OF THE YEAR 

Ariana Grande 

BTS (Winner)

Drake 

Olivia Rodrigo 

Taylor Swift 

The Weeknd 

 

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR 

24kGoldn 

Giveon 

Masked Wolf 

Olivia Rodrigo (Winner)

The Kid LAROI 

 

COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR 

24kGoldn ft. iann dior “Mood” 

Bad Bunny & Jhay Cortez “DÁKITI” 

Chris Brown & Young Thug “Go Crazy” 

Doja Cat ft. SZA “Kiss Me More” (Winner)

Justin Bieber ft. Daniel Caesar & Giveon “Peaches” 

 

FAVORITE TRENDING SONG 

Erica Banks “Buss It” 

Måneskin “Beggin’” 

Megan Thee Stallion “Body” (Winner)

Olivia Rodrigo “drivers license” 

Popp Hunna “Adderall (Corvette Corvette)” 

 

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)” (Winner)

Olivia Rodrigo “drivers license” 

The Weeknd “Save Your Tears” 

 

FAVORITE MALE POP ARTIST 

Drake 

Ed Sheeran (Winner)

Justin Bieber 

Lil Nas X 

The Weeknd 

 

FAVORITE FEMALE POP ARTIST 

Ariana Grande 

Doja Cat 

Dua Lipa 

Olivia Rodrigo 

Taylor Swift (Winner)

 

FAVORITE POP DUO OR GROUP 

AJR 

BTS (Winner)

Glass Animals 

Maroon 5 

Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak) 

 

FAVORITE POP ALBUM 

Ariana Grande, Positions

Dua Lipa, Future Nostalgia

Olivia Rodrigo, SOUR

Taylor Swift, evermore (Winner)

The Kid LAROI, F— LOVE

 

FAVORITE POP SONG 

BTS “Butter” (Winner)

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 (Winner)

Luke Combs 

*Morgan Wallen 

 

FAVORITE FEMALE COUNTRY ARTIST 

Carrie Underwood (Winner)

Gabby Barrett 

Kacey Musgraves 

Maren Morris 

Miranda Lambert 

 

FAVORITE COUNTRY DUO OR GROUP 

Dan + Shay (Winner)

Florida Georgia Line 

Lady A 

Old Dominion 

Zac Brown Band 

 

FAVORITE COUNTRY ALBUM 

Chris Stapleton – Starting Over

Gabby Barrett – Goldmine (Winner)

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” (Winner)

Luke Combs “Forever After All” 

Walker Hayes “Fancy Like” 

 

FAVORITE MALE HIP-HOP ARTIST 

Drake (Winner)

Lil Baby 

Moneybagg Yo 

Polo G 

Pop Smoke 

 

FAVORITE FEMALE HIP-HOP ARTIST 

Cardi B 

Coi Leray 

Erica Banks 

Megan Thee Stallion (Winner)

Saweetie 

 

FAVORITE HIP-HOP ALBUM

Drake – Certified Lover Boy

Juice WRLD – Legends Never Die

Megan Thee Stallion – Good News (Winner)

Pop Smoke – Shoot For The Stars Aim For The Moon

Rod Wave – SoulFly

 

FAVORITE HIP-HOP SONG 

Cardi B “Up” (Winner)

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 (Winner)

Usher 

 

FAVORITE FEMALE R&B ARTIST 

Doja Cat (Winner)

H.E.R. 

Jazmine Sullivan 

Jhené Aiko 

SZA 

 

FAVORITE R&B ALBUM 

Doja Cat – Planet Her (Winner)

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” (Winner)

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 (Winner)

J Balvin 

Maluma 

Ozuna 

Rauw Alejandro 

 

FAVORITE FEMALE LATIN ARTIST 

Becky G (Winner)

Kali Uchis 

KAROL G 

Natti Natasha 

ROSALÍA 

 

FAVORITE LATIN DUO OR GROUP 

Banda MS de Sergio Lizárraga (Winner)

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 (Winner)

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” (Winner)

Maluma & The Weeknd “Hawái (Remix)” 

 

FAVORITE ROCK ARTIST 

AJR 

All Time Low 

Foo Fighters 

Glass Animals 

Machine Gun Kelly (Winner)

 

FAVORITE INSPIRATIONAL ARTIST 

CAIN 

Carrie Underwood (Winner)

Elevation Worship 

Lauren Daigle 

Zach Williams 

 

FAVORITE GOSPEL ARTIST 

Kanye West (Winner)

Kirk Franklin 

Koryn Hawthorne 

Maverick City Music 

Tasha Cobbs Leonard 

 

FAVORITE DANCE/ELECTRONIC ARTIST 

David Guetta 

ILLENIUM 

Marshmello (Winner)

Regard 

Tiësto 

 

Some “deservable’ winners and some notable “head-scratchers” from the night’s award ceremony. Leave your thoughts in the Soultry Comments to let us know what you think!

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