Olivia Rodrigo, Bad Bunny and BTS will perform at the American Music Awards
UPDATE (11/19): Billy Porter, Machine Gun Kelly, Brandy and more have been enlisted as presenters for this year’s American Music Awards. Other celebrities who will be handing out awards include West Side Story stars Ansel Elgort and Rachel Zegler, JoJo Siwa, Winnie Harlow, JB Smoove, Anthony Ramos, Liza Koshy, Marsai Martin and Madelyn Cline.
UPDATE (11/17): Coldplay has joined the lineup for the 2021 American Music Awards, returning to the show for the first time since 2015. The band will perform their Music of the spheres single, “My Universe,” featuring BTS for the first time live (BTS was previously scheduled to perform at the AMAs alongside Megan Thee Stallion).
UPDATE (11/16): The American Music Awards have added a new group of performers to this year’s show. Tyler, the creator is about to take the stage, alongside country stars Mickey Guyton and Walker Hayes. Also appearing will be Italian glam rockers – and recent Eurovision winners – Måneskin, while Diplo will DJ for the evening.
MRC Live & Alternative and ABC have announced the first lineup of performers for the 2021 American Music Awards, which airs live Sunday, November 21 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on ABC (stream it online on Hulu + Live TV).
Olivia Rodrigo will make her AMAs debut as the most nominated artist of the night with seven nominations. Bad Bunny, who picked up five nominations, will take the stage for the first time since 2018 for the world premiere of the single “Lo Siento BB:/” assisted by Tainy and Julieta Venegas.
Megan Thee Stallion will team up with BTS for the first live performance of “Butter” in its new form.
Hosted by Cardi B, the American Music Awards will air live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles and arrive on streaming on November 22. Voting for all categories is now open via TikTok and accessible to entrants worldwide by searching for “AMA” in the app.
American Music Award nominees are based on top fan interactions as evidenced by Billboard charts, including streaming, album and song sales, and radio airplay. These metrics are tracked by Billboard and its data partner MRC Data. The nominees reflect the period from September 25, 2020 to September 23, 2021.