'AMAs 2021': Date, Nominees, Host, and Venue Revealed

It's that time of year. The annual American Music Awards (AMAs) are set to take place very soon, with details about one of the biggest nights in music starting to be revealed. Newsweek has everything you need to know about the AMAs 2021 so far, including date, nominees, host, venue, and more.

When is the AMAs2021 Taking Place and Where?

The wait for the AMAs 2021 is almost over. The awards ceremony will take place on Sunday, November 21, and will be available to watch on the ABC Network.
The official ceremony will kick off at 8 p.m. ET, with the entire show available to watch and stream live via ABC.

If you do not have access to network television, ABC live is also available to stream if you are a customer of Hulu + Live TV, YouTube TV, FuboTV, and DIRECTV Stream.

The AMAs will be held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

Who Is The AMAs 2021 Host?

American Rapper Cardi B has been named the official host of the AMAs 2021.
Cardi B herself took to Instagram to announce the news, sharing a video that included a montage of her finest AM moments in the past, including performances and her numerous AMA acceptance speeches.

She captioned the post: "I'm so proud to announce, I'll be hosting the 2021 @AMAs! Tune in November 21 8/7c on @ABCnetwork."

In a statement, Cardi B said: "When I received the invite to host the AMAs, I was so excited. I'm ready to bring my personality to the AMAs stage! Thank you to Jesse Collins, ABC, and MRC for making this happen."

AMAs executive producer Jesse Collins added: "We are immensely excited to have the dynamic Cardi B bring her infectious energy to the American Music Awards as a first-time host.

"She will excite the viewers, push the limits and deliver a show that will be remembered forever!"

In total, she has received five AMAs including Favourite Artist twice and three awards for Favourite songs.

This year, Cardi B is up for three awards, including favorite female hip-hop artist and favorite music video and favorite hip-hop song for her hit "Up."

She joins a host of R&B talent who has hosted or co-hosted the AMAs in the past including M.C. Hammer (1992), Will Smith (1994), Queen Latifah (1995), LL Cool J (2001), Sean Combs (2002), and Pitbull (2013-14).

The AMAs 2021 will also mark the fifth consecutive year a Black artist has hosted the show, following in the footsteps of Tracee Ellis Ross who hosted in 2017 and 2018, Ciara who hosted in 2019, and Taraji P. Henson who fronted the show in 2020.

Who Are The AMAs 2021 Nominees?

There are numerous awards to be won on the night of the AMAs 2021, including the highly coveted prize Artist of the Year.

So far, the artists leading the nominations are Olivia Rodrigo and The Weeknd. Rodrigo holds seven nominations in total, with The Weeknd receiving six.

They are closely followed by Bad Bunny, Doja Cat and Giveon who have received five nominations in total.

The winners this year will be decided entirely by fans, with voting taking place now on TikTok.

You can vote once per category, per day by simply searching AMAs in the TikTok App.

Newsweek has a full list of the AMAs 2021 nominee's below.

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

  • Ariana Grande
  • BTS
  • Drake
  • Olivia Rodrigo
  • Taylor Swift
  • The Weeknd

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR

  • 24kGoldn
  • Giveon
  • Masked Wolf
  • Olivia Rodrigo
  • 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"
  • Justin Bieber ft. Daniel Caesar & Giveon "Peaches"

FAVORITE TRENDING SONG

  • Erica Banks "Buss It"
  • Måneskin "Beggin'"
  • Megan Thee Stallion "Body"
  • 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)"
  • 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 (Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak)

FAVORITE POP ALBUM

  • Ariana Grande "Positions"
  • Dua Lipa "Future Nostalgia"
  • Olivia Rodrigo "SOUR"
  • Taylor Swift "evermore"
  • The Kid LAROI "F*CK 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 FEMALE HIP-HOP ARTIST

  • Cardi B
  • Coi Leray
  • Erica Banks
  • Megan Thee Stallion
  • Saweetie

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 GOSPEL ARTIST

  • Kanye West
  • Kirk Franklin
  • Koryn Hawthorne
  • Maverick City Music
  • Tasha Cobbs Leonard

FAVORITE DANCE/ELECTRONIC ARTIST

  • David Guetta
  • ILLENIUM
  • Marshmello
  • Regard
  • Tiësto

The AMAs 2021 will take place on Sunday, November 17 on ABC at 8 p.m. ET.

Cardi B AMAs 2021 host
Cardi B accepts the Favorite Artist - Rap/Hip-Hop award onstage during the 2018 American Music Awards Phillip Faraone/WireImage,