How to Watch the AMAs 2021: Start Time, Channel and Livestream Info

Tonight, the biggest names in music will be attending the annual American Music Awards (AMAs) in Los Angeles. Music fans will be able to watch the show from home, with incredible performances from nominees like Coldplay & BTS, Megan Thee Stallion, Walker Hayes, Tyler the Creator, Olivia Rodrigo and Eurovision winners Måneskin.

Newsweek has everything you need to know about the AMAs 2021 including start time, channel, and all of the live stream information you need.

How to Watch the AMAs 2021

The AMAs take place tonight (Sunday, November 21) at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

Thankfully, the entire ceremony will be available to watch via the ABC Network, including its streaming platform ABC.com.

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, and FuboTV. Monthly subscriptions to these platforms begin at $64.99.

The awards show will begin at 8 p.m. ET.

If you happen to miss the entire ceremony, do not worry. The AMAs will remain available to stream via Hulu on Monday, November 22, and ABC.com.

Rapper Cardi B, who already has five AMAs to her name, will host the show this year.

In a statement announcing her role, 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."

Cardi is also up for three awards, including Favorite Music Video, Favorite Female Artist - Hip-Hop and Favorite Song - Hip-Hop categories.

Who Are the AMAs 2021 Nominees?

Breakout star Olivia Rodrigo leads the field, with a total of seven nominations.

Rodrigo's hit "Drivers Licence" broke several records, including most single-day streams on Spotify for a non-holiday song, and became the longest-running number-one debut single in Billboard Hot 100 history.

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Olivia Rodrigo leads the nominations with a total of 7 awards up for grabs Matt Winkelmeyer/WireImage,

She is closely followed by Canadian singer The Weeknd who has six nominations, including Artist Of The Year, Favorite Male Pop Artist, Favorite Male R&B Artist, Favorite Music Video for "Save Your Tears", Favorite Pop Song for the Ariana Grande remix of "Save Your Tears" and Favorite Latin Song for his Maluma collaboration "Hawái (Remix)."

Bad Bunny, Doja Cat, and Giveon follow behind with five nominations each.
This year will also see the introduction of three new categories including Favorite Trending Song, Favorite Latin Duo or Group, and Favorite Gospel Artist.

Unlike many other award shows where the winners are decided by a panel, the winners of the AMAs are decided by the public vote alone.

Since October 2021, fans had been voting for their favorite acts via TikTok, with voting officially closing on November 16.

Newsweek has a full list of the AMA nominees 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**K 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 21 on ABC at 8 p.m. ET.