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American Music Awards 2021: Olivia Rodrigo, Taylor Swift Earn Multiple Nominations

Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber, Doja Cat, and other major artists earned American Music Award nominations this year.
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The 2021 American Music Awards nominations are here!

All the nominees were announced on Good Morning America on Thursday, October 28, with big names like Olivia Rodrigo, Taylor Swift, and The Weeknd racking up multiple nominations.

In order to determine who gets nominated, the American Music Awards nomination committee looks at streaming numbers, as well as album and song sales, from September 25, 2020 to September 23, 2021.

This is why an artist like Adele is not nominated, because her first single off of 30 wasn’t released until October 2021. 

So, if you want to vote for your favorite artist of the last year, take a look at who is nominated 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

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”

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 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 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 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