The Weeknd, Doja Cat, & Giveon Lead American Music Awards Nominations

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The Weeknd is among the top nominees for the American Music Awards.

The “Take My Breath” singer scores six nominations at this year’s show, behind Olivia Rodrigo, who leads with seven. Both artists will compete in the Artist of the Year category, as well as Favorite Music Video and Favorite Pop Song.

Following with five nominations each are Doja Cat, Giveon, and Bad Bunny. Doja Cat, 2020’s New Artist of the Year, earns nods for Favorite Female R&B Artist, Favorite R&B Album, and Favorite Female Pop Artist, among others.

A first-time nominee, Giveon, is up for New Artist of the Year, Favorite Male R&B Artist, and Collaboration of the Year for Justin Bieber’s chart-topping hit “Peaches.”

Other multiple nominees include Drake and Ariana Grande with four apiece, while Cardi B, Chris Brown, Megan Thee Stallion, Pop Smoke, SZA, Jazmine Sullivan, and Silk Sonic all receive four nods.

The 2021 American Music Awards will air live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, Nov. 21, at 8 p.m. EST/PST on ABC. Fans can now vote for their favorites in all 32 categories.

2021 American Music Awards Nominees

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

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