South Korean band BTS Artist of the Year, crowned American Music Awards

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South Korean superstars, BTS, were crowned artist of the year at Sunday’s American Music Awards, when they went home and set aside challenges from Taylor Swift, Drake and The Weekend. Three awards in total And Coldplay for “My Universe,” closing the show with “Butter.”

“Seven Korean boys, one with a love for music, met with the love and support of all the armies around the world,” BTS ‘RM said after the group won the Artist of the Year for the first time. “This whole thing is a miracle. Seriously, we never take this for granted.”

The band was named a favorite pop duo or group and received the favorite pop song award for “Butter”.

The show celebrated the second most epic year of popular music with a mix of live and pre-tape performances. Silk Sonic’s Bruno Mars and Anderson .Pack debuted with their “Smokin ‘Out the Window” in a funky, R&B and pre-taped note and pre-taped “On My Way” from Jennifer Lopez’s upcoming romantic comedy “Mary Me”. . “

Coldplay and BTS perform “My Universe” at the American Music Awards on Sunday, November 21, 2021 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
(AP Photo / Chris Pizzello)

The previously scheduled appearance of BTS and Megan Thea Stallion’s “Butter” was canceled after the rapper cited personal reasons for dropping out on Saturday. She was a big winner: named “Favorite Female Hip-Hop Artist,” “Good News” won for her favorite hip-hop album and was crowned her “Body” Favorite Trending Song, a new title this year.

Olivia Rodrigo came into the night with seven major nominations but was crowned only the favorite new artist of the year. “Writing songs in the whole world is my favorite thing and I am so grateful to everyone who has embraced my music,” he said.

Rodrigo lost Taylor Swift’s favorite pop album to “Evermore”. In a recorded speech, Swift told her fans: “I’m so lucky in your life.” Swift won for Favorite Female Pop Artist, giving her a career total of 34, a record for being the most awarded artist in AMA history.

Rodrigo premiered his hit “Traitor” on a flower-covered stage and brought the little country to the stage when Carrie Underwood and Jason Aldean sang their pre-taped duet “If I Didn’t Love You”. With a little help from Julieta Venegas and Tiny, Bad Bunny performed their hit “Low Siento BB: /”.

Olivia Rodrigo performs

Olivia Rodrigo performed “Traitor” at the American Music Awards on Sunday, November 21, 2021 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
(AP Photo / Chris Pizzello)

In live performances, Italian band Meneskin opened the US awards show with his viral hit “Begin ‘. Chloe x Hawley’s soloist” Have Mercy “floated on stage to perform her first single and her hair was twerking. She received loud cheers while singing “American” in a silver dress, periodically “How are you?”

The fan-voted awards program went live from Los Angeles on ABC. The nominees will be based on streaming, album and digital sales, radio broadcasting and social activity and will reflect the period of September 25, 2020 through September 23, 2021.

Becky G won for the favorite female Latin artists and thanked the Latinx community. “You’re not alone,” she said. “We are the American dream.”

Machine Gun Kelly received the favorite rock artist award. “I want to accept this for all aspiring musicians, who want to play the instrument, want to rap, want to sing – not just rock artists, but all artists,” he said.

At the awards announced earlier this Sunday, Swift was named the favorite female pop artist, Ed Sheeran received the favorite male award, and the Doza Cat featuring SZA on “Kiss Me More” was named the collaboration of the year. Kanye West has been named a favorite gospel artist.

Underwood won for Favorite Inspirational Artist and Favorite Female Country Artist and Doja Cat won two other awards: Favorite Female R&B Artist and his “Planet Her” was named Favorite R&B Album.

Favorite Gun Artist Award Winning Machine Gun Kelly in the Press Room at the American Music Awards on Sunday, November 21, 2021 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

Favorite Gun Artist Award Winning Machine Gun Kelly in the Press Room at the American Music Awards on Sunday, November 21, 2021 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
(Jordan Strauss / Invision / AP)

Luke Bryan was named a favorite country artist and Bad Bunny was a favorite male Latin artist. Weekend was crowned favorite male R&B artist and Drake won favorite male hip-hop artists. Gabby Barrett took home his favorite country album for “Goldmine” and favorite country songs for “The Good Ones.”

For older viewers, the new version and the new kids on the block performed together. Boston-based groups took turns with hits, trading hits: “You’ve Got It (The Right Stuff)”, “Candy Girl,” “Step By Step,” “Mr. Telephone Man” and “Can You Stand the Rain,” “This Is The End, “” Hangin ‘Tough “and” If It’s Not Love. “

Favorite Latin album went to Bad Bunny’s “El Ultimo Tour del Mundo.”

Host Cardi B, wearing a constant flow of new clothes, revived the crowd. His song “Up” was later named the favorite hip-hop song. Cardi B was unable to pass pictures to the Associated Press when he was on stage because his representatives needed approval, and the AP would not accept the restriction.

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