2021 AMAs: BTS, Doja Cat & Megan Thee Stallion Win Big

BTS at the American Music Awards.
BTS at the American Music Awards. Photo by Rob Latour/Shutterstock (12612438bv)

The American Music Awards are always full of surprises and this year’s ceremony didn’t disappoint. After another record-breaking year, BTS managed to top the list of winners with three trophies, and Doja Cat and Megan Thee Stallion were right behind.

BTS came out victorious in the crowded artist of the year field, where they were competing against Ariana Grande, Drake, Olivia Rodrigo, Taylor Swift, and The Weeknd. As if that wasn’t enough, they also collected awards for the best pop duo or group and favorite pop song with “Butter”.

Doja Cat and Megan Thee Stallion also managed to walk away with three trophies each. In addition to winning the award for collaboration of the year with “Kiss Me More” featuring SZA, Doja collected two additional trophies in the R&B field. Stallion dominated the hip-hop categories and collected the award for the favorite trending song with “Body”.

Taylor Swift, Bad Bunny, and Gabby Barrett were right behind, with three awards each. Olivia Rodrigo was named the new artist of the year, after topping the list of nominees with nods in seven different categories.

The American Music Awards took place on November 21st at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Cardi B made history as the first female rappers to host the ceremony since Queen Latifah in 1995.


New Artist of the Year

Olivia Rodrigo

Artist of the Year


Collaboration of the Year

“Kiss Me More” – Doja Cat ft. SZA

Favorite Trending Song

“Body” – Megan Thee Stallion

Favorite Music Video

“MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)” – Lil Nas X

Favorite Male Pop Artist

Ed Sheeran

Favorite Female Pop Artist

Taylor Swift

Favorite Pop Duo or Group


Favorite Pop Album

 “evermore” – Taylor Swift

Favorite Pop Song

“Butter” – BTS

Favorite Male Country Artist

Luke Bryan

Favorite Female Country Artist

Carrie Underwood

Favorite Country Duo or Group

Dan + Shay

Favorite Country Album

“Goldmine” – Gabby Barrett

Favorite Country Song

 “The Good Ones” – Gabby Barrett

Favorite Male Hip-Hop Artist


Favorite Female Hip-Hop Artist

Megan Thee Stallion

Favorite Hip-Hop Album

 “Good News” – Megan Thee Stallion

Favorite Hip-Hop Song

 “Up” – Cardi B

Favorite Male R&B Artist

The Weeknd

Favorite Female R&B Artist

Doja Cat

Favorite R&B Album

“Planet Her” – Doja Cat

Favorite R&B song

“Damage” – H.E.R.

Favorite Male Latin Artist

Bad Bunny

Favorite Female Latin Artist

Becky G

Favorite Latin Duo or Group

Banda MS de Sergio Lizárraga

Favorite Latin Album


Favorite Latin Song

“telepatía” – Kali Uchis

Favorite Rock Artist

Machine Gun Kelly

Favorite Inspirational Artist

Carrie Underwood

Favorite Gospel Artist

Kanye West

Favorite Dance/Electronic Artist