2021 American Music Awards: Everything You Need To Know

The 2021 American Music Awards are upon us.  The all-genre show will air live from Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater TONIGHT…


Andrew Wendowski

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November 21, 2021


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Jason Aldean, Carrie Underwood, Walker Hayes, Kane Brown

The 2021 American Music Awards are upon us. 

The all-genre show will air live from Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater TONIGHT – Sunday, Nov. 21, at 8/7c on ABC.

The star-studded telecast will host an array of performances, including some once in a lifetime collaborations, live debuts and more.

Below, we’ve compiled a list of everything you need to know about the awards show, including performers, presenters, nominees and more.

How To Watch?

The 2021 American Music Awards (AMAs) will air live on ABC on Sunday, November 21, at 8/7c. 

The show will air again on Monday, November 22 on Hulu. 

Who is Hosting?

Cardi B, a five-time AMA winner, will be hosting the 2021 American Music Awards for the first-time ever.

The gig marks the New York native’s hosting debut. Cardi B is also nominated for three AMAs, including Favorite Music Video and Favorite Hip Hop Song for “UP,” as well as Favorite Female Hip Hop Artist.

“When I received the invite to host the AMAs, I was so excited,” Cardi previously shared. “I’m ready to bring my personality to the AMAs stage! Thank you to Jesse Collins, ABC and MRC for making this happen.”

Who Is Performing & What Song?

The awards show will feature unforgettable performances from some of the biggest names in music, including country stars Jason Aldean and Carrie Underwood, Walker Hayes, Kane Brown and Mickey Guyton

In addition to the star-studded list of performances, Diplo will also appear during the show as the musical curator, playing his songs throughout the telecast.

Olivia Rodrigo – “”
Bad Bunny with Tainy & Julieta Venegas – “Lo Siento BB:/”
BTS – “”
BTS feat. Coldplay – “My Universe”
Silk Sonic – “”
Walker Hayes – “Fancy Like”
Tyler The Creator – “”
Jason Aldean and Carrie Underwood – “If I Didn’t Love You”
Kane Brown – “One Mississippi”
Jennifer Lopez – “On My Way”
New Kids On The Block with New Edition – “”
Måneskin – “Beggin”
Chlöe – “Have Mercy”
Mickey Guyton – “All American”
Zoe Wees – “Girls Like Us”
Givēon – “”

Who Is Presenting?

The awards ceremony will feature dozens of presenters, including Machine Gun Kelly, Brandy, Ansel Elgort and Rachel Zegler, Anthony Ramos, Billy Porter, D-Nice, Drew Lachey, Joey Fatone and Shawn Stockman, JB Smoove, JoJo Siwa, Liza Koshy, Marsai Martin, Madelyn Cline, Michelle Young, and Winnie Harlow.

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Andrew Wendowski

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Andrew Wendowski

Andrew Wendowski is the Founder and CEO of Music Mayhem. As a self-taught entrepreneur, he oversees content as the Editor-In-Chief for the independent brand. Wendowski, who splits time between Philadelphia, Penn., and Nashville, Tenn., has an extensive background in multimedia. Before launching Music Mayhem in 2014, he worked as a highly sought-after photojournalist and tour photographer, collaborating with such labels as Interscope Records and Republic Records. He has captured photos of some of the biggest names, including Taylor Swift, Metallica, Harry Styles, P!NK, Morgan Wallen, Carrie Underwood, The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Shania Twain, and hundreds more. Wendowski’s photos and freelance work have appeared nationwide and can be seen everywhere from ad campaigns to various publications, including Billboard and Rolling Stone. When Wendowski isn’t running Music Mayhem, he enjoys spending time at concerts, traveling, and capturing photos.