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NON-TELEVISED AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED FOR THE “2021 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS”

Taylor Swift Adds A Win As She Breaks Her Own AMA Record 
 
Doja Cat Nabs Three and Megan Thee Stallion Follows with Two 
 
Gabby Barrett Receives First-Ever AMA Awards
 
Cardi B Hosts Music’s Hottest Night, Airing Live Sunday, Nov. 21,
at 8 p.m. EST/PST, on ABC 

Los Angeles, CA (November 21, 2021) – Ahead of tonight’s “2021 American Music Awards” (AMAs), the world’s largest fan-voted awards show, MRC Live & Alternative and ABC announced the night’s first group of winners during a special TikTok livestream hosted by Billboard’s Tetris Kelly and The Hollywood Reporter’s Tiffany Taylor, featuring award-winning singer-songwriter JoJo as co-host.
 
Taylor Swift nabbed one win during the pre-show and is still eligible for tonight’s top honor, Artist of the Year. Swift, who is up against fellow global superstars Ariana GrandeBTSDrakeOlivia Rodrigo and The Weeknd, broke her own record ahead of tonight’s show by winning a seventh time for Favorite Female Pop Artist and adding a win to top her previous record for most AMA wins of all time, now with 33. Gabby Barrett took home her first-ever American Music Awards wins, sweeping both of her categories.
 
Live from the AMAs red carpet, the group revealed winners in 21 categories. The remaining winners will be announced TONIGHT when Cardi B hosts the AMAs live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, Nov. 21, at 8:00 p.m. EST/PST on ABC and streaming next day on Hulu.
 
Tonight’s “2021 American Music Awards” promises to be an epic night, featuring collaborations and special performances from some of today’s top artists including Bad Bunny with Tainy and Julieta Venegas, BTS, Coldplay, Olivia Rodrigo, Carrie Underwood and Jason Aldean, Kane BrownNew Edition and New Kids on the BlockDiplo, Maneskin, Mickey Guyton, Tyler, The Creator, Walker Hayes, Zoe WeesChlöeGivēonSilk Sonic, and Jennifer Lopez.

See below for the complete list of winners announced:

ARTIST AWARDS
Favorite Male Pop Artist: Ed Sheeran
Favorite Female Pop Artist: Taylor Swift
Favorite Male Country Artist: Luke Bryan
Favorite Female Country Artist: Carrie Underwood
Favorite Country Duo or Group: Dan + Shay
Favorite Male Hip-Hop Artist: Drake
Favorite Female Hip-Hop Artist: Megan Thee Stallion
Favorite Male R&B Artist: The Weeknd
Favorite Female R&B Artist: Doja Cat
Favorite Male Latin Artist: Bad Bunny
Favorite Latin Duo or Group: Banda MS de Sergio Lizárraga
Favorite Inspirational Artist: Carrie Underwood
Favorite Gospel Artist: Kanye West
Favorite Dance/Electronic Artist: Marshmello
Collaboration of the Year: Doja Cat ft. SZA “Kiss Me More”

ALBUM AWARDS
Favorite Country Album: Gabby Barrett “Goldmine”
Favorite Hip-Hop Album: Megan Thee Stallion “Good News”
Favorite R&B Album: Doja Cat “Planet Her”

SONG AWARDS
Favorite Music Video: Lil Nas X “MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)”
Favorite Country Song: Gabby Barrett “The Good Ones”
Favorite R&B Song: Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak) “Leave The Door Open”

TOTAL WINS BY ARTIST (In Numerical Order)
Doja Cat (3)     
Carrie Underwood (2)                                       
Gabby Barrett (2)
Megan Thee Stallion (2)
Bad Bunny (1)
Banda MS de Sergio Lizárraga (1)
Dan + Shay (1)
Drake (1)
Ed Sheeran (1)
Kanye West (1)
Lil Nas X (1)
Luke Bryan (1)
Marshmello (1)
Silk Sonic (1)
SZA (1)
Taylor Swift (1)
The Weeknd (1)

TOTAL WINS BY ARTIST (In Alphabetical Order)
Bad Bunny (1)
Banda MS de Sergio Lizárraga (1)
Carrie Underwood (2)
Dan + Shay (1)
Doja Cat (3)
Drake (1)
Ed Sheeran (1)
Gabby Barrett (2)
Kanye West (1)
Lil Nas X (1)
Luke Bryan (1)
Marshmello (1)
Megan Thee Stallion (2)
Silk Sonic (1)
SZA (1)
Taylor Swift (1)
The Weeknd (1)

About the “2021 American Music Awards”:

As it approaches its semicentennial anniversary next year, the AMAs represents the top achievements in music, as determined by the fans. A vibrant night of nonstop music, the AMAs features a powerful lineup featuring first-time collaborations and exclusive world premiere performances from music’s biggest names – from Pop to Rap to R&B to Country to Latin to K-Pop – and more, as well as memorable moments that live on in pop culture.     

As the world’s largest fan-voted awards show, the AMAs will air globally across a footprint of linear and digital platforms in over 120 countries and territories.

Nominees are based on key fan interactions – as reflected on the Billboard charts – including streaming, album sales, song sales and radio airplay. These measurements are tracked by Billboard and its data partner MRC Data, and cover the time period Sept. 25, 2020, through Sept. 23, 2021. The American Music Awards winners are voted entirely by fans.

The “2021 American Music Awards” is produced by MRC Live & Alternative and Jesse Collins Entertainment. For the latest American Music Awards news, exclusive content and more, be sure to follow the AMAs on social (FacebookTwitter,InstagramTikTokSnapchat and YouTube), online at theamas.com and ABC.com, and join the conversation by using the official hashtag for the show, #AMAs.

The “2021 American Music Awards” is sponsored by Xfinity.

Tickets are now on sale at www.axs.com

WHO?

About MRC Live & Alternative
MRC Live & Alternative, a division of global entertainment company MRC, is the world's largest producer and proprietor of televised live event entertainment programming with the "Academy of Country Music Awards," "American Music Awards," "Billboard Music Awards," "Golden Globe Awards," "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest" and the “Streamy Awards.” MRC Live & Alternative owns one of the world's most extensive and unique entertainment archive libraries with more than 60 years of award-winning shows, historic programs, specials, performances and legendary programming. For more information please visit: www.mrcentertainment.com.

About ABC Entertainment
ABC Entertainment’s compelling programming includes “Grey’s Anatomy,” the longest-running medical drama in primetime television; ratings juggernaut “The Bachelor” franchise; riveting dramas “Big Sky,” “The Good Doctor,” “A Million Little Things,” “The Rookie,” “Station 19” and the new female powerhouse series, “Queens”; trailblazing comedies “black-ish,” “The Conners,” “The Goldbergs,” “Home Economics” and “The Wonder Years,” ABC’s strongest comedy debut in two years; the popular Summer Fun & Games programming block, including “The $100,000 Pyramid,” “Holey Moley” and “Press Your Luck”; star-making sensation “American Idol”; reality phenomenon “Shark Tank”; family favorites “America’s Funniest Home Videos,” “Celebrity Family Feud,” “Celebrity Wheel of Fortune,” “The Chase,” “Dancing with the Stars,” “Supermarket Sweep” and “To Tell the Truth”; “General Hospital,” which has aired for more than 55 years on the network; and late-night talk show “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”; as well as the critically acclaimed, Emmy® Award-winning “Live in Front of a Studio Audience” specials. The network also boasts some of television’s most prestigious awards shows, including “The Oscars®,” “The CMA Awards” and the “American Music Awards.”

ABC programming can also be viewed on demand and on Hulu.

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