The 49th Annual American Music Awards will take place this weekend, recognizing the most popular artists, singles, and albums of 2021. The show will feature 32 categories representing a diverse range of music.
Cardi B will host the event and she will be the second female rapper in history to do so, following Queen Latifah in 1995. Cardi is up for 3 nominations: Favorite Song – Hip-Hop, Favorite Female Artist – Hip-Hop, and Favorite Music Video.
Olivia Rodrigo leads the field with 7 nominations including Artist of the Year. The Weeknd is right behind her with 6, and there’s a 3-way tie between Bad Bunny, Doja Cat, and Giveon with 5 nominations.
Favorite Trending Song, Favorite Latin Duo or Group, and Favorite Gospel Artist are three new categories that were introduced for this year’s show. Unlike other award shows, the fans will vote for the winners, but you can check out the full list of nominations here.
Turn your speakers up because the AMAs will feature performances from the most popular names in the music industry. Below is the full list of performers.
- “Butter’ by BTS and Megan Thee Stallion
- “My Universe” by Coldplay and BTS
- “Lo Siento BB:/” by Bad Bunny, Tainy, Julieta Venegas
- “If I Didn’t Love You” by Jason Aldean and Carrie Underwood
- “One Mississippi” by Kane Brown
- “Beggin” by Måneskin
- “All American” by Mickey Guyton
- “Fancy Like” by Walker Hayes
- “Girls Like Us” by Zoe Wees
Diplo will serve as the event’s first-ever musical curator. Olivia Rodrigo, New Edition and New Kids on the Block, and Tyler, The Creator will also be performing but their songs haven’t been announced yet.
The Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California will host the event which will be home to some of the biggest stars in American music. Missy Elliott, Kim Kardashian West, Travis Barker, Jimmy Kimmel, Taylor Swift, Henry Golding, Pom Klementieff, BTS, Billie Eilish, and Justin Bieber are just some of the presenters that will be at Sunday’s show.
When to Watch 2021 AMAs
The 2021 American Music Awards will air on Sunday, November 21, at 8 p.m. ET, on ABC.
How to Watch the 2021 AMAs
Fans will have plenty of options to watch America’s biggest stars without spending a fortune.
AntennaWeb is a great tool you can use to find out which affiliate in your area will broadcast the ceremony on ABC.
Most of the major subscription live TV streaming services carry ABC, so fans can watch the award ceremony from anywhere.
- DIRECT TV STREAM: Subscribers to the DIRECTV STREAM can watch the American Music Awards on ABC, and over 65 other channels for only $69.99/month with their Entertainment package. 20 hours of DVR is included so you won’t miss a moment, and you can record your other favorite shows.
- Hulu + Live TV: For only $65/month, Hulu + Live TV gives you access to ABC, over 65 channels, and access to Hulu’s large library of content including exclusive shows and movies. With 50 hours of Cloud DVR included you’ll be able to record all of tonight’s moments.
- fuboTV: Known for being a sports-orientated streaming service, fuboTV has entertainment and subscribers can watch the 2021 AMAs on ABC, over 130 events in 4K, and 110 channels, starting at $64.99/month. 250 hours of Cloud DVR means there is plenty of room to save your favorite events.
- Vidgo: For only $55/month, Vidgo subscribers can watch the AMAs on ABC and over 95 channels for a low price.
- YouTube TV: For $65/month, YouTube TV is a great service for watching ABC, and over 85 other channels. With unlimited Cloud DVR storage, it’s the perfect place to record tonight’s show and all of the performances.
The ceremony will also be available to stream the next day on ABC’s website and on Hulu.