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The Weeknd and Olivia Rodrigo (Image source: Instagram)
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Olivia Rodrigo, The Weeknd lead 2021 American Music Awards nominations

ANI | Updated: Oct 29, 2021 13:44 IST


Washington [US], October 29 (ANI): The nominations for the 2021 American Music Awards (AMAs) have been announced, with Olivia Rodrigo and The Weeknd leading the pack.
As per Variety, show producers MRC Live & Alternative and ABC announced the nominations recently. First-time nominee Olivia Rodrigo leads the list with seven categories. The Weeknd follows with six while Bad Bunny, Doja Cat and Giveon are tied with five nods each.
Rodrigo is nominated in the artist, favourite female pop artist and new artist of the year, while her song 'Drivers License' is up for favourite trending song, music video and pop song. Also, her album 'Sour' is up for favourite pop album.
Rodrigo could break the record for most wins for a first-time nominee if she earns five of her seven awards.

Along with Rodrigo, Ariana Grande, BTS, Drake, The Weeknd and Taylor Swift, who won last year, are up for artist of the year.
In the male pop artist category, 2020 winner Justin Bieber faces off against Ed Sheeran, Drake, Lil Nas X and The Weeknd. Meanwhile, last year's female pop artist Swift is up against Rodrigo, Grande, Doja Cat and Dua Lipa.
Along with his artist and male pop artist of the year nominations, The Weeknd is also up for favourite male R&B artist, along with favourite music video and favourite pop song for 'Save Your Tears' and favourite Latin song for his 'Hawai' collaboration with Maluma.

And Swift, who took home three awards last year, may once again break her own record for most AMA wins of all time. She currently holds the record with 32 wins.
Among first-time nominees, Rodrigo is joined by the likes of Giveon, Kali Uchis, Saweetie and 24kGoldn. Last year, Swift, Bieber, The Weeknd and Dan + Shay tied for the most awards won, with three each.
Here's the full list of nominees:
ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Ariana Grande
BTS
Drake
Olivia Rodrigo
Taylor Swift
The Weeknd
NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR
24kGoldn
Giveon
Masked Wolf
Olivia Rodrigo
The Kid LAROI
COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR
24kGoldn ft. iann dior 'Mood'
Bad Bunny & Jhay Cortez 'DAKITI'
Chris Brown & Young Thug 'Go Crazy'
Doja Cat ft. SZA 'Kiss Me More'
Justin Bieber ft. Daniel Caesar & Giveon 'Peaches'
FAVOURITE TRENDING SONG
Erica Banks 'Buss It'
Maneskin 'Beggin'
Megan Thee Stallion 'Body'
Olivia Rodrigo 'drivers license'
Popp Hunna 'Adderall (Corvette Corvette)'
FAVOURITE MUSIC VIDEO
Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak) 'Leave The Door Open'
Cardi B 'Up'
Lil Nas X 'MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)'
Olivia Rodrigo 'drivers license'
The Weeknd 'Save Your Tears'
FAVOURITE MALE POP ARTIST
Drake
Ed Sheeran
Justin Bieber
Lil Nas X
The Weeknd
FAVOURITE FEMALE POP ARTIST
Ariana Grande
Doja Cat
Dua Lipa
Olivia Rodrigo
Taylor Swift
FAVOURITE POP DUO OR GROUP
AJR
BTS
Glass Animals
Maroon 5
Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak)
FAVOURITE POP ALBUM
Ariana Grande, Positions
Dua Lipa, Future Nostalgia
Olivia Rodrigo, SOUR
Taylor Swift, evermore
The Kid LAROI, F-- LOVE
FAVOURITE POP SONG
BTS 'Butter'
Doja Cat ft. SZA 'Kiss Me More'
Dua Lipa 'Levitating'
Olivia Rodrigo 'drivers license'
The Weeknd & Ariana Grande 'Save Your Tears (Remix)'
FAVOURITE MALE COUNTRY ARTIST
Chris Stapleton
Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Luke Combs
*Morgan Wallen
FAVOURITE FEMALE COUNTRY ARTIST
Carrie Underwood
Gabby Barrett
Kacey Musgraves
Maren Morris
Miranda Lambert
FAVOURITE COUNTRY DUO OR GROUP
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Lady A
Old Dominion
Zac Brown Band
FAVOURITE COUNTRY ALBUM
Chris Stapleton - Starting Over
Gabby Barrett - Goldmine
Lee Brice - Hey World
Luke Bryan - Born Here Live Here Die Here
*Morgan Wallen - Dangerous: The Double Album
FAVOURITE COUNTRY SONG
Chris Stapleton 'Starting Over'
Chris Young & Kane Brown 'Famous Friends'
Gabby Barrett 'The Good Ones'
Luke Combs 'Forever After All'
Walker Hayes 'Fancy Like'

FAVOURITE MALE HIP-HOP ARTIST
Drake
Lil Baby
Moneybagg Yo
Polo G
Pop Smoke
FAVOURITE FEMALE HIP-HOP ARTIST
Cardi B
Coi Leray
Erica Banks
Megan Thee Stallion
Saweetie
FAVOURITE HIP-HOP ALBUM
Drake - Certified Lover Boy
Juice WRLD - Legends Never Die
Megan Thee Stallion - Good News
Pop Smoke - Shoot For The Stars Aim For The Moon
Rod Wave - SoulFly
FAVOURITE HIP-HOP SONG
Cardi B 'Up'
Internet Money ft. Gunna, Don Toliver & NAV 'Lemonade'
Lil Tjay ft. 6LACK 'Calling My Phone'
Polo G 'RAPSTAR'
Pop Smoke 'What You Know Bout Love'
FAVOURITE MALE R&B ARTIST
Chris Brown
Giveon
Tank
The Weeknd
Usher
FAVOURITE FEMALE R&B ARTIST
Doja Cat
H.E.R.
Jazmine Sullivan
Jhene Aiko
SZA
FAVOURITE R&B ALBUM
Doja Cat - Planet Her
Giveon - When It's All Said And Done... Take Time
H.E.R. - Back of My Mind
Jazmine Sullivan - Heaux Tales
Queen Naija - missunderstood
FAVOURITE R&B SONG
Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak) 'Leave The Door Open'
Chris Brown & Young Thug 'Go Crazy'
Giveon 'Heartbreak Anniversary'
H.E.R. 'Damage'
Jazmine Sullivan 'Pick Up Your Feelings'
FAVOURITE MALE LATIN ARTIST
Bad Bunny
J Balvin
Maluma
Ozuna
Rauw Alejandro
FAVOURITE FEMALE LATIN ARTIST
Becky G
Kali Uchis
KAROL G
Natti Natasha
ROSALIA
FAVOURITE LATIN DUO OR GROUP
Banda MS de Sergio Lizarraga
Calibre 50
Eslabon Armado
La Arrolladora Banda El Limon De Rene Camacho
Los Dos Carnales
FAVOURITE LATIN ALBUM
Bad Bunny - EL ULTIMO TOUR DEL MUNDO
Kali Uchis - Sin Miedo (del Amor y Otros Demonios)
KAROL G - KG0516
Maluma - PAPI JUANCHO
Rauw Alejandro - Afrodisiaco
FAVOURITE LATIN SONG
Bad Bunny & Jhay Cortez 'DAKITI'
Bad Bunny x ROSALIA 'LA NOCHE DE ANOCHE'
Farruko 'Pepas'
Kali Uchis 'telepatia'
Maluma & The Weeknd 'Hawai (Remix)'
FAVOURITE ROCK ARTIST
AJR
All Time Low
Foo Fighters
Glass Animals
Machine Gun Kelly
FAVOURITE INSPIRATIONAL ARTIST
CAIN
Carrie Underwood
Elevation Worship
Lauren Daigle
Zach Williams
FAVOURITE GOSPEL ARTIST
Kanye West
Kirk Franklin
Koryn Hawthorne
Maverick City Music
Tasha Cobbs Leonard
FAVOURITE DANCE/ELECTRONIC ARTIST
David Guetta
ILLENIUM
Marshmello
Regard
Tiesto
The fan-voted award is set to air from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on November 21 on ABC. (ANI)

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