BTS Tops the List of Winners at the American Music Awards

BTS's V, Jungkook, Jimin, Rap Monster (RM), Suga, J-Hope and Jin at the American Music Awards.
BTS's V, Jungkook, Jimin, Rap Monster (RM), Suga, J-Hope and Jin at the American Music Awards in 2021. Photo by Rob Latour/Shutterstock (12612438bv)

BTS dominated the charts and broke several major records this year with their hit song “Butter”, and they’re now busy reaping the fruits of their labor. The list of American Music Awards winners is here, and the K-pop band topped it with awards in three major categories.

BTS managed to beat the likes of Ariana Grande, Drake, Olivia Rodrigo, Taylor Swift, and The Weeknd to be crowned as the artist of the year at the AMAs. They also walked away with trophies for the best pop duo or group and favorite pop song with “Butter”.

Doja Cat and Megan Thee Stallion were also among the major winners, with three awards each. Doja dominated the R&B categories and collected the award for collaboration of the year with “Kiss Me More” featuring SZA, while Stallion conquered the hip-hop field and won the trophy for the favorite trending song with “Body”.

Olivia Rodrigo, who topped the list of nominees with seven nods, managed to pick up one award—the new artist of the year. It was also a big night for Taylor Swift, Bad Bunny, and Gabby Barrett, who collected two awards each.

The American Music Awards returned to LA’s Microsoft Theater on November 21st, with Cardi B hosting the show for the first time.


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 0r 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