AMAs 2021: BTS is up for ‘Artist Of The Year’, Gen Z star Olivia Rodrigo leads the nominations

BTS has been listed as one of the ‘Artist Of The Year’ nominees at the American Music Awards for the first time. 

Earlier today (October 28), the American Music Awards 2021 officially announced the nominees for all categories. As one of the most important annual music awards in the US (besides Grammy, MTV VMAs, Billboard Music Awards, People’s Choice Music Awards, …), this list of nominations has quickly attracted much attention from the international public.

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The nominees for ‘Artist of The Year’ at AMAs 2021

Notably, BTS is officially included in the list of nominees in the most important category: Artist of the Year, going up against famous Western artists such as Taylor Swift,  Drake, Ariana Grande, Olivia Rodrigo and The Weeknd.

This is also the first time that BTS has received such a huge nomination at an American award. Although the popular global boy group was nominated and won many times in the States before, all of those awards only belong to the “sideline” categories. Being nominated for ‘Artist of The Year’ is a well-deserved recognition for BTS’s achievements and impact over the past year with their smash hits continuously charting No.1 on Billboard as well as their impressive performance at the United Nations General Assembly.

BTS is up for ‘Artist Of The Year’ for the 1st time

BTS receives their first nomination for the most important award at the AMAs 2021
As awards show in the U.S can now be arranged as offline events, BTS is very likely to appear at the event and perform live. Before this, the HYBE boy group has received 6 American Music Awards for all 6 nominations. Will BTS be able to keep up this 100% winning rate?

Olivia Rodrigo is currently a promising name of the AMAs 2021 with a total of 7 nominations, The Weeknd with 6 nominations, Bad Bunny and Doja Cat with 5 nominations. Above are the most nominated names of this year’s AMAs. Aside from that, with 3 nominations at the AMAs 2021, Taylor Swift still holds the unbeatable record of the singer with the most AMAs nomination in total, which is 32.

The American Music Awards 2021 will start at 8 p.m. (EST/PST) on Sunday, Nov 21st. at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles, CA. Let’s keep track to see how your idol will do at the biggest music night in America!


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