New York-BTS and Coldplay-the two largest groups on earth-joined forces on Sunday to launch a live and raucous version of their universe collaboration “My Universe”, as the American Music Awards celebrated the second major The best pop music of the popular year.
Silk Sonic’s Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak kicked off the awards ceremony with their “Smokin Out the Window” and the host in R&B’s trendy pre-recorded notes Cardi B wearing a fur headgear excited the crowd and admitted she Sweating.
“I’m a little nervous,” the host said after listing all the planned performances. “We want to celebrate for everyone.” Billy Porter awarded the first live award, the most popular Latin album, to Bad Bunny’s “El Último Tour Del Mundo”.
BTS once again won the most popular pop duo or group award, jumping on the stage excitedly and thanking their loyal fans for their three consecutive championships.
The previous performance of “Butter” by BTS and Megan Thee Stallion was cancelled after the rapper cited personal reasons for dropping out on Saturday. This led to a mashup between Coldplay and BTS.
All eyes are on whether Olivia Rodrigo can turn her album “Sour” into something very sweet. She entered the evening as the main nominee and was nominated for Artist of the Year and New Artist of the Year.
The Disney actor and singer-songwriter received seven nominations, defeating five-time winner The Weeknd with six nominations. He will also compete with BTS, Ariana Grande, Drake and Taylor Swift in the Artist of the Year category with Rodrigo.
The fan-voted awards ceremony was broadcast live on ABC in Los Angeles. The nominees are based on streaming media, album and digital sales, radio broadcasts and social activities, and reflect the time period from September 25, 2020 to September 23, 2021.
The machine gun Kelly won the most popular rock artist award. “I want to accept this for all aspiring musicians, those who want to play an instrument, want to rap, want to sing, not just rock artists, but all artists,” he said.
Earlier on Sunday, in the awards announced before the show, Taylor Swift was named the most popular female pop artist, Ed Sheeran won the most popular male singer award, and SZA was the protagonist. Doja Cat was named the best cooperation of the year. Kanye West was named the most popular gospel artist.
Carrie Underwood won the favorite inspirational artist and favorite female country artist, Megan Thee Stallion was named the favorite female hip-hop singer, and her “good news” won the favorite hip-hop album. Doja Cat also won two other awards: the most popular female R&B artist, and her “Planet Her” was named the most popular R&B album.
Luke Bryan was named the favorite country singer, Bad Bunny was the favorite Latin male artist, The Weeknd was the favorite male R&B artist, and Drake won the favorite male hip-hop artist. Gabby Barrett brings home “Goldmine” favorite country album and “The Good Ones” favorite country song.
TV highlights will include Underwood and Jason Alding singing their duet “If I Don’t Love You”, Kane Brown performing “Mississippi” at Tennessee State University, and the new version and the new kids performing together for the first time .
Other performers include Jennifer Lopez, Bruno Mars and Anderson Parker. Join Silk Sonic, Bad Bunny, Diplo, Mickey Guyton and Tyler, The Creator. Italian rock band and Eurovision champion Måneskin will make their debut at the US awards ceremony.
Reggaeton star Bad Bunny, R&B rookie Giveon and Doja Cat each received five nominations. In the Newcomer of the Year Award, Rodrigo joined the ranks of Giveon, 24KGoldn, Masked Wolf and The Kid LAROI.
Swift currently holds the record of the most award-winning artist in AMA history at the age of 33, and she may further expand her winning streak. She was also nominated for two other awards-Artist of the Year and “Evermore” Most Popular Pop Album.
AMAs added new categories this year, including favorite pop songs, favorite gospel artists, and favorite Latin duos or groups.
Rapper Pop Smoke, who died in 2020, has been nominated in three categories: Favorite Hip Hop Album and Favorite Hip Hop Artist, and may win his first award after his death.
If Rodrigo won most of the awards she nominated, he would be her good partner. Olivia Newton-John and Justin Bieber won four awards in their first year of nomination.
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