The American Music Awards 2021 are finally here and it did not disappoint. Kicking off the night fans welcomed back to the stage, the Grammy-winning WAP host Cardi B and she killed it!
And boy did the Bacardi turn heads.
With Hip Hop star Cardi B as the ringmaster, the American Music Awards 2021 scored high marks for bringing eye-popping performances and show-stopping surprises back to the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
The in-person event occurred on Monday, 22 November 2021, after the show was displaced by the pandemic last year.
This year’s award show was a true celebration of art. The star-studded extravaganza featured some of the biggest names in music being honoured for their achievements. Not to mention delivering some jaw-dropping live performances.
Fans and viewers alike were also treated to a slew of heartfelt acceptance speeches and powerful messages from some of the night’s big winners.
While the performances and awards were the highlights of the night, our eyes were also drawn to all corners of the event.
The iconic red carpet moments turned heads this year but one star, in particular, took the crown for the most impressive outfit changes of the night.
Cardi B knows how to slay the fashion game as she gave us a style that was simply unmatched. From 8 multiple outfit changes, during the entire show, the star even walked away with an award of her own.
All The Winners And Outstanding Performances Of The 2021 American Music Awards
Bruno Mars and Anderson. Paak, who just dropped their debut album as Silk Sonic, opened the AMAs. After winning the award for Favourite R&B Song for Leave The Door Open Silk Sonic took to the stage to play Smokin’ Out The Window.
The pair were dressed in matching red suits and backed by a band and backing vocalists, all of whom were also wearing matching outfits.
Speaking of performances, Chloe mesmerized us, literally dropping in from the sky while singing her song Have Mercy.
Some winners from the AMAs 2021 were announced on TikTok earlier that day. According to the NME, Doja Cat had the most trophies this year, winning Favourite Female R&B Artist, Favourite R&B Album for Planet Her and Collaboration Of The Year for her team-up with SZA, Kiss Me More.
Colson Baker, known as Machine Gun Kelly (MGK) took away the award for Favourite Rock Artist of the Year, after giving a speech to remind fans that rock is simply not dead.
However, fans were surprised at the American rapper’s date too. Though he is typically cosied up to his girlfriend Megan Fox, MGK instead graced the red carpet with his 12-year old daughter Casie.
Another huge highlight was when American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift won the award for Favourite Female Pop album for her album Evermore.
Although she wasn’t in attendance, she happily accepted her award on video. The Weeknd took the award for Favourite Male R&B Artist of the year.
BTS also blew the audience away after opening the show with performances of their song with Coldplay My Universe and ended the show with their fan-favourite track Butter.
The group took home awards for Favourite Pop songs, Duos and Artists Of The Year.
To see the full list of winners and nominees click here.
From show-stopping performances to incredible acceptance speeches, this star-studded American Music Awards 2021 arrived and conquered all.
What a night!