Olivia Rodrigo, The Weeknd Among Top American Music Awards Nominees

Olivia Rodrigo, The Weeknd Among Top American Music Awards Nominees

First-time nominee Olivia Rodrigo leads the nominees for the 2021 American Music Awards.

The pop powerhouse makes her AMAs debut scoring seven nominations, including Artist of the Year and New Artist of The Year.

Five-time AMA winner The Weeknd earned six nominations. The superstar will go up against Rodrigo in the Artist of the Year category as well as Favorite Music Video and Favorite Pop Song.

Close behind with five nominations each are Bad Bunny, Doja Cat and GIVEON. The Reggaeton superstar dominates in the Latin categories, scoring a double nod for Favorite Latin Album, while Doja Cat, 2020’s New Artist of the Year, is recognized in the Favorite Female R&B Artist and Favorite R&B Album categories, among others.

First-time nominee GIVEON received multiple nominations in his AMA debut, including New Artist of the Year, Favorite Male R&B Artist, and Collaboration of the Year for his hit song with Justin Bieber, “Peaches.”

Voting for nominees is now open and this year, for the first time ever, fans can vote for all AMA categories on TikTok by searching for “AMAs” in-app.

This year’s AMAs will air live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, November 21, at 8:00 p.m. EST/PST on ABC and stream next day on Hulu.

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