FILE – Olivia Rodrigo performs “Good 4 U” on the MTV Video Music Awards on Sept. 12, 2021, in New York. The Disney actress and singer-songwriter broke out with hits from her 2021 debut report “Bitter,” which led to seven nominations on the AMAs, together with artist of the 12 months and new artist of the 12 months. The AMAs will air from Los Angeles on ABC on Nov. 21. (Picture by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)


Olivia Rodrigo may flip her album “Bitter” into one thing very candy on the American Music Awards on Sunday, getting into the evening because the main nominee with nods for artist of the 12 months and new artist of the 12 months.

The Disney actor and singer-songwriter has seven nominations, besting five-time winner The Weeknd with six. He’s additionally going up in opposition to Rodrigo within the artist of the 12 months class together with BTS, Ariana Grande, Drake and Taylor Swift.

The fan-voted awards present will air reside from Los Angeles on ABC. Nominees have been based mostly on streaming, album and digital gross sales, radio airplay and social exercise, and replicate the time interval of Sept. 25, 2020, via Sept. 23, 2021. Cardi B makes her host debut.

Highlights on the telecast will embrace Carrie Underwood and Jason Aldean singing their duet “If I Didn’t Love You,” Kane Brown performing “One Mississippi” from Tennessee State College and New Version and New Youngsters on the Block will carry out collectively for the primary time.

An earlier scheduled efficiency of “Butter” by the joined forces of BTS and Megan Thee Stallion has been scrapped after the rapper cited private causes for dropping out Saturday; Coldplay and BTS will as a substitute sing their hit “My Universe.”

Different performers embrace Jennifer Lopez, Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak. becoming a member of forces as Silk Sonic, Dangerous Bunny, Diplo, Mickey Guyton and Tyler, The Creator. The Italian rock group and Eurovision winners Måneskin will make their U.S. awards present debut.

Reggaeton star Dangerous Bunny, R&B newcomer Giveon and Doja Cat every have 5 nominations every. Within the new artist of the 12 months class, Rodrigo joins Giveon, 24KGoldn, Masked Wolf and The Child LAROI.

Swift, who presently holds the report for essentially the most awarded artist in AMA historical past with 32, may additional prolong her streak. She is nominated for 3 awards whole, together with favourite pop album for “evermore.”

The AMAs added new classes this 12 months, together with favourite trending tune, favourite gospel artist and favourite Latin duo or group.

Rapper Pop Smoke, who was killed in 2020, is nominated in three classes, together with favourite hip-hop album and favourite hip-hop artist, and will win his first award posthumously.

Nation star Morgan Wallen earned two nominations in nation classes, however he received’t be included within the awards present after being caught on video utilizing a racial slur.

If Rodrigo wins a majority of the awards she is nominated for, that might put her in good firm. Olivia Newton-John and Justin Bieber are tied for 4 awards received of their first 12 months nominated.


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