Olivia Rodrigo might flip her album Sour into one thing very candy on the American Music Awards on Sunday, coming into the evening because the main nominee with nods for artist of the yr and new artist of the yr.
The Disney actor and singer-songwriter has seven nominations, besting five-time winner The Weeknd with six. He’s additionally going up towards Rodrigo within the artist of the yr class together with BTS, Ariana Grande, Drake and Taylor Swift.
The fan-voted awards present will air stay from Los Angeles on ABC. Nominees had been based mostly on streaming, album and digital gross sales, radio airplay and social exercise, and mirror the time interval of Sept. 25, 2020, by 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 Didnt Love You, Kane Brown performing One Mississippi from Tennessee State University and New Edition and New Kids 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.
Other performers embrace Jennifer Lopez, Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak. becoming a member of forces as Silk Sonic, Bad Bunny, Diplo, Mickey Guyton and Tyler, The Creator. The Italian rock group and Eurovision winners Mneskin will make their U.S. awards present debut.
Reggaeton star Bad Bunny, R&B newcomer Giveon and Doja Cat every have 5 nominations every. In the brand new artist of the yr class, Rodrigo joins Giveon, 24KGoldn, Masked Wolf and The Kid LAROI.
Swift, who presently holds the report for probably the most awarded artist in AMA historical past with 32, might additional lengthen her streak. She is nominated for 3 awards complete, together with favourite pop album for evermore.
The AMAs added new classes this yr, together with favourite trending music, 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.
Country 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 may put her in good firm. Olivia Newton-John and Justin Bieber are tied for 4 awards received of their first yr nominated.
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