Music’s Hottest Night Airs Live Sunday, Nov. 21, at 8 p.m. EST/PST, on ABC


ABC Publicity

Los Angeles, CA (November 8, 2021) – MRC Live & Alternative and ABC today announced the first group of A-list performers set to take the stage at the “2021 American Music Awards,” the world’s largest fan-voted awards show. With Cardi B in her hosting debut, the AMAs will air live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, Nov. 21, at 8:00 p.m. EST/PST on ABC and streaming next day on Hulu.

21st century Pop icons and six-time AMA winners, BTS will take the stage with AMA winner Megan Thee Stallion for the much-anticipated televised world premiere performance of their hit single “Butter.” The group, who last performed at the AMAs in 2020 from Korea, could also take home the trophy for the night’s top honor, Artist of the Year. Megan Thee Stallion, who released her new album Something For Thee Hotties on Oct. 29, is up for three AMAs this year, including Favorite Trending Song for “Body.”

Singer/songwriter Olivia Rodrigo, who leads this year with seven nominations, will take over the stage for a can’t-miss performance to mark her AMAs debut. Rodrigo could take home her first AMA ever should she win in any of the categories she’s nominated in, including Artist of the Year. Latin global superstar and two-time AMA winner Bad Bunny will return to the AMAs stage for the world premiere performance of “Lo Siento BB:/.” Nominated for five awards this year, the reggaeton icon last performed “I Like It” at the AMAs in 2018 alongside J Balvin and 2021 AMAs host Cardi B.


About the “2021 American Music Awards”

As it approaches its semicentennial anniversary next year, the AMAs represents the top achievements in music, as determined by the fans. A vibrant night of nonstop music, the AMAs features a powerful lineup featuring first-time collaborations and exclusive world premiere performances from music’s biggest names - from Pop to Rap to R&B to Country to Latin to K-Pop – and more, as well as memorable moments that live on in pop culture.

As the world’s largest fan-voted awards show, the AMAs will air globally across a footprint of linear and digital platforms in over 120 countries and territories.

Voting for all awards is now open globally via TikTok. Fans can vote once per category per day by searching “AMAs” on TikTok. You can also access the voting hub by clicking here.

Nominees are based on key fan interactions - as reflected on the Billboard charts - including streaming, album sales, song sales and radio airplay. These measurements are tracked by Billboard and its data partner MRC Data, and cover the time period Sept. 25, 2020, through Sept. 23, 2021. The American Music Awards winners are voted entirely by fans.

The “2021 American Music Awards” is produced by MRC Live & Alternative and Jesse Collins Entertainment. For the latest American Music Awards news, exclusive content and more, be sure to follow the AMAs on social (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, Snapchat and YouTube), online at and, and join the conversation by using the official hashtag for the show, #AMAs.

The “2021 American Music Awards” is sponsored by Xfinity.
Tickets are now on sale at

About MRC Live & Alternative

MRC Live & Alternative is the world's largest producer and proprietor of televised live event entertainment programming with the "Academy of Country Music Awards," "American Music Awards," "Billboard Music Awards," "Golden Globe Awards," "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest" and the “Streamy Awards.” MRC Live & Alternative owns one of the world's most extensive and unique entertainment archive libraries with more than 60 years of award-winning shows, historic programs, specials, performances and legendary programming. For more information please visit:

About ABC Entertainment

ABC Entertainment’s compelling programming includes “Grey’s Anatomy,” the longest-running medical drama in primetime television; ratings juggernaut “The Bachelor” franchise; riveting dramas “Big Sky,” “The Good Doctor,” “A Million Little Things,” “The Rookie,” “Station 19” and the new female powerhouse series, “Queens”; trailblazing comedies “black-ish,” “The Conners,” “The Goldbergs,” “Home Economics” and “The Wonder Years,” ABC’s strongest comedy debut in two years; the popular Summer Fun & Games programming block, including “The $100,000 Pyramid,” “Holey Moley” and “Press Your Luck”; star-making sensation “American Idol”; reality phenomenon “Shark Tank”; family favorites “America’s Funniest Home Videos,” “Celebrity Family Feud,” “Celebrity Wheel of Fortune,” “The Chase,” “Dancing with the Stars,” “Supermarket Sweep” and “To Tell the Truth”; “General Hospital,” which has aired for more than 55 years on the network; and late-night talk show “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”; as well as the critically acclaimed, Emmy® Award-winning “Live in Front of a Studio Audience” specials. The network also boasts some of television’s most prestigious awards shows, including “The Oscars®,” “The CMA Awards” and the “American Music Awards.”

ABC programming can also be viewed on demand and on Hulu.

Source ABC Publicity

November 8, 2021 4:30pm ET by ABC Publicity  


  Shortlink to this content:


Latest Press Releases