Additional performers announced for 2021 American Music Awards

Carrie Underwood, Jason Aldean, Kane Brown, New Edition and New Kids on the Block added

MRC Live & Alternative and ABC have announced the performers for this year’s new AMAs featured segments, “My Hometown.” They will join the star-studded lineup for 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, November 21st at 8 pm EST/PST on ABC and streaming next day on Hulu.

This year’s new “My Hometown” segments will feature the towns, humble beginnings, influential individuals and mentors that helped shape today’s superstars, and will take fans for a walk down memory lane.

Country superstar and 15-time AMA winner Carrie Underwood will join fellow 2021 nominee Jason Aldean for a special performance of their smash hit duet “If I Didn’t Love You,” while showcasing their hometown influence and southern roots.

Five-time AMA winner Kane Brown will perform at Tennessee State University (TSU), a notable HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities). Brown will give fans a look into his Tennessee and Georgia roots and personal musical journey as an artist, culminating in a performance of his hit “One Mississippi” at TSU.

The AMAs will be grounds for an epic “Battle of Boston” that will see the two iconic boy bands from Beantown, New Edition and New Kids on the Block sharing the stage for the very first time for a can’t-miss performance. Two-time AMA winners New Edition will make a much-anticipated return having last performed at the AMAs in 1997, while this will mark the return of two-time AMA winners New Kids on the Block, who last performed on the show in 2010.

Underwood, Aldean, Brown, New Edition and New Kids on the Block join previously announced performers Bad Bunny, with the world premiere performance of “Lo Siento BB:/,” BTS with Megan Thee Stallion for the world television premiere performance of “Butter,” and Olivia Rodrigo, who leads this year with seven nominations, makes her AMAs performance debut.

As it approaches its semi-centennial anniversary next year, the AMAs represents the top achievements in music, as determined by the fans. A vibrant night of non-stop 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 is now open and this year, for the first time ever, fans can vote for all AMA categories, once per category per day, globally on TikTok by searching for “AMAs” in-app.

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 September 25, 2020, through September 23, 2021. The American Music Awards winners are voted entirely by fans.

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

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