Diplo, Mickey Guyton among 2021 American Music Awards additions

Cardi B hosts Music’s Hottest Night

MRC Live & Alternative and ABC have announced additional 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, November 21st at 8 pm EST/PST on ABC and streaming next day on Hulu.

Dance music titan and AMA winner Diplo will take on a special role and serve as the first-ever AMAs musical curator, DJing his iconic tunes throughout the night.

Italian rock band and first-time AMA nominee Måneskin will make their US awards show debut when they perform their billion+ streaming and global No. 1 hit “Beggin’” at the AMAs. The band could take home their first AMA trophy for Favorite Trending Song, a new category with nominees from TikTok based on the year’s most viral songs.

Country music star Mickey Guyton will take the stage for her AMAs debut with a can’t-miss performance of her newest unifying single, “All American.”

Rapper, producer and songwriter Tyler, The Creator will perform at this year’s AMAs following the release of his sixth studio album, Call Me If You Get Lost, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 Chart.

Country singer and AMAs nominee Walker Hayes marks his AMAs debut with a performance of his smash song, “Fancy Like,” which is nominated for Favorite Country Song.

This year’s new “AMA Song of the Soul Moment” will celebrate the power of music and the artists that use their voices to inspire change and enable progress, providing a global platform to highlight the impact of their music. The segment will honor 19-year-old German singer/songwriter Zoe Wees who uses her music as an outlet to shine a light on mental health topics. She will bring her powerful lyrics and voice to the AMAs as she performs the empowering “Girls Like Us.”

Diplo, Måneskin, Guyton, Tyler, The Creator, Hayes and Wees join previously announced performers Bad Bunny, Tainy and Julieta Venegas, with the world premiere performance of “Lo Siento BB:/,” BTS with Megan Thee Stallion for the world television premiere performance of “Butter,” Olivia Rodrigo in her AMAs debut, Carrie Underwood with Jason Aldean, Kane Brown, New Edition and New Kids on the Block.

Rodrigo leads this year with seven nominations followed by 5x AMA winner The Weeknd with six nominations and Bad Bunny, Doja Cat and Giveon each with five.

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 axs.com.

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