Olivia Rodrigo, The Weeknd, Bad Bunny lead American Music Awards nominations: See the full list

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"Good 4 u," Olivia Rodrigo. Not only is it her first time being up for an American Music Award, the chart-topping Disney star leads the 2021 pack with seven nominations including artist of the year, new artist of the year, favorite pop album and favorite pop artist.

Tailing Rodrigo is five-time AMA winner The Weeknd, with six nominations. Rodrigo and The Weeknd will go head-to-head for artist of the year, as well as favorite music video ("drivers license" and "Save Your Tears," respectively) and favorite pop song for ("drivers license" and "Save Your Tears (Remix)" featuring Ariana Grande, respectively).

Ariana Grande, BTS, Drake and Taylor Swift round out the nominees for artist of the year, considered the AMA's top award.

Reggaeton superstar Bad Bunny, TikTok queen Doja Cat and "Heartbreak Anniversary" singer Giveon are up for five nominations each.

Giveon, another first-time nominee, is up for new artist of the year and collaboration of the year for his hit song with Justin Bieber, "Peaches."

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Olivia Rodrigo performs.
Olivia Rodrigo performs.

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This year's award show will also shake things up by adding new categories including favorite trending song with nominees from TikTok on the year's most viral tunes, favorite gospel artist (for which Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, is nominated) and favorite Latin duo or group.

AMA nominees are selected based on fan interactions with music (including streaming, album sales, song sales, radio airplay, social engagement) that are tracked by Billboard and its data partner MRC Data, according to the organization. Winners are determined by fan voting.

In response to controversial country star Morgan Wallen's two nominations, awards producer MRC Live & Alternative released a statement: "Wallen is a nominee this year based on charting. As his conduct does not align with our core values, we will not be including him on the show in any capacity (performing, presenting, accepting). We plan to evaluate his progress in doing meaningful work as an ally to the Black community and will consider his participation in future shows."

The AMAs are scheduled to take place live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles Sunday, Nov. 21 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC and will stream the next day on Hulu.

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American Music Awards 2021 nominations

Collaboration of the year

“Mood” - 24kGoldn ft. iann dior

“DÁKITI” - Bad Bunny & Jhay Cortez

“Go Crazy” - Chris Brown & Young Thug

“Kiss Me More” - Doja Cat ft. SZA

“Peaches” - Justin Bieber ft. Daniel Caesar & Giveon

Favorite trending song

“Buss It” - Erica Banks

“Beggin’” - Måneskin

“Body” - Megan Thee Stallion

“drivers license” - Olivia Rodrigo

“Adderall (Corvette Corvette)” - Popp Hunna

Favorite music video

“Leave The Door Open” - Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak)

“Up” - Cardi B

“MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)” - Lil Nas X

“drivers license” - Olivia Rodrigo

“Save Your Tears” - The Weeknd

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Lil Nas X
Lil Nas X

Favorite male pop artist

Drake

Ed Sheeran

Justin Bieber

Lil Nas X

The Weeknd

Favorite female pop artist

Ariana Grande

Doja Cat

Dua Lipa

Olivia Rodrigo

Taylor Swift

Favorite pop duo or group

AJR

BTS

Glass Animals

Maroon 5

Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak)

Favorite pop album

“positions” - Ariana Grande

“Future Nostalgia” - Dua Lipa

“sour” - Olivia Rodrigo

“evermore” - Taylor Swift

“F--- LOVE” - The Kid LAROI

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Favorite pop song

“Butter” - BTS

“Kiss Me More” - Doja Cat ft. SZA

“Levitating” - Dua Lipa

“drivers license” - Olivia Rodrigo

“Save Your Tears (Remix)” - The Weeknd & Ariana Grande

Favorite male country artist

Chris Stapleton

Jason Aldean

Luke Bryan

Luke Combs

Morgan Wallen

Favorite female country artist

Carrie Underwood

Gabby Barrett

Kacey Musgraves

Maren Morris

Miranda Lambert

Favorite country duo or group

Dan + Shay

Florida Georgia Line

Lady A

Old Dominion

Zac Brown Band

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Favorite country album

“Starting Over” - Chris Stapleton

“Goldmine” - Gabby Barrett

“Hey World” - Lee Brice

“Born Here Live Here Die Here” - Luke Bryan

“Dangerous: The Double Album” - Morgan Wallen

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Favorite country song

“Starting Over” - Chris Stapleton

“Famous Friends” - Chris Young & Kane Brown

“The Good Ones” - Gabby Barrett

“Forever After All” - Luke Combs

“Fancy Like” - Walker Hayes

Favorite male hip-hop artist

Drake

Lil Baby

Moneybagg Yo

Polo G

Pop Smoke

Favorite female hip-hop artist

Cardi B

Coi Leray

Erica Banks

Megan Thee Stallion

Saweetie

Favorite hip-hop album

“Certified Lover Boy” - Drake

“Legends Never Die” - Juice WRLD

“Good News” - Megan Thee Stallion

“Shoot For The Stars Aim For The Moon” - Pop Smoke

“SoulFly” - Rod Wave

Favorite hip-hop song

“Up” - Cardi B

“Lemonade” - Internet Money ft. Gunna, Don Toliver & NAV

“Calling My Phone” - Lil Tjay ft. 6LACK

“RAPSTAR” - Polo G

“What You Know Bout Love” - Pop Smoke

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Cardi B and Quavo, Offset, and Takeoff of Migos perform onstage at the 2021 BET Awards.

Favorite male R&B artist

Chris Brown

Giveon

Tank

The Weeknd

Usher

Favorite female R&B artist

Doja Cat

H.E.R.

Jazmine Sullivan

Jhené Aiko

SZA

Favorite R&B Album

“Planet Her” - Doja Cat

“When It’s All Said And Done... Take Time” - Giveon

“Back of My Mind” - H.E.R.

“Heaux Tales” - Jazmine Sullivan

“Missunderstood” - Queen Naija

Favorite R&B song

“Leave The Door Open” - Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak)

“Go Crazy” - Chris Brown & Young Thug

“Heartbreak Anniversary” - Giveon

“Damage” - H.E.R.

“Pick Up Your Feelings” - Jazmine Sullivan

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Favorite male Latin artist

Bad Bunny

J Balvín

Maluma

Ozuna

Rauw Alejandro

Favorite female Latin artist

Becky G

Kali Uchis

Karol G

Natti Natasha

Rosalía

Favorite Latin duo or group

Banda MS de Sergio Lizárraga

Calibre 50

Eslabon Armado

La Arrolladora Banda El Limón De René Camacho

Los Dos Carnales

Favorite Latin album

“EL ÚLTIMO TOUR DEL MUNDO” - Bad Bunny

“Sin Miedo (del Amor y Otros Demonios)” - Kali Uchis

“KG0516” - Karol G

“Papi Juancho” - Maluma

“Afrodisíaco” - Rauw Alejandro

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Favorite Latin song

“Dákiti” - Bad Bunny & Jhay Cortez

“LA NOCHE DE ANOCHE” - Bad Bunny x Rosalía

“Pepas” - Farruko

“telepatía” - Kali Uchis

“Hawái (Remix)” - Maluma & The Weeknd

Favorite rock artist

AJR

All Time Low

Foo Fighters

Glass Animals

Machine Gun Kelly

Favorite inspirational artist

CAIN

Carrie Underwood

Elevation Worship

Lauren Daigle

Zach Williams

Favorite gospel artist

Kanye West

Kirk Franklin

Koryn Hawthorne

Maverick City Music

Tasha Cobbs Leonard

Favorite dance/electronic artist

David Guetta

Illenium

Marshmello

Dj Regard

Tiësto

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