2021 American Music Awards Nominees Announced (R&B Edition)

2021 American Music Awards Nominees Announced (R&B Edition)

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The nominations for the 2021 American Music Awards have been announced.

The Weeknd leads among the R&B acts with six nominations, including Artist of the Year, Favorite Male R&B Artist and Favorite Music (“Save Your Tears”). He’s also the most-nominated male artist this year across all categories. 

R&B newcomer Givēon trails right behind with five nominations, including New Artist of the Year, Favorite R&B Song (“Heartbreak Anniversary”) and Favorite R&B Album (When It’s All Said And Done… Take Time). 

Meanwhile, Chris Brown, H.E.R., Jazmine Sullivan, Silk Sonic and SZA are all up for three awards.

According to the American Music Awards, nominees are selected based on key fan interactions such as streaming, album sales, song sales and radio airplay. With assistance from Billboard and MRC Data, the measurements were tracked from Sept. 25, 2020, through Sept. 21, 2021.

The American Music Awards will air live on Sunday, Nov. 21, at 8 p.m. EST/PST on ABC. 

See the list of nominations below.

FAVORITE MALE R&B ARTIST
Chris Brown
Givēon
Tank
The Weeknd
Usher

FAVORITE FEMALE R&B ARTIST
Doja Cat
H.E.R.
Jazmine Sullivan
Jhené Aiko
SZA

FAVORITE R&B ALBUM
Doja Cat “Planet Her”
Givēon “When It’s All Said And Done… Take Time”
H.E.R. “Back of My Mind”
Jazmine Sullivan “Heaux Tales”
Queen Naija “missunderstood”

FAVORITE R&B SONG
Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak) “Leave The Door Open”
Chris Brown & Young Thug “Go Crazy”
Givēon “Heartbreak Anniversary”
H.E.R. “Damage”
Jazmine Sullivan “Pick Up Your Feelings”

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Ariana Grande
BTS
Drake
Olivia Rodrigo
Taylor Swift
The Weeknd

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR
24kGoldn
Givēon
Masked Wolf
Olivia Rodrigo
The Kid LAROI

COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR
24kGoldn ft. iann dior “Mood”
Bad Bunny & Jhay Cortez “DÁKITI”
Chris Brown & Young Thug “Go Crazy”
Doja Cat ft. SZA “Kiss Me More”
Justin Bieber ft. Daniel Caesar & Givēon “Peaches”

FAVORITE MUSIC VIDEO
Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak) “Leave The Door Open”
Cardi B “Up”
Lil Nas X “MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)”
Olivia Rodrigo “drivers license”
The Weeknd “Save Your Tears”

FAVORITE MALE POP ARTIST
Drake
Ed Sheeran
Justin Bieber
Lil Nas X
The Weeknd

FAVORITE POP DUO OR GROUP
AJR
BTS
Glass Animals
Maroon 5
Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak)

FAVORITE POP ALBUM
Ariana Grande “Positions”
Dua Lipa “Future Nostalgia”
Olivia Rodrigo “SOUR”
Taylor Swift “evermore”
The Kid LAROI “F*CK LOVE”

FAVORITE POP SONG
BTS “Butter”
Doja Cat ft. SZA “Kiss Me More”
Dua Lipa “Levitating”
Olivia Rodrigo “drivers license”
The Weeknd & Ariana Grande “Save Your Tears (Remix)”

 

See the full list of 2021 AMAs nominees here.