Missed Sunday's American Music Awards? Here's Everything You Need to Know

From unforgettable fashion moments to futuristic performances, here's everything you can't miss from this year's AMAs 

01 of 09

Serving Looks on the Red Carpet

2021 American Music Awards - Arrivals
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The 2021 AMAs red carpet had a mix of glitz, glam and unique statement pieces, host Cardi B's gold mask being one. From sexy cutout gowns to classic velvet suits, see how the stars slayed the red carpet here.

02 of 09

And Kids on the Carpet

2021 American Music Awards - Arrivals
Casie Baker and Machine Gun Kelly. Amy Sussman/Getty

Also on the carpet were the cutest celebrity kids! Machine Gun Kelly's daughter Casie matched with her dad in all black, 'NSYNC's Joey Fatone brought daughter Kloey Alexandra and Jimmy Jam brought daughter Bella Harris.

03 of 09

Kicking Things Off

Silk Sonic
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Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak of Silk Sonic got the crowd rockin' with a dazzling performance of "Smokin Out the Window."

04 of 09

The Host with Most

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Host Cardi B pulled out all the stops with stunning outfit changes, big laughs and a personal request for JoJo Siwa to come to her house for Christmas!

05 of 09

BTS Takeover

BTS attends the 2021 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 21, 2021 in Los Angeles, California.
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The group started off the night with their first-ever live performance of their song "My Universe" with Coldplay's Chris Martin. Then they closed out the show with an exciting showdown of "Butter." They also picked up three major awards: favorite duo or group, favorite pop song for "Butter" and artist of the year.

06 of 09

Seeing Into the Future with Bad Bunny

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Bad Bunny, Tainy and Julieta Venegas wowed the crowd with a futuristic performance of "Lo Siento BB," off of Tainy's debut album, Data.

07 of 09

Kat Valdez Takes J.Lo's Place

J Lo performance
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Jennifer Lopez channeled her upcoming film character Kat Valdez while performing her ballad "On My Way," which provides the soundtrack for the star's movie Marry Me, starring Lopez, Maluma, Owen Wilson and Sarah Silverman.

08 of 09

Boston Boys Go Head to Head

New Edition, New Kids on the Block
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New Edition and New Kids on the Block faced off during the AMAs' "Battle of Boston." The groups delivered a feel-good medley of hits, including "Candy Girl," "Step by Step," "Can You Stand the Rain" and "If It Isn't love." Both groups hail from Boston; New Edition from the neighborhood of Roxbury, and New Kids on the Block from Dorchester.

The performance was part of a new AMAs segment titled "My Hometown," which also featured sets from Kane Brown, and Carrie Underwood and Jason Aldean.

09 of 09

Biggest Awards of the Night

Machine Gun Kelly, BTS, Olivia Rodrigo
Machine Gun Kelly; BTS; Olivia Rodrigo. Kevin Winter/Getty (2); ABC

The fans have spoken! Some of music's biggest stars walked away with awards: Machine Gun Kelly for favorite rock artist, BTS for artist of the year and Olivia Rodrigo for new artist of the year. Other notable wins went to Becky G for favorite female Latin artist, Bad Bunny for favorite male Latin artist and Taylor Swift's evermore for favorite pop album.

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