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AMA Nominations to Watch

A few of the artists to keep your eye on ahead of this month’s awards show

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Nominees for Best Artist

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Nominated for both best artist and best new artist of the year, Rodrigo racked up the most nods of anyone this year — as she should!

Olivia Rodrigo

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Our girl Ari always kills it. We can’t wait to watch her take on the role of Glinda in the just-announced Wicked movie musical!

Ariana Grande

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 The K-Pop group is set to perform their hit song “Butter” on TV for the first time at the AMAs, and we can hardly contain our excitement.

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Nominees for Best New Artist of the Year

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The 20-year-old rapper and singer found fame during the pandemic while he was a student at USC.

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The R&B singer rocket-launched into stardom following a successful collab with Drake on the 2020 single “Chicago Freestyle.”

Giveon

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At only 18 years old, The Kid LAROI has already cemented his spot as a Gen-Z icon thanks to his Justin Bieber collab “STAY.”

The Kid LAROI 

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nominees for Collaboration of the Year

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Call it what you want — hot girl anthem, TikTok hit or a new pop classic — but we can’t get enough of this jam from our fave heart-stopping duo.

Doja Cat ft. SZA, "Kiss Me More"

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We dare you to try not to get up and dance when this song comes on.

Bad Bunny & Jhay Cortez, "DÁKITI"

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This summer anthem can bring the heat even in the fast-approaching winter. 

Justin Bieber ft. Daniel Caesar & Giveon, "Peaches"

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nominees for Favorite Male Hip-Hop Artist

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The certified lover boy is up for a certified hip-hop award at this year’s AMAs.

Drake

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 Lil Baby has been featured on a myriad of rap hits from Drake to J. Cole.

Lil Baby

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Known for his chill, deep voice and smooth, bass-heavy beats, Pop Smoke’s posthumous win would be bittersweet: The rapper was murdered last year during a robbery.

Pop Smoke

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nominees for Favorite Female Hip-Hop Artist

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Hot Girl Meg, Tina Snow — whatever you know her as, you know she’s redefining the rap game.

Megan Thee Stallion

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Artist and all-around-lovable social media personality Cardi B knows how to make a bop. 

Cardi B

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One of the many artists who can credit TikTok for their rise in celebrity, Banks’ song ‘Buss It’ has gone certified Gold in the U.S.

Erica Banks

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Find out who else was nominated for the 2021 AMAs, airing Nov. 21.

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