Editorial: 2021 American Music Awards

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November 21, 2021, the 2021 American Music Awards took place, hosted by Cardi B. Congratulations to all the winners of the AMAs. Cardi B did a fantastic job as the host of the AMAs.



*Opening Act

Silk Sonic – Smokin Out the Window

Impressive performance! 

*Coldplay & BTS – My Universe


* Olivia Rodrigo – Traitor 

A performance filled with passion

*Tyler the Creator – Massa

Tyler the Creator’s performance was powerful & profound.

*Jason Aldean & Carrie Underwood –  If I Didn’t Love You

Side Note: The AMAs shared two touching stories about Jason Aldean & Carrie Underwood’s respective hometowns. It was sweet

*Tainy, Bad Bunny, Julieta Venegas – Lo Siento BB

The trio was dynamic & bold.

* Måneskin – Beggin

The group gave a spirited performance.

*Chlöe – Have Mercy


*Jennifer Lopez – On My Way

She gave a heartfelt & beautiful performance.

* Mickey Guyton – All American

Mickey Guyton sang with heart and soul. 

*Givēn – Heartbreak Anniversary

Fantastic performance!

*Kane Brown – One Mississippi

It was a heartfelt performance.

Side Note: The AMAs put a brief story about Kane Brown growing up in Tennessee that touching.

*New Edition & New Kids On The Block: The Battle Of Boston

-New Kids On The Block

You Got It (The Right Stuff)

Step By Step

Hangin’ Tough

Please Don’t Go Girl

-New Edition

Candy Girl

Mr. Telephone Man

Is This the End

Can You Stand the Rain

Then two boy bands performed a song together If This Isn’t Love. It was fantastic to watch. Although I didn’t grow up listening to either of them, their songs are catchy and timeless. I can imagine fans of these two boy bands went down memorable, feeling nostalgic and excited. Both performed incredibly and gave an unforgettable show. The musical performance of The Battle of Boston- New Edition & New Kids On The Block will mark the history of both music awards and music in general. 

*Walker Hayes – Fancy Like

What an incredible performance. Walker Hayes sang remarkably.

*Zoe Wees – Girls Like Us

She sang beautifully. Her performance was inspirational.

*BTS – Butter

The Korean Band did an excellent job singing their latest his Butter. The performance ended the show on a high note.


*Favorite Duo or Group: BTS

*Favorite Hip Hop Song: Cardi B – 

Pop Song of the Year: BTS Butter

*Artist of the Year: BTS

*Favorite Female Latin Artist of the Year: Becky G

*New Artist of the Year: Olivia Rodrigo


*Joey Fatone (NSync), Drew Lachey (98 Degrees) and Shawn Stockman (Boyz II Men) had a humorous moment of mentioning the Battle of Boston. Drew Lachey had a funny moment of a historical reference.

Congratulations again to the winners of the 2021 American Music Awards. Great job to Cardi for hosting.

I look forward to discovering more music.

Flora Youssef

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