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AMA MUSIC AWARDS OF 2021

The 49th Annual American Music Awards were held on November 21, 2021, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, recognizing the most popular artists, singles and albums of 2021. Cardi B hosted the ceremony, following Queen Latifah (1995) as the only female rappers in history to do so.

With Cardi B hosting the lavish affair, fans got a chance to see how a true moment-maker like the “WAP” songstress brings a spark of spontaneity and excitement to the role of emcee.

Silk Sonic Opened the Night in Style

Jennifer Lopez Was Angelic.

The 52-year-old superstar began her performance in a dramatic black gown sitting at a piano. She then did a quick and stunning outfit change, wearing a beige tulle dress with a veil. Scenes from the film flashed behind her as she belted out the deep lyrics.

Cardi B Is Just the Best and Realest

The “WAP” rapper made her hosting debut at this year’s show, where she brought down the house with a dramatic ensemble and her signature humor. “Damn this crowd is loud,” she belted as she welcomed everyone to the 2021 AMAs. “I ain’t gonna lie. I’m a little nervous. I’m sweating.”

Zoe Wees Was a Vocal Powerhouse 

The German pop star commanded the stage in the night’s penultimate performance as she served up a moving and impressive delivery of “Girls Like Us.” Surrounded by back-up dancers on a minimalist stage, Zoe proved you don’t need more than lyrics and a stunningly unique voice to steal the spotlight.

BTS Closed Out the Night Just Right

As always, the band delivered the moves and charm that have made them next-level megastars, and the performance served as a great cap to their big night, where they took home three awards for Artist of the Year, Favorite Pop Duo or Group, and Favorite Pop Song — which they earned for “Butter.”

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