American Music Awards 2021 WINNERS: Music's biggest stars are honored at gala ...

American Music Awards 2021 WINNERS: Music's biggest stars are honored at gala ...
American Music Awards 2021 WINNERS: Music's biggest stars are honored at gala ...

Taylor Swift thanked her fans - AKA Swifties - for their votes as she earned favorite pop album for Evermore at the 2021 American Music Awards on Sunday evening.

The 31-year-old megastar did not attend the event in person but did send in a video to express her appreciation to her loyal fanbase.

In the clip she said: 'Thank you so much to the fans. This is such an amazing honor. The fact that you would do this for Evermore, I've always looked at it as sort of Folklore's fun, younger sister.'

She beat out heavy competition including: Ariana Grande (Positions), Dua Lipa (Future Nostalgia), Olivia Rodrigo (SOUR), and The Kid LAROI (F*CK LOVE).

'This is such an amazing honor': Taylor Swift thanked her fans - AKA Swifties - for their votes as she earned favorite pop album for Evermore as she did not attend the event in person but did send in a video to express her appreciation to her loyal fanbase

'This is such an amazing honor': Taylor Swift thanked her fans - AKA Swifties - for their votes as she earned favorite pop album for Evermore as she did not attend the event in person but did send in a video to express her appreciation to her loyal fanbase

Taylor concluded her acceptance speech for thanking Swifties for their continued support of the rerelease of her album Red last week.

She concluded: 'And thank you for the amazing support you've thrown my way with Red, my version. Have a great night. Love you guys.' 

The highly-anticipated award show is taking place at the Microsoft Theater in Downtown Los Angeles as the event marks one of music's biggest nights of the year recognizing the most popular artists, singles and albums. 

Earlier in the evening, Bad Bunny took home the first award of the night. 

The 27-year-old Puerto Rican artist thanked his fans as he earned favorite Latin album for his 2020 project titled El Último Tour Del Mundo.

The crowd cheered loudly for the star as he accepted the honor in Spanish but did say: 'I want to thank every people who is here supporting me.'

Top of the food chain: Bad Bunny took home the first award as he earned favorite Latin album for his 2020 project titled El Último Tour Del Mundo

Top of the food chain: Bad Bunny took home the first award as he earned favorite Latin album for his 2020 project titled El Último Tour Del Mundo

Double duty: The 27-year-old Puerto Rican hitmaker earned favorite Latin male artist earlier in the night as he posed in the press room with his two shiny new trophies

Double duty: The 27-year-old Puerto Rican hitmaker earned favorite Latin male artist earlier in the night as he posed in the press room with his two shiny new trophies

He beat out heavy competition including: Kali Uchis, KAROL G, Maluma, and Rauw Alejandro. 

The second award of the night was given to Machine Gun Kelly in the favorite rock artist category.

 The 31-year-old pop punk rapper revealed that he almost didn't get to have his big moment on television as he explained: 'Before I accept this award, I just want to say, this wasn't going to be televised, but my fans spoke loudly. So I want to give them their credit.'

He went on to praise other aspiring musicians whether they are in the rock or hip-hop genres. 

'My fans spoke loudly. So I want to give them their credit': The second award of the night was given to Machine Gun Kelly in the favorite rock artist category as he revealed that he almost didn't get to have his big moment on television

'My fans spoke loudly. So I want to give them their credit': The second award of the night was given to Machine Gun Kelly in the favorite rock artist category as he revealed that he almost didn't get to have his big moment on television

MGK beat out: AJR, All Time Low, Foo Fighters, and Glass Animals.

He finished out the speech with an edgy defiant stand as he said: 'And lastly, I read a headline that said the age of the rock star is dead. But looks pretty alive to me.'

The most famous music group in the world, BTS, earned favorite pop group or duo.

The South Korean pop boyband gave all credit to their very loyal fans, the BTS Army, during their speech as rapper RM spoke on behalf of the group and said: 'Thank you so much. And this means to us even more because we were actually a small boy band from Korea. 

'This means to us even more because we were actually a small boy band from Korea': The most famous music group in the world, BTS, earned favorite pop group or duo as rapper RM spoke on behalf of the group

'This means to us even more because we were actually a small boy band from Korea': The most famous music group in the world, BTS, earned favorite pop group or duo as rapper RM spoke on behalf of the group

Worlds colliding: BTS also performed with Coldplay for collaborative track My Universe from the British band's latest album Music Of The Spheres

Worlds colliding: BTS also performed with Coldplay for collaborative track My Universe from the British band's latest album Music Of The Spheres

'We just got united by the love for our music. And all we want to do is just spread love, good vibes, and energy through music and performance. But without you guys, army, it could have never done nothing. Thank you so much. Appreciate it. Thank you.'

The seven member group beat out AJR, Glass Animals, Maroon 5, and Silk Sonic. 

Cardi B is taking on a new role as host of the award show making her only the second female rapper in history to do so behind Queen Latifah in 1995. 

Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak's R&B group Silk Sonic kicked off the night as they performed their latest single titled Smokin Out The Window.

It will also be a night of exciting performances as global megastar groups BTS and Coldplay will be taking the stage together to perform smash hit collaborative track My Universe from the British band's latest album Music Of The Spheres.

Red-dy for their close-up: Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak's R&B group Silk Sonic kicked off the night as they performed their latest single titled Smokin Out The Window

Red-dy for their close-up: Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak's R&B group Silk Sonic kicked off the night as they performed their latest single titled Smokin Out The Window

Hamming it up: The handsome crooners happily posed n front of their fans as they sported matching red velvet suits

Hamming it up: The handsome crooners happily posed n front of their fans as they sported matching red velvet suits

BTS will certainly have a busy night as they will be hitting he stage with Megan Thee Stallion to perform Butter.

Pop newcomer Olivia Rodrigo - who has the most nominations at the event with seven - is also set to perform as she already has a catalog of chart-topping hits.

Silk Sonic - an R&B group consisting of Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak - will also be hitting the stage just weeks after the release of their debut album.

Tyler, The Creator will also be performing as he released yet another critically-acclaimed album - titled Call Me If You Get Lost - earlier this year.

Chloe Bailey from the group Chloe x Halle will be making her solo performance debut at the event as she recently released debut single Have Mercy.

Country fans certainly have plenty to look forward to as Carrie Underwood will be joining forces with Jason Aldean as  Kane Brown is also set to hit the stage in addition to Mickey Guyton.  

Boyband fans of the Eighties and Nineties will be excited to know that New Edition and New Kids On The Block will be performing together.

Diplo, Walker Hayes, Zoe Wees, and Maneskin are also slated to perform.

The aforementioned Olivia Rodrigo earned the most nods as she will compete for the top prize against fan favorites like Taylor Swift, BTS and Drake.

Rodrigo, 18, who burst onto the charts in

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