Cardi B will host the 2021 American Music Awards (AMA).
Hitmaker “WAP” is “so excited” to take the reigns of the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on November 21, while producers believe her “infectious energy” and willingness to “push the boundaries” is exactly what the ceremony is about. annual awards ceremony needs.
Cardi said in a statement, “When I got the invitation to host AMAs, I was so excited. I’m ready to bring my personality to the AMA scene! Thanks to Jesse Collins, ABC and MRC for to have made this possible. “
Showrunner and Executive Producer Jesse Collins added, “We are extremely excited that dynamic Cardi B is bringing her infectious energy to the American Music Awards as a host for the first time. She will excite viewers, push the boundaries and put on a show. who will be remembered forever! ”
The 29-year-old rapper – who has won five AMAs in the past – is nominated for three awards this year, Favorite Female Hip-Hop Artists, and Favorite Hip-Hop Music Video and Song for ‘Up’.
Cardi will be looking to break her own record as last year she became the first female rapper to win hip-hop’s favorite song twice, when she won the honor for ‘WAP’ with Megan Thee Stallion, after already won the award in 2018. for his groundbreaking single ‘Bodak Yellow’.
This is the fifth year in a row that the ceremony will be led by a black woman, following last year’s host Taraji P. Henson, Ciara in 2019 and double host Tracee Ellis Ross in 2017 and 2018.
Nominations for the awards are based on key fan interactions such as streaming, sales, and radio broadcast, as reflected in the Billboard charts.
The fan-voted ceremony will be broadcast in more than 120 countries and territories on various linear and digital platforms, including a live broadcast on ABC in the United States.
Voting is now open and for the first time fans can vote for all categories – once per category per day – worldwide on TikTok.