Cardi B will host the American Music Awards
Cardi B will host the American Music Awards, which will be broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on ABC on Sunday, Nov. 21, at 8 p.m. ET/PT and streamed on Hulu the following day. It’s Cardi’s first time hosting.
“When I received the invite to host the AMAs, I was so excited,” Cardi B said. “I’m ready to bring my personality to the AMAs stage! Thank you to Jesse Collins, ABC and MRC for making this happen.”
“We are immensely excited to have the dynamic Cardi B bring her infectious energy to the American Music Awards as a first-time host,” said executive producer Jesse Collins. “She will excite the viewers, push the limits and deliver a show that will be remembered forever!”
Cardi B, a five-time AMA winner, has previously performed on the show, performing “I Like It” with J Balvin and Bad Bunny in 2018. She follows in the footsteps of Jennifer Lopez, Eddie Murphy, Jimmy Kimmel, Britney Spears, LL Cool J, Aretha Franklin, Diana Ross, Tracee Ellis Ross, Lionel Richie, and last year’s host Taraji P. Henson as an AMA host.
Olivia Rodrigo and The Weeknd lead the American Music Awards nominees with seven and six nods, respectively, according to show producers MRC Live & Alternative and ABC this morning. With five, Bad Bunny, Doja Cat, and Giveon are close behind.
Rodrigo makes her AMAs debut, with seven nominations including Artist of the Year and New Artist of the Year. The Weeknd, a five-time AMA winner, received six nominations, including Artist of the Year, Favorite Music Video, and Favorite Pop Song. Ariana Grande, BTS, Drake, and Taylor Swift are among the other nominees for Artist of the Year.