The American Music Awards 2021, which took place on Sunday in Los Angeles, once again gave the celebrities the opportunity to shine in the spotlight, to surprise and even to shock with their outfits.
Cardi B, who presented the event, wore a black Schiaparelii dress, a gold mask and a black veil. It is just one of the outfits that attracted attention.
Here is a selection of the most surprising outfits:
K-pop group BTS, the big winner at the American Music Awards 2021
K-pop group BTS was the big winner of the American Music Awards 2021 gala, four years after the band’s first appearance at the event where the winners are nominated by public vote, Reuters reported on Monday.
The seven-member South Korean band won the event’s most important trophy – “Artist of the Year”, defeating Taylor Swift, rapper Drake, pop singer Ariana Grande, young American pop singer Olivia Rodrigo and Canadian The Weeknd.
Adored by an army of fans, the seven members of BTS also won the “favorite pop group” and “favorite pop song” categories, in which they won with the hit “Butter”.
The band, known for their positive music, said it was a miracle that they won the grand trophy.
“We are really honored to be on this stage so amazing, with great artists,” said one of the group’s members, Kim Nam-Joon, known as RM.
“It was a long and amazing journey … no one could have ever bet on the chances of us staying here and receiving this award, except for you,” he added, referring to the band’s fans.
Taylor Swift was among the most nominated artists, including Ariana Grande, The Weeknd and Drake, who did not attend Sunday’s event.
Taylor Swift won the “Favorite Artist” trophy and won the “Favorite Pop Album” category, with the ever-composed “Evermore” album.
“I’m so lucky to be in your life and to have you in my life,” Swift told fans via video.
18-year-old American pop singer Olivia Rodrigo, who received seven nominations, won the “Best New Artist” category.
Nominations for these awards take into account the performance of Billboard music charts, album sales, broadcasts on streaming platforms and radio stations, as well as the commitments of artists on social networks. The winners of the prizes are determined by the votes cast by the fans.