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American Music Awards 2021 Winners: BTS, Taylor Swift, Lil Nas X & More – Full List

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And the winner is… Many of the biggest names in music were nominated at the 2021 American Music Awards, so find out who went home with a new trophy for their mantle.

2021 wasn’t going to end with at least one more opportunity to celebrate the biggest and brightest stars in music. The 49th Annual American Music Awards looked to close out the year with one more “biggest night in music,” honoring some of the stars that have made the past twelve months worth living. Hosted by Cardi B and taking place on Nov. 21 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, the 2021 AMAs saw newcomer Olivia Rodrigo lead the pack with seven nominations. The High School Musical: The Musical: The Series star was up for Artist of the Year, New Artist of the Year, Favorite Trending Song (“drivers license”), Favorite Music Video (“drivers license”), Favorite Female Pop Artist, Favorite Pop Song (“drivers license”), and Favorite Pop Album (Sour.)

The Weeknd comes behind Olivia with six nominations. Doja Cat, Bad Bunny, and Giveon are also multi-nominated artists, with each up for five awards. Taylor Swift – who holds the record for most AMA wins of any artist ever with 32 overall – is up for three awards: Artist Of The Year, Favorite Female Pop Artist, and Favorite Pop Album (evermore). If Taylor wins any of these, she will have to accept them via satellite, as a source told HollywoodLife EXCLUSIVELY that she’s skipping this year “to add to the impact” to her recent Saturday Night Live performance.

While Taylor won’t be on hand, plenty of stars are scheduled to light up the stage.

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2021 American Music Awards: See Every Show-Stopping Look as the Stars Arrive

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Top artists and newcomers alike stepped out in style to celebrate the 2021 American Music Awards in Los Angeles. But don’t just take our word for it, see all of the fab looks on the red carpet below!

2021 American Music Awards Fashion Round-Up

It’s that time of year again!

The 2021 American Music Awards kicked off with a bang on Sunday, Nov. 21 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Music’s biggest and brightest stars shut down the red carpet with fabulous and fierce fashion.

From dressing in over-the-top looks to pushing the boundaries with risky designs, celebrities didn’t miss a beat in the style department. Not that fans would expect anything less, of course!

And with Cardi B slated to host the ceremony, you know fans are in for a real fashion treat throughout the night. As the rapper previously stated about her role, “When I received the invite to host the AMAs, I was so excited. I’m ready to bring my personality to the AMAs stage!”

Plus, nominees Olivia Rodrigo, Megan Thee StallionBad Bunny and several others are scheduled to perform, which can only mean their sets are guaranteed to be just as epic as their onstage looks.

But before awards are handed out and music’s top artists hit the stage, take a closer look at all of the stylish red carpet moments in our gallery below!

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JoJo Siwa

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Cardi B

In Schiaparelli.

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Olivia Rodrigo

In David Koma.

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Bad Bunny

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Billy Porter

In Botter.

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America's Next Top Model Star Allison Harvard is Married

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America’s Next Top Model alum Allison Harvard married Jeremy Burke at a ranch in San Luis Obispo, Calif., after seven years together.

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Allison Harvard turned the aisle into her runway!

The America’s Next Top Model alum married Jeremy Burke at Higuera Ranch in San Luis Obispo, Calif., over the weekend. 

“I love you so much,” Allison wrote alongside several photos of their whimsical ceremony. “We have the most amazing family and friends and it was truly the best day of my life.”

Jeremy, who is also a creative in Los Angeles, said it was the “most beautiful day of my life” as well. 

The couple snapped a photo in front of a red and blue flower tower and shared more pics on their Instagram Stories of wild memories from the evening. They also revealed their unique hashtag: #BurkeGotIntoHarvard.

Allison, who appeared on ANTM from 2009 to 2014, donned a tiara along with a traditional white dress and veil for the big day. Dare we say Tyra Banks would approve?

Fellow model Bryana Holly certainly did, writing, “THE MOST BEAUTIFUL BRIDE!!! congratulations!!”

Allison and Jeremy have been together for seven years. In September, she dedicated an Instagram post to her soon-to-be husband, saying, “I just love you so much and I can’t wait to marry you. I’m so excited to start this next chapter together and I can’t wait to call you ~my husband~.” 

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She continued, “These last 7 years have been such an adventure and I’ve learned so much from you. You’re my favorite person in the whole world and I’m so happy you’re in my life.”

Jeremy also played a big role in helping Allison monetize one of her more viral moments as the meme “Creepy Chan.” 

As Allison explained in April,

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Black Americans Incarcerated More Than Whites

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The data comes from The Sentencing Project.

A new report by The Sentencing Project shows Black Americans are incarcerated in state prisons at nearly five times the rate of White Americans.
According to the 25-page report, which used data and projections from the US Census, the US Bureau of Justice Statistics and information provided directly from some states, 81 Black adults per 100,000 people in the United States are serving time in a state prison.

Additionally, the Oct. 13 report found in 12 states more than half of the prison population is Black and the Latin community is incarcerated in state prisons at a rate that is 1.3 times the incarceration rate of Whites. 

Wisconsin leads the country with the highest rate of Black inmates, which has been the case for years. According to the UWM Employment and Training Institute study, most of the offenses are drug-related charges.
Ashley Nellis, a senior research analyst for The Sentencing Project, stated in the report.”Truly meaningful reforms to the criminal justice system cannot be accomplished without acknowledgement of its racist underpinnings. Immediate and focused attention on the causes and consequences of racial disparities is required in order to eliminate them.”

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Only Two Black People On Forbes Richest Americans List

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Forbes released its annual list of the 400 Richest Americans earlier this week. While many people took a financial hit during the pandemic, wallets became fatter for this small circle of ultra-wealthy Americans. Their collective fortunes climbed to $4.5 trillion, an increase of 40 percent compared to 2020.  

But only two Black men made the list: Robert F. Smith and David Steward, Black technology news website Afrotech noted. No Black women were in that circle of elites.

Ranked no. 141, Smith is the wealthiest Black American, according to Forbes, which estimated his net worth at $6.7 billion. He founded the private equity firm Vista Equity Partners in 2000. His company focuses exclusively on investing in software companies.

During his 2019 commencement speech at Morehouse College, Smith, 58, made headlines when he pledged to wipe out the student debt of the entire graduating class.

Forbes pegged Steward’s net worth at $5.8 billion, which puts him in the 182nd position on the list, tied with several other people at that rank. 

Steward, 70, has a rags to riches story, according to Forbes. He grew up with seven siblings in the segregated South, with a father who made ends meet through multiple jobs that included janitor and trash collector. 

Despite humble beginnings, he founded World Wide Technology, an IT provider. Today, his company has nearly $12 billion in sales and a customer base that includes Verizon and the federal government.

Three familiar names topped this year’s list. Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp placed third at $134 billion. Tesla’s Elon Musk came in second with $190 billion. And the wealthiest American is Amazon’s Jeff Bezos with a whopping $201 billion.

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Meet 21 Americans Ready to Inspire During National Recovery Month and Beyond

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Jason Wahler Shares Darkest Moments of Addiction & “New Beginnings”

It’s time to celebrate recovery—and the people who live it every single day.

Across the country, it’s difficult to find people who don’t know someone personally affected by addiction. In July, a report from the United States government revealed that overdose deaths soared to a record 93,000 in 2020, a 29 percent increase from the year before COVID-19 impacted so many.

While there are many stories of hardship and grief, National Recovery Month is observed every September to teach Americans that substance use treatment and mental health services can enable those struggling to live healthy and rewarding lives.

Jason Wahler knows how difficult addiction can be. But after a public battle with drugs and alcohol, The Hills: New Beginnings star and CLEAN Cause ambassador is inspiring many to reach out for help.

“With National Recovery Month kicking off, the one thing I’d like to let people know is that it’s never too late,” he told E! News. “Ask yourself, ‘Does this add or subtract from the beautiful life I have to live? Am I really hitting my fullest potential?’ If the answer isn’t what you’d like, reach out and ask for help. You’re not alone whether it’s you, yourself struggling or a loved one around you and help is just an ask away.”

For Captain Sandy Yawn, the decision to get help for her alcohol addiction came more than three decades ago. On Aug. 30, she celebrated 33 years of sobriety.

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“The fact that I have been able to stay clean for 33 years is because I keep doing the work and showing up for my life,

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Black Americans Turning To Cryptocurrencies To Dodge Racism

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PUBLISHED ON : AUGUST 16, 2021 / 08:06 PM

Black folks are turning to cryptocurrencies as a new path to wealth at a higher percentage than the general population, according to USA Today.

An estimated 23 percent of Black Americans own cryptocurrencies, like bitcoin, compared to 13 percent of the general population, the newspaper reported, based on surveys by Harris Poll.

Black people are not alone. The survey found that marginalized groups disproportionately own crypto. About 25 percent of the LGBTQ community and 17 percent of Hispanics are in the crypto market, compared to 11 percent of white Americans.

Marginalized communities tend to worry they will lose money because they’ve experienced bias and unfair treatment. Currencies that are freely exchanged and not backed by a single government appear more equitable, experts say.https://t.co/to0Mgk9n73

— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) August 13, 2021

What many in those groups have in common is a belief that the banking and loans industry mistreats them. 

In the survey, 43 percent of Black people had that sentiment, compared with 28 percent of the general American population.

“There has been a long history of discrimination in investments,” Harris Poll CEO John Gerzema told USA Today. “And that could be why we have seen a wide demography of interest and inclusivity in crypto – because it’s new, open and seemingly has fewer barriers to entry.”

RELATED: CEO of OneUnited Bank Announces Campaign To End The Racial Wealth Gap

Unlike traditional currencies, there are no centralized institutions that oversee cryptocurrencies. That’s appealing because it appears to level the playing field, experts say.

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Impeachment: American Crime Story's Beanie Feldstein Posts First Official Look at Monica Lewinsky

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Berets are poised for a comeback as American Crime Story reveals its first poster for the latest season.

On Monday, August 2, the FX series’ official Instagram account shared the key art for the series’ third season, which is subtitled Impeachment and debuts Sept. 7. The new batch of episodes, centering on the impeachment of former President Bill Clinton, will follow season one’s The People v. O. J. Simpson and season two’s The Assassination of Gianni Versace.

In the new image, Monica Lewinsky, played by actress Beanie Feldstein, is seen from the back while wearing her signature blue outfit and beret as she stares up at the White House. The show counts Brad Falchuk, Nina Jacobson and Ryan Murphy among the executive producers, with Monica serving as a producer as well.

“FX’s award-winning, critically acclaimed series is back with an all-new installment,” the FX account’s caption read. “Impeachment: American Crime Story premieres 9/7, only on FX. #ACSImpeachment.”

Beanie also shared the poster to her personal Instagram account and wrote, “Every side has a story.” 

Multiple celebrities offered their thoughts in the comments section of the Booksmart star’s post, including Mindy Kaling, who wrote, “I’m dying.” Ben Platt, who starred in Murphy and Falchuk’s Netflix series The Politician, added, “Omigod.”

In addition, Amy Schumer commented, “Oh hell yeah heeneeeee,” and added three fire emojis.

Back in November, Sarah Paulson shared the first image of herself as whistleblower Linda Tripp.

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