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Taylor Swift sweeps 2021 Gold Derby Music Awards winners list, but Blackpink, The Weeknd and Lady Gaga also prevail

Taylor Swift was the big winner at the 1st Annual Gold Derby Music Awards. For years our users have voted for their favorite achievements in film and TV. This year more than 10,000 got to cast their votes for the best in the recording industry for the first time. Scroll down for the complete list of GDMA winners, and watch our winners announcement above.

Swift achieved a clean sweep of her general field categories. She was named Artist of the Year, while “Folklore” won Album of the Year and “Cardigan” was named Record of the Year and Song of the Year. She also won the award for Best Pop Artist, bringing her total to five wins out of six nominations. The only category she lost was Best Music Video, which went to Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande for “Rain on Me,” which was directed by Robert Rodriguez.

Rounding out the general field winners were the K-pop group Blackpink, who won Best New Artist despite not even being nominated at the Grammys. That makes them this year’s sole K-pop winners as BTS were bested by Swift in the Artist of the Year contest.

In genre artist categories, Fiona Apple claimed Best Rock/Alternative Artist in a close race with Rina Sawayama. Meanwhile, Carrie Underwood edged out the legendary Bob Dylan for Best Country/Americana Artist. Cardi B was the Best Rap/Hip-Hop Artist. And, perhaps surprisingly, Anitta overtook Bad Bunny, J Balvin, Maluma and Ricky Martin to claim Best Latin Artist. With his victory for Best R&B Artist, The Weeknd is actually the only male artist to win across our 12 categories.

See the complete list of nominees and winners below. And discuss this and more with your fellow music fans here in our forums.

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Fiona Apple
BTS
Billie Eilish
Ariana Grande
Lady Gaga
Dua Lipa
Megan Thee Stallion
Harry Styles
X — Taylor Swift
The Weeknd

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Award goes to the artist and producer(s)

“After Hours” — The Weeknd
Producers: DaHeala, Illangelo, Kevin Parker, Max Martin, Metro Boomin, Notinbed, OPN, Oscar Holter, Prince 85, Ricky Reed, The Weeknd

“Chromatica” — Lady Gaga
Producers: Lady Gaga, BloodPop, Burns, Morgan Kibby, Axwell, Klahr, Liohn, Madeon, Skrillex, Tchami

“Fetch the Bolt Cutters” — Fiona Apple
Producers: Fiona Apple, Amy Aileen Wood, Sebastian Steinberg, Davíd Garza

“Fine Line” — Harry Styles
Producers: Jeff Bhasker, Kid Harpoon, Tyler Johnson, Greg Kurstin, Sammy Witte

X — “Folklore” — Taylor Swift
Producers: Aaron Dessner, Jack Antonoff, Taylor Swift

“Future Nostalgia” — Dua Lipa
Producers: Jeff Bhasker, Jason Evigan, Koz, Ian Kirkpatrick, SG Lewis, Lindgren, The Monsters and Strangerz, Stuart Price, Take a Daytrip, TMS, Andrew Watt

“Hollywood’s Bleeding” — Post Malone
Producers: Andrew Watt, BloodPop, Brian Lee, Carter Lang, DJ Dahi, Emile Haynie, Frank Dukes, Happy Perez, Jahaan Sweet, Louis Bell, Matt Tavares, Nick Mira, Post Malone, Wallis Lane

“Punisher” — Phoebe Bridgers
Producers: Tony Berg, Ethan Gruska, Phoebe Bridgers

“Sawayama” — Rina Sawayama
Producers: Clarence Clarity, Chris Lyon, Valley Girl, Bram Inscore, Danny L Harle, Rina Sawayama, Jonathan Gilmore, Kyle Shearer

“Ungodly Hour” — Chloe x Halle
Producers: Avedon, Asoteric, Chloe Bailey, Halle Bailey, Boi-1da, Disclosure, Felicia Ferraro, Gitty, Wallis Lane, Mike Will Made-It, Nasri, Jake One, Pluss, Royal Z, Sounwave, Scott Storch, Jahaan Sweet, Vinylz

RECORD OF THE YEAR
Award goes to the artist and producer(s)

“Adore You” — Harry Styles
Producer: Kid Harpoon

“Blinding Lights” — The Weeknd
Producers: Max Martin, Oscar Holter, The Weeknd

X — “Cardigan” — Taylor Swift
Producer: Aaron Dessner

“Circles” — Post Malone
Producers: Post Malone, Louis Bell, Frank Dukes

“Don’t Start Now” — Dua Lipa
Producer: Ian Kirkpatrick

“Everything I Wanted” — Billie Eilish
Producer: Finneas

“Rain on Me” — Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande
Producer: BloodPop, Burns

“Shameika” — Fiona Apple
Producers: Fiona Apple, Sebastian Steinberg, Amy Aileen Wood, David Garza

“Stupid Love” — Lady Gaga
Producers: BloodPop, Tchami

“WAP” — Cardi B featuring Megan Thee Stallion
Producers: Ayo the Producer, Keyz

SONG OF THE YEAR
Award goes to the songwriter(s)

“Adore You” (Harry Styles)
Songwriters: Harry Styles, Amy Allen, Tyler Johnson, Thomas Hull

“Black Parade” (Beyonce)
Songwriters: Beyonce, Derek James Dixie, Akil King, Brittany Coney, Denisia Andrews, Kim Krysiuk, Rickie Tice, Jay-Z, Paramount on Parade

“Blinding Lights” (The Weeknd)
Songwriters: The Weeknd, Ahmad Balshe, Jason Quenneville, Max Martin, Oscar Holter

X — “Cardigan” (Taylor Swift)
Songwriters: Taylor Swift, Aaron Dessner

“Don’t Start Now” (Dua Lipa)
Songwriters: Dua Lipa, Caroline Ailin, Emily Warren, Ian Kirkpatrick

“Everything I Wanted” (Billie Eilish)
Songwriters: Billie Eilish, Finneas

“Fetch the Bolt Cutters” (Fiona Apple)
Songwriter: Fiona Apple

“Rain on Me” (Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande)
Songwriters: Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande, Nija Charles, Rami Yacoub, Michael Tucker, Martin Bresso, Alexander Ridha, Matthew Burns

“Shameika” (Fiona Apple)
Songwriter: Fiona Apple

“Stupid Love” (Lady Gaga)
Songwriters: Lady Gaga, BloodPop, Max Martin, Martin Bresso, Ely Weisfeld

BEST NEW ARTIST
X — Blackpink
Phoebe Bridgers
Doja Cat
Conan Gray
Joji
Lauv
Megan Thee Stallion
Orville Peck
Roddy Ricch
Rina Sawayama

BEST COUNTRY/AMERICANA ARTIST
The Chicks
Bob Dylan
The Highwomen
Maren Morris
X — Carrie Underwood

BEST LATIN ARTIST
X — Anitta
Bad Bunny
J Balvin
Maluma
Ricky Martin

BEST POP ARTIST
Lady Gaga
Dua Lipa
Harry Styles
X — Taylor Swift
The Weeknd

BEST R&B ARTIST
Beyonce
Chloe x Halle
Doja Cat
Alicia Keys
X — The Weeknd

BEST RAP/HIP HOP ARTIST
X — Cardi B
Childish Gambino
Post Malone
Megan Thee Stallion
Run the Jewels

BEST ROCK/ALTERNATIVE ARTIST
X — Fiona Apple
Phoebe Bridgers
Haim
Alanis Morissette
Rina Sawayama

BEST MUSIC VIDEO
Award goes to the artist and director(s)

“Blinding Lights” — The Weeknd
Director: Anton Tammi

“Cardigan” — Taylor Swift
Director: Taylor Swift

“Physical” — Dua Lipa
Directors: Lope Serrano and Nicolás Méndez

X — “Rain on Me” — Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande
Director: Robert Rodriguez

“WAP” — Cardi B featuring Megan Thee Stallion
Director: Colin Tilley

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