From Taylor Swift sweeping her 34th AMA award to BTS and Coldplay mesmerising the crowds with their amazing performance, the 2021 American Music Awards was a night to remember for music lovers all over the world. For beauty buffs like us though, the event was like a pandora box filled with numerous makeup looks to draw inspiration from. What grabbed our attention this year were the bold manicure designs we spotted on the red carpet. Here are five drool-worthy manicure designs we spotted at AMAs 2021.


1.Negative space by Olivia Rodrigo

Negative space by Olivia Rodrigo

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The gorgeous singer-songwriter Olivia Rodrigo sure turned heads at the red carpet in her blue sequined dress, but it was her nails that stole the show for us! The negative space design exudes a minimalist yet edgy vibe. What we love is that there is no symmetry or repetition of patterns, making the manicure even more fun.


2. OTT glam by Cardi B

OTT glam by Cardi B

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There is no way we could ever make a celebrity-inspired manicure list without Cardi B’s name on it! The queen rocked the red carpet this year with her long golden nails that matched perfectly with her golden face mask and earrings. You have got to love the shiny studs and piercing on her nails that just screams OTT.


3. Punk rock by Machine Gun Kelly

03. Punk rock by Machine Gun Kelly

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Known for his wacky style, rapper Machine Gun Kelly attended the AMAs this year with his daughter and the duo was spotted rocking some amazing manicure inspo at the award show. MGK spotted a half and half nail paint style with an edgy tiny chain attached in the middle. The accessory surely amped by the otherwise minimalistic nail art idea.


4. Bedazzled by Zoe Wess

04. Bedazzled by Zoe Wess

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The 19-year-old German singer-songwriter, Zoe Wess made her AMA debut this year and she dazzled her way on the red carpet — literally! Keeping up with the swirl pattern trend of this year, Zoe had her nails bedazzled in red, orange and yellow colours, which surely looked amazing on her.


5. Becky G

05. Becky G

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For the love of dark hues, we loved the shiny black digits that Becky G sported at the 2021 American Music Awards. With her nails shaped in a pointy stiletto style, the singer went for an all-black look and wore big stone rings to accessorise and accentuate her manicure.