Cardi B will host the 2021 American Music Awards.

The five-time AMA winning WAP rapper will head up the prize giving ceremony on 21 November, it's been confirmed, with Cardi admitting she's "so excited" for the event.

"I'm ready to bring my personality to the AMAs stage! Thank you to Jesse Collins, ABC and MRC for making this happen," she beamed.

Executive producer Jesse Collins added: "We are immensely excited to have the dynamic Cardi B bring her infectious energy to the American Music Awards as a first-time host.

"She will excite the viewers, push the limits and deliver a show that will be remembered forever!"

Olivia Rodrigo leads the nominees at the 2021 AMAs with seven nods, closely followed by The Weeknd who has six nods, and Bad Bunny, Doja Cat and Giveon with five each.

The show takes place on Sunday 21 November at 8 pm ET/PT on ABC.