If the 2021 edition of the American Music Awards was exciting, the 2022 is even more. The American Music Awards 2022 just announced all the nominations for the award ceremony, and they couldn’t be any more thrilling! Find the highlights for the upcoming event and discover more about the night here!
Highlights from the 2022 American Music Awards nominees
The most nominated artists
The artist with the highest number of nominations is Bad Bunny, with eight nods. These also include his first nomination for Artist of the Year, Favorite Touring Artist, Favorite Music Video, Favorite Male Pop Artist, Favorite Pop Album, Favorite Male Latin Artist, Favorite Latin Album, and Favorite Latin Song.
2o22 most nominated female artists are nothing less than Beyoncé and Taylor Swift. Both the singers have six nominations each. They will face off in three categories: Artist of The Year, Favorite Female Pop Artist and Favorite Pop Album. Drake also earned six nods, including Artist of the Year. Adele, Harry Styles, and The Weeknd both received five nominations each, including Artist of the Year.
First time nominees and the longest-recognised artist in AMA history
2022 first time nominees include more than 40 names! These include:
- Jack Harlow and Tems with four nominations;
- Latto with three;
- BLACKPINK, Anitta and Swedish House Mafia with one.
On the other hand, this year will also celebrate the artist with the longest-recognised artist in AMA history to-date, with his first nomination for Top Pop/Rock Male in 1974 at the inaugural American Music Awards. Elton Johnreceived two nominations for Collaboration of the Year and Favorite Touring Artist
This year, new categories were included in the award ceremony. These include:
- Favorite K-Pop Artist, the first-ever AMA category dedicated to K-Pop;
- Favorite Afrobeats Artist;
- Favorite Rock Song and Favorite Rock Album.
Artist of the Year
The battle to win the biggest price of the night has never been this compelling! The nominees for this award include nothing less than Adele, Bad Bunny, Beyoncé, Drake, Harry Styles, Taylor Swift. From reggaeton to pop, from rap to R&B, 2022 selection for the Artist of the Year include a musically wide range of choice. All these artists embody the biggest pop icons of the moment, therefor giving one of the most uncertain result ever!
Taylor Swift, who holds the current record for most wins in this category (with six wins) and the record for most AMA wins of all time (with 34 wins) will have a hard time winning this years award. We can’t wait to see the results!
The show will take place Sunday, Nov. 20 at 8 p.m. EST/PST.It will air live on ABC.Don’t waste your chance to experience the American Music Awards, tickets are now on sale! Find your ticket at axs.com.