2022 AMAs: Wizkid Wins Favourite Afrobeats Artist of the Year, Tems, Taylor Swift, Kendrick Lamar, Nicki Minaj & More Among Winners — See Full List

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The American Music Awards went down on Sunday night, November 20. As Qataris were digesting their loss at the opening game of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, our fave musicians were getting ready for a big night in music. And boy did it live up to it!

Wayne Brady hosted the occasion live from the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles, and the star-studded event celebrated the year’s best in music and performances, as voted on by fans.

Going into the night Bad Bunny topped the nominations with 8, but it was Taylor Swift who won the most awards, triumphing in all 6 categories she was nominated for.

In a first of its kind recognition of Afrobeats at the AMAs, Wizkid beat Tems, CKay, Burna Boy, and Fireboy DML to the Favourite Afrobeats Artist of the year. His 2020 megahit, Essence, featuring Tems also beat Beyonce’s Break My Soul to the Favourite R&B Song award.

There was an additional victory for Tems on the night, with her work on Future’s Wait For U, also featuring Drake, winning the Favourite Hip Hop Song of the year. That capped off a stellar night for Tems and Wizkid as they both went home with two awards appease.

Performers who took to the AMA stage included Pink, who opened the show, as well as Dove Cameron, Lil Baby, Bebe Rexha, Carrie Underwood, Imagine Dragons and others.

Check out the full list of winners at the 2022 American Music Awards (AMAs) below.

ARTIST OF THE YEAR 

  • Adele 
  • Bad Bunny 
  • Beyoncé 
  • Drake 
  • Harry Styles 
  • WINNER: Taylor Swift 
  • The Weeknd 

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR 

  • WINNER: Dove Cameron
  • Gayle 
  • Latto 
  • Måneskin 
  • Steve Lacy

COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR 

  • Carolina Gaitán, Mauro Castillo, Adassa, Rhenzy Feliz, Diane Guerrero, Stephanie Beatriz & Encanto cast, “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” 
  • WINNER: Elton John & Dua Lipa, “Cold Heart — PNAU Remix” 
  • Future ft. Drake & Tems, “Wait for U” 
  • Lil Nas X ft. Jack Harlow, “Industry Baby” 
  • The Kid Laroi & Justin Bieber, “Stay” 

FAVORITE TOURING ARTIST 

  • Bad Bunny 
  • WINNER: Coldplay 
  • Ed Sheeran 
  • Elton John 
  • The Rolling Stones 

FAVORITE MUSIC VIDEO

  • Adele, “Easy On Me” 
  • Bad Bunny ft. Chencho Corleone, “Me Porto Bonito” 
  • Harry Styles, “As It Was” 
  • Lil Nas X ft. Jack Harlow, “Industry Baby” 
  • WINNER: Taylor Swift, “All Too Well (Taylor’s Version)” 

FAVORITE MALE POP ARTIST 

  • Bad Bunny 
  • Drake 
  • Ed Sheeran 
  • WINNER: Harry Styles 
  • The Weeknd 

FAVORITE FEMALE POP ARTIST 

  • Adele 
  • Beyoncé 
  • Doja Cat 
  • Lizzo 
  • WINNER: Taylor Swift 

FAVORITE POP DUO OR GROUP 

  • WINNER: BTS 
  • Coldplay 
  • Imagine Dragons 
  • Måneskin 
  • OneRepublic 

FAVORITE POP ALBUM 

  • Adele, 30 
  • Bad Bunny, Un Verano Sin Ti 
  • Beyoncé, Renaissance
  • Harry Styles, Harry’s House 
  • WINNER: Taylor Swift, Red (Taylor’s Version) 
  • The Weeknd, Dawn FM 

FAVORITE POP SONG 

  • Adele, “Easy On Me” 
  • Carolina Gaitán, Mauro Castillo, Adassa, Rhenzy Feliz, Diane Guerrero, Stephanie Beatriz & Encanto cast, “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” 
  • WINNER: Harry Styles, “As It Was” 
  • Lizzo, “About Damn Time” 
  • The Kid Laroi & Justin Bieber, “Stay” 

FAVORITE MALE COUNTRY ARTIST 

  • Chris Stapleton 
  • Cody Johnson 
  • Luke Combs 
  • WINNER: Morgan Wallen 
  • Walker Hayes 

FAVORITE FEMALE COUNTRY ARTIST 

  • Carrie Underwood 
  • Lainey Wilson
  • Maren Morris 
  • Miranda Lambert 
  • WINNER: Taylor Swift 

FAVORITE COUNTRY DUO OR GROUP 

  • WINNER: Dan + Shay 
  • Lady A 
  • Old Dominion 
  • Parmalee 
  • Zac Brown Band 

FAVORITE COUNTRY ALBUM 

  • Carrie Underwood, Denim & Rhinestones
  • Luke Combs, Growin’ Up 
  • Cody Johnson, Human: The Double Album
  • WINNER: Taylor Swift: Red (Taylor’s Version)
  • Walker Hayes, Country Stuff: The Album 

FAVORITE COUNTRY SONG 

  • Chris Stapleton, “You Should Probably Leave”
  • Cody Johnson, “‘Til You Can’t” 
  • Dustin Lynch ft. MacKenzie Porter, “Thinking ‘Bout You”
  • Jordan Davis ft. Luke Bryan, “Buy Dirt” 
  • WINNER: Morgan Wallen, “Wasted on You” 

FAVORITE MALE HIP-HOP ARTIST 

  • Drake 
  • Future 
  • WINNER: Kendrick Lamar 
  • Lil Baby 
  • Lil Durk 

FAVORITE FEMALE HIP-HOP ARTIST 

  • Cardi B 
  • GloRilla 
  • Latto 
  • Megan Thee Stallion 
  • WINNER: Nicki Minaj 

FAVORITE HIP-HOP ALBUM 

  • Future, I Never Liked You
  • Gunna, DS4EVER
  • WINNER: Kendrick Lamar, Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers
  • Lil Durk, 7220 
  • Polo G, Hall of Fame 2.0 

FAVORITE HIP-HOP SONG 

  • WINNER: Future ft. Drake & Tems, “Wait for U” 
  • Jack Harlow, “First Class” 
  • Kodak Black, “Super Gremlin” 
  • Latto, “Big Energy” 
  • Lil Nas X ft. Jack Harlow, “Industry Baby”

FAVORITE MALE R&B ARTIST 

  • Brent Faiyaz 
  • WINNER: Chris Brown 
  • GIVĒON 
  • Lucky Daye 
  • The Weeknd 

FAVORITE FEMALE R&B ARTIST 

  • WINNER: Beyoncé 
  • Doja Cat 
  • Muni Long 
  • Summer Walker 
  • SZA 

FAVORITE R&B ALBUM 

  • WINNER: Beyoncé, Renaissance
  • Drake, HonestlyNevermind
  • Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars & Anderson .Paak), An Evening With Silk Sonic
  • Summer Walker, Still Over It 
  • The Weeknd, Dawn FM 

FAVORITE R&B SONG 

  • WINNER: Wizkid ft. Tems, “Essence”
  • Beyoncé, “Break My Soul” 
  • Muni Long, “Hrs And Hrs” 
  • Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars & Anderson .Paak), “Smokin Out the Window”
  • SZA, “I Hate U” 

FAVORITE MALE LATIN ARTIST 

  • WINNER: Bad Bunny 
  • Farruko 
  • J Balvin 
  • Jhayco 
  • Rauw Alejandro 

FAVORITE FEMALE LATIN ARTIST 

  • WINNER: Anitta 
  • Becky G 
  • Kali Uchis 
  • Karol G
  • ROSALÍA 

FAVORITE LATIN DUO OR GROUP 

  • Banda MS de Sergio Lizárraga 
  • Calibre 50 
  • Eslabon Armado 
  • Grupo Firme 
  • WINNER: Yahritza Y Su Esencia 

FAVORITE LATIN ALBUM 

  • WINNER: Bad Bunny, Un Verano Sin Ti
  • Farruko, La 167 
  • J Balvin, Jose
  • Rauw Alejandro, Vice Versa 
  • ROSALÍA, Motomami

FAVORITE LATIN SONG 

  • Bad Bunny ft. Chencho Corleone, “Me Porto Bonito”
  • Becky G x Karol G, “Mamii” 
  • Karol G, “Provenza” 
  • Rauw Alejandro, “Todo de Ti” 
  • WINNER: Sebastián Yatra, “Dos Oruguitas” 

FAVORITE ROCK ARTIST 

  • Imagine Dragons 
  • WINNER: Machine Gun Kelly 
  • Måneskin 
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers 
  • The Lumineers 

FAVORITE ROCK SONG **New** 

  • Foo Fighters, “Love Dies Young” 
  • Imagine Dragons x JID, “Enemy” 
  • Kate Bush, “Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)”
  • WINNER: Måneskin, “Beggin'” 
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers, “Black Summer” 

FAVORITE ROCK ALBUM **New** 

  • Coldplay, Music of the Spheres
  • WINNER: Ghost, Impera 
  • Imagine Dragons, Mercury – Act 1
  • Machine Gun Kelly, Mainstream Sellout
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers, Unlimited Love 

FAVORITE INSPIRATIONAL ARTIST 

  • Anne Wilson 
  • WINNER: For King & Country
  • Katy Nichole 
  • Matthew West 
  • Phil Wickham 

FAVORITE GOSPEL ARTIST 

  • CeCe Winans 
  • Doe 
  • E. Dewey Smith 
  • Maverick City Music 
  • WINNER: Tamela Mann 

FAVORITE DANCE/ELECTRONIC ARTIST

  • Diplo 
  • WINNER: Marshmello 
  • Swedish House Mafia 
  • The Chainsmokers 
  • Tiësto 

FAVORITE SOUNDTRACK

  • WINNER: Elvis
  • Encanto 
  • Sing 2 
  • Stranger Things season 4 
  • Top Gun: Maverick 

FAVORITE AFROBEATS ARTIST **New** 

  • Burna Boy 
  • CKay 
  • Fireboy DML 
  • Tems 
  • WINNER: Wizkid 

FAVORITE K-POP ARTIST **New** 

  • Blackpink 
  • WINNER: BTS 
  • Seventeen 
  • Tomorrow x Together
  • Twice

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