American Music Awards (AMAs) 2022 nominations

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The complete nomination list for the upcoming American Music Awards (AMAs) has been released.

The nominations for the world’s largest fan-voted music award show was recently announced. Naturally, it has some of the best artists on the list all competing for the coveted awards. The AMAs will be taking place at the Microsoft Theatres in Los Angeles on 20th November.

The host or hosts haven’t been announced yet. There are some changes in the nominations this year as there is an introduction of fresh categories. In addition to adding or bringing back six categories this year, including favorite K-pop artist, favorite Afrobeats artist, favorite rock song, favorite rock album, favorite touring artist, and favorite soundtrack, there are seven nominees for artist of the year, up from five nominees in each of the previous five years.

Famous exes Taylor Swift and Harry Styles are competing in 3 categories

Harry Styles and Taylor Swift will compete against one another in three key categories, including Artist of the Year, Favorite Pop Album, and Favorite Music Video of the Year, now that the 2022 award nominations list is public. Taylor has gotten a total of six nominations this year, compared to Harry’s five. Bad Bunny is the musician who is dominating with eight nominations, including the top spot for Artist of the Year.

BTS is nominated for 2 categories

BTS Army can rejoice as the most famous K-pop band in the world has bagged nominations this year! BTS will compete in the category of Favorite Pop Duo or Group against acts including Coldplay, Imagine Dragons, Maneskin, and OneRepublic. Additionally, the group will compete in the category of favorite K-Pop artist against Seventeen, Tomorrow X Together, TWICE, and BLACKPINK.

Here are all the nominations for the AMAs 2022:

Artist of the year

Bad Bunny
Harry Styles
Taylor Swift
The Weeknd

New artist of the year

Dove Cameron
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”
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
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”
Taylor Swift, “All Too Well (Taylor’s Version)”

Favorite male pop artist

Bad Bunny
Ed Sheeran
Harry Styles
The Weeknd

Favorite female pop artist

Doja Cat
Taylor Swift

Favorite pop duo or group

Imagine Dragons

Favorite pop album

Adele, 30
Bad Bunny, Un Verano Sin Ti
Beyoncé, Renaissance
Harry Styles, Harry’s House
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”
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
Morgan Wallen
Walker Hayes

Favorite female country artist

Carrie Underwood
Lainey Wilson
Maren Morris
Miranda Lambert
Taylor Swift

Favorite country duo or group

Dan + Shay
Lady A
Old Dominion
Zac Brown Band

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”
Morgan Wallen, “Wasted on You”

Favorite male hip-hop artist

Kendrick Lamar
Lil Baby
Lil Durk

Favorite female hip-hop artist

Cardi B
Megan Thee Stallion
Nicki Minaj

Favorite hip-hop album

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

Favorite hip-hop song

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
Chris Brown
Lucky Daye
The Weeknd

Favorite female R&B artist

Doja Cat
Muni Long
Summer Walker

Favorite R&B album

Beyoncé, Renaissance
Drake, Honestly, Nevermind
Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars & Anderson .Paak), An Evening with Silk Sonic
Summer Walker, Still Over It
The Weeknd, Dawn FM

Favorite R&B song

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

Favorite male Latin artist

Bad Bunny
J Balvin
Rauw Alejandro

Favorite female Latin artist

Becky G
Kali Uchis
Karol G

Favorite Latin duo or group

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

Favorite Latin album

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, “MAMIII”
Karol G, “Provenza”
Rauw Alejandro, “Todo de Ti”
Sebastián Yatra, “Dos Oruguitas”

Favorite rock artist

Imagine Dragons
Machine Gun Kelly
Red Hot Chili Peppers
The Lumineers

Favorite rock song

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

Favorite rock album

Coldplay, Music of the Spheres
Ghost, Impera
Imagine Dragons, Mercury – Act 1
Machine Gun Kelly, mainstream sellout
Red Hot Chili Peppers, Unlimited Love

Favorite inspirational artist

Anne Wilson
for King & Country
Katy Nichole
Matthew West
Phil Wickham

Favorite gospel artist

CeCe Winans
E. Dewey Smith
Maverick City Music
Tamela Mann

Favorite dance/electronic artist

Swedish House Mafia
The Chainsmokers

Favorite soundtrack

Sing 2
Stranger Things: Soundtrack from the Netflix Series, Season 4
Top Gun: Maverick

Favorite Afrobeats artist

Burna Boy
Fireboy DML

Favorite K-pop artist

Tomorrow X Together

Spot your favorite artist? Root for your favorite artists and here’s hoping they win big!

The American Music Awards 2022 will be live from the Microsoft Hall at LA and will be shown on ABC. It can also be streamed at Hulu and don’t worry if you don’t have a subscription as Hulu gives a 7 day free trial!

The AMAs will be held on 20th November at 8 PM EST time and on 21st November at 6:30 AM IST.

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