Additional 2022 American Music Awards performers announced

Music’s Hottest Night airs Nov 20th

Dick Clark Productions and ABC have announced the next round of performers for the 2022 American Music Awards, the world’s largest fan-voted awards show. Game-changing artists that have collectively amassed 24 AMA nominations across four decades, including Anitta, Ari Lennox, Bebe Rexha, Charlie Puth, David Guetta, Dove Cameron, GloRilla, Lil Baby, and Stevie Wonder, will take the stage for electrifying performances of their latest collaborations, hit singles, and tributes to their friends and mentors.

This year’s ceremony marks the 50th AMA show, and in honor of this monumental moment, artists will have the chance to speak to their musical inspirations throughout the evening. As part of this, the show will feature special tribute performances. P!NK will rejoin the AMA stage to perform a moving tribute to 10x AMA winner Olivia Newton-John. Stevie Wonder will be joined by Charlie Puth and Ari Lennox for a never-before-seen tribute to the Icon Award recipient, Lionel Richie. These performers join previously announced artists Carrie Underwood, Imagine Dragons, J.I.D, Yola, and house DJ D-Nice.

Hosted by Wayne Brady, the 2022 American Music Awards will air live from the Microsoft Theater at LA Live in Los Angeles on Sunday, November 20th at 8 pm EST/PST on ABC and streaming the next day on Hulu.

First-time nominee GloRilla will take the AMAs stage for the very first time in her career. The rapper’s performance will mark her first since the release of her new EP, Anyways, Life’s Great…, on November 11th.

As previously announced, the show will honor 17x AMA winner Lionel Richie with the prestigious Icon Award. As part of this honor, 2x AMA winner Stevie Wonder and 2x AMA nominee Charlie Puth will take the stage to perform a medley of Richie’s hit songs. During the performance, singer/songwriter Ari Lennox will also join the pair for a special tribute to Richie’s monumental musical career.

AMA award-winner David Guetta and two-time nominee Bebe Rexha will make their US television performance debut of global smash hit “I’m Good (Blue).” After its release, “I’m Good (Blue)” hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart in September.

One of this year’s New Artist of the Year nominees, Dove Cameron, will hit the AMAs stage for the very first time to perform “Boyfriend.” After the release of the single this year, Cameron made her way to No. 1 hit on the Billboard Emerging Artists chart.

A Favorite Female Latin Artist nominee this year, Anitta will take the AMAs stage to perform two of her recent smash hits, “Lobby” and “Envolver.” The global superstar from Brazil’s performance will mark her first-ever time bringing her talent to the AMAs stage.

Nominated for Favorite Male Hip Hop Artist at this year’s show, multiplatinum rapper Lil Baby will perform a medley of his smash hits “California Breeze” and “In a Minute,” the artist’s first time combining the two hits on an awards show stage. After the four-time AMA nominee released his album “It’s Only Me,” it catapulted to No. 1 on the Billboard charts.

Eight-time AMA nominee P!NK will take the stage for a second time at the 2022 AMAs for a moving performance dedicated to the inspirational life and career of 10x AMA winner Olivia Newton-John. Newton-John died in August of this year after a long, hard-fought battle with breast cancer.

As the world’s largest fan-voted awards show, the AMAs will air globally across a footprint of linear and digital platforms in more than 120 countries and territories.

Reigning Favorite Male Latin Artist Bad Bunny is this year’s most-nominated artist with eight nods, including his first nomination for Artist of the Year. He could tie Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston for the most awards in a single year should he win in all eight categories. Bad Bunny is also up for Favorite Touring Artist, Favorite Music Video, Favorite Male Pop Artist, Favorite Pop Album, Favorite Male Latin Artist, Favorite Latin Album, and Favorite Latin Song.

Powerhouses Beyoncé and Taylor Swift are the most-nominated female artists with six nominations each and will face off in three categories: Artist of The Year, Favorite Female Pop Artist and Favorite Pop Album. Drake also earned six nods and is up for the evening’s top honor, Artist of the Year.

Fan voting is now open via VoteAMAs.com and Twitter in all award categories.

As the world’s largest fan-voted awards show, the AMAs will air globally across a footprint of linear and digital platforms in more than 120 countries and territories.

The 2022 American Music Awards winners are voted entirely by fans. Nominees are based on key fan interactions – as reflected on the Billboard charts – including streaming, album and song sales, radio airplay, and tour grosses. These measurements are tracked by Billboard and its data partner Luminate, and cover the eligibility period of September 24, 2021, through September 22, 2022.

Buddy Iahn
Buddy Iahn

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