Additional awards to be handed out on live TV
Ahead of tonight’s (Sun, Nov 20th) 2022 American Music Awards (AMAs), the world’s largest fan-voted awards show, Dick Clark Productions and ABC have announced the night’s first group of winners during a special Twitter and Discord audio livestream hosted by singer/songwriter Mark Tuan of GOT7, The Hollywood Reporter’s Tiffany Taylor and Billboard’s Tetris Kelly.
In addition to winning three awards off-air, global superstar Taylor Swift is eligible to become the most decorated artist in AMAs history should she win the three awards she’s nominated for this evening, including tonight’s top honor, Artist of the Year. Swift is up against fellow world-renowned stars Adele, Bad Bunny, Beyoncé, Drake, Harry Styles and The Weeknd for tonight’s top accolade.
Swedish rock band Ghost took home the first-ever AMA for Favorite Rock Album, while Dua Lipa and Elton John won Collaboration of the Year for their hit remake “Cold Heart – PNAU Remix.” It’s John’s first AMA win since 1998 who will also be livestreaming his final Dodger Stadium concert on Disney+ later tonight.
Other top winners across genres include now 16x AMA winner Beyoncé, who’s nominated for three more awards tonight, Bad Bunny, this year’s most-nominated artist with eight nominations, first-time AMA winner Morgan Wallen and now four-time AMA winner Kendrick Lamar.
Live from the AMAs red carpet, the group revealed winners in 26 categories. The remaining winners will be announced when Wayne Brady hosts the AMAs live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, November 20th at 8 pm EST/PST on ABC. ABC’s On The Red Carpet at the American Music Awards pre-show will kick off at 6:30 pm PST on KABC-TV in Los Angeles and KGO-TV in San Francisco. It will also stream on OnTheRedCarpet.com and the ABC Owned Television Stations digital channels.
Tonight’s 2022 American Music Awards promises to be an epic night, featuring collaborations, tributes and never-before-seen performances from some of today’s top artists including P!NK, Charlie Puth & Stevie Wonder, Ari Lennox, Imagine Dragons & JID, Dove Cameron, Carrie Underwood, Yola, GloRilla, Lil Baby, Bebe Rexha, Anitta, House DJ D-Nice and more.
Collaboration of the Year: Elton John & Dua Lipa “Cold Heart – PNAU Remix”
Favorite Dance/Electronic Artist: Marshmello
Favorite Female Country Artist: Taylor Swift
Favorite Female Hip Hop Artist: Nicki Minaj
Favorite Female Pop Artist: Taylor Swift
Favorite Female R&B Artist: Beyoncé
Favorite Gospel Artist: Tamela Mann
Favorite Inspirational Artist: For King & Country
Favorite Latin Duo or Group: Yahritza Y Su Esencia
Favorite Male Country Artist: Morgan Wallen
Favorite Male Hip Hop Artist: Kendrick Lamar
Favorite Male Latin Artist: Bad Bunny
Favorite Male Pop Artist: Harry Styles
Favorite Pop Duo Or Group: BTS
Favorite Touring Artist: Coldplay
Favorite Country Album: Taylor Swift “Red (Taylor’s Version)”
Favorite Hip-Hop Album: Kendrick Lamar “Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers”
Favorite Latin Album: Bad Bunny “Un Verano Sin Ti”
Favorite R&B Album: Beyoncé “Renaissance”
Favorite Rock Album: Ghost “Impera”
Favorite Soundtrack: “ELVIS”
Favorite Country Song: Morgan Wallen “Wasted On You”
Favorite Latin Song: Sebastián Yatra “Dos Oruguitas”