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Bad Bunny, Beyoncé, Drake, and Taylor Swift Lead 2022 American Music Awards Nominations

Bad Bunny dominates the 2022 American Music Awards nominations with eight nods, trailed closely by Beyoncé, Drake, and Taylor Swift, who all snagged six. With five nominations a piece, Adele, Harry Styles, and The Weeknd are also among the year’s most nominated artists at the ceremony set to air live from Microsoft Theater at L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles on Sunday, Nov. 20 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

All seven aforementioned artists round out the Artist of the Year category, competing against one another for the show’s biggest prize. Should the night go in Bad Bunny’s favor, sweeping all eight awards — including his nominations for Favorite Music Video, Favorite Latin Song, Favorite Latin Album, Favorite Touring Artist, Favorite Pop Album, Favorite Male Pop Artist, and Favorite Male Latin Artist — would tie him with Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston for most awards in a single year. The powerhouse performer is in good company across his categories, appearing alongside Ed Sheeran, The Weeknd, J Balvin, Karol G, Coldplay, Elton John, Lil Nas X with Jack Harlow, and more.

The 2022 AMAs nominations have also lined up a number of firsts with Adele and The Weeknd’s Artist of the Year nods, in addition to Adele and Harry Styles’ nominations in the Favorite Pop Song category for “Easy on Me” and “As It Was,” respectively. With four nominations each, Jack Harlow and Tems are both nominated for the first time, the former for “First Class” and “Industry Baby” and the latter for the Drake and Future-assisted “Wait For U” and “Essence” with Wizkid. Latto, Blackpink, Anitta, and Swedish House Mafia are among the more than 40 artists who received their first AMAs nominations this year.

Across the pop and R&B categories, women like SZA, Muni Long, Lizzo, and Doja Cat made notable appearances. They also dominate the New Artist of the Year category, with nods for Gayle, Dove Cameron, and Latto taking up three of the five slots. Beyoncé and Taylor Swift are the most nominated female artists of the year, receiving respective nominations for Renaissance and Red (Taylor’s Version).

Voting for all AMA categories is open now on the show’s website. See the full list of nominations here:

Artist of the Year
Adele
Bad Bunny
Beyoncé
Drake
Harry Styles
Taylor Swift
The Weeknd

New Artist of the Year
Dove Cameron
GAYLE
Latto
Måneskin
Steve Lacy

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 Touring Artist
Bad Bunny
Coldplay
Ed Sheeran
Elton John
The Rolling Stones

Favorite Afrobeats Artist
Burna Boy
CKay
Fireboy DML
Tems
Wizkid

Favorite K-pop Artist
BLACKPINK
BTS
SEVENTEEN
TOMORROW X TOGETHER
TWICE

Favorite Soundrack
“ELVIS”
“Encanto”
“Sing 2”
“Stranger Things”: Soundtrack from the Netflix Series, Season 4
“Top Gun: Maverick”

Favorite Gospel Artist
CeCe Winans
DOE
E. Dewey Smith
Maverick City Music
Tamela Mann

Favorite Dance/Electronic Artist
Diplo
Marshmello
Swedish House Mafia
The Chainsmokers
Tiësto

Favorite Inspirational Artist
Anne Wilson
for KING & COUNTRY
Katy Nichole
Matthew West
Phil Wickham

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 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 Artist
Imagine Dragons
Machine Gun Kelly
Måneskin
Red Hot Chili Peppers
The Lumineers

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 Female Latin Artist
Anitta
Becky G
Kali Uchis
KAROL G
ROSALÍA

Favorite Latin Duo or Group
Banda MS de Sergio Lizárraga
Calibre 50
Eslabon Armado
Grupo Firme
Yahritza Y Su Esencia

Favorite Male Latin Artist
Bad Bunny
Farruko
J Balvin
Jhayco
Rauw Alejandro

Favorite Female R&B Artist
Beyoncé
Doja Cat
Muni Long
Summer Walker
SZA

Favorite R&B Album
Beyoncé, Renaissance
Drake, Honestly, Nevermind
Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars & Anderson .Paak), An Evening with Silk Sonic
Summer Walker, Still Not 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 R&B Artist
Brent Faiyaz
Chris Brown
GIVĒON
Lucky Daye
The Weeknd

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 Female Hip-Hop Artist
Cardi B
GloRilla
Latto
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 Male Hip-Hop Artist
Drake
Future
Kendrick Lamar
Lil Baby
Lil Durk

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

Favorite Country Duo or Group
Dan + Shay
Lady A
Old Dominion
Parmalee
Zac Brown Band

Favorite Male Country Artist
Chris Stapleton
Cody Johnson
Luke Combs
Morgan Wallen
Walker Hayes

Favorite Pop Song
Adele, “Easy On Me”
Carolina Gaitán, Mauro Castillo, Adassa, Rhenzy Feliz, Diane Guerrero, Stephanie Beatriz and “Encanto” cast, “We Don’t Talk About Bruno”
Harry Styles, “As It Was”
Lizzo, “About Damn Time”
The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber, “STAY”

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 Duo or Group
BTS
Coldplay
Imagine Dragons
Måneskin
OneRepublic

Favorite Female Pop Artist
Adele
Beyoncé
Doja Cat
Lizzo
Taylor Swift

Favorite Male Pop Artist
Bad Bunny
Drake
Ed Sheeran
Harry Styles
The Weeknd

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