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

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The nominations for the 2022 American Music Awards were revealed with Bad Bunny taking the lead with eight nominations. Beyoncé, Taylor Swift, and Drake follow Bad Bunny with six nominations each, along with Adele, Harry Styles, and The Weeknd, who each received five nominations.

In addition to a nomination for Artist of the Year, Bad Bunny is also nominated for Favorite Male Pop Artist, Favorite Pop Album, Favorite Male Latin Artist, Favorite Latin Album, Favorite Latin Song, Favorite Touring Artist, and Favorite Music Video. If Bad Bunny wins in all eight categories, he will tie Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston for the most awards received in one year.

Swift and Beyoncé will face off in three categories, including Artist of the Year, Favorite Pop Album, and Favorite Female Pop Artist. 

Additional nominees include Elton John, who was nominated for Favorite Touring Artist and Collaboration of the Year, the latter nom for his recent duet with Britney Spears “Hold Me Closer,” making him the longest-recognized artist in AMA history.

First-time nominees include Latto, BLACKPINK, Anitta, Swedish House Mafia, Tems, and Jack Harlow, while new categories at the 2022 AMAs feature Favorite K-Pop Artist, Favorite Afrobeats Artist, and Favorite Rock Album.

The 2022 AMAs will air live on ABC from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Nov. 20.

Here is the full list of 2022 AMA Nominees:

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

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

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”

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

FAVORITE MALE POP ARTIST

Bad Bunny

Drake

Ed Sheeran

Harry Styles

The Weeknd

FAVORITE FEMALE POP ARTIST

Adele

Beyoncé

Doja Cat

Lizzo

Taylor Swift

FAVORITE POP DUO OR GROUP

BTS

Coldplay

Imagine Dragons

Måneskin

OneRepublic

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

FAVORITE COUNTRY DUO OR GROUP

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

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”

Morgan Wallen “Wasted on You”

FAVORITE MALE HIP-HOP ARTIST

Drake

Future

Kendrick Lamar

Lil Baby

Lil Durk

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 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

GIVĒON

Lucky Daye

The Weeknd

FAVORITE FEMALE R&B ARTIST

Beyoncé

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

Farruko

J Balvin

Jhayco

Rauw Alejandro

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 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

Måneskin

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

DOE

E. Dewey Smith

Maverick City Music

Tamela Mann

FAVORITE DANCE/ELECTRONIC ARTIST

Diplo

Marshmello

Swedish House Mafia

The Chainsmokers

Tiësto

FAVORITE SOUNDTRACK

ELVIS

Encanto

Sing 2

Stranger Things: Soundtrack from the Netflix Series, Season 4

Top Gun: Maverick

FAVORITE AFROBEATS ARTIST

Burna Boy

CKay

Fireboy DML

Tems

Wizkid

FAVORITE K-POP ARTIST

BLACKPINK

BTS

SEVENTEEN

TOMORROW X TOGETHER

TWICE

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