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Wizkid, Others Win Big at American Music Awards 2022

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Taylor Swift and Wizkid win bis at the American Music Awards

Nigerian popular afrobeats singer and Grammy Awards winner, Ayodeji Balogun a.k.a Wizkid emerged winner at the American Music Awards in the category of Favourite Afrobeats Artist making him the first artist to clinch the novel awards on its maiden introduction into the AMAs. 

Wizkid was nominated alongside top-rated Nigerian afrobeats singers including; Burna boy, Fireboy DML, CKay and Tems.

However, his collaboration with Tems on ‘Essence’, also won in the Favourite R&B Song category at the event.

Meanwhile, American singer and song-writer, Taylor Swift left all mouths ajar after winning in all six categories for which she was nominated, including favorite female pop artist, favorite pop album and favorite female country artist. The wins cemented Swift as the most decorated artist in AMAs history, with 40 career wins.

The American Music Awards also known as AMAs is a music awards show held annually in America to celebrate the year’s top achievements in music as determined and voted by the fans. 

The 50th edition of the American Music Awards took place on Sunday, November 21, 2022 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. 

The star-studded music show witnessed a sterling performance from world music’s biggest names ranging from pop to rap, R&B to country, Latin to K-Pop among others. 

Aired live on ABC, the AMA 2022 awards show was produced by Dick Clark productions and was hosted by Wayne Brady. 

Nominees and winners of the American Music Awards are based entirely on fan interactions , with the Billboard charts being a determinant factor,  paying key attention to streaming, album sales, song sales and radio airplay.

See the full list of nominees and winners at the American Music Awards 2022 below: 

Artist of the year


Bad Bunny



Harry Styles

Taylor Swift *WINNER

The Weeknd

New artist of the year

Dove Cameron *WINNER




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” *WINNER

Future ft. Drake & Tems, “Wait For U”

Lil Nas X ft. Jack Harlow. “Industry Baby”

The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber, “Stay”

Favorite male pop artist

Bad Bunny


Ed Sheeran

Harry Styles *WINNER

The Weeknd

Favorite female pop artist



Doja Cat


Taylor Swift *WINNER

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)” *WINNER

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” *WINNER

Lizzo, “About Damn Time”

The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber, “Stay”

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)” *WINNER

Favorite male country artist

Chris Stapleton

Cody Johnson

Luke Combs

Morgan Wallen *WINNER

Walker Hayes

Favorite female country artist

Carrie Underwood

Lainey Wilson

Maren Morris

Miranda Lambert

Taylor Swift *WINNER

Favorite country group or duo

Dan & Shay *WINNER

Lady A

Old Dominion


Zac Brown Band

Favorite male hip-hop artist



Kendrick Lamar *WINNER

Lil Baby

Lil Durk

Favorite female hip-hop artist

Cardi B



Megan Thee Stallion

Nicki Minaj *WINNER

Favorite hip-hop song

Future ft. Drake & Tems, “Wait For U” *WINNER

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 *WINNER


Lucky Daye

The Weeknd

Favorite female R&B artist

Beyoncé *WINNER

Doja Cat

Muni Long

Summer Walker


Favorite rock artist

Machine Gun Kelly *WINNER

Imagine Dragons


Red Hot Chili Peppers

The Lumineers

Favorite rock song

Foo Fighters, “Love Dies Young”

Imagine Dragons x JID, “Enemy”h

Kate Bush, “Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)”

Måneskin, “Beggin’” *WINNER

Red Hot Chili Peppers, “Black Summer”

Favorite male Latin artist

Bad Bunny *WINNER


J Balvin


Rauw Alejandro

Favorite female Latin artist

Anitta *WINNER

Becky G

Kali Uchis

Karol G


Favorite Afrobeats Artist

Burna Boy


Fireboy DML


Wizkid *WINNER

Favorite K-pop artist




Tomorrow X Together


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