TEMS, BURNA BOY, WIZKID, FIREBOY, CKAY NOMINATED FOR AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS [FULL LIST]
The 2022 American Music Awards nominees have been revealed and it features Afrobeats music stars, Tems, Burna Boy, Wizkid, Fireboy and Ckay.
The Nigerian artists were nominated in the Favourite Afrobeats Artiste category while Tems earned three other nominations for her collaborative work with Future and Drake.
Tems is the most nominated Nigerian artiste with four nominations: R&B song of the year for “Essence,” collaboration of the year for Future’s “Wait For U,” rap song of the year for “Wait For U,” and Afrobeats artist of the year for “Wafrobeats artist of the year.”
Favorite rock song, album, Afrobeats artist, and K-pop artist are among the new categories that have been added to this year’s American Music Award.
The award is set to be held on Sunday, Nov. 20, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Except for favorite K-pop artist, which will open on Tuesday, November 1, fan voting for other categories is currently open.
Artist of the Year
AdeleBad BunnyBeyoncéDrakeHarry StylesTaylor SwiftThe 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)”.
Collaboration of the Year
Carolina Gaitán, Mauro Castillo, Adassa, Rhenzy Feliz, Diane Guerrero, Stephanie Beatriz, and “Encanto” cast – “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” Elton John and 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 Afrobeats Artist Burna Boy CKay Fireboy DML Tems Wizkid
Favourite 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”
Favourite Male R&B ArtistBrent FaiyazChris Brown
GIVĒON Lucky Daye The Weeknd
Favourite 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”
Favourite Female Hip-Hop Artist
Cardi B GloRilla Latto Megan Thee Stallion Nicki Minaj
Favourite Latin Album
Bad Bunny – “Un Verano Sin Ti” Farruko – “La 167” J Balvin – “JOSE” Rauw Alejandro – “Vice Versa” ROSALÍA – “MOTOMAMI”
Favourite Latin SongBad 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”