AMA Awards

AMA AWARD: Wizkid wins afrobeat artiste of the year, Taylor Swift shines (See full winners)

Wizkid, a well-known Nigerian-international musician, beat out competitors like Tems, Burna Boy, Ckay, Fireboy DML, and Burna Boy to win the title of favorite afrobeat artist of the year yesterday.

The 50th American Music Awards ceremony took place on November 20 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California, USA.

The 2022 American Music Awards were held on Sunday, November 20, and Taylor Swift stole the show by winning six awards in total, including artist of the year, the night’s grand prize.

Like Swift, Beyoncé entered the night with six nominations and came away with three awards. From eight nominations, Bad Bunny, the night’s top nominee, won two awards; additional winners included Harry Styles, BTS, Morgan Wallen, and Kendrick Lamar.

Below is the list of winners:

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 touring artist

Bad Bunny

Coldplay — WINNER

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)” — WINNER

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 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 duo or group

Dan + Shay — WINNER

Lady A

Old Dominion


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) — WINNER

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” — WINNER

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 album

Future, I Never Liked You

Gunna, DS4EVER

Kendrick Lamar, Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers — WINNER

Lil Durk, 7220

Polo G, Hall of Fame 2.0

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 R&B album

Beyoncé, Renaissance — WINNER

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” — WINNER

Favorite male Latin artist

Bad Bunny — WINNER


J Balvin


Rauw Alejandro

Favorite female Latin artist

Anitta — WINNER

Becky G

Kali Uchis

Karol G


Favorite Latin duo or group

Banda MS de Sergio Lizárraga

Calibre 50

Eslabon Armado

Grupo Firme

Yahritza Y Su Esencia — WINNER

Favorite Latin album

Bad Bunny, Un Verano Sin Ti — WINNER

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” — WINNER

Favorite rock artist

Imagine Dragons

Machine Gun Kelly — WINNER


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’” — WINNER

Red Hot Chili Peppers, “Black Summer”

Favorite rock album

Coldplay, Music of the Spheres

Ghost, Impera — WINNER

Imagine Dragons, Mercury – Act 1

Machine Gun Kelly, mainstream sellout

Red Hot Chili Peppers, Unlimited Love

Favorite inspirational artist

Anne Wilson

for King & Country — WINNER

Katy Nichole

Matthew West

Phil Wickham

Favorite gospel artist

CeCe Winans


E. Dewey Smith

Maverick City Music

Tamela Mann — WINNER

Favorite dance/electronic artist


Marshmello — WINNER

Swedish House Mafia

The Chainsmokers


Favorite soundtrack



Sing 2

Stranger Things: Soundtrack from the Netflix Series, Season 4

Top Gun: Maverick

Favorite Afrobeats artist

Burna Boy


Fireboy DML


Wizkid — WINNER

Favorite K-pop artist




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