The American Music Awards are right here.
As one of many award reveals fully determined by fan votes, the AMA Awards are certain to offer viewers what they need and extra. With a brand new host taking the stage, unimaginable performers lined up, record-breaking nominees and touching tributes, this yr’s present is certain to ship.
Here’s what to know to concerning the 2022 AMA Awards.
The place to observe
The AMAs will air on ABC Sunday at 8 p.m. ET and might be accessible to stream the next day on Hulu.
Comic Wayne Brady, host of this yr’s present, is not any stranger to that position having helmed fashionable sport present “Let’s Make a Deal” since 2009. He is additionally hosted his personal selection discuss present, “The Wayne Brady Present,” for 2 seasons.
Brady can also be well-known for his work on “Whose Line Is it Anyway?” an improvisational comedy sequence for which he received 5 Emmys. This is hoping this yr’s present contains some nice unscripted moments.
“I’m ecstatic and honored to host this yr’s AMAs,” Brady mentioned in an announcement after it was introduced he could be internet hosting. “As a musician and music lover, it’s wonderful to be a part of an evening the place music followers make their voices heard. It’s a giant present, so I’m bringing all of it … the humorous, the music and the strikes.”
Unhealthy Bunny is the chief in nominations with a complete of eight nods. Unhealthy Bunny is nominated for artist of the yr, touring artist, music video, pop album for “Un Verano Sin Ti,” male Latin artist and Latin track for “Me Porto Bonito.”
Following Unhealthy Bunny with six nominations are Beyoncé, Taylor Swift and Drake, all of whom are nominated for artist of the yr, alongside Adele, Harry Kinds and The Weeknd. Coming in third are Think about Dragons and Måneskin with 5 nominations every, making them probably the most nominated bands at this yr’s present.
First-time nominees this yr embrace Anitta, Latto, Tems and Jack Harlow, who’re nominated for eight awards amongst them.
Swift already holds the title for probably the most nominated artist in AMA historical past and will beat her personal document of most wins for artist of the yr at Sunday’s present. She can also be nominated for music video for “All Too Properly: The Brief Movie,” feminine pop artist, pop album for “Pink (Taylor’s Model)” and feminine nation artist.
This yr’s present has a stacked lineup of performers with each new and veteran musicians.
Recent off her efficiency on the CMA Awards, Carrie Underwood will take the stage together with first-time nominees Anitta and Tems, who might be taking the AMA stage for the primary time.
Different artists performing Sunday night time embrace Think about Dragons, J.I.D., Wizkid, Yola, GloRilla, Dove Cameron, Lil Child and Bebe Rexha with David Guetta.
Additionally performing Sunday night time is P!NK, who might be performing her latest single and a tribute to the late Olivia Newton-John, who died earlier this yr after a battle with breast most cancers. All through her profession, Newton-John received 10 AMAs and is somebody P!NK admired.
“I met her perhaps three times- and he or she was an absolute angel,” the pop star wrote on Instagram when information of Newton-John’s dying broke. “One of many loveliest, kindest, mild from inside human beings I’ve ever met. Kindness personified. Could she Relaxation In Peace and should her household be held in love and light-weight throughout this troublesome time.”
This yr’s Icon Award might be introduced to Lionel Richie. The award was launched to the award present in 2013 and was created to honor artists who’ve had a profound affect on the music trade worldwide.
Richie first rose to fame within the Nineteen Seventies because the lead singer of the Commodores, writing many hits for the band earlier than launching his solo profession in 1982 together with his debut album and following that up together with his second album a yr later. His second album, “Cannot Sluggish Down,” reached No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart and featured hits “Whats up” and “All Night time Lengthy.”
All through his profession, Richie has received 4 Grammy Awards, an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award and has additionally been inducted into Black Music & Leisure Stroll of Fame and the Rock & Roll Corridor of Fame in 2022. Having offered over 100 million information globally, Richie is taken into account one of many world’s top-selling artists of all time.
The singer’s largest hits embrace “Countless Love” with Diana Ross, “Caught on You,” “Say You, Say Me” and “Dancing on the Ceiling.”