Burna Boy, Wizkid, and Tems Nominated for 2022 American Music Awards

A number of West African musicians have been nominated for the American Music Awards 2022, including Tems, CKay, Burna Boy, Wizkid and Fireboy DML.

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KAMPALA | LIFESTYLE UGANDA (https://lifestyleuganda.com/) — A number of West African musicians, including Tems, CKay, Burna Boy, Wizkid and Fireboy DML, have earned nominations for the 2022 American Music Awards.

The American Music Awards, now in their 50th year, are the world’s largest fan-voted awards ceremony recognizing outstanding achievement and album releases.

Nigerians Burna Boy and others were nominated in the newly-introduced Favourite Afrobeats Artist category at the 2022 American Music Awards, in recognition of the genre’s global impact.

With her contribution to Wizkid’s global hit ‘Essence,’ Tems leads the African contingent into the 2022 American Music Awards after being nominated in three other categories, namely Collaboration of the Year, Favourite Hip Hop Song, and Favorite R&B Song.

At the 2022 American Music Awards, Wizkid received nods in two categories, including Favourite R&B Song.

In the global American Music Awards for this year, the most nominated acts are Latin artist Bad Bunny with eight nominations, followed by US singers Beyoncé and Taylor Swift with six nominations.

With five nominations apiece, English pop stars Adele, Harry Styles and Canadian artist The Weeknd round out the field. The American Music Awards are scheduled to air globally in more than 120 countries and territories in 2022.

Listed below is the complete list of nominees for the 2022 American Music Awards.

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
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Favourite 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’

Favourite Touring Artist

  • Bad Bunny
  • Coldplay
  • Ed Sheeran
  • Elton John
  • The Rolling Stones

Favourite Afrobeats Artist

Favourite K-pop Artist

  • BLACKPINK
  • BTS
  • SEVENTEEN
  • TOMORROW X TOGETHER
  • TWICE 

Favourite Soundtrack

  • ‘ELVIS’
  • ‘Encanto’
  • ‘Sing 2’
  • ‘Stranger Things’: Soundtrack from the Netflix Series, Season 4
  • ‘Top Gun: Maverick’

Favourite Gospel Artist

  • CeCe Winans
  • DOE
  • E. Dewey Smith
  • Maverick City Music
  • Tamela Mann

Favourite Dance/Electronic Artist

  • Diplo
  • Marshmello
  • Swedish House Mafia
  • The Chainsmokers
  • Tiësto

Favourite Inspirational Artist

  • Anne Wilson
  • for KING & COUNTRY
  • Katy Nichole
  • Matthew West
  • Phil Wickham

Favourite 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’

Favourite 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’

Favourite Rock Artist

  • Imagine Dragons
  • Machine Gun Kelly
  • Måneskin
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • The Lumineers
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Favourite Latin Album

  • Bad Bunny – ‘Un Verano Sin Ti’
  • Farruko – ‘La 167’
  • J Balvin – ‘JOSE’
  • Rauw Alejandro – ‘Vice Versa’
  • ROSALÍA – ‘MOTOMAMI’

Favourite 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’

Favourite Female Latin Artist

  • Anitta
  • Becky G
  • Kali Uchis
  • KAROL G
  • ROSALÍA

Favourite Latin Duo or Group

  • Banda MS de Sergio Lizárraga
  • Calibre 50
  • Eslabon Armado
  • Grupo Firme
  • Yahritza Y Su Esencia

Favourite Male Latin Artist

  • Bad Bunny
  • Farruko
  • J Balvin
  • Jhayco
  • Rauw Alejandro

Favourite Female R&B Artist

  • Beyoncé
  • Doja Cat
  • Muni Long
  • Summer Walker
  • SZA

Favourite R&B Album

  • Beyoncé – ‘Renaissance’
  • Drake – ‘Honestly, Nevermind’
  • Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars & Anderson .Paak) – ‘An Evening with Silk Sonic’
  • Summer Walker – ‘Still Not Over It’
  • The Weeknd – ‘Dawn FM’

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 Artist

  • Brent Faiyaz
  • Chris 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 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’
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Favourite Male Hip Hop Artist

  • Drake
  • Future
  • Kendrick Lamar
  • Lil Baby
  • Lil Durk

Favourite 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’

Favourite 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’

Favourite Country Duo or Group

  • Dan + Shay
  • Lady A
  • Old Dominion
  • Parmalee
  • Zac Brown Band

Favourite Male Country Artist

  • Chris Stapleton
  • Cody Johnson
  • Luke Combs
  • Morgan Wallen
  • Walker Hayes

Favourite Female Country Artist

  • Carrie Underwood
  • Lainey Wilson
  • Maren Morris
  • Miranda Lambert
  • Taylor Swift

Favourite Pop Song

  • Adele – ‘Easy On Me’
  • Carolina Gaitán, Mauro Castillo, Adassa, Rhenzy Feliz, Diane Guerrero, Stephanie Beatriz and ‘Encanto’ cast – ‘We Don’t Talk About Bruno’
  • Harry Styles – ‘As It Was’
  • Lizzo – ‘About Damn Time’
  • The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber – ‘STAY’

Favourite 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’

Favourite Pop Duo or Group

  • BTS
  • Coldplay
  • Imagine Dragons
  • Måneskin
  • OneRepublic

Favourite Female Pop Artist

  • Adele
  • Beyoncé
  • Doja Cat
  • Lizzo
  • Taylor Swift

Favourite Male Pop Artist

  • Bad Bunny
  • Drake
  • Ed Sheeran
  • Harry Styles
  • The Weeknd
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