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Full list of 2022 American music awards winners as Tems, Wizkid shines

Nigerian artistes Wizkid and Tems have bagged another award this time, at the American Music Awards. The event was held on the 21st of November,…

Nigerian artistes Wizkid and Tems have bagged another award this time, at the American Music Awards.

The event was held on the 21st of November, at the popular Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles, with popular media personality and comedian Wayne Brady as the host.

The award ceremony which added its first category of “Favorite Afrobeats Artiste” to its list saw competitors like Wizkid, Fireboy DML, Burna Boy, Ckay, and Tems battling for the prize. However, the Ojuelegba crooner went home with the plaque.

Tems was also named the collective winner of the “Favourite Hip Hop Song” category for her part in Future’s “Wait For You” featuring Drake. The popular duo, Wizkid and Tems also won the category for “Favorite R&B Song” “Essence”, under Wizkids 2020 album “Made in Lagos”.

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American artiste Taylor Swift was the biggest winner of the event as she won six awards including the “Artist of the Year”.

Full list of 2022 AMAs 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

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)” — WINNER

Favourite male pop artist

Bad Bunny


Ed Sheeran

Harry Styles — WINNER

The Weeknd

Favourite female pop artist



Doja Cat


Taylor Swift — WINNER

Favourite pop duo or group



Imagine Dragons



Favourite 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

Favourite 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”

Favourite male country artist

Chris Stapleton

Cody Johnson

Luke Combs

Morgan Wallen — WINNER

Walker Hayes

Favourite female country artist

Carrie Underwood

Lainey Wilson

Maren Morris

Miranda Lambert

Taylor Swift — WINNER

Favourite country duo or group

Dan + Shay — WINNER

Lady A

Old Dominion


Zac Brown Band

Favourite 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

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” — WINNER

Favourite male hip-hop artist



Kendrick Lamar — WINNER

Lil Baby

Lil Durk

Favourite female hip-hop artist

Cardi B



Megan Thee Stallion

Nicki Minaj — WINNER

Favourite 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

Favourite 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”

Favourite male R&B artist

Brent Faiyaz

Chris Brown — WINNER


Lucky Daye

The Weeknd

Favourite female R&B artist

Beyoncé — WINNER

Doja Cat

Muni Long

Summer Walker


Favorite R&B album

Beyoncé, Renaissance — WINNER

Drake, Honestly,

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

Favourite male Latin artist

Bad Bunny — WINNER


J Balvin


Rauw Alejandro

Favorite female Latin artist

Anitta — WINNER

Becky G

Kali Uchis

Karol G


Favourite Latin duo or group

Banda MS de Sergio Lizárraga

Calibre 50

Eslabon Armado


Yahritza Y Su Esencia — WINNER

Favourite Latin album

Bad Bunny, Un Verano Sin Ti — WINNER

Farruko, La 167

J Balvin, Jose

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” — WINNER

Favourite rock artist

Imagine Dragons
Machine Gun Kelly — WINNER


Red Hot Chili Peppers

The Lumineers

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’” — WINNER

Red Hot Chili Peppers, “Black Summer”

Favourite 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

Favourite inspirational artist

Anne Wilson

for King & Country — WINNER

Katy Nichole

Matthew West

Phil Wickham

Favourite gospel artist

CeCe Winans


E. Dewey Smith

Maverick City Music

Tamela Mann — WINNER

Favourite dance/electronic artist


Marshmello — WINNER

Swedish House


The Chainsmokers


Favourite soundtrack



Sing 2

Stranger Things: Soundtrack from the Netflix Series, Season 4

Top Gun: Maverick

Favourite Afrobeats artist

Burna Boy


Fireboy DML


Wizkid — WINNER

Favourite K-pop artist




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