American Music Awards of 2022
The 50th Annual American Music Awards were held on November 20, 2022, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, in recognition of the most popular artists and music within the eligibility period of September 24, 2021, through September 22, 2022. Wayne Brady hosted the show, which aired live on ABC. It was made available for streaming a day later on Hulu.
|American Music Awards of 2022|
|Date||November 20, 2022|
|Venue||Microsoft Theater, Los Angeles, California|
|Hosted by||Wayne Brady|
|Most awards||Taylor Swift (6)|
|Most nominations||Bad Bunny (8)|
Nominations were announced on October 13, 2022. Four new categories were introduced this year: Favorite Afrobeats Artist, Favorite K-pop Artist, Favorite Rock Song, and Favorite Rock Album. Bad Bunny led the nominations overall with eight while Beyoncé and Taylor Swift were the most-nominated female artists with six each. Imagine Dragons and Måneskin earned the most group nominations, with four each.
Swift won all six of her nominations, including Artist of the Year, and extended her record as the most-awarded artist in AMA history, with 40 wins overall. A special award, Song of Soul, was presented to Yola. Lionel Richie was honored with the Icon Award.