Taylor Swift, biggest winner of the 2022 American Music Award; Lionel Richie, honored with Icon Award

The 32-year old pop/country superstar Taylor Swift took home a total of six awards including the top prize of the night, Artist of the Year. Three of her awards came for her work on her re-recorded Red (Taylor’s Version), including the 10-minute short film music video of  “All Too Well,” starring Sadie Sink and Dylan O’Brien. The night’s top nominee, Bad Bunny, scored two prizes from eight nominations, with Beyoncé, Harry Styles, BTS, Morgan Wallen, Kendrick Lamar, Wizkid and Tems also taking home two awards.

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The 32-year old pop/country superstar Taylor Swift took home a total of six awards including the top prize of the night, Artist of the Year. Three of her awards came for her work on her re-recorded Red (Taylor’s Version), including the 10-minute short film music video of “All Too Well,” starring Sadie Sink and Dylan O’Brien. The night’s top nominee, Bad Bunny, scored two prizes from eight nominations, with Beyoncé, Harry Styles, BTS, Morgan Wallen, Kendrick Lamar, Wizkid and Tems also taking home two awards.

Taylor Swift was the biggest winner in the 2022 American Music Award held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles last November 20.

The 32-year old pop/country superstar took home a total of six awards including the top prize of the night, Artist of the Year.

Three of her awards came for her work on her re-recorded Red (Taylor’s Version), including the 10-minute short film music video of  “All Too Well,” starring Sadie Sink and Dylan O’Brien.

“You, the fans, made it clear that you wanted to hear lots of music that I would make. You encouraged me. So I found the more music I made and the more music I put out, the happier I was. I have the fans to thank essentially for my happiness, and I love you more than I can say,” Taylor said in her acceptance speech.

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Recipient of the 2022 Icon Award was music legend, Lionel Richie. 

After a video tribute, Richie took the stage and thanked his family, friends and manager and reflected on his 40-year history with the AMAs. 

“God has given you a light. That light is only given to a few…If you get a chance to have that light on you, understand what God has in store … God is trying to tell you you are chosen to inspire. Take this opportunity. That light is on you, inspire.”

Performing a number of Richie’s hits were Stevie Wonder and Charlie Puth. They performed “Easy,” “Say You, Say Me,” “Brick House,” and “We Are the World,” with the duo joined by Melissa Etheridge, Yola, and other performers. 

Pink paid tribute to the late Olivia Newton-John by singing “Hopelessly Devoted to You.”

The night’s top nominee, Bad Bunny, scored two prizes from eight nominations, with Beyoncé, Harry Styles, BTS, Morgan Wallen, Kendrick Lamar, Wizkid and Tems also taking home two awards.

A number of awards were announced earlier Sunday during a Twitter and Discord audio live stream hosted by singer-songwriter Mark Tuan of GOT7, The Hollywood Reporter’s Tiffany Taylor and Billboard’s Tetris Kelly.

AMA winners are voted entirely by fans. Nominees are based on key fan interactions — as reflected on the Billboard charts — including streaming, album and song sales, radio airplay and tour grosses. Measurements are tracked by Billboard and its data partner Luminate, in the eligibility period of Sept. 24, 2021, through Sept. 22, 2022.

Here is the complete list of winners:

Artist of the year

Taylor Swift

New artist of the year

Dove Cameron 

Collaboration of the year

Elton John & Dua Lipa, “Cold Heart – PNAU Remix” 

Favorite touring artist

Coldplay 

Favorite music video

Taylor Swift, “All Too Well (Taylor’s Version)”

 

Favorite male pop artist

Harry Styles 

Favorite female pop artist

Taylor Swift 

Favorite pop duo or group

BTS 

Favorite pop album

Taylor Swift, Red (Taylor’s Version) 

Favorite pop song

Harry Styles, “As It Was” 

 

Favorite male country artist

Morgan Wallen

Favorite female country artist

Taylor Swift 

Favorite country duo or group

Dan + Shay 

Favorite country album

Taylor Swift, Red (Taylor’s Version)

Favorite country song

Morgan Wallen, “Wasted on You”

 

Favorite male hip-hop artist

Kendrick Lamar

Favorite female hip-hop artist

Nicki Minaj

Favorite hip-hop album

Kendrick Lamar, Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers

Favorite hip-hop song

Future ft. Drake & Tems, “Wait For U”

 

Favorite male R&B artist

Chris Brown

Favorite female R&B artist

Beyoncé 

Favorite R&B album

Beyoncé, Renaissance

Favorite R&B song

Wizkid ft. Tems, “Essence”

 

Favorite male Latin artist

Bad Bunny

Favorite female Latin artist

Anitta

Favorite Latin duo or group

Yahritza Y Su Esencia

Favorite Latin album

Bad Bunny, Un Verano Sin Ti

Favorite Latin song

Sebastián Yatra, “Dos Oruguitas”

 

Favorite rock artist

Machine Gun Kelly

Favorite rock song

Måneskin, “Beggin’”

Favorite rock album

Ghost, Impera — WINNER

 

Favorite inspirational artist

for King & Country

Favorite gospel artist

Tamela Mann

 

Favorite dance/electronic artist

Marshmello

Favorite soundtrack

ELVIS

Favorite Afrobeats artist

Wizkid 

 

Favorite K-pop artist

BTS

 

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