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AMAs 2022: Taylor Swift makes SURPRISE appearance to accept Favorite Pop Album award

Taylor Swift made a shock appearance on the 2022 American Music Awards in LA on Sunday to accept a trio of awards – amid her tour ticket fiasco with Ticketmaster.

Accepting her first gong for Favorite Pop Album for  Red (Taylor’s Version), the star, 32, was visibly emotional as she mirrored on the win for the 2021 launch – which was one among six albums she re-recorded after Scooter Braun bought her complete music catalog out from beneath her after which bought it with out her information for $300million to Shamrock Holdings. 

The Anti-Hero singer, who earlier skipped the pink carpet, was delighted as she picked up the primary of a trio of awards on the night time, saying: ‘Wow. This album is a re-recorded album, and I can not let you know how a lot my rerecorded albums imply to me, however I by no means anticipated or assumed that they might imply something to you. 

‘So I can not thanks sufficient for caring about this album that I’m so pleased with. I’ve some individuals who made this occur who I really need to thank.    

She added: ‘Chris Row who co-produced this album with me, hours and hours and hours within the studio recreating Red, an album I really like a lot. I need to thank all of the artists who featured on the vault tracks, 

Wow: Taylor Swift made a shock appearance on the 2022 American Music Awards in LA on Sunday to accept a trio of awards – amid her tour ticket fiasco with Ticketmaster (pictured accepting the Favorite Pop Album for Red (Taylor’s Version)

‘Chris Stapleton, Phoebe Bridgers. I need to thank my stay touring band who performed on this album, and I need to take a second — there was a music video that I did that I used to be very blissful about, so I need to say thanks to Sadie Sink and Dylan O’Brien, and my good director Blake Lively, and Mike Teller and Kelly Teller for being within the music video. 

‘I need to thanks guys for making this a risk for To the followers, I can not thanks sufficient. This is so particular. Thank you.’

Taylor, who final week revealed she was ‘p****d off’ following Ticketmaster’s botched dealing with of gross sales for her The Eras Tour, appeared radiant in a glittering gold backless jumpsuit.

The Bejeweled hitmaker confirmed of a touch of her cleavage within the Hollywood glamor quantity, together with her tresses styled in tender waves.

What fiasco? Taylor, who last week revealed she was 'p****d off' following Ticketmaster's botched handling of sales for her The Eras Tour, looked radiant in a glittering gold backless jumpsuit - she would win three awards on the night

What fiasco? Taylor, who final week revealed she was ‘p****d off’ following Ticketmaster’s botched dealing with of gross sales for her The Eras Tour, appeared radiant in a glittering gold backless jumpsuit – she would win three awards on the night time 

Feud: Red (Taylor's Version) was one of six albums Taylor re-recorded after Scooter Braun purchased her entire music catalog out from underneath her and then sold it without her knowledge for $300million to Shamrock Holdings (Braun pictured 2019)

Feud: Red (Taylor’s Version) was one among six albums Taylor re-recorded after Scooter Braun bought her complete music catalog out from beneath her after which bought it with out her information for $300million to Shamrock Holdings (Braun pictured 2019)

Release: The star released Red (Taylor's version) in 2021 and the album achieved renewed success - the original album was released in 2012

Release: The star launched Red (Taylor’s model) in 2021 and the album achieved renewed success – the unique album was launched in 2012

Delight: Taylor looked emotional as she accepted the award for her re-recorded album

Delight: Taylor looked emotional as she accepted the award for her re-recorded album

Delight: Taylor appeared emotional as she accepted the award for her re-recorded album

Back in 2019, Taylor referred to as Scooter out over the sale in a social media publish and claimed that he deliberately stored her in the dead of night whereas he turned a hefty revenue on her onerous work. 

Prior to that, in 2019 Braun had bought Nashville-based unbiased document label Big Machine, first taking the rights to Taylor’s physique of labor and on the time, she voiced public outrage at being minimize out of the deal.

Swift mentioned the information made her ‘unhappy and grossed out’ as a result of, partly, she claims Braun perpetuated ‘incessant, manipulative bullying’ towards her for years.

She additionally launched Fearless (Taylor’s Version in April 2021. Red was initially launched in 2012 and Fearless in 2009.

In September 2022, leisure govt Braun responded to the controversy, telling Wendy Williams, ‘I realized an essential lesson’ from the acquisition. 

Stunning: The Bejeweled hitmaker showed of a hint of her cleavage in the Hollywood glamor number, with her tresses styled in soft waves

Stunning: The Bejeweled hitmaker confirmed of a touch of her cleavage within the Hollywood glamor quantity, together with her tresses styled in tender waves

Glitz: The star looked incredible in her gold bejewelled number as she accepted the award

Wow: The Anti-Hero hitmaker looked stunning in the backless number

Glitz: The star appeared unimaginable in her gold bejewelled quantity as she accepted the award

Emotional: The star was emotional as she addressed the crowds at the Microsoft Theater

Emotional: The star was emotional as she addressed the crowds on the Microsoft Theater

Hug: Taylor embraced Karrueche Tran as she accepted the award

Hug: Taylor embraced Karrueche Tran as she accepted the award 

He appeared to be referring to Big Machine proprietor Scott Borchetta, 60, when he claimed, ‘When I did that deal, I used to be beneath a really strict NDA with the gentleman who owned it, and I could not inform any artist.’ 

Braun additionally indicated within the interview he wasn’t as life like as he ought to have been when signing on the dotted line.

‘I used to be excited to work with each artist on the label. So after we finalized the deal, I began making telephone calls to say, hey, I’m part of this. And earlier than I may even do this – I made 4 telephone calls; I began to do these telephone calls – all hell broke free.’

‘So the remorse I’ve there,’ he continued, ‘is that I made the idea that everybody, as soon as the deal was completed, was going to have a dialog with me, see my intent, see my character and say, nice, let’s be in business collectively. And I made that assumption with those that I did not know.’ 

 The New York native claimed he realized an essential lesson from the controversy. ‘I can by no means make that assumption once more. I can not put myself in a spot of, you recognize, vanity to suppose that somebody would simply be keen to have a dialog and be excited to work with me.’  

Taylor additionally received the awards for Favorite Music Video for All Too Well: The Short Film and  Artist of the Year – triumphing over fellow nominees Adele, Bad Bunny, Beyoncé, Drake, Harry Styles and The Weeknd.

She launched All Too Well and its accompanying 10-minute quick movie in the direction of the top of 2021 and sparked rumors that the ‘pink scarf’ she sings about was nonetheless within the possession of ex-boyfriend Jake Gyllenhaal, 41.

However, she has now admitted that the garment was merely a storytelling gadget, with the colour chosen after its mother or father album’s title. 

The ‘Shake It Off’ hitmaker alleges within the lyrics that she left a shawl on the home of a sister to a person she was courting and followers imagine that she is alluding to the ‘Brokeback Mountain’ actor – whom she dated from October 2010 till January 2011 – and his sister Maggie.  

True to life? All Too Well is believed by fans to be inspired by her brief relationship with Jake Gyllenhaal whom she dated from October 2010 to January 2011; Sadie Sink and Dylan O'Brien in All Too Well

True to life? All Too Well is believed by followers to be impressed by her temporary relationship with Jake Gyllenhaal whom she dated from October 2010 to January 2011; Sadie Sink and Dylan O’Brien in All Too Well

Doppelgängers: Taylor, who made her directorial debut with the short and also wrote and produced it, appeared in it as an older version of Sadie's character

Doppelgängers: Taylor, who made her directorial debut with the quick and likewise wrote and produced it, appeared in it as an older model of Sadie’s character

All Too Well initially debuted in a five-minute model on her hit 2012 album Red, however Taylor had initially written a 10-minute draft of the tune together with her cowriter Liz Rose, who helped her edit it down for the album.

After Taylor set about rerecording her catalogue, she lastly recorded the unique 10-minute model of All Too Well and included it as a bonus monitor on the album.

To accompany the brand new tune, she created the practically 15-minute quick movie to function its music video.

The movie was deemed eligible for Oscar consideration in the most effective stay motion quick movie class, The Hollywood Reporter revealed final month.

The movie seems to act out a model of Taylor’s relationship with Jake, with Sadie Sink, 20, taking part in the Taylor stand-in — referred to solely as Her — whereas Dylan O’Brien performs a model of Jake, referred to as Him.

Taylor can also be featured towards the top of the quick as an older model of Sadie’s character, and she or he sports activities pink hair to match.

In addition to making her directorial debut, Taylor additionally wrote and produced the quick movie.   

Win three: The star looked emotional as she collected the gong for Artist of the Year

Win three: The star appeared emotional as she collected the gong for Artist of the Year 

Two icons: Taylor posed up with Smokey Robinson at the event

Two icons: Taylor posed up with Smokey Robinson on the occasion 

Accepting the award Taylor mentioned: ‘Alright! This quick movie was ten years within the making, and the one motive I obtained to write and direct the movie is since you the followers selected the tune all too nicely. You selected it. No one at a document label selected it. You picked it. You mentioned that’s the tune that issues to us, and it was simply so occurs that it was the tune that issues probably the most to me. 

‘I’m very blissful all of us agreed on that. So the individuals who helped me make this, I really need to ssay this without end, Sadie Sink and Dylan O’Brien, thanks a lot for trusting me as a director along with your immense expertise… I’m so pleased with it. I’m so blissful you prefer it too. This is so particular and fantastic and — ahh, thanks. Thank you for this.’

And accepting her third award of the night time, Taylor mentioned: ‘You know, prior to now few years, I’ve launched extra music than I did in your entire decade previous that, and I actually really feel like that is down to the truth that you, the followers, made it clear that you simply wished to hear a number of music that I might make. 

‘You inspired me. And so, I discovered that the extra music I made and the extra music I put out, the happier I used to be. The extra I simply stored that channel open and simply stored creating, stored making issues, and the extra that occurred, the extra you guys have been like, yeah, maintain doing it. 

And the happier I used to be, so I’ve the followers to thank, primarily, for my happiness and — [ cheers and applause ] — And I really like you greater than I can say. I can not specific how unbelievable it’s to me that I nonetheless get to do that and that you simply nonetheless care, so thanks underlined with 13 exclamation factors. I do not know what to say. I really like you.’

This comes as Ticketmaster blamed a ‘staggering variety of bot assaults’ for inflicting a tidal wave of issues for Taylor followers looking for to buy tickets for her Eras Tour.

On November 1, Swift introduced a 27-date tour throughout 20 U.S. cities, working from March to August subsequent year – sparking fan chaos.

Tickets went on sale on Tuesday, however what Ticketmaster termed a ‘traditionally unprecedented demand’ from tens of millions of followers noticed the location crash repeatedly and the method descend right into a fiasco, together with her supporters livid on the hovering costs and spending hours ready in line.

Last week Swift has blasted Ticketmaster for the mayhem surrounding her recent ticket sale, claiming that she was 'assured' the company could handle the high demand 'multiple times'

Last week Swift has blasted Ticketmaster for the mayhem surrounding her current ticket sale, claiming that she was ‘assured’ the company may deal with the excessive demand ‘a number of instances’

Ticketmaster canceled her public sale due to 'insufficient remaining tickets'

Ticketmaster canceled her public sale due to ‘inadequate remaining tickets’

Taylor blasted Ticketmaster for the mayhem surrounding her current ticket sale, claiming that she was ‘assured’ the company may deal with the excessive demand ‘a number of instances’ and calling it ‘excruciating’ to ‘watch errors occur with no recourse.’ 

Ticketmaster has cancelled the scheduled public sale of tickets for Taylor Swift’s Eras tour on Friday, citing ‘excessive calls for on ticketing programs and inadequate remaining ticket stock.’

In a tweet, Ticketmaster mentioned ‘Due to terribly excessive calls for on ticketing programs and inadequate remaining ticket stock to meet that demand, tomorrow’s public on-sale for Taylor Swift | The Eras Tour has been cancelled.’

Now, Taylor has spoken out in regards to the scenario in a press release posted to her Instagram Stories, and she or he mentioned she is simply as ‘pissed off’ as everybody else is.

‘It goes with out saying that I’m extraordinarily protecting of my followers,’ she started within the prolonged publish. 

‘We’ve been doing this for many years collectively and through the years, I’ve introduced so many components of my career in home.’

Taylor went on to clarify – with out mentioning the company by identify – that she selected to use Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan system as a result of she thought it will ‘enhance the standard of her followers’ expertise,’ regardless of it being ‘actually tough’ for her to ‘belief an out of doors entity.’

Swift accomplished the record-breaking feat of having all 10 of the Billboard Top 100 singles at once, with 10 songs from her new album Midnights

Swift achieved the record-breaking feat of getting all 10 of the Billboard Top 100 singles directly, with 10 songs from her new album Midnights

Response: The site has issued a lengthy response blaming bots and fans without invite codes for causing 'unprecedented traffic' of 3.5billion users - four times the normal amount.

Response: The website has issued a prolonged response blaming bots and followers with out invite codes for inflicting ‘unprecedented site visitors’ of three.5billion customers – 4 instances the traditional quantity.

‘I’ve completed this SPECIFICALLY to enhance the standard of my followers’ expertise by doing it myself with my group, who care as a lot about my followers as I do,’ she continued. 

‘It’s actually tough for me to belief an out of doors entity with these relationships and loyalties, and excruciating for me to simply watch errors occur with no recourse.’ 

The Cardigan songstress added that there have been ‘a number of the reason why folks had such a tough time making an attempt to get tickets’ and that she’s at present ‘making an attempt to determine how the scenario will be improved transferring ahead.’

‘I’m not going to make excuses for anybody as a result of we requested them, a number of instances, if they might deal with this type of demand and we have been assured they might,’ she mentioned. 

‘It’s actually superb that 2.4 million folks obtained tickets, nevertheless it actually pisses me off that a whole lot of them really feel like they went via a number of bear assaults to get them.’

She concluded her message with a be aware to those that weren’t in a position to get their arms on a ticket, writing, ‘All I can say is that my hope is to present extra alternatives for us all to get collectively and sing these songs.

‘Thank you for wanting to be there. You do not know how a lot meaning.’   

Now, after Tennessee’s lawyer common Jonathan Skrmetti revealed he was launching an investigation into Ticketmaster, the location has issued a prolonged response blaming bots and followers with out invite codes for inflicting ‘unprecedented site visitors’ of three.5billion customers – 4 instances the traditional quantity.

An announcement learn: ‘The Eras on sale made one factor clear: Taylor Swift is an unstoppable pressure and continues to set information. We try to make ticket shopping for as straightforward as potential for followers, however that hasn’t been the case for many individuals making an attempt to purchase tickets for the Eras Tour. We need to share some info to assist clarify what occurred.

Ticketmaster defined that followers wanted to register with their system Verified Fan earlier than the sale started, which is designed to ‘assist handle excessive demand exhibits – figuring out actual people and removing bots.’   

The assertion continued: ‘Based on fan curiosity at registration we knew this is able to be huge. Over 3.5 million folks pre-registered for Taylor’s Verified Fan, which is the most important registration in historical past.  

‘The enormous demand for Taylor’s tour knowledgeable the artist group’s determination to add further dates – doubling the tour and variety of tickets accessible so extra followers may make it to exhibits.

‘Historically, round 40% of invited followers really present up and purchase tickets, and most buy a mean of three tickets. So working with the artist group, round 1.5 million folks have been invited to take part within the on sale for all 52 present dates, together with the 47 bought by Ticketmaster.

‘The remaining 2 million Verified Fans have been placed on the ready listing.’

Adding the demand for Taylor ‘broke information and components of our web site’, the assertion continued: ‘Historically, working with Verified Fan invite codes has labored as we’ve been in a position to handle the quantity coming into the location to store for tickets. 

‘However, this time the staggering variety of bot assaults in addition to followers who didn’t have invite codes drove unprecedented site visitors on our website, leading to 3.5 billion whole system requests – 4x our earlier peak.

‘Never earlier than has a Verified Fan on sale sparked a lot consideration – or uninvited quantity. This disrupted the predictability and reliability that’s the hallmark of our Verified Fan platform.  

‘It normally takes us about an hour to promote via a stadium present, however we slowed down some gross sales and pushed again others to stabilize the programs. The commerce off was longer wait instances in queue for some followers.

‘Overall, we estimate about 15% of interactions throughout the location skilled points, and that’s 15% too many, together with passcode validation errors that brought about followers to lose tickets they’d carted.’

They added: ‘The greatest venues and artists flip to us as a result of we’ve got the main ticketing technology on the planet – that doesn’t imply it’s good, and clearly for Taylor’s on sale it wasn’t. But we’re at all times working to enhance the ticket shopping for expertise. Especially for prime demand on gross sales, which proceed to check new limits.

‘Even when a excessive demand on sale goes flawlessly from a tech perspective, many followers are left empty handed. For instance: based mostly on the quantity of site visitors to our website, Taylor would wish to carry out over 900 stadium exhibits (nearly 20x the variety of exhibits she is doing)…that’s a stadium present each single night time for the subsequent 2.5 years.

‘While it’s inconceivable for everybody to get tickets to these exhibits, we all know we are able to do extra to enhance the expertise and that’s what we’re targeted on.’

The Eras Tour would promote a staggering and record-breaking 2 million tickets in simply at some point. 

The scenario additionally launched an investigation into Ticketmaster from the the Justice Department, in accordance to the New York Times.

‘The Justice Department has opened an antitrust investigation into the proprietor of Ticketmaster, whose sale of Taylor Swift live performance tickets descended into chaos this week, mentioned two folks with information of the matter,’ the outlet reported.

‘The investigation is targeted on whether or not Live Nation Entertainment has abused its energy over the multibillion-dollar stay music business.’                   

Fans of Swift had been vocal Tuesday about problems purchasing tickets for her The Eras Tour with a pre-sale code through Ticketmaster

Fans of Swift had been vocal Tuesday about issues buying tickets for her The Eras Tour with a pre-sale code via Ticketmaster 

Coming soon: Swift will kick off the American leg of her tour March 18 at Glendale, Arizona's State Farm Stadium, and will continue through an August 5 at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles (pictured last week)

 Coming quickly: Swift will kick off the American leg of her tour March 18 at Glendale, Arizona’s State Farm Stadium, and can proceed via an August 5 at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles (pictured final week)

Dove Cameron received the honors for finest new artist of the year on the 2022 American Music Awards.

Cameron, 26, defeated fellow nominees GAYLE, Latto, Måneskin and Steve Lacy for the dignity.

The Disney Channel alum thanked ‘the queer group at massive’ in accepting the award. 

‘This is so significant to me,’ she mentioned. ‘I need to begin by saying that each award that I ever win will at all times initially be devoted to the queer group at massive.’

She mentioned, ‘I’ve by no means felt safer or extra liked and extra supported, and I hope I may give you some semblance of that very same feeling in my music.’

She continued: ‘On the heels of what occurred at Club Q in Colorado Springs, I need to remind everybody how essential queer visibility is and the way essential our group is. 

‘And I need to direct your consideration to organizations like GLAAD and The Trevor Project for what you are able to do proper now … thanks for holding the space – I’m holding it for you too.’  

Machine Gun Kelly took dwelling the honors for favourite rock artist. He bested a area together with Imagine Dragons, Måneskin, Red Hot Chili Peppers and The Lumineers.

MGK, 32, whose actual identify is Colson Baker, thanked the followers for voting him into the honors.

The tall musician joked, ‘I’m petitioning for bigger mic stands subsequent time.’

He mentioned that ‘there have been some folks within the rock group who’ve referred to as me a vacationer, however they’re unsuitable – I’m a rocket man.

The latest: Dove Cameron won the honors for best new artist of the year at the 2022 American Music Awards

The newest: Dove Cameron received the honors for finest new artist of the year on the 2022 American Music Awards

He continued: ‘We weren’t born on the moon, however we checked out it and we have been curious, and we went there supposedly. And these final two rock albums to me have been me going to the moon. But I’m not completed exploring the universe but.’ 

Dan + Shay took dwelling the award for favourite nation duo or group, besting a area together with Lady A, Old Dominion, Parmalee and Zac Brown Band. 

Chris Brown, who was not in attendance at Sunday’s occasion, received the honors for favourite male R&B artist, defeating a area together with Brent Faiyaz, Givēon, Lucky Daye and The Weeknd.

Presenter Kelly Rowland accepted the honors for Brown, thanking the artist for making nice R&B music and being an unimaginable performer. 

Anitta received favourite feminine Latin artist, prevailing in a class together with Becky G, Kali Uchis, Karol G and Rosalía.

The 29-year-old singer, who hails from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, thanked her followers in her acceptance speech.

Cameron defeated fellow nominees GAYLE, Latto, Måneskin and Steve Lacy for the honor

Cameron defeated fellow nominees GAYLE, Latto, Måneskin and Steve Lacy for the dignity 

‘You guys are superb,’ she mentioned. ‘Without this, with out you guys and my complete nation of Brazil, I would not be right here in the present day.’

She additionally credited different nominees reminiscent of Becky G and Rosalía, including that ‘there are not any winners if there are not any different folks working this path with us.’  

Wizkid, who was not current, was the winner within the class of favourite Afrobeats artist, besting fellow nominees. The 32-year-old artist received in a class that additionally included Burna Boy, CKay, Fireboy DML, and Tems.

Måneskin received the favourite rock tune award for his or her tune Beggin’. They have been nominated towards Foo Fighters (Love Dies Young); Imagine Dragons x JID (Enemy); Kate Bush (Running Up That Hill A Deal With God) and Red Hot Chili Peppers (Black Summer).   

In the class for favourite hip-hop tune, presenter Liza Koshy accepted the honors on behalf of the winner Future that includes Drake & Tems for Wait For U.

Other nominees included Jack Harlow (First Class), Kodak Black (Super Gremlin), Latto (Big Energy) and Lil Nas X that includes Harlow (Industry Baby).

The Harry Styles hit As It Was claimed the honors for favourite pop tune, successful in a class that additionally included Adele (Easy on Me); Carolina Gaitán, Mauro Castillo, Adassa, Rhenzy Feliz, Diane Guerrero, Stephanie Beatriz & Encanto Cast (We Don’t Talk About Bruno); Lizzo (About Damn Time); and The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber (Stay).

Presenter Kim Petras accepted the honors on behalf of the celebrity singer, who was not on the present on Sunday.

Puerto Rican rapper and singer Bad Bunny landed probably the most nominations at this year’s American Music Awards with eight, taking dwelling two awards for Favorite Male Latin Artist and Favorite Male Latin Album for Un Verano Sin Ti.  

The nominations are based mostly on performances on the Billboard music charts, streaming and album gross sales, radio play and social media engagement. 

Winners  have been decided by fan votes and introduced on the ceremony at Microsoft Theater at L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles.

Machine Gun Kelly took home the honors for favorite rock artist

Machine Gun Kelly took dwelling the honors for favourite rock artist 

He bested a field including Imagine Dragons, Måneskin, Red Hot Chili Peppers and The Lumineers

He bested a area together with Imagine Dragons, Måneskin, Red Hot Chili Peppers and The Lumineers 

Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney of Dan + Shay were seen accepting the honors for favorite country duo or group

Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney of Dan + Shay have been seen accepting the honors for favourite nation duo or group

Lionel Richie was be honored on the ceremony, the place he’s set to obtain the Icon Award.

Stevie Wonder might be main the efficiency for his up to date, whereas Charlie Puth and Ari Lennox might be becoming a member of the keyboard virtuoso for a medley of Richie’s hottest materials.

Presenter Kelly Rowland accepted an award on behalf of Chris Brown, who was not present to accept the honor for favorite male R&B artist

Presenter Kelly Rowland accepted an award on behalf of Chris Brown, who was not current to accept the dignity for favourite male R&B artist

Anitta, 29, won favorite female Latin artist, prevailing in a category including Becky G, Kali Uchis, Karol G and Rosalía

Anitta, 29, received favourite feminine Latin artist, prevailing in a class together with Becky G, Kali Uchis, Karol G and Rosalía 

Presenter Latto accepted the honors on Wizkid's behalf after his win in the category of favorite Afrobeats artist

Presenter Latto accepted the honors on Wizkid’s behalf after his win in the class of favourite Afrobeats artist

Måneskin members (L-R) Victoria De Angelis, Damiano David, Ethan Torchio and Thomas Raggi accepted the honors for the favorite rock song award for their song Beggin'

Måneskin members (L-R) Victoria De Angelis, Damiano David, Ethan Torchio and Thomas Raggi accepted the honors for the favourite rock tune award for his or her tune Beggin’

Wayne Brady was the host for Sunday's proceedings stemming from Southern California

Wayne Brady was the host for Sunday’s proceedings stemming from Southern California 

Presenter Kim Petras accepted the honors on behalf of Harry Styles, who was not at the show on Sunday.

Presenter Kim Petras accepted the honors on behalf of Harry Styles, who was not on the present on Sunday.

The 2021 ceremony noticed Okay-Pop icons BTS earn probably the most wins with three together with prime honor artist of the year as probably the most nominated singer Olivia Rodrigo earned new artist of the year.

The seven member South Korean pop boyband – who additionally earned favourite pop group or duo and favourite pop tune  – was given probably the most coveted crystal pyramid trophy of the night time as they beat out heavy hitters together with Ariana Grande, Drake, Olivia Rodrigo, Taylor Swift, and The Weeknd.

American Music Awards 2022: NOMINATIONS

ARTIST OF THE YEAR 

Adele 

Bad Bunny 

Beyoncé 

Drake 

Harry Styles 

Taylor Swift (Winner)

The Weeknd

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Dove Cameron (Winner)

GAYLE

Latto

Måneskin

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  

FAVORITE 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

FAVORITE 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

FAVORITE 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)

FAVORITE MALE HIP-HOP ARTIST  

Drake

Future

Kendrick Lamar (Winner)

Lil Baby

Lil Durk

FAVORITE FEMALE HIP-HOP ARTIST  

Cardi B

GloRilla

Latto

Megan Thee Stallion

Nicki Minaj (Winner)

FAVORITE MALE R&B ARTIST  

Brent Faiyaz

Chris Brown (Winner)

Givēon

Lucky Daye

The Weeknd

FAVORITE FEMALE R&B ARTIST

Beyoncé (Winner)

Doja Cat

Muni Long

Summer Walker

SZA

FAVORITE MALE LATIN ARTIST  

Bad Bunny (Winner)

Farruko

J Balvin

Jhayco

Rauw Alejandro

FAVORITE FEMALE LATIN ARTIST  

Anitta (Winner)

Becky G

Kali Uchis

Karol G

Rosalía

FAVORITE ROCK ARTIST  

Imagine Dragons

Machine Gun Kelly (Winner)

Måneskin

Red Hot Chili Peppers

The Lumineers

FAVORITE 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

FAVORITE 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

FAVORITE DANCE/ELECTRONIC ARTIST  

Diplo

Marshmello (Winner)

Swedish House Mafia

The Chainsmokers

Tiësto

FAVORITE AFROBEATS ARTIST  

Burna Boy

CKay

Fireboy DML

Tems

Wizkid (Winner)

 

FAVORITE 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)

FAVORITE MALE POP ARTIST

Bad Bunny

Drake

Ed Sheeran

Harry Styles (Winner)

The Weeknd

FAVORITE FEMALE POP ARTIST

Adele

Beyoncé

Doja Cat

Lizzo

Taylor Swift

FAVORITE POP GROUP OR DUO

BTS (Winner)

Coldplay

Imagine Dragons

Måneskin

OneRepublic

FAVORITE 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

FAVORITE MALE COUNTRY ARTIST

Chris Stapleton

Cody Johnson

Luke Combs

Morgan Wallen (Winner)

Walker Hayes

FAVORITE FEMALE  COUNTRY ARTIST

 Carrie Underwood

Lainey Wilson

Maren Morris

Miranda Lambert

Taylor Swift (Winner)

FAVORITE COUNTRY DUO OR GROUP

Dan + Shay (Winner)

Lady A

Old Dominion

Parmalee

Zac Brown Band

FAVORITE 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

FAVORITE 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

FAVORITE R&B ALBUM  

Beyoncé – Renaissance (Winner)

Drake – Honestly, Nevermind

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

FAVORITE LATIN DUO OR GROUP  

Banda MS de Sergio Lizárraga

Calibre 50

Eslabon Armado

Grupo Firme

Yahritza Y Su Esencia (Winner)

FAVORITE LATIN ALBUM  

Bad Bunny – Un Verano Sin Ti (Winner)

Farruko – La 167

J Balvin – Jose

Rauw Alejandro -Vice Versa

Rosalía – Motomami

FAVORITE 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)

FAVORITE INSPIRATIONAL ARTIST  

Anne Wilson

for King & Country (Winner)

Katy Nichole

Matthew West

Phil Wickham

FAVORITE GOSPEL ARTIST  

CeCe Winans

DOE

E. Dewey Smith

Maverick City Music

Tamela Mann (Winner)

FAVORITE SOUNDTRACK  

ELVIS (Winner)

Encanto

Sing 2

Stranger Things: Soundtrack from the Netflix Series, Season 4

Top Gun: Maverick

FAVORITE Okay-POP ARTIST  

Blackpink

BTS

Seventeen

Tomorrow X Together

Twice

 

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