The 2022 American Music Awards are just around the corner, and some of the biggest names in music will be honored at the long-running awards show. The American Music Awards is also unique in that it is one of the few major televised awards shows where fans can tell themselves who wins and who doesn’t.
The 2022 American Music Awards will air live on November 20
The American Music Awards will be broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, November 20. The AMAs have traditionally been held on the Sunday before Thanksgiving for nearly two decades.
Actor and comedian Wayne Brady will host the 2022 AMAs. Past hosts include Cardi B, Taraji P. Henson, Ciara, and Tracee Ellis Ross.
To watch the American Music Awards live, you’ll need a cable provider to watch ABC or ABC’s website. If you have Hulu, you can watch the awards show the next day.
How to vote for the AMAs
Voting for the American Music Awards is open until November 14, 2022. There are three different ways for viewers to vote.
The first way to vote for the AMA is through a special page BillboardIts website. The site has nominees for categories and allows users to click to cast their votes
Another way to vote is through Twitter. You must have a Twitter account and the account must be set to public for your vote to count.
To vote via Twitter, your tweet must contain three elements for your vote to count: the name of the nominees or their Twitter handle(s), which may include the name of an artist, the name of a song, or the name of an album; the name of the specific award you are voting for (such as “Artist of the Year” or “Favorite Album Pop/Rock”); and the official AMAs hashtag.
An example of a vote for The Weeknd, for example, would read: “I’m voting @TheWeeknd for #AMAs of the year.”
Bad Bunny leads this year’s nominees
At the AMAs this year, Puerto Rican rapper Bad Bunny leads the pack of nominees, with a total of eight nominations to his name. She is followed by Beyoncé, Drake and Taylor Swift, with six nominations each. Taylor Swift’s re-recorded album Red (Taylor’s Version)Released in November 2021, has been garnering accolades since its release. In June 2022, Drake released his album Really, never mind; Beyoncé releases her first solo album in six years, the renaissance, next month. They are followed by Adele, The Weeknd and Harry Styles with five nominations each.
Bad Bunny has the potential to make history at the 2022 American Music Awards. With a total of eight nominations, she could potentially tie a long-standing record held by Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston: both legendary artists took home eight AMAs in one night. Bad Bunny must sweep every category nominated to join the exclusive club of icons.
RELATED: AMAs 2022: Bad Bunny leads Beyonce, Drake and Taylor Swift in nominations