Wayne Brady is taking on the role of host at this year’s American Music Awards, Dick Clark Productions and ABC announced Monday.
“I am delighted and honored to host this year’s AMAs. As a musician and music lover, it’s amazing to be a part of a night where music fans make their voices heard!” The actor said in a press statement. “It’s a big show, so I’m bringing it all… the fun, the music and the moves!”
“Wayne Brady is without a doubt one of the most talented people on earth and we’re thrilled to have him host this year’s AMAs,” added Jesse Collins, executive producer and showrunner of the show. “Audiences should expect an incredible night of music, comedy and fun!”
The AMAs will air Sunday, November 20 from the Microsoft Theater at LA LIVE in Los Angeles on ABC at 8 pm ET/PT and will be streaming the following day on Hulu. Cardi B hosted last year’s show.
Bad Bunny is among the nominees for the 2022 American Music Awards with eight nods, including his first for Artist of the Year. If the Puerto Rican superstar wins eight categories, he will tie Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston for the most AMAs in a year.
Beyoncé, Drake and Taylor Swift are close behind with six nods each. This makes Bey and Swift the female nominees of the year. Swift currently holds the record for the most wins in the Artist of the Year category (six). He also holds the record for most AMA wins overall (34).
Fan voting is now open via VoteAMAs.com and Twitter in all award categories except for Favorite K-Pop Artist, which opens on November 1. See the full list of nominees here
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