The 50th annual American Music Awards, presented by Wayne Brady at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, feature six nominations for each of Taylor Swift and Beyoncé, who square off against one another. Bad Bunny had the most nominations of any artist with eight. Carrie Underwood performs, P!NK pays tribute to the late Olivia Newton-John, and Lionel Richie receives the Icon Award.
Taylor Swift Made History At The AMAs, Winning Fan-Voted Artist Of The Year Despite The Eras Tour Ticket Debacle.
Taylor Swift made history at the American Music Awards on Sunday, becoming the first artist to receive 40 nominations.
The “Anti-Hero” singer won six prizes out of six nominations, including best female pop artist, best pop album, and best female country artist.
“You know, in the last few years, I’ve released more music than I did in the entire decade preceding that, and I really feel like it’s because you, the fans, wanted to hear a lot more music that I’d make,” she remarked while winning the artist of the year award. “You give me hope.”
Swift expanded her lead as the artist with the most American Music Awards, with Michael Jackson in second place with 26 victories and Whitney Houston in third place with 22 trophies.
After A Duelling Piano Medley By Stevie Wonder And Charlie Puth, Lionel Richie Receives The Icon Award.
While accepting the icon award at the American Music Awards on Sunday, Lionel Richie hailed Stevie Wonder and Charlie Puth for a stirring piano tribute to his biggest hits.
“God has given you a light,” Richie encouraged budding musicians. That light is unique. That light is only available to a select few.”
With an introduction from Smokey Robinson and performances by Melissa Etheridge, Jimmie Allen, and Dustin Lynch, he was honoured for his decades of contributions to the business.
Taylor Swift Wins The Best Music Video At The AMAs In 2022.
Taylor Swift received her fifth of six nominations for “All Too Well: The Short Film” at the American Music Awards on Sunday.
Swift expressed gratitude to Sadie Sink and Dylan O’Brien before applauding the “complete team that collaborated with us on this I’m really proud of it, and I’m glad you like it as well. This is truly unique and lovely.”
The “Anti-Hero” singer bypassed the AMA’s red carpet in favour of a gold sequined costume for the Los Angeles ceremony.
Swift made her first public appearance since the Ticketmaster debacle, in which fans accused the company of selling out of tickets for her “Eras Tour” presale despite supposedly holding reserved tickets for a regular sale scheduled days later.
An Impassioned Rendition Of “Hopelessly Devoted To You,” P!nk Honoured Olivia Newton-John.
P!nk performed “Hopelessly Devote to You” as part of a tribute to the late singer Olivia Newton-John, hitting all the right notes.
Olivia battled illness for 30 years before passing away in August.
Newton-John was welcomed onto the AMAs stage by Melissa Etheridge after she praised Newton-John for her fortitude.
Standing ovations followed P!nk’s emotional performance of the touching ballad from the 1978 film “Grease.”
Blake Lively And Miles Teller Help Taylor Swift Win The Best Pop Album.
While accepting the American Music Award for a best pop album, Taylor Swift honoured Miles Teller and Blake Lively.
The music video for “I Bet You Think About Me” from “Red (Taylor’s Version)” was directed by Lively’s best friend.
Swift stated, “I want to take a second to thank someone who directed.” Blake Lively, Miles Teller, and his stunning wife are all amazing actors.
In the video, Miles Teller and his wife Keleigh Sperry crash the wedding.
Added, “The followers. You have my sincere gratitude; this is truly exceptional.”
Following the entire cancellation of normal ticket sales for her “Eras Tour” due to pre-sale overselling, Taylor is currently at odds with both fans and Ticketmaster.
The Aerial Act Features Carrie Underwood Flying Over The Audience.
During an acrobatic performance at the Microsoft Theater, Carrie Underwood flew high into the audience.
The country singer, 39, glided through the air before safely touching down. She was dressed in an 80s-inspired jumpsuit.
Anitta And Missy Elliott Both Perform At The American Music Awards.
On Sunday, Missy Elliott and Brazilian artist Anitta gave a performance at the American Music Awards.
Anitta chose a black velour catsuit, while Elliott wore a dazzling Versace jacket with a matching top and pants.
Gun Machine Kelly Criticises “Community” As She Accepts An Award For Her Favourite Rock Musician
Gun Machine While accepting the prize for favourite rock musician at the American Music Awards on Sunday, Kelly criticised the rock scene for its lack of support.
MGK laughed as he stood up and wore a purple outfit with long spikes attached “Just letting you know that I’ll be asking for bigger mic stands the next time. It’s quite painful to urinate in this suit.”
Added, “Speaking of uncomfortable, I’ve been referred to as a tourist by some locals, although they are mistaken. The rocket man is me.”
As The American Music Awards begin, P!nk Enters The Microsoft Theater On Roller Skates.
P!nk gave a thrilling performance at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday to kick off the American Music Awards while skating.
The 43-year-old singer sang on stage while wearing a blue letterman jacket with pink stuffed animals on the sleeves.
At The American Music Awards, Celebrity Fashion Triumphs
Prior to paying tribute to the late great singer Olivia Newton-John at the 2022 American Music Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday, P!nk simply glistened on the red carpet.
While Meghan Trainor looked fierce in a handmade Costello suit covered in Barbie pink sequins, Carrie Underwood shone in a Tony Ward gown.
Stevie Wonder will sing at the star-studded ceremony, which is being hosted by Wayne Brady and will honour Lionel Richie.
Beyoncé, Bad Bunny, And Morgan Wallen Each Take Home Two Trophies Before The Awards; Taylor
At the 2022 American Music Awards, Taylor Swift, Bad Bunny, and Beyoncé have already been named winners.
The “Anti-Hero” singer won the favourite female country artist award, favourite female pop artist award, and favourite country album award during a special Twitter and Discord audio webcast on Sunday before the live programme.
For her “Renaissance” discography, Beyoncé received the prize for favourite female R&B artist and favourite R&B album, and for his “Un Verano Sin Ti,” Bad Bunny got the prize for favourite male Latin artist and favourite Latin album.
What Else Is Knowing About Wayne Brady Hosting, Carrie Underwood Performing, And Taylor Swift Being Nominated?
It’s time for the American Music Awards.
The AMA Awards are certain to satisfy viewers’ needs and desires because they are one of the awards shows that is entirely determined by fan voting.
This year’s programme is guaranteed to impress with a new host taking the helm, fantastic artists lined up, record-breaking nominees, and heartfelt tributes.
Beyoncé, Taylor Swift, and Drake, who are all up for artist of the year along with Adele, Harry Styles, and The Weeknd, follow Bad Bunny with six nominations each.