How to watch the AMAs 2022—plus everything you need to know about the show

From nominees to performers, the AMAs 2022 is going to be a big night for your favorite artists

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The AMAs 2022 are quickly approaching, and you need to add the extravaganza to your screen time

Wayne Brady is set to take on the honors hosting "the world’s largest fan-voted awards show," and the evening will be filled to the brim with performances, awards and iconic Harry Styles outfits, no doubt. If you can't resist "Easy On Me" or feel inclined to belt out anything "Taylor's Version," we'll tell you how to tune in.

AMAs 2022: everything you need to know

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When is the AMAs?

You can catch the big event live from Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, November 20 at 7pm ET on ABC. You can also catch it online on ABC.com (opens in new tab) and catch up the following day for round two when the event streams on Hulu. 

Those without access to ABC or Hulu should consider a VPN (opens in new tab), which allows you to change your IP address so you can browse anonymously and change your IP address so that your mobile, computer or laptop thinks it's in another location. We recommend Express VPN (opens in new tab), the top-rated service by our colleagues at TechRadar.

American Music Awards 2022 performers

Curious who's hitting the stage? Expect a wide range of artists who are likely to inspire your impending Spotify Wrapped 2022. Here's who's performing: 

  • Anitta 
  • Ari Lennox 
  • Carrie Underwood
  • Charlie Puth
  • David Guetta and Bebe Rexha 
  • D-Nice (House DJ) 
  • Dove Cameron
  • GloRilla
  • Imagine Dragons
  • J.I.D.
  • Lil Baby
  • P!NK
  • Stevie Wonder
  • Tems
  • Wizkid
  • Yola

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AMAs Nominees 2022

Artist of the Year

  • Adele
  • Bad Bunny
  • Beyoncé
  • Drake
  • Harry Styles
  • Taylor Swift
  • The Weeknd

New Artist of the Year

  • Dove Cameron
  • Gayle
  • Latto
  • Måneskin
  • Steve Lacy

Collaboration of the Year

  • Carolina Gaitán, Mauro Castillo, Adassa, Rhenzy Feliz, Diane Guerrero StephanieBeatriz & Encanto Cast, “We Don’t Talk About Bruno”
  • Elton John & Dua Lipa, “Cold Heart – PNAU Remix”
  • 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
  • Ed Sheeran
  • Elton John
  • The Rolling Stones

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)”

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Favorite Male Pop Artist

  • Bad Bunny
  • Drake
  • Ed Sheeran
  • Harry Styles
  • The Weeknd

Favorite Female Pop Artist

  • Adele
  • Beyoncé
  • Doja Cat
  • Lizzo
  • Taylor Swift

Favorite Pop Duo or Group

  • BTS
  • 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)
  • The Weeknd, Dawn FM

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”
  • Lizzo, “About Damn Time”
  • The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber, “Stay”

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Favorite Male Country Artist

  • Chris Stapleton
  • Cody Johnson
  • Luke Combs
  • Morgan Wallen
  • Walker Hayes

Favorite Female Country Artist

  • Carrie Underwood
  • Lainey Wilson
  • Maren Morris
  • Miranda Lambert
  • Taylor Swift

Favorite Country Duo or Group

  • Dan + Shay
  • Lady A
  • Old Dominion
  • Parmalee
  • Zac Brown Band

Favorite Country Album

  • Carrie Underwood, Denim & Rhinestones
  • Luke Combs, Growin’ Up
  • Cody Johnson, Human: The Double Album
  • Taylor Swift, Red (Taylor’s Version)
  • 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”

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Favorite Male Hip-Hop Artist

  • Drake
  • Future
  • Kendrick Lamar
  • Lil Baby
  • Lil Durk

Favorite Female Hip-Hop Artist

  • Cardi B
  • GloRilla
  • Latto
  • Megan Thee Stallion
  • Nicki Minaj

Favorite Hip-Hop Album

  • Future, I Never Liked You
  • Gunna, DS4EVER
  • Kendrick Lamar, Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers
  • Lil Durk, 7220
  • Polo G, Hall of Fame 2.0

Favorite Hip-Hop Song

  • Future ft. Drake & Tems, “Wait For U”
  • Jack Harlow, “First Class”
  • Kodak Black, “Super Gremlin”
  • Latto, “Big Energy”
  • Lil Nas X ft. Jack Harlow, “Industry Baby”

Favorite Male R&B Artist

  • Brent Faiyaz
  • Chris Brown
  • Givēon
  • Lucky Daye
  • The Weeknd

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Favorite Female R&B Artist

  • Beyoncé
  • Doja Cat
  • Muni Long
  • Summer Walker
  • SZA

Favorite R&B Album

  • Beyoncé, Renaissance
  • 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 Male Latin Artist

  • Bad Bunny
  • Farruko
  • J Balvin
  • Jhayco
  • Rauw Alejandro

Favorite Female Latin Artist

  • Anitta
  • Becky G
  • Kali Uchis
  • Karol G
  • Rosalía

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Favorite Latin Duo or Group

  • Banda MS de Sergio Lizárraga
  • Calibre 50
  • Eslabon Armado
  • Grupo Firme
  • Yahritza Y Su Esencia

Favorite Latin Album

  • Bad Bunny, Un Verano Sin Ti
  • 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”

Favorite Rock Artist

  • Imagine Dragons
  • Machine Gun Kelly
  • Måneskin
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • The Lumineers

US rapper Machine Gun Kelly (Colson Baker) attends the premiere of Hulu's "Big Time Adolescence

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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’”
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers, “Black Summer”

Favorite Rock Album

  • Coldplay, Music of the Spheres
  • Ghost, Impera
  • Imagine Dragons, Mercury – Act 1
  • Machine Gun Kelly, mainstream sellout
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers, Unlimited Love

Favorite Inspirational Artist

  • Anne Wilson 
  • for King & Country
  • Katy Nichole
  • Matthew West
  • Phil Wickham

Favorite Gospel Artist

  • CeCe Winans
  • DOE
  • E. Dewey Smith
  • Maverick City Music
  • Tamela Mann

Favorite Dance/Electronic Artist

  • Diplo
  • Marshmello
  • Swedish House Mafia
  • The Chainsmokers
  • Tiësto

Favorite Soundtrack

  • ELVIS
  • Encanto
  • Sing 2
  • Stranger Things: Soundtrack from the Netflix Series, Season 4
  • Top Gun: Maverick

Favorite Afrobeats Artist

  • Burna Boy
  • CKay
  • Fireboy DML
  • Tems
  • Wizkid

Favorite K-Pop Artist

  • Blackpink
  • BTS
  • Seventeen
  • Tomorrow X Together
  • Twice

American Music Awards: vote for your favorite artists

The most straightforward way to cast your vote for your favorite musicians would be through the Billboard website (opens in new tab), but time is of the essence: voting comes to a close on November 14 at 11:59pm PT. For all Q's about the proper procedure, visit the AMAs website (opens in new tab).

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