Wayne Brady Will Host the 2022 American Music Awards

LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 24: Actor Wayne Brady performs onstage during the Concert for America: Stand Up, Sing Out! at Royce Hall on May 24, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images,)

The host of the 2022 American Music Awards has been revealed, and he probably won’s disappoint. On Oct. 24, ABC announced that the actor, musician, and all around entertainer Wayne Brady will host this year’s award ceremony. “I’m ecstatic and honored to host this year’s AMAs. As a musician and music lover, it’s amazing to be part of a night where music fans make their voices heard!” said Brady in a statement about the news. “It’s a big show, so I’m bringing it all…The funny, the music, and the moves!”

Brady, who you may remember won “The Masked Singer” season two in 2019, is currently impressing viewers as a contestant on “Dancing With the Stars” season 31. He’s emerged as a frontrunner, often landing near the top of the leaderboard with his partner Witney Carson. It’s safe to say he’ll have everything one needs to succeed as a host of the AMAs.

On Oct. 13, the full slate of nominees were revealed, kicking off with the best new artist category, which was presented by Becky G on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” Dove Cameron, GAYLE, Latto, Måneskin, and Steve Lacy all scored nods following their successful year in music.

The rest of the nominations were announced on the American Music Awards social media channels, with Bad Bunny taking the lead with a whopping total of eight nods, including his first nomination for artist of the year. If Bad Bunny takes home all eight awards, he would tie Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston for the most awards in a single year. Close behind are Beyoncé, Drake, and Taylor Swift, who all scored six nods, and Adele, Harry Styles, and The Weeknd, with five nominations each.

The American Music Awards will air live on Sunday, Nov. 20, from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. See the rest of the nominations ahead.

Artist of the Year

Bad Bunny
Harry Styles
Taylor Swift
The Weeknd

New Artist of the Year

Dove Cameron
Steve Lacy

Collaboration of the Year

Carolina Gaitán, Mauro Castillo, Adassa, Rhenzy Feliz, Diane Guerrero, Stephanie Beatriz, and the Encanto Cast “We Don’t Talk About Bruno”
Elton John and Dua Lipa “Cold Heart (PNAU Remix)”
Future ft. Drake and Tems “Wait For You”
Lil Nas X ft. Jack Harlow “Industry Baby”
The Kid LAROI and Justin Bieber “Stay”

Favorite Touring Artist

Bad Bunny
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)”

Favorite Male Pop Artist

Bad Bunny
Ed Sheeran
Harry Styles
The Weeknd

Favorite Female Pop Artist

Doja Cat
Taylor Swift

Favorite Pop Duo or Group

Imagine Dragons

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, and the Encanto Cast “We Don’t Talk About Bruno”
Harry Styles “As It Was”
Lizzo “About Damn Time”
The Kid LAROI and Justin Bieber “Stay”

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
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”

Favorite Male Hip-Hop Artist

Kendrick Lamar
Lil Baby
Lil Durk

Favorite Female Hip-Hop Artist

Cardi B
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 You”
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
Lucky Daye
The Weeknd

Favorite Female R&B Artist

Doja Cat
Muni Long
Summer Walker

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
J Balvin
Rauw Alejandro

Favorite Female Latin Artist

Becky G
Kali Uchis
Karol G

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
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'”
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
Katy Nichole
Matthew West
Phil Wickham

Favorite Gospel Artist

CeCe Winans
E. Dewey Smith
Maverick City Music
Tamela Mann

Favorite Dance/Electronic Artist

Swedish House Mafia
The Chainsmokers

Favorite Soundtrack

“Sing 2”
Stranger Things: Soundtrack from the Netflix Series, Season 4″
“Top Gun: Maverick”

Favorite Afrobeats Artist

Burna Boy
Fireboy DML

Favorite K-Pop Artist

Tomorrow X Together