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FULL LIST: Wizkid Wins First Afrobeats Category At The American Music Awards

Wizkid and Tems were among winners at the 2022 Edition of American Music Awards (AMAs) on Sunday at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California.

Gatekeepers News reports the ‘Essence’ crooner was awarded as the ‘Favourite Afrobeats Artist’ ahead of Burna Boy, CKay, Fireboy and Tems.

This is the first time the annual awards will feature an Afrobeats category.

Tems was also named the joint winner of the ‘Favourite Hip Hop Song’ category for her role in Future’s ‘Wait For You’ featuring Drake.

The Nigerian duo also won the ‘Favorite R&B Song’ category for ‘Essence’, their collaborative hit track.

Taylor Swift was the biggest winner on the night as she won all category nominations she appeared in, grabbing six awards including the ‘Artist of the Year’ prize.

Below is the full list of 2022 AMAs winners:

Artist of the Year


Bad Bunny



Harry Styles

Taylor Swift — WINNER

The Weeknd


New Artist of the Year

Dove Cameron — WINNER




Steve Lacy


Collaboration of the Year 

Carolina Gaitán, Mauro Castillo, Adassa, Rhenzy Feliz, Diane Guerrero, Stephanie Beatriz & Encanto Cast, “We Don’t Talk About Bruno”

Elton John & Dua Lipa, “Cold Heart – PNAU Remix” — WINNER

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 — WINNER

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)” — WINNER


Favorite Male Pop Artist

Bad Bunny


Ed Sheeran

Harry Styles — WINNER

The Weeknd


Favorite Female Pop Artist



Doja Cat


Taylor Swift — WINNER


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) — WINNER

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” — WINNER

Lizzo, “About Damn Time”

The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber, “Stay”


Favorite Male Country Artist

Chris Stapleton

Cody Johnson

Luke Combs

Morgan Wallen — WINNER

Walker Hayes


Favorite Female Country Artist 

Carrie Underwood

Lainey Wilson

Maren Morris

Miranda Lambert

Taylor Swift — WINNER


Favorite Country Duo or Group

Dan + Shay — WINNER

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) — WINNER

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” — WINNER


Favorite Male Hip-hop Artist



Kendrick Lamar — WINNER

Lil Baby

Lil Durk


Favorite Female Hip-hop Artist

Cardi B



Megan Thee Stallion

Nicki Minaj — WINNER


Favorite Hip-hop Album

Future, I Never Liked You

Gunna, DS4EVER

Kendrick Lamar, Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers — WINNER

Lil Durk, 7220

Polo G, Hall of Fame 2.0


Favorite Hip-hop Song

Future ft. Drake & Tems, “Wait For U” — WINNER

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 — WINNER


Lucky Daye

The Weeknd


Favorite Female R&B Artist 

Beyoncé — WINNER

Doja Cat

Muni Long

Summer Walker



Favorite R&B Album 

Beyoncé, Renaissance — WINNER

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” — WINNER


Favorite Male Latin Artist

Bad Bunny — WINNER


J Balvin


Rauw Alejandro


Favorite Female Latin Artist 

Anitta — WINNER

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 — WINNER


Favorite Latin Album 

Bad Bunny, Un Verano Sin Ti — WINNER

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” — WINNER


Favorite Rock Artist

Imagine Dragons

Machine Gun Kelly — WINNER


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’” — WINNER

Red Hot Chili Peppers, “Black Summer”


Favorite Rock Album 

Coldplay, Music of the Spheres

Ghost, Impera — WINNER

Imagine Dragons, Mercury – Act 1

Machine Gun Kelly, mainstream sellout

Red Hot Chili Peppers, Unlimited Love


Favorite Inspirational Artist

Anne Wilson

for King & Country — WINNER

Katy Nichole

Matthew West

Phil Wickham


Favorite Gospel Artist

CeCe Winans


E. Dewey Smith

Maverick City Music

Tamela Mann — WINNER


Favorite Dance/Electronic Artist 


Marshmello — WINNER

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


Wizkid — WINNER


Favorite K-pop Artist 




Tomorrow X Together


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