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Wizkid,Tamela Mann, Others Win 2022 AMA Awards



Internationally recognised Nigerian singer, Wizkid Balogun, wins the inaugural Afrobeat category at the 2022 American Music Awards, AMA.

Being part of the first-ever nominees for the Favorite Afrobeats Artist at the 2022 American Music Award, Wizkid won the category where he was nominated alongside Burna Boy, CKay, Tems, and Fireboy all of whom enjoyed considerable success in the United States in the year in review.

Wizkid also won the Favorite R&B Award with his song ‘Essence’ feat Tems and Justin Bieber.


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Tems also won two awards categories – Favorite R&B for ‘Essence’ and Favorite Hip Hop for her contribution to Future‘s ‘Wait For U’.


Artist of the year


T Razzy

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”

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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

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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


Hammed Tajudeen is the Editor-In-Chief of Blaze Newz Nigeria, graduated from Osun State Polytechnic, Iree with Higher National Diploma (HND) in Mass Communication.

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