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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 20: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY) Lionel Richie attends the 2022 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 20, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Sarah Morris/FilmMagic)

Who Came Out On Top At The AMAs?

Zoe Kramer November 23, 2022

The American Music Awards (AMAs) were in full force this year, with all the glitz and glam that has come to be associated with the ceremony. With many of the world’s biggest pop stars assembled together at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, it was truly a night to remember, from the fashion looks to the high-octane performances. But if you didn’t tune in for the three-hour telecast, here is who came out on top at the AMAs.

If you’re not familiar with the AMAs, winners are voted on by the public, as opposed to the Grammys where winners are voted on by the Recording Academy. This year, the ceremony was hosted by Wayne Brady.

Taylor Swift had a big night, winning in all six categories she was nominated for. She secured wins for Artist of the Year, Favorite Female Pop Artist, Favorite Pop Album, Favorite Music Video, Favorite Female Country Artist, and Favorite Country Album. This is on top of an already spectacular year for Swift, with the release of her album Midnights, along with the announcement of her upcoming world tour.

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Dove Cameron took home the New Artist of the Year award, securing more votes than her rivals for the category, GAYLE, Latto, Måneskin and Steve Lacey. She also was featured as one of the night’s performers, singing the song ‘Boyfriend.’

The artist with the most nominations this year was Bad Bunny, who won the Favorite Male Latin Artist and Favorite Latin Album categories.

What did Harry Styles win at the AMAs?

It was also a good night for Harry Styles, who won both Favorite Male Pop Artist and Favorite Pop Song.

Favorite Pop Duo or Group went to BTS, who also won Favorite K-pop Artist. Kendrick Lamar took home Favorite Male Hip-Hop Artist and Nicki Minaj took home Favorite Female Hip-Hop Artist.

How many AMAs does Lionel Richie have?

Another big moment in the night was Lionel Richie receiving the Icon Award. Richie is the only artist to take the stage at the AMAs in every decade since the show began. He has a total of 18 AMA wins in his career, along with four Grammys, 12 number one hits and 125 million albums sold.

Richie was honoured with a performance of his greatest hits from Charlie Puth and Stevie Wonder, including ‘Three Times a Lady,’ ‘Brick House,’ ‘Easy,’ and ‘We Are the World’ among others.

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Hello, my name is Zoe. I’m an American living abroad in Wales, and a graduate of Cardiff University with a degree in Journalism, Media, and English Literature. I’m a book nerd, DIY fashion enthusiast, recovering horse girl, and writer.