2022 AMA Awards: Wizkid & Tems Walk Away Winners

The 2022 American Music Awards has wrapped up and Nigerian superstars Wizkid and Tems came away with awards.

Wizkid was crowned Favorite Afrobeats Artist in what was the first ever award in this category. He was nominated alongside Burna Boy, CKay, Tems, and Fireboy.

He also won the Favorite R&B Award with his song “Essence” featuring Tems and Justin Bieber fending off competition from other heavy weights.

Tems eualed Wizkid as she also won two award – Favorite R&B for ‘Essence’ and Favorite Hip Hop for her contribution on Future‘s “Wait For U”.

Other artists to win awards were Beyoncé who won Favorite Female R&B Artist and “Renaissance” snagged Favorite R&B Album. Nicki Minja won Favorite Female Hip-Hop Artist while Kendrick Lamar won the award for Favorite Male Hip-Hop Artist and Favorite Hip-Hop Album.

Check out winners below:

Artist of the Year

Bad Bunny
Harry Styles
WINNER: Taylor Swift
The Weeknd

New Artist of the Year

WINNER: 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”
WINNER: 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
WINNER: 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”
WINNER: Taylor Swift “All Too Well (Taylor’s Version)”

Favorite Male Pop Artist

Bad Bunny
Ed Sheeran
WINNER: Harry Styles
The Weeknd

Favorite Female Pop Artist

Doja Cat
WINNER: 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”
WINNER: 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”
WINNER: 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
WINNER: Morgan Wallen
Walker Hayes

Favorite Female Country Artist

Carrie Underwood
Lainey Wilson
Maren Morris
Miranda Lambert
WINNER: Taylor Swift

Favorite Country Duo or Group

WINNER: 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”
WINNER: 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”
WINNER: Morgan Wallen “Wasted on You”

Favorite Male Hip-Hop Artist

WINNER: Kendrick Lamar
Lil Baby
Lil Durk

Favorite Female Hip-Hop Artist

Cardi B
Megan Thee Stallion
WINNER: Nicki Minaj

Favorite Hip-Hop Album

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

Favorite Hip-Hop Song

WINNER: 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
WINNER: Chris Brown
Lucky Daye
The Weeknd

Favorite Female R&B Artist

WINNER: Beyoncé
Doja Cat
Muni Long
Summer Walker

Favorite R&B Album

WINNER: 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”
WINNER: Wizkid ft. Tems “Essence”

Favorite Male Latin Artist

WINNER: Bad Bunny
J Balvin
Rauw Alejandro

Favorite Female Latin Artist

WINNER: Anitta
Becky G
Kali Uchis
Karol G

Favorite Latin Duo or Group

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

Favorite Latin Album

WINNER: 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”
WINNER: Sebastián Yatra “Dos Oruguitas”

Favorite Rock Artist

Imagine Dragons
WINNER: 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)”
WINNER: Måneskin “Beggin’”
Red Hot Chili Peppers “Black Summer”

Favorite Rock Album

Coldplay “Music of the Spheres”
WINNER: 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
WINNER: Tamela Mann

Favorite Dance/Electronic Artist

WINNER: Marshmello
Swedish House Mafia
The Chainsmokers

Favorite Soundtrack

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

Favorite Afrobeats Artist

Burna Boy
Fireboy DML
WINNER: Wizkid

Favorite K-Pop Artist

Tomorrow X Together