Beyoncé, Drake & The Weeknd among lead American Music Award nominees

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BeyoncéDrake, and The Weeknd are among the top nominees for the 2022 American Music Awards. 

While Bad Bunny leads the pack with a total of eight nominations, Beyoncé and Drake and Taylor Swift are close behind with six nods a piece. The Weeknd is next up with five nominations, alongside Adele and Harry Styles

Bad Bunny, Beyoncé, Drake and Taylor are all up for Artist of the Year, a category that also includes Adele, Harry Styles and The Weeknd. If The Weeknd wins the coveted award it would be his first win in that category. 

Additionally, many artists received their first ever AMA nominations this year, including Tems and Jack Harlow, who each earned four, followed by Latto with three nods. 

The AMA’s also added a new category, Favorite Afrobeats Artist, which Burna BoyCKayFireboy DML, Tems, and Wizkid are all nominated. 

Fan voting is open now at VoteAMAs.com and via Twitter in all award categories, except Favorite K-Pop Artist, voting for which begins November 1.

The American Music Awards air Sunday, November 20 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC, live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

Here are the nominees in some of the major categories:

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Adele
Bad Bunny
Beyoncé
Drake
Harry Styles
Taylor Swift
The Weeknd

FAVORITE MALE HIP-HOP ARTIST
Drake
Future
Kendrick Lamar
Lil Baby
Lil Durk

FAVORITE FEMALE HIP-HOP ARTIST
Cardi B
GloRilla
Latto
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 MALE R&B ARTIST
Brent Faiyaz
Chris BrowN
GIVĒON
Lucky Daye
The Weeknd

FAVORITE FEMALE R&B ARTIST 
Beyoncé
Doja Cat
Muni Long
Summer Walker
SZA

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 AFROBEATS ARTIST
Burna Boy 
CKay
Fireboy DML
Tems
Wizkid

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