(CNN) – Good news for Bad Bunny.
The Puerto Rican performer is the most nominated artist at the 2022 American Music Awards, obtaining eight nominations, including his first for artist of the year. The show produced by Dick Clark Productions and ABC said in a statement Thursday that Bad Bunny would tie Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston for the most awards in a single year if he ends up winning all of his nominated categories.
Bad Bunny and his “A summer without you” leads (with 10) the nominations for the Latin Grammy 2022
Beyoncé, Drake and Taylor Swift earned six nominations each, while Adele, Harry Styles and The Weeknd each earned five.
First-time nominees included Jack Hawlow, Latto, and BLACKPINK. On the other hand, Elton John made history for being, according to the program, “the longest-lived artist” in the history of the contest. His first nomination was in 1974.
The award show also boasted the addition of a new category dedicated to the K-Pop genre: Favorite K-Pop Artist.
The American Music Awards will air Sunday, November 20 at 8 pm ET on ABC.
Below you can see some of the main categories.
Artist of the Year
Adele Bad Bunny Beyonce Drake Harry Styles Taylor Swift The Weeknd
new artists of the year
Dove Cameron GAYLE Latto Måneskin 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” Future ft. Drake & Tems, “Wait For U” Lil Nas X ft. Jack Harlow “Industry Baby” Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber, “Stay”
Favorite Male Pop Artists
Bad Bunny Drake Ed Sheeran Harry Styles The Weeknd
Favorite Female Pop Artist
Adele Beyoncé Doja Cat Lizzo Taylor Swift
Favorite Pop Duo or Group
BTS Coldplay Imagine Dragons Måneskin OneRepublic
favorite pop album
Adele, “30” Bad Bunny, “A Summer Without You” Beyoncé, “Renaissance” Harry Styles, “Harry’s House” Taylor Swift, “Red (Taylor’s Version)” The Weeknd, “Dawn FM”
Favorite Male Country Artist
Chris Stapleton Cody Johnson Luke Combs Morgan Wallen Walker Hayes
Favorite Female Country Artist
Carrie Underwood Lainey Wilson Maren Morris Miranda Lambert Taylor Swift
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 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 Latin Artist
Bad Bunny Farruko J Balvin Jhayco Rauw Alejandro
Favorite Latin Artist
Anitta Becky G Kali Uchis Karol G Rosalía
Favorite K-pop artist
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