The 2022 American Music Awards will take place on November 20th. This year, the field for artist of the year at the upcoming music awards ceremony is extremely competitive. Here are Showbiz Cheat Sheet’s predictions for artist of the year at the 2022 AMAs.
The Artist of the Year award is the most prestigious category at the AMAs. The AMAs are voted by the fans, meaning fans have a say in choosing the winners. Voting for the 2022 AMAs ended on November 14.
For a refresher, here are the nominees for Artist of the Year at the 2022 AMAs.
Artist of the year 2022 nominated:
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In the history of the AMA, Swift is the most-awarded nominee in the Artist of the Year category. The singer has been named Artist of the Year six times, most recently in 2020.
Swift was named Artist of the Year in 2009, 2011, 2013, 2018, 2019 and 2020. She has been nominated nine times for the award, receiving nominations in 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022.
The singer set a record in the category, winning the award three years in a row and being nominated four years in a row.
After the release of their newly recorded album Red (Taylor’s version) and new studio album midnightSwift is more popular than ever.
According to Ticketmaster, Swift is just around the corner The Epoch Tour received so much interest that it sold out “900 Stadium Shows”.
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If Swift doesn’t take home the grand prize, the Artist of the Year category is so competitive that there are numerous artists who could win the award.
Beyoncé seems poised to be the artist who is the next most likely winner of Artist of the Year. While Beyoncé has never won Artist of the Year, she has three nominations and was nominated for the award in 2006, 2014, and 2022.
On July 29, Beyoncé released her seventh studio album Renaissance. The album was acclaimed and topped the music charts. Meanwhile, anticipation for Beyoncé’s 2023 tour is high.
Looking at the other nominees, Bad Bunny and Adele seem ready to take offense at either Swift or Beyoncé.
While Adele is incredibly popular with the general public, her 2021 album is out 30 didn’t fare as well as some of their earlier albums.
Bad Bunny has grown in popularity over the years and its 2022 album A summer without you is the first Spanish-language album to be nominated for Album of the Year at the Grammy Awards. However, it’s unclear if Bad Bunny’s rising popularity will be enough to beat Swift, who previously dominated the Artist of the Year category.
The 2022 AMAs will premiere at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.
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