Taylor Swift and Beyoncé go head-to-head with six nominations each at the 50th annual American Music Awards, hosted by Wayne Brady at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Bad Bunny leads all artists with eight total nods. Lionel Richie will be honored with the Icon Award, Carrie Underwood takes the stage and P!NK will perform a tribute to the late Olivia Newton-John.
Taylor Swift makes history at AMAs, wins fan-voted artist of the year amid Eras Tour ticket fiasco
Taylor Swift made history at the American Music Awards Sunday, becoming the first artist to earn 40 wins at the 50th annual show.
The “Anti-Hero” singer took home six awards from six nominations, including favorite female pop artist, favorite pop album and favorite female country artist.
“You know, in the past few years, I have released more music than I did in the entire decade proceeding that, and I really feel like that’s down to the fаct that you, the fans, wanted to hear lots of music that I would make,” she said while accepting the award for artist of the year. “You encourage me.”
Swift extended her run as the artist with the most American Music Awards, with Michael Jackson following in second place with 26 wins and Whitney Houston with 22 trophies to her name.Lionel
Richie receives icon award after dueling piano medley by Stevie Wonder and Charlie Puth
Lionel Richie praised Stevie Wonder and Charlie Puth for a rousing piano tribute of his greatest hits while receiving the icon award at the American Music Awards Sunday.
Richie told aspiring artists, “God has given you a light. That light is special. That light is only given to a few.”
He was honored for his decades of contributions to the industry with an introduction from Smokey Robinson, and performances including Melissa Etheridge, Jimmie Allen and Dustin Lynch.
Taylor Swift wins favorite music video at AMAs 2022
Taylor Swift nabbed her fifth of six nominations at the American Music Awards Sunday for “All Too Well: The Short Film.”
Swift thanked Sadie Sink and Dylan O’Brien before praising the “entire crew that worked with us on this. I’m so proud of it, I’m so happy you like it, too. This is so special and wonderful.”
The “Anti-Hero” singer skipped the AMAs red carpet, but wore a gold sequined jumpsuit for the show in Los Angeles.
It was Swift’s first appearance post Ticketmaster saga where fans called out the site for entirely selling out of tickets for her “Eras Tour” during the presale despite allegedly holding reserved tickets for a regular sale scheduled days later.
Olivia Newton-John honored by P!nk with emotional performance of ‘Hopelessly Devoted to You’
P!nk hit all the right notes while singing “Hopelessly Devote to You” during a tribute performance to late singer Olivia Newton-John.
Olivia died in August after battling cancer for 30 years.
Melissa Etheridge introduced the singer to the AMAs stage after praising Newton-John for her strength.
P!nk received a standing ovation for the moving rendition of the ballad from the 1978 movie, “Grease.”
Taylor Swift wins favorite pop album award, thanks Blake Lively and Miles Teller
Taylor Swift thanked Blake Lively and Miles Teller while picking up the favorite pop album trophy at the American Music Awards.
Lively directed her best pal in the music video “I Bet You Think About Me” from “Red (Taylor’s Version).”
“I want to take a moment to thank someone who directed,” Swift said. “Blake Lively, and the incredible Miles Teller and his gorgeous wife.”
Miles Teller and his wife, Keleigh Sperry, crash the wedding in the video.
She added, “To the fans. I cannot thank you enough, this is so special.”
Taylor is embattled with fans and Ticketmaster as of late after her “Eras Tour” was oversold during pre-sales and regular ticket sales were canceled completely.