American Music Awards 2022 winners list: Taylor Swift takes top prize
21 November, 2022
Taylor Swift took the top prize at this year's American Music Awards after she bagged the Artist of the Year gong.
K-pop supergroup BTS, whose member Jungkook is fresh from his performance at the Fifa World Cup Qatar 2022 opening ceremony, walked away with the Favourite Pop Duo or Group Award and were named Favourite K-Pop Artist, a new award.
Puerto Rican rapper Bad Bunny, who was also in contention for Artist of the Year, went into the night with a leading eight nominations. Singer Pink opened the showdancing and singing on roller skates to her upbeat song Never Gonna Not Dance Again. Comedian and host Wayne Brady attempted a rap in his monologue. "Ain’t nobody getting slapped tonight," Brady joked, referencing Will Smith's infamous attack on Chris Rock at the Oscars.
Dove Cameron, a former Disney Channel actress who reached the Billboard charts this year with the pop single Boyfriend, earned the first trophy of the night with her New Artist of the Year win.
Machine Gun Kelly, wearing a purple suit with long silver spikes, was named Favourite Rock Artist.