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    AMAs 2022: Stars hit the red carpet ahead of ceremony

    Pink, Carrie Underwood, Dove Cameron and Joan Smalls led the stars hitting the red carpet ahead of the 2022 American Music Awards  Microsoft Theater at L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles on Sunday.

    The Who Knew hitmaker, 43, who is due to make her debut live performance of new single Never Gonna Not Wanna Dance Again at the ceremony, showcased her toned legs in a yellow and black glittering fringed gown.

    She accentuated her toned legs in strappy heels and flashed her numerous tattoos.

    The star wore her platinum crop slicked to the side and sported feline flicks of liner and nude lipstick.

    She was joined by husband Carey Hart, 47, and their children Willow, 11 and Jameson, five – who looked adorable in matching black outfits

    The star hilariously revealed Carey had split his trousers before the red carpet, but he cut a dapper figure in a black suit. 

    Two-time nominee Carrie, 39, flashed her legs and ample cleavage in a sparkling pastel pink thigh-split gown, which boasted gold and silver metallic patches.

    Family affair: Pink was joined by husband Carey Hart, 47, and their children Willow, 11 and Jameson, five

    Ab-flashing: Dove, 26, who is up for Best New Artist, wowed in a white corset top as she posed

    Talons: The star showed off her talons as she posed

    Ab-flashing: Dove, 26, who is up for Best New Artist, wowed in  a white corset top as she posed

    No words: Machine Gun Kelly opted for Pinhead vibes as he modelled a purple suit with silver spikes attached

    No words: Machine Gun Kelly opted for Pinhead vibes as he modelled a purple suit with silver spikes attached 

    Interesting: The star looked sombre as he modelled his extremely edgy look

    Interesting: The star looked sombre as he modelled his extremely edgy look

    Pose: She posed with musician Brent Faiyaz, who she starred alongside in music video, All Mine

    Pose: She posed with musician Brent Faiyaz, who she starred alongside in music video, All Mine

    Cheeky: Anitta, who is performing and nominated for Female Latin Artist wowed in a cut-out gown, with sequin patches teasing a glimpse of her posterior

    Racy; The star exuded body confidence in her glitzy gown

    Cheeky: Anitta, who is performing and nominated for Female Latin Artist wowed in a cut-out gown, with sequin patches teasing a glimpse of her posterior

    The halterneck gown showed off the star’s toned arms and her tresses were styled in soft waves. 

    Dove, 26, who is up for New Artist at the awards, flashed her abs in a sparkling white corset top paired with a dramatic black bustle skirt.

    She wore her tresses in a sleek high ponytail and opted for dramatic geometric eye make-up, while flashing her talons. 

    Leggy lady: Kelly Rowland wowed in a thigh-split gold leopard print gown as she arrived

    Glowing: The star looked sensational in the revealing ensemble

    Leggy lady: Kelly Rowland wowed in a thigh-split gold leopard print gown as she arrived

    Gothic bride: Three time nominee Latto flashed her tattoos in a black bodysuit paired with a matching veil

    Gothic bride: Three time nominee Latto flashed her tattoos in a black bodysuit paired with a matching veil

    Siren: Bebe Rexha wowed in a scarlet tulle gown as she posed up a storm

    Siren: Bebe Rexha wowed in a scarlet tulle gown as she posed up a storm

    Lots to smile about: Carrie showed off her pearly whites as she posed up a storm

    Radiant: Carrie looked stunning in her glittering gown

    Lots to smile about: Carrie showed off her pearly whites as she posed up a storm

    Here come the girls: Jessie James Decker and Liza Koshy put on leggy displays on  the red carpet

    Here come the girls: Jessie James Decker and Liza Koshy put on leggy displays on  the red carpet

    Glowing: Jessie showed off her muscled legs in a black mini dress

    Wow: Liza opted for monochrome chic

    Glowing: Jessie showed off her muscled legs in a black mini dress while Liza opted for monochrome chic

    Smitten: Dahmer star Niecy Nash and wife Jessica Betts looked smitten as they arrived

    Smitten: Dahmer star Niecy Nash and wife Jessica Betts looked smitten as they arrived

    Kiss: The couple shared a sweet kiss as they arrived for the ceremony

    Kiss: The couple shared a sweet kiss as they arrived for the ceremony 

    Age-gap romance: Lionel Richie, 72. and his girlfriend Lisa Parigi, 32, looked smitten- as the star prepares to receive the icon Award

    Age-gap romance: Lionel Richie, 72. and his girlfriend Lisa Parigi, 32, looked smitten- as the star prepares to receive the icon Award

    Smile: The couple looked happier than ever on the red carpet

    Smile: The couple looked happier than ever on the red carpet

    Joan, 34, flashed her incredible legs in a shimmering gold gown with a very high split which flashed her lingerie as she posed.

    The gown boasted cut-outs on the side and a sweeping skirt, and was paired with towering gold heels.

    Her tresses were styled sleek and straight and she sported smoky eye make-up.

    She posed with musician Brent Faiyaz, who she starred alongside in music video, All Mine. 

    Singer Anitta, who is performing and nominated for Female Latin Artist wowed in a cut-out gown, with sequin patches teasing a glimpse of her pert posterior.

    Puerto Rican rapper and singer Bad Bunny landed the most nominations at this year’s American Music Awards.

    Glamor: Niecy showcased her hourglass curves as she posed in the busty black gown

    Radiant: The actress looked sensational as she paired her look with black leather gloves

    Glamor: Niecy showcased her hourglass curves as she posed in the busty black gown 

    Wow: Meghan Trainor went braless in a Barbie-inspired sequin blazer with matching flares as she posed with Niecy

    Wow: Meghan Trainor went braless in a Barbie-inspired sequin blazer with matching flares as she posed with Niecy

    Barbie girl: The star showed off her ample cleavage in the busty ensemble as she posed

    Glowing: The star revealed her toned frame in the outfit

    Barbie girl: The star showed off her ample cleavage in the busty ensemble as she posed 

    Dynamic duo: Chris Olsen and Meghan posed for a fun snap together

    Dynamic duo: Chris Olsen and Meghan posed for a fun snap together

    Toned: Roselyn Sanchez showed off her toned abs and legs in a glittering gown

    Toned: Roselyn Sanchez showed off her toned abs and legs in a glittering gown

    Pose: Bebe wowed in her tulle gown which she paired with thigh-high boots

    Pose: Bebe wowed in her tulle gown which she paired with thigh-high boots

    Statement look: Karreuche Tran wowed in an LBD with a statement raised neckline on the red carpet

    Stunning: The beauty looked incredible in her ensemble

    Statement look: Karreuche Tran wowed in an LBD  with a statement raised neckline on the red carpet

    Lavender: She brought a pop of color to her look with purple eyeshadow

    Lavender: She brought a pop of color to her look with purple eyeshadow

    Busty display: Tinashe wowed in her skimpy top and black skirt, teamed with huge platform shoes

    Heels for days: The star showed off her incredible legs and heels

    Busty display: Tinashe wowed in her skimpy top and black skirt, teamed with huge platform shoes

    Train: Becky G slipped into a chic black gown with an edgy train as she posed up a storm

    Train: Becky G slipped into a chic black gown with an edgy train as she posed up a storm

    Oh my! Kim Petras had a racy wardrobe malfunction in a plunging denim dress as she arrived

    At the body shop! The  Unholy hitmaker looked sensational in her dress

    Oh my! Kim Petras had a racy wardrobe malfunction in a plunging denim dress as she arrived

    Eye-popping: The star's dress slipped as she posed up on the red carpet

    Eye-popping: The star’s dress slipped as she posed up on the red carpet 

     He leads fellow rapper Drake and pop superstars Beyonce and Taylor Swift on the list of contenders.

    Bad Bunny received a total of eight AMA nominations and will compete for artist of the year against British singers Adele and Harry Styles and Canadian musician The Weeknd.

    Drake, Beyonce and Swift also are in the running for artist of the year and received six nominations each.

    Abs: The Brit beauty looked incredible in a bejewelled gown, with crystal eye make-up to match

    Abs: The Brit beauty looked incredible in a bejewelled gown, with crystal eye make-up to match

     The nominations are based on performances on the Billboard music charts, streaming and album sales, radio play and social media engagement. 

    Winners will be determined by fan votes and announced at the ceremony at Microsoft Theater at L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles.

    Bad Bunny’s other nods included favorite male pop artist, favorite music video and favorite touring artist.

    Edgy: Maneskin flashed their legs in a suspenders as they made a typically edgy arrival

    Edgy: Maneskin flashed their legs in a suspenders as they made a typically edgy arrival

    Sparkle time: Sabrina Carpenter positively sparkled in a bejeweled crop top and matching skirt, paired with silver heels

    Leggy: The beauty sported a radiant and glowing make-up look

    Sparkle time: Sabrina Carpenter positively sparkled in a bejeweled crop top and matching skirt, paired with silver heels

    Quirky: Kali Uchis opted for a quirky scarlet dress and fringed headpiece

    Wow: Dencia went for a Tin-man inspired mesh suit with headpiece

    Quirky: Kali Uchis opted for a quirky scarlet dress and fringed headpiece adorned with feathers while Dencia went for a Tin-man inspired mesh suit with headpiece

    Busty: Kali wowed in her striking ensemble as she hit the red carpet

    Busty: Kali wowed in her striking ensemble as she hit the red carpet

    Glow: Tinashe flashed her abs in a crop top on the carpet

    Leggy: Ari Lennox wowed in an extremely busty blue gown with thigh-high splits

    Glitz: Tinashe flashed her abs in a crop top while Ari Lennox wowed in an extremely busty blue gown with thigh-high splits

    The singer set a record this year for the highest-grossing tour by a Latin artist in history. His album ‘Un Verano Sin Ti’ just topped the Billboard charts for a 13th week.

    If Bad Bunny wins all eight awards he is eligible for, he would tie 1980s superstars Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston for the most AMA wins in a single year.

    Organizers added a category this year for favorite K-pop artist. Contenders are BTS, BLACKPINK, SEVENTEEN, Tomorrow X Together and Twice.  

    First-time AMA nominees included rapper Jack Harlow, K-pop band BLACKPINK and Scandinavian DJ group Swedish House Mafia.

    In country music categories, Chris Stapleton, Luke Combs and Morgan Wallen are among the nominees for favorite male country artist.

    Carrie Underwood, Maren Morris and Miranda Lambert will compete for favorite female country artist. 

    Pink is set to honor the late Olivia Newton–John with a musical performance at the show.

    The performance in Newton–John’s memory follows her death at age 73 in August from a years-long battle with breast cancer. 

    Chic as ever: Lauren Jauregui exuded glamor in a black and white jacquard print gown with a statement skirt

    Chic as ever: Lauren Jauregui exuded glamor in a black and white jacquard print gown with a statement skirt

    Chic as ever: Lauren Jauregui exuded glamor in a black and white jacquard print gown with a statement skirt 

     The beloved British–Australian singer and actress had a lengthy association with the award show.

    She co-hosted the ceremony with Aretha Franklin and Glen Campbell in 1976, two years before her success in films spread to the US with her role in 1978’s Grease.   

    Newton–John was also presented with 10 AMAs during her lengthy career.

    Pose: Aleena Miller and Noel Miller wowed in matching black ensembles

    Pose: Aleena Miller and Noel Miller wowed in matching black ensembles 

    Happy couple: Melissa Etheridge and wife Linda Wallem opted for chic black ensembles

    Happy couple: Melissa Etheridge and wife Linda Wallem opted for chic black ensembles 

    Pink (real name: Alecia Moore) was previously announced as a performer at the AMAs, and her tribute number will be her second performance of the evening.

    The hitmaker is also scheduled to give her new single Never Gonna Not Dance Again its live performance debut. 

    Lionel Richie will also be honored at the ceremony, where he is set to receive the Icon Award.

    Stevie Wonder will be leading the performance for his contemporary, while Charlie Puth and Ari Lennox will be joining the keyboard virtuoso for a medley of Richie’s most popular material.

    The ceremony, which is being hosted by Wayne Brady, was previously announced to have performances from Carrie Underwood, Imagine Dragons, JID, and Yola, among others. 

    On top: Puerto Rican rapper and singer Bad Bunny leads the nominations for this year's American Music Awards. Seen in September

    On top: Puerto Rican rapper and singer Bad Bunny leads the nominations for this year’s American Music Awards. Seen in September

    Bey is on the list: He leads fellow rapper Drake and pop superstars Beyonce and Taylor Swift on the list of contenders

    Bey is on the list: He leads fellow rapper Drake and pop superstars Beyonce and Taylor Swift on the list of contenders

    Bebe Rexha and David Guetta will be performing their hit I’m Good (Blue), while Dove Cameron will make her debut at the show with a performance of her song Boyfriend.

    The rapper GloRilla and Anitta will also be making their performance debuts at the show. 

    The 2021 ceremony saw K-Pop icons BTS earn the most wins with three including top honor artist of the year as the most nominated singer Olivia Rodrigo earned new artist of the year.

    The seven member South Korean pop boyband – who also earned favorite pop group or duo and favorite pop song  – was given the most coveted crystal pyramid trophy of the night as they beat out heavy hitters including Ariana Grande, Drake, Olivia Rodrigo, Taylor Swift, and The Weeknd.

    American Music Awards 2022: NOMINATIONS

    ARTIST OF THE YEAR 

    Adele 

    Bad Bunny 

    Beyoncé 

    Drake 

    Harry Styles 

    Taylor Swift 

    The Weeknd

    NEW ARTIST 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

    The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber – STAY

    FAVORITE TOURING ARTIST

    Bad Bunny

    Coldplay

    Ed Sheeran

    Elton John

    The Rolling Stones  

    FAVORITE POP SONG 

    Adele – Easy on Me

    Carolina Gaitán, Mauro Castillo, Adassa, Rhenzy Feliz, Diane Guerrero, Stephanie Beatriz & Encanto Cast –  We Don’t Talk About Bruno

    Harry Styles – As It Was

    Lizzo – About Damn Time

    The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber – Stay

    FAVORITE COUNTRY ALBUM  

    Carrie Underwood – Denim & Rhinestones

    Luke Combs – Growin’ Up

    Cody Johnson – Human: The Double Album

    Taylor Swift – Red (Taylor’s Version)

    Walker Hayes – Country Stuff: The Album

    FAVORITE COUNTRY SONG  

    Chris Stapleton – You Should Probably Leave

    Cody Johnson – Til You Can’t

    Dustin Lynch ft. MacKenzie Porter –  Thinking ‘Bout You

    Jordan Davis ft. Luke Bryan – Buy Dirt

    Morgan Wallen – Wasted on You

    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 MALE LATIN ARTIST  

    Bad Bunny

    Farruko

    J Balvin

    Jhayco

    Rauw Alejandro

    FAVORITE FEMALE LATIN ARTIST  

    Anitta

    Becky G

    Kali Uchis

    Karol G

    Rosalía

    FAVORITE ROCK ARTIST  

    Imagine Dragons

    Machine Gun Kelly

    Måneskin

    Red Hot Chili Peppers

    The Lumineers

    FAVORITE ROCK SONG  

    Foo Fighters – Love Dies Young

    Imagine Dragons x JID – Enemy

    Kate Bush – Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)

    Måneskin – Beggin’

    Red Hot Chili Peppers – Black Summer

    FAVORITE ROCK ALBUM

    Coldplay – Music of the Spheres

    Ghost – Impera

    Imagine Dragons – Mercury – Act 1

    Machine Gun Kelly – mainstream sellout

    Red Hot Chili Peppers – Unlimited Love

    FAVORITE DANCE/ELECTRONIC ARTIST  

    Diplo

    Marshmello

    Swedish House Mafia

    The Chainsmokers

    Tiësto

    FAVORITE AFROBEATS ARTIST  

    Burna Boy

    CKay

    Fireboy DML

    Tems

    Wizkid

     

    FAVORITE MUSIC VIDEO

    Adele – Easy On Me

    Bad Bunny ft. Chencho Corleone – Me Porto Bonito

    Harry Styles – As It Was

    Lil Nas X ft. Jack Harlow – INDUSTRY BABY

    Taylor Swift – All Too Well (Taylor’s Version)

    FAVORITE MALE POP ARTIST

    Bad Bunny

    Drake

    Ed Sheeran

    Harry Styles

    The Weeknd

    FAVORITE FEMALE POP ARTIST

    Adele

    Beyoncé

    Doja Cat

    Lizzo

    Taylor Swift

    FAVORITE POP GROUP OR DUO

    BTS

    Coldplay

    Imagine Dragons

    Måneskin

    OneRepublic

    FAVORITE POP ALBUM

    Adele – 30 

    Bad Bunny – Un Verano Sin Ti

    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 COUNTRY DUO OR GROUP

    Dan + Shay

    Lady A

    Old Dominion

    Parmalee

    Zac Brown Band

    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 HIP-HOP SONG  

    Future ft. Drake & Tems – Wait For U

    Jack Harlow – First Class

    Kodak Black – Super Gremlin

    Latto – Big Energy

    Lil Nas X ft. Jack Harlow – Industry Baby

    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 LATIN DUO OR GROUP  

    Banda MS de Sergio Lizárraga

    Calibre 50

    Eslabon Armado

    Grupo Firme

    Yahritza Y Su Esencia

    FAVORITE LATIN ALBUM  

    Bad Bunny – Un Verano Sin Ti

    Farruko – La 167

    J Balvin – Jose

    Rauw Alejandro -Vice Versa

    Rosalía – Motomami

    FAVORITE LATIN SONG  

    Bad Bunny ft. Chencho Corleone – Me Porto Bonito

    Becky G x Karol G – MAMIII

    Karol G – Provenza

    Rauw Alejandro – Todo de Ti

    Sebastián Yatra – Dos Oruguitas

    FAVORITE INSPIRATIONAL ARTIST  

    Anne Wilson

    for King & Country

    Katy Nichole

    Matthew West

    Phil Wickham

    FAVORITE GOSPEL ARTIST  

    CeCe Winans

    DOE

    E. Dewey Smith

    Maverick City Music

    Tamela Mann

    FAVORITE SOUNDTRACK  

    ELVIS

    Encanto

    Sing 2

    Stranger Things: Soundtrack from the Netflix Series, Season 4

    Top Gun: Maverick

    FAVORITE K-POP ARTIST  

    Blackpink

    BTS

    Seventeen

    Tomorrow X Together

    Twice

     

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