Wizkid Wins At 2022 American Music Awards

 

Nigerian music star, Ayodeji Balogun, better known as Wizkid, has become the first artiste to win the ‘Favourite Afrobeats Artiste’ category in the American Music Awards.

 

The 50th edition of the event was held on Sunday, at Microsoft Theater, California.

 

For the first time, the Favorite Afrobeats Artiste category was introduced into the award show.

 

Wizkid made history as the first African and Nigerian to win an American Music Award.

 

His latest feat was announced on the blue-tick Twitter account of the award organisers on Sunday.

 

His collaboration with Tems on Essence also won in the Favourite R&B Song category at the event.

 

Essence continues to clinch awards two years after its release in October 2020, as the 11th track on Wizkid’s fourth studio album, Made in Lagos.

 

The tweet read, “Congrats to @wizkidayo and @temsbaby! “Essence” won an #AMAs for “Favorite R&B Song!”.

 

Wizkid also beat Burna Boy, CKay, Fireboy DML, and Tems to win the “Favourite Afrobeats artist” Award.

 

See the full list of nominees and winners below

 

Artiste of the year

 

Adele

Bad Bunny

Beyoncé

Drake

Harry Styles

Taylor Swift — WINNER

The Weeknd

 

 

New artiste of the year

 

Dove Cameron — WINNER

 

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” — WINNER

Future ft. Drake & Tems, “Wait For U”

Lil Nas X ft. Jack Harlow, “Industry Baby”

The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber, “Stay”

 

Favourite touring artist

 

Bad Bunny

Coldplay — WINNER

Ed Sheeran

Elton John

The Rolling Stones

 

 

Favourite 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)” — WINNER

 

Favourite male pop artiste

 

Bad Bunny

Drake

Ed Sheeran

Harry Styles — WINNER

The Weeknd

 

Favourite female pop artist

 

Adele

Beyoncé

Doja Cat

Lizzo

Taylor Swift — WINNER

 

Favourite pop duo or group

 

 

BTS — WINNER

Coldplay

Imagine Dragons

Måneskin

OneRepublic

 

Favourite pop album

 

Adele, 30

Bad Bunny, Un Verano Sin Ti

Beyoncé, Renaissance

Harry Styles, Harry’s House

Taylor Swift, Red (Taylor’s Version) — WINNER

The Weeknd, Dawn FM

 

Favourite 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” — WINNER

Lizzo, “About Damn Time”

The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber, “Stay”

 

Favourite male country artist

 

Chris Stapleton

Cody Johnson

Luke Combs

Morgan Wallen — WINNER

Walker Hayes

 

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