Stevie Wonder, Charlie Puth, and Ari Lennox will perform a medley of Lionel Richie’s classics.
Highlights of the 2022 American Music Awards, which will be broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, will include tributes to Olivia Newton-John and Lionel Richie. On Sunday, November 20th, live show in Los Angeles.
PNk to Honor Olivia Newton
P!NK will pay tribute to Olivia Newton-John, who died in August after a protracted battle with breast cancer. Newton-John won the AMA ten times. She won favourite female artist — pop/rock four times, a record that stood for the first 20 years of the ceremony. In 1976, Newton-John co-hosted the event with Glen Campbell and Aretha Franklin. P!NK will perform twice during this year’s programme. She has already scheduled a performance of her new single “Never Gonna Not Dance Again.”
Stevie Wonder will be joined by Charlie Puth and Ari Lennox for a medley of Richie’s hits in honour of the Icon Award recipient this year. This will be Richie’s 18th AMA, and he was the first solo host of the AMAs. He received the award in 1984 and 1985.
Dominique Armani Jones will perform a mashup
Lil Baby , Dove Cameron, and GloRilla were also added to the lineup, along with Anitta, David Guetta, and Bebe Rexha. They will perform alongside previously announced acts Carrie Underwood, Imagine Dragons, JID, Yola, and house DJ D-Nice.
The 50th American Music Awards, hosted by Wayne Brady, will take place in 2022. To commemorate this occasion, artists will have the opportunity to speak about their musical influences throughout the evening.
AMA winner Guetta and two-time nominee Rexha will make their U.S. television performance debut of their global hit “I’m Good (Blue).” The song has climbed as high as No. 14 on the Billboard Hot 100 — but that may not be its peak. The pair performed the song to open the MTV EMA Awards on Sunday Nov. 13.
Guetta, an AMA winner, and Rexha, a two-time nominee, will make their U.S. television performance debut with their global hit “I’m Good (Blue).” The song has reached as high as No. 14 on the Billboard Hot 100, but that may not be its top. On Sunday, November 13, the two performed the song to kick off the MTV EMA Awards.
Cameron, who is nominated for best new artist, will perform “Boyfriend,” which peaked at No. 16 on the Billboard Hot 100 in June.
Anitta will perform “Envolver”
Anitta will perform “Envolver” (which peaked at No. 70 on the Hot 100 in April) and “Lobby” for the first time at the AMAs. She is a favourite female Latin artist nomination this year.
Lil Baby will perform a mashup of his singles “In a Minute” (which peaked at No. 14 on the Billboard Hot 100 in April) and “California Breeze” (which reached No. 4 last month). Last month, the rapper’s album It’s Only Me debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. Lil Baby has been nominated for best male hip-hop artist.
GloRilla will perform on the American Music Awards stage for the first time. The rapper’s appearance will be her first since the November 11 release of her EP, Anyways, Life’s Great… GloRilla has been nominated for best female hip-hop artist.
The winners of the 2022 American Music Awards are chosen solely by fans. Nominees are chosen based on important fan interactions shown in Billboard charts, such as streaming, album and song sales, radio airplay, and tour grosses. Billboard and its data partner Luminate track these metrics, which are valid from September 24, 2021 through September 22, 2022.
The AMAs, the world’s largest fan-voted awards ceremony, will air in more than 120 countries and territories over a worldwide footprint of traditional and digital media.
All award categories are now open for fan voting on VoteAMAs.com and Twitter.
According to the show, last year’s AMAs were the most social telecast of 2021, with 46.5 million interactions.
The 2022 American Music Awards will show on ABC on Sunday, Nov. 20, at 8 p.m. ET/PT, and will be available on Hulu the following day. The show is produced by Jesse Collins Entertainment and Dick Clark Productions. Jesse Collins is the show’s creator and executive producer. Executive producers include Dionne Harmon, Jeannae Rouzan-Clay, and Larry Klein.