Good news for Bad Bunny.
The Puerto Rican performer is the most-nominated artists for the 2022 American Music Awards, earning eight nominations, among them his first-ever for artist of the year. The show – which is produced by dick clark productions and ABC – pointed out in a release on Thursday that Bad Bunny would tie Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston for the most awards in a single year if he ended up winning in all his nominated categories.
Beyoncé, Drake and Taylor Swift each earned six nominations, while Adele, Harry Styles and The Weeknd came in with five a piece.
First-time nominees included Jack Hawlow, Latto and BLACKPINK. And elsewhere, Elton John made history for what the show called being “the longest-recognized artists” in the show’s history. His first nominations was in 1974.
The show also boasted about the addition of a new category dedicated to the K-Pop genre, favorite K-Pop artist.
The American Music Awards will air Sunday, November 20 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.
Check out some of the key categories below.
Artist of the year
New artists of the year
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 Male Pop Artists
Favorite female pop artist
Favorite pop duo or group
Favorite pop album
Bad Bunny, “Un Verano Sin Ti”
Harry Styles, “Harry’s House”
Taylor Swift, “Red (Taylor’s Version)”
The Weeknd, “Dawn FM”
Favorite country artist
Favorite female country artist
Favorite male hip-hop artist
Favorite female hip-hop artist
Megan Thee Stallion
Favorite male R&B artist
Favorite female R&B artist
Favorite male Latin artist
Favorite female Latin artist
Favorite K-pop artist
TOMORROW X TOGETHER