Beyoncé, Drake & The Weeknd among lead American Music Award nomineesThu, October 13, 2022 by ABC NewsSHARE NOW dick clark productions/ABCHomeMusicUrbanBeyoncé, Drake & The Weeknd among lead American Music Award nomineesBeyoncé, Drake, and The Weeknd are among the top nominees for the 2022 American Music Awards. While Bad Bunny leads the pack with a total of eight nominations, Beyoncé and Drake and Taylor Swift are close behind with six nods a piece. The Weeknd is next up with five nominations, alongside Adele and Harry Styles. Bad Bunny, Beyoncé, Drake and Taylor are all up for Artist of the Year, a category that also includes Adele, Harry Styles and The Weeknd. If The Weeknd wins the coveted award it would be his first win in that category. Additionally, many artists received their first ever AMA nominations this year, including Tems and Jack Harlow, who each earned four, followed by Latto with three nods. The AMA’s also added a new category, Favorite Afrobeats Artist, which Burna Boy, CKay, Fireboy DML, Tems, and Wizkid are all nominated. Fan voting is open now at VoteAMAs.com and via Twitter in all award categories, except Favorite K-Pop Artist, voting for which begins November 1.The American Music Awards air Sunday, November 20 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC, live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.Here are the nominees in some of the major categories:ARTIST OF THE YEAR Adele Bad Bunny Beyoncé Drake Harry Styles Taylor Swift The WeekndFAVORITE MALE HIP-HOP ARTIST Drake Future Kendrick Lamar Lil Baby Lil DurkFAVORITE FEMALE HIP-HOP ARTIST Cardi B GloRilla Latto Megan Thee Stallion Nicki MinajFAVORITE 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 2.0FAVORITE MALE R&B ARTIST Brent Faiyaz Chris BrowN GIVĒON Lucky Daye The WeekndFAVORITE FEMALE R&B ARTIST Beyoncé Doja Cat Muni Long Summer Walker SZAFAVORITE 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 FMFAVORITE 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 EssenceFAVORITE AFROBEATS ARTIST Burna Boy CKay Fireboy DML Tems WizkidCopyright © 2022, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.