The 2022 American Music Awards took over the Microsoft Theater at L.A. Dwell in Los Angeles on Sunday night time (Nov. 20), the place a number of the yr’s greatest stars took the stage to ship fan-favorite hits and brand-new tracks.
From P!nk, Carrie Underwood and Anitta to Imagine Dragons, JID, Stevie Wonder, Dove Cameron and Yola, this yr’s AMAs had one thing for each sort of music fan, plus various buzzworthy shock appearances and onstage collaborations.
Moreover, this yr’s present unveiled a brand new award, tune of soul, which spotlights an rising, mission-driven artist who has impressed change and goals for social justice by way of their music. The primary recipient is Yola’s “Break the Bough.” Yola carried out the tune on the ceremony, marking her first AMAs efficiency. Bebe Rexha was additionally among the many stars to step on the AMAs stage for the primary time this yr, delivering her Billboard Hot 100 high 20 hit with David Guetta “I’m Good (Blue).”
The ceremony additionally featured an emotional tribute to the late Olivia Newton-John, who died in August at age 73. After opening the present along with her new single, P!nk took the stage to carry out John’s 1978 Grease traditional “Hopelessly Dedicated to You.”
After Lionel Richie was honored with the Icon Award, Stevie Wonder and Charlie Puth teamed as much as honor his profession with a mash-up of his hits together with “Three Instances a Girl,” “Simple,” “All Night time Lengthy (All Night time)” and extra.
Learn on beneath to see how we at Billboard ranked the 15 performances of the night time, counting right down to our favourite efficiency of the 2022 American Music Awards.