Editorial: 50th American Music Awards

November 20, 2022, the 50th Annual American Music Awards

took place. Wayne Brady hosted the event and did an excellent job.

Congratulations to the winners! Amazing performances! 


-Opening Act: P!nk Never Gonna Not Dance Again

It starts off the 2022 AMAs with a bang. An impressive opening act. Great work transition from the outdoors to indoors. It was incredible to watch P!nk perform while wearing roller skates.

-Bebe Rexha – I’m Good
It has a bold 90s/2000s vibe that parallels Eiffel 65’s Blue.

-Anita & Missy Elliot
*Lobby (with Missy Elliot)
Epic performances

-Jimmie Allen gave a brief performance, paying tribute to Loretta Lynn, with the song Coal Miner’s Daughter

-Carrie Underwood Crazy Angels
Impressive entrance. She gave a heartfelt tribute to the late Loretta Lynn.

-GloRilla featuring Cardi B Tomorrow 2
Dynamic performance!

-Wayne Brady did an ad-lib using words suggested by various artists. He would do it as part of his comedic stand-up routine during comedy festivals, which is funny.

-Imagine Dragon featuring J.I.D – Enemy
It was an incredible performance! 

-Olivia Newton-John Tribute 
Intro by Melissa Etheridge
Pink’s rendition of Hopeless Devoted to You
It was a beautiful homage. What a fantastic performance!

-Lil’ Baby performed an impressive 2-song medley.
*In A Minute 
*California Breeze

-Yola Break the Bough
She gave a catchy & upbeat performance. She sang with heart and passion.

-Dove Cameron – Boyfriend
She had an amazing theatrical performance.

-Icon Award: Lionel Richie

Lionel Richie & Charlie Puth: a fun piano duel between artists honouring Lionel Richie’s music
*Three Times a Lady 
*All Night Long (All Night)
*Brick House 
*Jesus Is Love.
 *Easy and Say You, 

*Say Me
Then Smokey Robinson, Melissa Etheridge, Ari Lennox, Jimmie Allen, Yola, Dustin Lynch & Muni Long come on stage to perform We Are the World.
It was a lovely way to end the 2022 American Music Awards.


New Artist of the Year: Dove Cameron

Favourite Country Duo or Group: Dan + Shay

Favourite Pop Album: Taylor Swift – Red (Taylor’s Version)

Favourite Female Latin Artist: Anitta

Favourite Music Video: Taylor Swift – All Too Well, The Short Film

Favourite Pop Song: Harry Styles –As I Was

Artist of the Year: Taylor Swift

Icon Award: Lionel Richie
a lovely intro by Smokey Robinson, who gave a beautiful & heartfelt speech.


Wayne Brady’s monologue was touching, dynamic and fun. He spoke from the heart about his love for music. He also added some comic relief. 

Congratulations again to all the winners of the 50th American Music Awards. Great job to Wayne Brady for hosting the show. The performances were phenomenal.

Congratulations American Music Awards on 50 years!

Flora Youssef

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