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Wizkid, Tems Win At 2022 American Music Awards

Nigerian music star, Ayodeji Balogun,  popularly known as Wizkid, has made history as the first artiste to win the Favourite Afrobeats Artiste category in the American Music Awards.

The 50th edition of the event held on Sunday, at Microsoft Theater, California.

For the first time, the Favorite Afrobeats Artiste category was introduced into the award show.

Wizkid contended with other Nigerian counterparts including Burna Boy, CKay, Fireboy DML and Tems to finally clinch the novel award.

His collaboration with Tems on Essence, also won in the Favourite R&B Song category at the event.

Essence continues to clinch awards two years after its release in October 2020, as the 11th track on Wizkid’s fourth studio album, Made in Lagos.

American singer, Tailor Swift, was the biggest winner of the night, clinching six awards in total including the 2022 Artiste of the Year. With the wins, she extends her record as the most-awarded artist in AMA history, with 40 wins in total.

Below is the full list of winners

Artist of the year

Taylor Swift – WINNER

New artist of the year

Dove Cameron – WINNER

Collaboration of the year

Elton John & Dua Lipa, “Cold Heart – PNAU Remix” – WINNER

Favorite male pop artist

Harry Styles – WINNER

Favorite female pop artist

Taylor Swift – WINNER

Favorite pop duo or group


Favorite pop album

Taylor Swift, “Red (Taylor’s Version)” – WINNER

Favorite pop song

Harry Styles, “As It Was” – WINNER

Favorite music video

Taylor Swift, “All Too Well (Taylor’s Version)” – WINNER

Favorite male country artist

Morgan Wallen -WINNER

Favorite female country artist

Taylor Swift – WINNER

Favorite country group or duo

Dan & Shay -WINNER

Favorite male hip-hop artist

Kendrick Lamar -WINNER

Favorite female hip-hop artist

Nicki Minaj -WINNER

Favorite hip-hop song

Future ft. Drake & Tems, “Wait For U” -WINNER

Favorite male R&B artist

Chris Brown -WINNER

Favorite female R&B artist

Beyoncé -WINNER

Favourite R&B Song

Wizkid ft Tems, “Essence” – WINNER

Favorite rock artist

Machine Gun Kelly – WINNER

Favorite rock song

Måneskin, “Beggin’” – WINNER

Favorite male Latin artist

Bad Bunny – WINNER

Favorite female Latin artist

Anitta *WINNER

Favorite Afrobeats Artist

Wizkid – WINNER

Favorite K-pop artist


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