Bad Bunny leads the 2022 American Music Awards list of nominees with eight nods, but the Latin star was far from the only leader at the 2022 AMAs when it came to fashion. Everyone from TXT to Dove Cameron to P!nk brought eye-grabbing threads to the red carpet at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
With pop star and Dance Moms alum kenzie interviewing fellow artists and celebrities for Billboard News, there was a lot going on before the show even got started. Check out kenzie’s AMAs red carpet coverage on Billboard.com, as well as Billboard‘s Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and YouTube pages.
As for the show itself, Wayne Brady is hosting the ABC broadcast on Sunday (Nov. 20), which starts at 8 p.m. ET. Taylor Swift, Drake and Beyonce follow Bunny with six nominations for AMAs. P!nk is slated to perform a special tribute to the late Olivia Newton-John during the show.
A living legend – Lionel Richie – will be honored with the icon award at the 2022 AMAs. Richie was recently inducted into the class of 2022 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. “Do you know how wonderful it is to walk into a room and people start smiling?” Richie told Billboard backstage at the Rock Hall induction ceremony. “I’m not playing. I’m walking into a dinner, I’m walking into a restaurant, I’m walking my kids to school. What I’m saying is I don’t know how you get this blessed, but it’s a moment in time when you realize the songs have translated over into this thing called love.”