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Bad Bunny Surpasses Beyoncé & Taylor Swift In Nominations For 2022 American Music Awards

Bad Bunny continues to dominate award show nominations this year. Today (Oct. 13), the 2022 American Music Awards revealed their nominations list – and Bad Bunny is on top with eight nominations. Beyoncé, Drake, and Taylor Swift follow with six each.

Benito is nominated for Artist of the Year, up against Swift, Drake, The Weeknd, Adele, Harry Styles, and Beyoncé. He’s also up for Favorite Touring Artist alongside Coldplay, Ed Sheeran, Elton John, and The Rolling Stones. His banger “Me Porto Bonito” with Chencho Corleone is nominated for Favorite Music Video. It faces Adele’s “Easy on Me,” Harry Styles’ “As It Was,” Lil Nas X featuring Jack Harlow’s “Industry Baby,” and Taylor Swift’s “All Too Well (Taylor’s Version).”

That’s not all, though. Bad Bunny is nominated for Favorite Pop Album for his record-breaking Un Verano Sin Ti, that’s up against the likes of Beyoncé’s Renaissance and Adele’s 30. Other categories he’s nominated for include Favorite Male Pop Artist with many of the aforementioned artists, including Drake and Styles. 

As far as the award show’s Latine categories go, Bad Bunny is nominated for Favorite Male Latin Artist with Farruko, J Balvin, Jhayco, and Rauw Alejandro. This year’s Favorite Latin Album nominees are Bad Bunny’s Un Verano Sin Ti, Farruko’s La 167, J Balvin’s Jose, Rauw Alejandro’s Vice Versa, and Rosalía’s Motomami.

The Favorite Latin Song noms include Bad Bunny and Chencho Corleone’s “Me Porto Bonito,” Becky G and Karol G’s “MAMIII,” Karol G’s “Provenza,” Rauw Alejandro’s “Todo de Ti,” and Sebastián Yatra’s “Dos Oruguitas.”

The nominees for Favorite Female Latin Artist are Anitta, Becky G, Kali Uchis, Karol G, and Rosalía. This year’s Favorite Latin Duo or Group nominees go to Banda MS de Sergio Lizárraga, Calibre 50, Eslabon Armado, Grupo Firme, and Yahritza Y Su Esencia.

Other noteworthy nominations include the Encanto Cast’s “We Don’t Talk About Bruno,” which received two nods for Collaboration Of The Year and Favorite Pop Song. Encanto is nominated for this year’s Favorite Soundtrack. Moreover, Cardi B is also nominated for Favorite Female Hip-Hop Artist.

Fans have until Nov. 14 to vote for their favorite artists. The American Music Awards will air live from Microsoft Theater at L.A. Live in Los Angeles on Sunday, Nov. 20, at 8 p.m. ET.