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Kendrick Lamar, Future & Nicki Minaj Win Big at the AMA 2022

American Music Awards 2022 – which were held at Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles, California – honoured some of the biggest names in Hip-Hop. The star-studded list of nominees included Future, Gunna, Lil Durk, Kendrick Lamar, Nicki Minaj, Cardi B, Kodak Black, Latto, Megan Thee Stallion and GloRilla.

Compton’s iconic emcee Kendrick Lamar took home the award for Favourite Hip-Hop Album for Mr. Morales & the Big Steppers. Lamar’s album contended for the award alongside Lil Durk’s 7220, Future’s I Never Liked You, Polo G’s Hall of Fame 2.0 and the now incarcerated rapper Gunna’s DS4Ever.

Further, Nicki Minaj won the AMA for Favourite Female Hip-Hop Artist against stiff competition from Cardi B, GloRilla, Latto & Megan Thee Stallion.

Future’s collaborative effort with Drake & Tems ‘Wait For U’ – the seventh track of his latest LP I Never Liked You won in the Best Hip-Hop Song Category. R&B superstar Chris Brown was awarded the Favourite Male R&B Artist. He competed with Brent Faiyaz, Lucky Daye and Giveon for the prestigious award.

Check out the complete list of winner at the American Music Awards below if you haven’t yet.

Artist of the Year: Taylor Swift

New Artist of the Year: Dove Cameron

Collaboration of the Year: Elton John & Dua Lipa “Cold Heart – PNAU Remix”

Favorite Touring Artist: Coldplay

Favorite Music Video: Taylor Swift “All Too Well: The Short Film”

Favorite Male Pop Artist: Harry Styles

Favorite Female Pop Artist: Taylor Swift

Favorite Pop Duo or Group: BTS

Favorite Pop Album: Taylor Swift “Red (Taylor’s Version)”

Favorite Pop Song: Harry Styles “As It Was”

Favorite Male Country Artist: Morgan Wallen

Favorite Female Country Artist: Taylor Swift

Favorite Country Duo or Group: Dan + Shay

Favorite Country Album: Taylor Swift “Red (Taylor’s Version)”

Favorite Country Song: Morgan Wallen “Wasted on You”

Favorite Male Hip-Hop Artist: Kendrick Lamar

Favorite Female Hip-Hop Artist: Nicki Minaj

Favorite Hip-Hop Album: Kendrick Lamar “Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers”

Favorite Hip-Hop Song: Future ft. Drake & Tems “WAIT FOR U”

Favorite Male R&B Artist: Chris Brown

Favorite Female R&B Artist: Beyoncé

Favorite R&B Album: Beyoncé “Renaissance”

Favorite R&B Song: Wizkid ft. Tems “Essence”

Favorite Male Latin Artist: Bad Bunny

Favorite Female Latin Artist: Anitta

Favorite Latin Duo or Group: Yahritza Y Su Esencia

Favorite Latin Album: Bad Bunny “Un Verano Sin Ti”

Favorite Latin Song: Sebastián Yatra “Dos Oruguitas”

Favorite Rock Artist: Machine Gun Kelly

Favorite Rock Song (NEW): Måneskin “Beggin’”

Favorite Rock Album (NEW): Ghost “Impera”

Favorite Inspirational Artist: for KING & COUNTRY

Favorite Gospel Artist: Tamela Mann

Favorite Dance/Electronic Artist: Marshmello

Favorite Soundtrack: “ELVIS”

Favorite Afrobeats Artist (NEW): Wizkid

Favorite K-Pop Artist (NEW): BTS

Since you’re here, watch some of the finest performances from the award ceremony here.