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Wizkid makes history, wins AMA Afrobeats Award



Popular Nigerian singer, Ayo Balogun, known professionally as Wizkid, made history as the first African and Nigerian to win an American Music Award.

His latest feat was announced on the blue-tick Twitter account of the award organisers on Sunday.

The tweet read, “Congrats to @wizkidayo and @temsbaby! “Essence” won an #AMAs for “Favorite R&B Song!”.

Wizkid also beat Burna Boy, CKay, Fireboy DML, and Tems to win the “Favourite Afrobeats artist” Award.

See the full list of nominees and winners below

Artiste of the year

Bad Bunny
Harry Styles
Taylor Swift — WINNER
The Weeknd

New artiste of the year

Dove Cameron — WINNER

Steve Lacy

Collaboration of the year

Carolina Gaitán, Mauro Castillo, Adassa, Rhenzy Feliz, Diane Guerrero, Stephanie Beatriz & Encanto Cast, “We Don’t Talk About Bruno”
Elton John & Dua Lipa, “Cold Heart – PNAU Remix” — WINNER
Future ft. Drake & Tems, “Wait For U”
Lil Nas X ft. Jack Harlow, “Industry Baby”
The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber, “Stay”

Favourite touring artist

Bad Bunny
Coldplay — WINNER
Ed Sheeran
Elton John
The Rolling Stones

Favourite music video

Adele, “Easy on Me”
Bad Bunny ft. Chencho Corleone, “Me Porto Bonito”
Harry Styles, “As It Was”
Lil Nas X ft. Jack Harlow, “Industry Baby”
Taylor Swift, “All Too Well (Taylor’s Version)” — WINNER

Favourite male pop artiste

Bad Bunny
Ed Sheeran
Harry Styles — WINNER
The Weeknd

Favourite female pop artist

Doja Cat
Taylor Swift — WINNER

Favourite pop duo or group

Imagine Dragons

Favourite pop album

Adele, 30
Bad Bunny, Un Verano Sin Ti
Beyoncé, Renaissance
Harry Styles, Harry’s House
Taylor Swift, Red (Taylor’s Version) — WINNER
The Weeknd, Dawn FM

Favourite pop song

Adele, “Easy on Me”
Carolina Gaitán, Mauro Castillo, Adassa, Rhenzy Feliz, Diane Guerrero, Stephanie Beatriz & Encanto Cast, “We Don’t Talk About Bruno”
Harry Styles, “As It Was” — WINNER
Lizzo, “About Damn Time”
The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber, “Stay”

Favourite male country artist

Chris Stapleton
Cody Johnson
Luke Combs
Morgan Wallen — WINNER
Walker Hayes

Favourite female country artist

Carrie Underwood
Lainey Wilson
Maren Morris
Miranda Lambert
Taylor Swift — WINNER

Favourite country duo or group
Dan + Shay — WINNER
Lady A
Old Dominion
Zac Brown Band

Favourite country album
Carrie Underwood, Denim & Rhinestones
Luke Combs, Growin’ Up
Cody Johnson, Human: The Double Album
Taylor Swift, Red (Taylor’s Version) — WINNER
Walker Hayes, Country Stuff: The Album

Favourite country song
Chris Stapleton, “You Should Probably Leave”
Cody Johnson, “Til You Can’t”
Dustin Lynch ft. MacKenzie Porter, “Thinking ‘Bout You”
Jordan Davis ft. Luke Bryan, “Buy Dirt”
Morgan Wallen, “Wasted on You” — WINNER

Favourite male hip-hop artist
Kendrick Lamar — WINNER
Lil Baby
Lil Durk

Favourite female hip-hop artist
Cardi B
Megan Thee Stallion
Nicki Minaj — WINNER

Favourite hip-hop album
Future, I Never Liked You
Gunna, DS4EVER
Kendrick Lamar, Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers — WINNER
Lil Durk, 7220
Polo G, Hall of Fame 2.0

Favourite hip-hop song
Future ft. Drake & Tems, “Wait For U” — WINNER
Jack Harlow, “First Class”
Kodak Black, “Super Gremlin”
Latto, “Big Energy”
Lil Nas X ft. Jack Harlow, “Industry Baby”

Favourite male R&B artist
Brent Faiyaz
Chris Brown — WINNER
Lucky Daye
The Weeknd

Favourite female R&B artist
Beyoncé — WINNER
Doja Cat
Muni Long
Summer Walker

Favourite R&B album
Beyoncé, Renaissance — WINNER
Drake, Honestly, Nevermind
Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars & Anderson .Paak), An Evening with Silk Sonic
Summer Walker, Still Over It
The Weeknd, Dawn FM

Favourite R&B song
Beyoncé, “Break My Soul”
Muni Long, “Hrs And Hrs”
Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars & Anderson . Paak), “Smokin Out The Window”
SZA, “I Hate U”
Wizkid ft. Tems, “Essence” — WINNER

Favourite male Latin artist
Bad Bunny — WINNER
J Balvin
Rauw Alejandro

Favourite female Latin artist
Anitta — WINNER
Becky G
Kali Uchis
Karol G

Favourite Latin duo or group
Banda MS de Sergio Lizárraga
Calibre 50
Eslabon Armado
Grupo Firme
Yahritza Y Su Esencia — WINNER

Favourite Latin album
Bad Bunny, Un Verano Sin Ti — WINNER
Farruko, La 167
J Balvin, Jose
Rauw Alejandro, Vice Versa
Rosalía, Motomami

Favourite Latin song
Bad Bunny ft. Chencho Corleone, “Me Porto Bonito”
Becky G x Karol G, “MAMIII”
Karol G, “Provenza”
Rauw Alejandro, “Todo de Ti”
Sebastián Yatra, “Dos Oruguitas” — WINNER

Favourite rock artist
Imagine Dragons
Machine Gun Kelly — WINNER
Red Hot Chili Peppers
The Lumineers

Favourite rock song
Foo Fighters, “Love Dies Young”
Imagine Dragons x JID, “Enemy”
Kate Bush, “Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)”
Måneskin, “Beggin’” — WINNER
Red Hot Chili Peppers, “Black Summer”

Favourite rock album
Coldplay, Music of the Spheres
Ghost, Impera — WINNER
Imagine Dragons, Mercury – Act 1
Machine Gun Kelly, mainstream sellout
Red Hot Chili Peppers, Unlimited Love

Favourite inspirational artist
Anne Wilson
for King & Country — WINNER
Katy Nichole
Matthew West
Phil Wickham

Favourite gospel artist
CeCe Winans
E. Dewey Smith
Maverick City Music
Tamela Mann — WINNER

Favourite dance/electronic artist
Marshmello — WINNER
Swedish House Mafia
The Chainsmokers

Favourite soundtrack
Sing 2
Stranger Things: Soundtrack from the Netflix Series, Season 4
Top Gun: Maverick

Favourite Afrobeats artist
Burna Boy
Fireboy DML
Wizkid — WINNER

Favourite K-pop artist
Tomorrow X Together

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