Bad Bunny became this Thursday the great favorite of the American Music Awards (abbreviated as AMAs) by getting eight nominations, ahead of Beyonce, Drake Y Taylor Swiftwhich received six nominations each.
The success of the Puerto Rican in awards that for decades have focused exclusively on Anglo-Saxon artists demonstrates the good state of music in Spanish, since until now Hispanic stars only stood out in the Latin version of the awards, known as Latin American Music Awards and delivered in a separate ceremony.
bad bunny He is nominated for the most important award of the night, the artist of the year, along with Adele, Beyoncé, Drake, Harry Styles, Taylor Swift and The Weeknd.
In addition, the Puerto Rican will also compete for the awards for the best tour of the year, best music video for ‘Me Porto Bonito’, best pop artist, best pop album for ‘Un Verano Sin Ti’, best Latin album, best Latin artist and best Latin song.
American Music Awards 2022: Other Latino Nominees
The rest of the artists nominated in the Latin categories are: Farruko, J Balvin, Jhayco and Rauw Alejandro, for best Latin artist; Anitta, Becky G, Kali Uchis, Karol G and Rosalía, for best Latin artist, and Banda MS, Caliber 50, Eslabon Armado, Grupo Firme and Yahritza y la Esencia de ella, for best group.
For their part, the candidates for best Latin album are ‘Motomami’, by Rosalía; ‘La 167’, by Farruko; ‘Jose’, by J Balvin; ‘Vice Versa’, by Rauw Alejandro, and the aforementioned ‘Un Verano Sin Ti’, by Bad Bunny.
The winners will be announced on November 20 at a ceremony to be held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles (USA), just one week after the Latin Grammys are awarded, for which bad bunny It also starts as a favorite with 10 nominations, including best album of the year.
The prelude to the Grammys
The American Music Awards They serve as a prelude to the prestigious Grammys, although with the difference that they are determined by a popular survey aimed at music consumers, instead of being voted on by industry experts.
To select the candidates from which the public can vote, the organizers add the sales of records, reproductions on the Internet and popularity of the artists.
This year, bad bunny has continued to triumph in various music ceremonies in charge of recognizing the talent of artists. Recently, he was the most awarded at the Latin Billboard 2022 and made history at the 2022 MTV Music Awards by being the first Latino to be recognized as the best artist of the year.
(With information from EFE).
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Bad Bunny leads the nominations for the 2022 American Music Awards