Icon Award recipient Lionel Richie to receive a moving tribute from Stevie Wonder, Charlie Puth & Ari Lennox
√ 50th American Music Awards will also pay homage to Olivia Newton-John with a performance from P!NK
√ ‘Music’s Hottest Night’ airs live Sunday, Nov. 20, on ABC
dick clark productions and ABC announced the next round of performers for the 2022 American Music Awards, the world’s largest fan-voted awards show. Artists who have collectively amassed 24 AMA nominations across four decades, including Anitta, Ari Lennox, Bebe Rexha, Charlie Puth, David Guetta, Dove Cameron, GloRilla, Lil Baby and Stevie Wonder, will take the stage for performances of their latest collaborations, hit singles and tributes to their friends and mentors.
This year’s ceremony marks the 50th AMA show and, in honor of this monumental moment, artists will have the chance to speak to their musical inspirations throughout the evening. As part of this, the show will feature special tribute performances.
P!NK will rejoin the AMA stage to perform a tribute to 10-time AMA winner Olivia Newton-John. Stevie Wonder will be joined by Charlie Puth and Ari Lennox for a never-before-seen tribute to the Icon Award recipient, Lionel Richie. These performers join previously announced artists Carrie Underwood, Imagine Dragons, JID, Yol, and house DJ D-Nice.
Hosted by Wayne Brady, the 2022 American Music Awards will air live from the Microsoft Theater at L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles on Sunday, Nov. 20 (8 p.m. EST/PST) on ABC, and streaming the next day on Hulu.
Additional details about the performances are below:
√ First-time nominee GloRilla will take the AMAs stage for the very first time in her career. The rapper’s performance will mark her first since the release of her new EP, “Anyways, Life’s Great…,” on Nov. 11.
√ As previously announced, the show will honor 17-time AMA winner Richie with the prestigious Icon Award. As part of this honor, two-time AMA winner Wonder and two-time AMA nominee Puth will take the stage to perform a medley of Richie’s hit songs. During the performance, singer/songwriter Lennox will also join the pair for a special tribute to Richie’s monumental musical career.
√ AMA award winner Guetta and two-time nominee Rexha will make their U.S. television performance debut of global smash hit “I’m Good (Blue).” After its release, “I’m Good (Blue)” hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart in September.
√ One of this year’s Best New Artist nominees, Cameron, will hit the AMAs stage for the very first time to perform “Boyfriend.” After the release of the single this year, Cameron made her way to No. 1 hit on the Billboard Emerging Artists chart.
√ A Favorite Female Latin Artist nominee this year, Anitta will take the AMAs stage to perform two of her recent smash hits, “Lobby” and “Envolver.” The global superstar from Brazil’s performance will mark her first-ever time bringing her talent to the AMAs stage.
√ Nominated for Favorite Male Hip-Hop Artist at this year’s show, multiplatinum rapper Lil Baby will perform a medley of his smash hits “California Breeze” and “In a Minute,” the artist’s first time combining the two hits on an awards show stage. After the four-time AMA nominee released his album “It’s Only Me,” it catapulted to No. 1 on the Billboard charts.
√ Eight-time AMA nominee P!NK will take the stage for a second time at the 2022 AMAs for a moving performance dedicated to the inspirational life and career of 10-time AMA winner Newton-John, who died in August after a long, hard-fought battle with breast cancer.