How to Vote – Billboard

You’ve probably heard that the American Music Awards are voted solely by fans, as opposed to the Grammy Awards, which are voted solely by members of the Recording Academy.

But how exactly do you vote in the AMAs if you’re so inclined?

The nominations for the 2022 AMAs were announced on Thursday (October 13). Fan voting is now open in all but one of this year’s 37 categories. Voting in this category, Favorite K-Pop Artist, will open on November 1st.

Let’s answer a few questions you might have about voting, and while we’re at it, a few general questions about the AMAs.

How can you vote?

There are two methods for AMA fan voting – web voting and Twitter voting. To vote via the web, visit

To vote on Twitter, you must include the following in a tweet from a public Twitter account:

Artist categories: Artist name, award category name and #AMAs

Song categories: Song title, award category name and #AMAs

Album categories: Album title, award category name and #AMAs

An example of a valid Twitter vote would be: I vote Toni Braxton for Artist of the Year at the #AMAs!

Toni Braxton is nominated for artist of the year?!

no I just didn’t think it was right to use a current nominee as an example. I have to keep this scrupulously fair.

OK, now I’m curious. Who is nominated for artist of the year?

Adele, Bad Bunny, Beyonce, Drake, Harry Styles, Taylor Swift and The Weeknd.

That sounds about right.

Agreed, although Kendrick Lamar, Future, Lizzo, BTS, and Ed Sheeran might think otherwise. There are always people who narrowly miss the cut even with an extended seven slots. There have only been five nominees in each of the past five years.

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Any other rules I should know?

Retweets of valid votes also count as a vote. You can only cast one vote for a category and one nominee per Tweet.

How many times can you vote per day?

Up to 22 times per day, per category, per voting method.

So this show really measures the enthusiasm of the fans. The artist with the most hardcore fans will likely win.

That’s pretty much it.

When does voting for awards other than Favorite K-Pop Artist end?

Monday November 14 at 11:59:59 PM PT.

With voting only just opening, how were the nominations determined?

Nominees are based on key fan interactions – as reflected in the billboard Charts – including streaming, album and song sales, radio airplay and tour earnings. These measurements are tracked by billboard and its data partner Luminate and cover the funding period from September 24, 2021 to September 22, 2022 (representing billboard Chart data from October 9, 2021 to October 1, 2022).

I’m sorry I missed your story about the nominations (but I promise to read it later). Who are this year’s top nominees?

Bad Bunny is the top nominee with eight nominations, including his first nomination for Artist of the Year. Beyoncé, Drake and Taylor Swift are close behind with six nods each. Adele, Harry Styles, The Weeknd and Future each received five nods.

Are there new categories this year?

The AMAs added or revived six categories this year – Favorite K-Pop Artist, Favorite Afrobeats Artist, Favorite Rock Song, Favorite Rock Album, Favorite Tour Artist, and Favorite Soundtrack. This is a breakthrough for K-Pop and Afrobeats, which previously had no dedicated AMAs categories.

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Did any categories die?

The AMAs dropped a category this year – favorite trending song, which was won by Megan Thee Stallion’s “Body” last year.

Is it true that Dick Clark invented the show?

It is. The legendary TV producer created the AMAs as a popular alternative to the Grammys. For the show’s first five years, she focused on just three major genres — pop/rock, soul/R&B, and country. The show has expanded its focus as the music has become more diverse. But there are still no categories for some of the more specialized genres that the Grammys include, like classical and jazz. By the way, this is the 50th edition of the AMAs. The show has aired continuously on ABC since 1974, marking one of the longest continuous network relationships for any awards show.

When will this year’s show air?

The American Music Awards will air live on Sunday, November 20 at 8:00 p.m. ET from the Microsoft Theater at LA Live in Los Angeles and as a tape delay at 8:00 p.m. PT on ABC. A host has not yet been announced. Cardi B hosted last year’s show.

Is there a way to watch the show in person?

Tickets are available now at

Dick Clark Productions is owned by Eldridge, an investor in Penske Media Corporation, Billboard’s parent company.

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