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Adele's 'Easy On Me' With Chris Stapleton Debuts On Billboard's Country Airplay Chart

Adele's 'Easy On Me' With Chris Stapleton Debuts On Billboard's Country Airplay Chart

Pop superstar Adele's "Easy on Me," featuring Chris Stapleton, has entered the Billboard's Country Airplay chart.

The song debuted at No. 25 with 5.4 million audience impressions, according to MRC Data. This is Adele's first entry on a Billboard country chart.

"Easy on Me," which dropped on October 14, is a single from Adele's latest studio album 30, which dropped on November 19 via Columbia Records. The song has spent four weeks atop the all-genre Billboard Hot 100.

Meanwhile, Adele appears on her 17th Billboard airplay chart, among 25 active airplay surveys published throughout the year.

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BandLab NME Awards 2022 To Feature Halsey, Sam Fender & More

BandLab NME Awards 2022 To Feature Halsey, Sam Fender & More

The 2022 BandLab NME Awards are set to feature appearances Halseyc, Sam Fender, Griff and Rina Sawayama. Organizers said more names will be announced over the coming weeks.

After a one-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the BandLab NME Awards will return to London's O2 Academy Brixton on March 2 to celebrate the best in music and entertainment from around the globe.

On the heels of their acclaimed 2021 album If I Can't Have Love, I Want Power, pop sensation Halsey will be honored at the show with the Innovation Award.

"The BandLab NME Awards 2022 seems more about a celebration of a bunch of people who are contemporaries rooting each other on. I don't get many opportunities to celebrate with my peers and look around and be like, 'Wow, this was a great year for music' and that's why we do this - we love it, y'know?" Halsey told NME.

"Sponsored by leading social music creation platform BandLab, the night will see epic performances, big-name guests and some pretty unpredictable moments as we honour the music, films, TV and video games that shaped pop culture over the past year," NME said in a statement.

The BandLab NME Awards 2022 will see the introduction of award categories specific to Asia.

Tickets to the event are on sale now and available at https://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/nme-awards-show-tickets/artist/1808201.

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Lil Wayne, Rich The Kid Team Up For 'Trust Fund' Video

Lil Wayne, Rich The Kid Team Up For 'Trust Fund' Video

Lil Wayne and Rich The Kid have released a music video for their latest collaborative single, "Trust Fund."

In the video directed by Iann Dior and Trippie Redd collaborator Mooch, Wayne and Rich The Kid take over two different skate parks, one in real life and the other in a graphic video game.

"Trust Fund" is taken from the duo's recent collaborative mixtape Trust Fund Babies, out now via Young Money Records/Republic Records. The LP features 10 tracks and a guest feature from YG.

"First of all, Rich is like my little bro from day one, me and Rich had been rockin' for years and we always said we were going to do something," Lil Wayne recently told Zane Lowe.

He added, "We might do a song here and there, but we locked it in, got in there, and said we put our mindset and did it. As much as I gave on that, I do that every time I do anything."

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Machine Gun Kelly Reacts To Grammy Nominations Snub

Machine Gun Kelly Reacts To Grammy Nominations Snub

Machine Gun Kelly has reacted after he was snubbed from the recently announced Grammy nominations.

On Tuesday, November 23, the Recording Academy revealed the nominees for the 2022 Grammy Awards, which includes artists like Lil Nas X, Olivia Rodrigo, Doja Cat and Jay-Z. However, MGK's Tickets to My Downfall received zero nominations.

"wtf is wrong with the grammys," MGK tweeted shortly after the nominees were announced.

Tickets To My Downfall, his 2020 collaborative album with Travis Barker, was eligible in a number of rock categories, but he didn't receive any nominations.

Meanwhile, Kelly is already working on his follow-up to Tickets to My Downfall. Titled Born With Horns, the upcoming album is another collab with Barker and features lead single "Papercuts."

Last year, The Weeknd also did not receive any nominations for the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards for his blockbuster album After Hours. He responded by calling the Grammys "corrupt" in social media posts.

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Mariah Carey's 'All I Want For Christmas Is You' Returns To Billboard Hot 100

Mariah Carey's 'All I Want For Christmas Is You' Returns To Billboard Hot 100

Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas Is You" has returned to Billboard's Hot 100 songs chart.

The track from Carey's 1994 album, Merry Christmas, is ranked at No. 36 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart dated November 27 with 11.2 million U.S. streams, 8.2 million radio airplay audience impressions and 2,700 units sold in the tracking week starting November 12, according to MRC Data.

"All I Want for Christmas Is You" is returning to the chart nearly two years after hitting No. 1 in December of 2019.

An uptempo love song that includes bell chimes, backing vocals and synthesizers, "All I Want for Christmas Is You" has become a Christmas standard and continues to surge in popularity each holiday season.

The song is fresh off topping Billboard's Greatest of All Time Holiday 100 Songs chart.

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Taylor Swift Breaks Record For Most Songs Simultaneously On Billboard Hot 100 Among Women

Taylor Swift Breaks Record For Most Songs Simultaneously On Billboard Hot 100 Among Women

Taylor Swift has broken the record for most songs placed simultaneously on Billboard's all-genre Hot 100 chart by a woman after 26 songs from her new LP, Red (Taylor's Version) charted on the tally.

Swift bested her previous record of 18 songs, a record she had held solely since September 2019 until a week ago, when Summer Walker tied it with the release of her sophomore album Still Over It.

Meanwhile, Swift's latest record trails only Drake's overall record of 27 tracks set on the July 14, 2018, tally after the release of Scorpion.

Meanwhile, Red (Taylor's Version) debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 605,000 equivalent album units earned in its first week, ending November 18, according to MRC Data. Swift scored her 10th leader on the chart.

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Ye, Drake To Perform At 'Free Larry Hoover' Benefit Concert

Ye, Drake To Perform At 'Free Larry Hoover' Benefit Concert

Ye recently took to Instagram to announce that he and Drake will perform at the upcoming "Free Larry Hoover" benefit concert at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on December 9.

"God's Plan," Ye captioned his post that carried a poster for the event, referencing Drake's 2018 hit, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, will be headlining the concert, while Drake has been listed as a special guest.

Ye and Drake, who were not on good terms for several years, buried the hatchet last week after reuniting during a Dave Chappelle comedy show and later hanging out at Drake's mansion in Toronto. Ye subsequently shared a photo on social media of himself posing with Drake and Rap-A-Lot CEO J Prince.

J Prince had posted on Instagram last month that Ye and Drake were working to "free our brother Larry Hoover." A few weeks later, a video, featuring Ye and Prince showed them seeking Drake's assistance in getting convicted felon Hoover released from federal prison.

Hoover's son, Larry Hoover Jr., recently confirmed on the "Murder Master Music Show" that West and Drake were planning a concert to help free his father.

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Disclosure, Tame Impala & The National Among All Points East 2022 Headliners

Disclosure, Tame Impala & The National Among All Points East 2022 Headliners

Disclosure, Tame Impala, The National, The Chemical Brothers, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Gorillaz and Kraftwerk have been confirmed as headliners for All Points East 2022.

The festival, which is held in London's Victoria Park, will take place across two weekends in 2022: Friday, August 19 - Saturday, August 20 and Thursday, August 25 - Sunday, August 28.

Gorillaz will headline on Friday, August 19, with The Chemical Brothers and Kraftwerk headlining the following night. Tame Impala is set to headline on August 25, The National and Fleet Foxes on August 26, Disclosure and James Blake on August 27 and Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds on August 28.

Other acts to perform at All Points East 2022 include IDLES, Caroline Polachek, Michael Kiwanuka, Fleet Foxes and more.

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Jonas Brothers To Open Second Branch Of Family Restaurant In Las Vegas

Jonas Brothers To Open Second Branch Of Family Restaurant In Las Vegas

The Jonas Brothers and their family are set to open a second branch of their family restaurant in Las Vegas next year.

Nellie's Southern Kitchen is set to debut at the MGM Grand in early 2022.

"We have incredible memories performing at MGM Grand Garden Arena, so to have Nellie's next to it is surreal," said Joe Jonas. "Las Vegas has always had a special place in our hearts, and now our connection to the city and its community will be stronger than ever."

The first Nellie's was opened in Belmont, North Carolina, in 2016. The restaurant, which is run by their father Kevin Jonas Sr. and mom Denise, is popular for its Southern hospitality, good cooking and, music.

"To open a restaurant in the heart of the iconic Las Vegas Strip is thrilling, and I know my Grandma Nellie would be truly amazed seeing her name in lights," said Kevin Jonas, Sr. "Our family loves Las Vegas. We have spent significant time in the city and are proud to invite everyone to pull up a seat and enjoy our family's hospitality and treasured family recipes."

"Our dad's passion for family, food and music shines through at Nellie's," added Kevin Jonas. "It's a beautiful tribute to our great-grandmother's legacy, and we know Las Vegas will love it as much as we do."

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Cardi B Drops New Single 'Bet It' From 'Bruised' Soundtrack

Cardi B Drops New Single 'Bet It' From 'Bruised' Soundtrack

Cardi B recently dropped "Bet It," a single from the soundtrack of Halle Berry's upcoming MMA-themed movie Bruised.

"Started on the pole/ In the end, don't regret it/ They'll use the past against you if you let it," Cardi raps in the new single. "They was losin' they mind when I hit the Met Gala/ Tail so long, it dragged 30 minutes after."

Cardi B and Berry are the executive producers of the Bruised soundtrack, which also features new songs from City Girls, Latto, Rapsody, H.E.R., Saweetie, Flo Milli, Erica Banks, Young M.A, Baby Tate, and more.

Bruised, which is a directorial debut for Berry, premiered on Netflix on November 24. The movie stars Berry, Shamier Anderson, Adan Canto, Sheila Atim, and Stephen McKinley Henderson.

Cardi's last solo single was "Up," which dropped earlier this year. Since then, Cardi has featured on tracks from artists like Normani, Lizzo, and Summer Walker.

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Lady Gaga 'Utterly Speechless' After Tony Bennett Collab Earns 6 Grammy Nominations

Lady Gaga 'Utterly Speechless' After Tony Bennett Collab Earns 6 Grammy Nominations

Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett's album Love for Sale has received six nominations for this year's Grammy Awards.

The pop star shared her joy and excitement over the news on Instagram, writing, "Thank you so much to the @RecordingAcademy for these 6 nominations for Love For Sale. I am stunned and shocked and beyond grateful

"I don't know what to say. I just keep crying and am utterly speechless," she added.

"This means so much to me, @itstonybennett, the Bennetts, my family, jazz music, and the great Cole Porter who wrote all these timeless classics," Gaga captioned a picture showing her holding Bennett.

The 35-year-old singer-songwriter thanked all the Grammy voters for recognizing her and Bennet's "dedication to jazz music and for also recognizing it in major categories where this music is often not nominated."

Love For Sale was nominated in the Album Of The Year, Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album, and Best Engineered Album (Non-Classical) categories, while a song from the album, "I Get A Kick Out Of You" received nominations for Best Music Video and Record Of The Year.

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Recording Academy Reveals Nominees For 2022 Grammy Awards

Recording Academy Reveals Nominees For 2022 Grammy Awards

The Recording Academy recently announced the full list of nominees for the 2022 Grammy Awards.

Jon Batiste is the most-nominated artist this year, earning a whopping 11 nominations.

Justin Bieber, Doja Cat and H.E.R. are tied for second-most nominated, with eight each.

Billie Eilish and Olivia Rodrigo tie for third-most nominations, with each earning seven nods.

Rodrigo received nominations in all four of the main categories - best album, best new artist, record of the year and song of the year, for "Drivers License."

Other best new artist nominees include Arooj Aftab, Jimmie Allen, Baby Keem, FINNEAS, Glass Animals, Japanese Breakfast, The Kid Laroi, Saweetie and Arlo Parks.

The race for record of the year is going to be tight, with ABBA, Batiste, Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga, Brandi Carlile, Lil Nas X, Eilish, Doja Cat and SZA, Rodrigo, Silk Sonic, and Bieber, Daniel Caesar and Giveon delivering equally impactful tunes.

Batiste's WE ARE, Bennett and Lady Gaga's Love for Sale, Bieber's Justice (Triple Chucks Deluxe), Doja Cat's Planet Her (Deluxe), Eilish's Happier Than Ever, H.E.R.'s Back of My Mind, Lil Nas X's Montero, Rodrigo's Sour, Taylor Swift's Evermore and Kanye West's Donda have been nominated for album Of the year.

Ed Sheeran ("Bad Habits"), Alicia Keys feat. Brandi Carlile ("A Beautiful Noise"), Olivia Rodrigo ("drivers license"), H.E.R. ("Fight for You"), Billie Eilish ("Happier Than Ever"), Doja Cat feat. SZA ("Kiss Me More"), Silk Sonic ("Leave The Door Open"), Lil Nas X ("MONTERO [Call Me By Your Name]"), Justin Bieber feat. Daniel Caesar and Giveon ("Peaches") and Brandi Carlile ("Right On Time") are nominated for the song Of the year award.

"I Get A Kick Out Of You" by Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga, "Lonely" by Justin Bieber & Benny Blanco, "Butter" by BTS, "Higher Power" by Coldplay, "Kiss Me More" by Doja Cat Featuring SZA have received nominations in the best pop duo/group performance category.

JAY-Z added three more nominations this year, bringing his career total to 83. With that, the rapper has become the most-nominated artist in the history of the Grammys.

That officially makes JAY-Z and Beyoncé the most-nominated couple in Grammy history, as Bey is the most-nominated female with 79.

Nearly 60 years after receiving his first Grammy nomination, 95-year-old music icon Tony Bennett received five more nominations in 2021.

In all, the Academy announced nominations for 86 categories for the 64th Grammy Awards, to be held on January 31.

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Saweetie Debuts New Single 'Icy Chain' On 'SNL'

Saweetie Debuts New Single 'Icy Chain' On 'SNL'

Saweetie debuted her new single "Icy Chain" during her appearance as the musical guest on the latest episode of "Saturday Night Live," hosted by Simu Liu, on November 20.

Saweetie, clad in a bedazzled silver dress and accompanied by ballerina backup dancers, began with a slowed-down rendition of "Tap In" and then moved on to the girl power anthem "Best Friend."

The singer then returned, wearing a short white skirt, to perform "Icy Chain," produced by Dr. Luke. The song arrived on Friday, November 19.

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Taylor Swift Earns Eighth No. 1 On Billboard Hot 100 With 'All Too Well (Taylor's Version)'

Taylor Swift Earns Eighth No. 1 On Billboard Hot 100 With 'All Too Well (Taylor's Version)'

Taylor Swift's re-recorded version of her 2012 classic "All Too Well" has debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.

"All Too Well (Taylor's Version)" earned 54.4 million U.S. streams, 286,000 radio airplay audience impressions and 57,800 downloads sold in the tracking week ending November 18, according MRC Data.

The song features on Taylor's new re-recorded album, Red (Taylor's Version), released on November 12.

The song's original 2012 version is 5-minute, 29-second-long, while the news version is 10-minute, 13-second-long.

"All Too Well (Taylor's Version)" marks the singer-songwriter's eighth Hot 100 No. 1. The Beatles' hold the record for the most Hot 100 No. 1s with 20.

"All Too Well (Taylor's Version)" is followed by Adele's "Easy on Me", The Kid LAROI and Justin Bieber's "Stay", Lil Nas X and Jack Harlow's "Industry Baby", and Silk Sonic's "Smokin Out the Window" on the Hot 100.

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Summer Walker Joins Lineup Of Performers At 2021 Soul Train Awards

Summer Walker Joins Lineup Of Performers At 2021 Soul Train Awards

R&B singer-songwriter Summer Walker has joined the exciting lineup of performers for this year's Soul Train Awards.

Walker's second studio LP, Still Over It, recently topped the Billboard 200, marking her first No. 1 album on the chart.

Fred Hammond and BET Amplified artists Elhae and Marzz will also take the stage, along with Soul of Justice honorees Ciara and Russell Wilson and Marley Dias. Rap legends Fat Joe and Ja Rule as well as R&B icon El Debarge will also make special appearances.

Additionally, BET announced the second group of presenters who will take the stage: Normani, Wendy Raquel Robinson and Hosea Chanchez from "The Game", a Paramount+ Original series, Devale Ellis and Crystal Hayslett from the cast of Tyler Perry's "Sistas" on BET.

Tisha Campbell and Tichina Arnold will return as co-hosts of this year's show taking place for the first-time ever at the World-Famous Apollo in Harlem, New York.

The Soul Train Awards will be aired at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Sunday, November 28, on BET and BET Her.

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Silk Sonic's 'Smokin' Out The Window' Debuts Atop Billboard's Hot R&B Songs Chart

Silk Sonic's 'Smokin' Out The Window' Debuts Atop Billboard's Hot R&B Songs Chart

Silk Sonic's "Smokin' Out the Window," the third song from their debut album An Evening With Silk Sonic, has bowed atop Billboard's Hot R&B Songs chart.

"Smokin' Out the Window," which dropped on November 5 via Aftermath/Atlantic, earned 21 million U.S. streams in its debut week, according to MRC Data.

Silk Sonic, the supergroup formed by Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak, dropped their debut album An Evening With Silk Sonic on November 12.

Concurrently, the song has debuted at No. 2 spot on both the R&B/Hip-Hop Streaming Songs and R&B Streaming Songs charts. Meanwhile, the song topped the R&B Digital Song Sales chart with 9,000 downloads.

Silk Sonic's first release "Leave the Door Open," ruled the Hot R&B Songs chart for 14 weeks between March and August, while second single "Skate" peaked at No. 3 in August.

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Twenty One Pilots Announce 2022 'The Icy Tour' Dates

Twenty One Pilots Announce 2022 'The Icy Tour' Dates

Twenty One Pilots have announced the dates for the upcoming "The Icy Tour 2022," which will see them perform in several cities across the U.S. and Canada.

According to the announcement, there will be concerts at Madison Square Garden in New York City, UBS Arena in Belmont Park, New York, Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Chase Center in San Francisco, and Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle during the tour in support of the band's latest album, Scaled and Icy.

The 23-date trek commences on August 18, 2022 with a show at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota. The final concert will be at Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle, Washington, on September 24.

"The Icy Tour is coming to North America next year. Register for tickets now," the group captioned a video on Twitter, along with a direct link for fans to see the full list of dates and sign up for ticket release updates.

In addition to the tour announcement, Twenty One Pilots released Scaled and Icy (Livestream Version) on Friday.

Aug 18 - St. Paul, MN - Xcel Energy CenterAug 20 - Detroit, MI - Little Caesars ArenaAug 21 - Cincinnati, OH - Heritage Bank CenterAug 23 - New York, NY - Madison Square GardenAug 24 - Belmont Park, NY - UBS ArenaAug 26 - Montreal, QC - Bell CentreAug 27 - Toronto, ON - Scotiabank ArenaAug 30 - Cleveland, OH - Rocket Mortgage FieldHouseAug 31 - Pittsburgh, PA - PPG Paints ArenaSep 02 - Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo CenterSep 03 - Washington, DC - Capital One ArenaSep 04 - Charlotte, NC - Spectrum CenterSep 07 - Nashville, TN - Bridgestone ArenaSep 09 - Kansas City, MO - T-Mobile CenterSep 10 - St. Louis, MO - Enterprise CenterSep 13 - Dallas, TX - American Airlines CenterSep 16 - Phoenix, AZ - Footprint CenterSep 17 - Anaheim, CA - Honda CenterSep 18 - San Francisco, CA - Chase CenterSep 20 - Salt Lake City, UT - Vivint ArenaSep 22 - Portland, OR - Moda CenterSep 24 - Seattle, WA - Climate Pledge Arena

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Lil Nas X Makes Appearance In Hilarious 'Maury' Episode

Lil Nas X Makes Appearance In Hilarious 'Maury' Episode

A new episode of the melodramatic daytime show "Maury" features hip-hop superstar Lil Nas X.

"Montero and Yai are football teammates who quickly became lovers . Montero was shocked to discover soon after that Yai was married with a child," a description for the video reads. "Now, Montero is here to tell Yai's wife, Ashley, about their secret love affair. Maury will get the answers they need. Will Montero get exactly what he wants?"

Lil Nas' appearance in the "Maury" episode, titled "Leave Your Wife for Me Today . That's What I Want," begins with a clip from his "Thats What I Want" music video that shows him telling the story of falling in love with his football teammate, Yai.

The episode shows Nas confronting Yai after finding out that he is hiding a family from him and revealing to Yai's wife Ashley that her husband has been dating him.

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Taylor Swift's 'Red (Taylor's Version)' Debuts Atop Billboard 200

Taylor Swift's 'Red (Taylor's Version)' Debuts Atop Billboard 200

Taylor Swift's new album, Red (Taylor's Version), has debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200.

The 30 track album is a re-recorded version of Swift's 2012 album, Red, which topped the Billboard 200 for seven weeks in 2012-13.

Red (Taylor's Version) earned 605,000 equivalent album units in the U.S. in the week ending November 18, according to MRC Data.

Overall, Red (Taylor's Version) is Swift's tenth No. 1, helping her overtake Madonna for the second-most No. 1 albums among women. Barbra Streisand holds all-time record among women with 11 No. 1 albums.

Silk Sonic came in second on the Billboard 200 with the Bruno Mars-Anderson .Paak duo's debut album An Evening With Silk Sonic.

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BTS, Megan Thee Stallion & Taylor Swift Among Big Winners At 2021 AMAs

BTS, Megan Thee Stallion & Taylor Swift Among Big Winners At 2021 AMAs

BTS, Megan Thee Stallion and Taylor Swift were among the big winners at the 2021 American Music Awards.

The South Korean boy band won awards in all three of their nominated categories this year, including best pop group for the third consecutive year. They also won artist of the year award, while their chart-topping dance anthem, "Butter," won best pop song.

Swift was selected as favorite female pop artist for the sixth time. The singer-songwriter's ninth studio album Evermore also won the award for favorite pop album, giving Swift a record fourth win. As a result, Swift extended her lead as the artist with the most AMAs wins to 34.

Rapper Megan Thee Stallion won three awards - favorite female hip-hop artist, favorite trending song ("Body"), and favorite hip-hop album (Good News).

Teenage music sensation Olivia Rodrigo was picked as new artist of the year, while Ed Sheeran won favorite male pop artist.

The American Music Awards winners were chosen entirely by fans' votes.

Other award winners include Lil Nas X "MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)" - Favorite Music Video, Doja Cat ft. SZA (Kiss Me More) - Collaboration of the Year, Luke Bryan - Favorite Male Country Artist, and Carrie Underwood - Favorite Female Country Artist.

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