Comedian Wayne Brady to host the 2022 American Music Awards

Who does it belong to anyway? favorite Wayne Brady will host this year’s American Music Awards.

“I am thrilled and honored to host this year’s AMAs,” Brady said in a statement. “As a musician and music lover, it’s amazing to be part of an evening where music fans make their voices heard! It’s a big show, so I’m bringing everything… Humor, music and movement! »

Brady, the multi-hyphenated television personality, comedian, actor and singer, is currently the host Let’s make a deal while participating in Dancing with the stars. Her improvisational chops and charm in front of the camera are sure to make for a witty, lighthearted and fun ceremony.

American Music Awards executive producer and showrunner Jesse Collins said of the host, “Wayne Brady is without a doubt one of the most talented people in the world and we are thrilled to have him hosting the AMAs of this year. Viewers should look forward to an incredible evening of music, comedy and fun!”

Previous comedic hosts have graced the American Music Awards stage, including Cedric the Entertainer, Jimmy Kimmel, Eddie Murphy, Tracee Ellis Ross and Norm McDonald. Brady follows last year’s over-the-top, always-pleasant rapper extraordinaire Cardi B.

The American Music Awards are democratic, unique in that the nominees are at the mercy of fan votes. Artists are nominated for awards based on fan interactions with the music. During the eligibility period from September 24, 2021 to September 22, 2022, avenues like streaming, album and song sales, radio airplay, and touring revenue are all considered.

The ceremony will be broadcast live on November 20 on ABC and will be available to stream the following day on Hulu.

Watch Cardi B kick off last year’s awards show from the stage at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, CA. Let us know how you think Brady will follow him this year.

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