While the American Music Awards tend to focus on pop music and Billboard Top 40 artists, this year’s ceremony honored one of rock and metal music’s most acclaimed modern bands, Ghost. At this year’s awards show, it was the first time the show introduced a “Favorite Rock Album” category alongside Favorite Rock Artist and Favorite Rock Song. Favorite Rock Album nominees included Ghost – Impera, Cold game – Music of the Spheres, Imagine Dragons – Mercury – Act 1Kelly machine gun – Consumer Sale, and Spicy red peppers – Unlimited love.
Ultimately, Ghost was chosen as the winner for Favorite Rock Album in a decision that was made entirely by fan votes. It’s a little surprising to see Ghost even get nominated for the American Music Awards, given the series’ favoritism with pop artists and its odd classification of rock as a genre – Coldplay and Imagine Dragons seem a far cry from what most rock fans would do. classify as rock. However, upon closer examination of the successful year Ghost has had with Impera as well as on top ICT Tac of all places, they’ve managed to break into pop culture more than any modern rock or heavy band this year, so it’s only fitting to see them honored at the American Music Awards.
In addition, Ghost charted at #2 with Impera which is remarkably high for a rock band as recent as them, but compared to Machine Gun Kelly and Red Hot Chili Peppers who both reached No. 1 with their respective records this year, Ghost still managed to beat them. by pure votes despite not having as much mainstream notoriety.
The American Music Awards also took place a week after the Recording Academy announced this year’s award. Grammy nominees. For Best Metal Performance, Ghost is among this year’s nominees alongside Turnstile, Muse, Megadeth and Ozzy Osbourne. It’s pretty hard to determine who will be chosen as this year’s Best Metal Performance winner, as Ghost, Megadeth, and Ozzy Osbourne are each former Grammy winners in that exact category. However, Ghost would arguably be the top choice for Best Metal Performance of 2022 Grammy, and getting them out with a win at the American Music Awards will hopefully improve their chances at this year’s ceremony.