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AMA Artist of the Year winners through the years(16 images)

The 2022 American Music Awards is set to take place on Sunday at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Adele, Bad Bunny, Beyoncé, Drake, Harry Styles, Taylor Swift and The Weeknd are nominated for Artist of the Year, the night's most prestigious award. Swift leads all artists with six Artist of the Year wins. Here's a look at previous Artist of the Year winners through the years.

Left to right, BTS members V, Suga, Jin, RM, Jungkook, Jimin and J-Hope at the American Music Awards in 2017. The K-pop boy band earned Artist of the Year in 2021. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI
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Taylor Swift poses at the American Music Awards in 2019. Swift has won Artist of the Year a leading six times in 2020, 2019, 2018, 2013, 2011 and 2009. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI
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Bruno Mars, seen here in at the Artist's Dinner honoring the recipients of the Kennedy Center Honors 2014, won Artist of the Year in 2017. Photo by Ron Sachs/UPI
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Ariana Grande poses at the American Music Awards in 2016. Grande took home Artist of the Year that same year. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI
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