‘Honored’: DWTS’ Wayne Brady Books a New Gig

Current “Dancing With the Stars” contestant Wayne Brady simply booked a brand new gig that he’s “ecstatic and honored” about.

Read on to search out out what Brady’s new internet hosting gig is and when you possibly can watch him.

Wayne Brady Has Been Tapped to Host the 2022 American Music Awards For ABC

In a press launch on Monday, October 24, ABC introduced that comic, actor, producer, musician and present “Dancing With the Stars” contestant Wayne Brady is their selection for the host of the 2022 American Music Awards.

The press launch reads:

For the primary time ever, the “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” star and present “Dancing with the Stars” contestant will take the AMAs stage to usher in music’s hottest evening of the 12 months, which is able to characteristic showstopping performances and thrilling moments highlighting music’s greatest names.

Brady is named a grasp of improv, actor, dancer, Broadway star and tv host. He acquired his begin as a sketch comedy performer on exhibits comparable to “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” and ABC’s “The Wayne Brady Show,” and can also be a present contestant on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars.” A real entertainer at coronary heart, Brady is certain to deliver his numerous abilities to the AMAs stage alongside the world’s favourite musicians.

Brady will be a part of a protracted lineage of worldwide comedic stars taking the AMAs stage – Cedric the Entertainer, Jimmy Kimmel, Eddie Murphy, Tracee Ellis Ross and Norm McDonald to call a couple of, in addition to final 12 months’s host Cardi B.

“Wayne Brady is undoubtedly one of the vital proficient folks on earth, and we’re thrilled to have him host this 12 months’s AMAs,” stated govt producer and showrunner Jesse Collins in an announcement. “Viewers ought to count on an unbelievable evening of music, comedy and enjoyable!”

Brady added, “I’m ecstatic and honored to host this 12 months’s AMAs. As a musician and music lover, it is superb to be a part of an evening the place music followers make their voices heard! It’s an enormous show, so I’m bringing all of it — the humorous, the music and the strikes!”

It can be an particularly large weekend for Brady as a result of if he’s nonetheless competing on “Dancing With the Stars” — and he very properly could be as a result of he and his professional companion Witney Carson are constantly one of many top-scoring {couples} — he’ll host the American Music Awards on November 20 after which be dancing within the “Dancing WIth the Stars” finale episode the following evening, on Monday, November 21.

On Instagram, Brady wrote a prolonged submit about how internet hosting the American Music Awards is a dream come true for him.

Brady writes:

This is really a dream! I’ve hosted a variety of issues however that is the AMAs! Big leagues child! I attempt to dwell by the phrases of the all time nice James Brown, “If you keep prepared, you ain’t acquired to prepare!” I’m at all times attempting to push myself in order that I’m prepared for regardless of the subsequent alternative is. I’ve additionally realized you possibly can’t chase what the “cool youngsters” are doing. If you are doing it proper, and it is cool to you, no matter you are doing can be cool to somebody. With @mandietaketa having my again & @theofficialmailebrady believing in me, I’m gonna kill this y’all! Check out the show and discover out:) I’ll see you there! Thank you @amas and @jessecollinsent for the shot!

Voting For the 2022 American Music Awards Is Now Open

The press launch additionally reminds viewers that the AMAs are solely voted on by followers and voting is open now by way of VoteAMAs.com and in Twitter apart from the class Favorite Ok-Pop Artist. The voting for that class opens on November 1.

“Nominees are primarily based on key fan interactions — as mirrored on the Billboard charts — together with streaming, album and tune gross sales, radio airplay and tour grosses. These measurements are tracked by Billboard and its information companion Luminate, and canopy the eligibility interval of September 24, 2021, by September 22, 2022,” reads the press launch.

The press launch additionally says that the 2021 American Music Awards had been “probably the most social telecast of 2021 with 46.5 million interactions, underscoring the position followers play within the annual occasion.”

The 2022 American Music Awards air dwell on Sunday, November 20 at 8 p.m. Eastern and Pacific instances on ABC. “Dancing With the Stars” airs Monday nights at 8 p.m. Eastern and 5 p.m. Pacific instances on Disney Plus.

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