Olivia and P!ink back stage in Las Vegas (photo by Mich

P!nk to perform at 2022 AMAs to honor Olivia Newton-John

Superstar P!nk will perform an Olivia Newton-John classic at the 2022 American Music Awards to honor the legendary singer who tragically passed away on August 8, 2022. The 2022 awards show will be broadcast live on Sunday November 20 from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

Pink and Olivia have both stated in the past that they admire each other’s work and they have met on several occasions.

Olivia, Pink and Olivia's publicist Michael Caprio and his partner Randy Slovacek
Olivia, P!nk and Olivia’s publicist Michael Caprio and his partner Randy Slovacek back stage at a P!ink concert in Las Vegas, 2014

On August 9 P!ink rembered Olivia on her Instagram account

Olivia at the American Music Awards

Olivia herself is a ten time AMA-winner. She won the award for favorite female artist in the category pop/rock in the seventies and early eighties no less than four times. This is a full overview of her wins and nominations at the AMAs:


1974 – Favorite Album – Country: Let Me Be There
1974 – Favorite Female Artist – Country
1974 – Favorite Female Artist – Pop/Rock
1974 – Favorite Single – Pop/Rock: “I Honestly Love You”
1975 – Favorite Album – Pop/Rock: Have You Never Been Mellow
1975 – Favorite Female Artist – Country
1975 – Favorite Female Artist – Pop/Rock
1976 – Favorite Female Artist – Pop/Rock
1978 – Favorite Album – Pop/Rock: “Grease”
1982 – Favorite Female Artist – Pop/Rock


1975 – Favorite Album – Country: “Have You Never Been Mellow”
1979 – Favorite Female Artist – Pop/Rock
1980 – Favorite Female Artist – Pop/Rock

Here are some clips of Olivia at the AMAs:




1977 – Dolly Parton accepting award on behalf of Olivia


1982 – Olivia performs Make a Move on Me and pays special attention to fellow Australian artists as a presenter

In 1976 Olivia Newton-John co-hosted the awards show together with Glen Campbell and Aretha Franklin.

Olivia and Glen Campbell were presenters at the 1976 AMAs and both received awards
Olivia and Glen Campbell were presenters at the 1976 AMAs and both received awards

Other artists

This year’s awards show will also pay tribute to Lionel Ritchie who will receive the Icon Award. Stevie Wonder, Charlie Puth and Ari Lennox will perform a medley of Richie’s songs. Other artists scheduled to perform are Anitta, David Guetta, Bebe Rexha, Carrie Underwood, Imagine Dragions, Dove Cameron, Glorilla and Lil Baby.