The 2016 American Music Awards will broadcast live on Sunday, November 20 (8:00–11:00 p.m. EST) on ABC.
Last year opposite big NFL-driven competition on the evening, including NBC’s Sunday Night Football and an NFL overrun-boosted Fox, the “2015 American Music Awards” drove ABC to season highs on the night and made it No. 1 among entertainment programming in the 3-hour time period with Total Viewers (11.0 million) and Adults 18-49 (3.5/10).
Click here for a full list of 2015 winners.
The American Music Awards pays tribute to today’s most influential and iconic artists. 2015 performers included Jennifer Lopez, 5 Seconds Of Summer, Selena Gomez, Carrie Underwood, Demi Lovato, Meghan Trainor, Charlie Puth, Ariana Grande, One Direction, Nick Jonas, Gwen Stefani, WALK THE MOON, Coldplay, The Weeknd, Luke Bryanm Karen Fairchild, Macklemore, Ryan Lewis, Alanis Morissette, Celine Dion, Pentatonix and Justin Bieber. The show is one of the biggest music shows in the world and is seen in more than 160 countries.
American Music Awards nominees are based on key fan interactions as reflected in Billboard Magazine and on Billboard.com, including album and digital singles sales, radio airplay, streaming, social activity and touring. These measurements are tracked by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Entertainment and Next Big Sound.
The “American Music Awards” is produced by dick clark productions. Allen Shapiro and Mike Mahan are Executive Producers. Larry Klein, Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are Producers.
American Music Award categories included:
Artist of the Year
Single of the Year
New Artist of the Year
Favorite Male Artist – Pop/Rock
Favorite Female Artist – Pop/Rock
Favorite Band, Duo or Group – Pop/Rock
Favorite Album – Pop/Rock
Favorite Male Artist – Country
Favorite Female Artist – Country
Favorite Band, Duo or Group – Country
Favorite Album – Country
Favorite Artist – Rap/Hip-Hop
Favorite Album – Rap/Hip-Hop
Favorite Male Artist – Soul/R&B
Favorite Female Artist – Soul/R&B
Favorite Album – Soul/R&B
Favorite Artist – Alternative Rock
Favorite Artist – Adult Contemporary
Favorite Artist – Latin Music
Favorite Artist – Contemporary Inspirational
Favorite Artist – Electronic Dance Music (EDM)