About | American Music Awards
NOV 20



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)

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