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The world’s biggest artists and pop culture icons came together to honor idols, newcomers and record-breakers at the “2020 American Music Awards.” The hottest night in music included thrilling exclusive world premiere performances as well as an energizing fun-filled opening number by AMA host, Taraji P. Henson. The first-time AMA host dazzled fans with a beat pumping dance routine, unexpected surprises – including a visit from America’s favorite TV music mogul – Cookie Lyon, and glamour and sophistication with nine wardrobe changes. The show aired live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on November 22, 2020 at 8:00 p.m. EST on ABC.

Dan+ShayJustin BieberTaylor Swift and The Weeknd, all topped the winners circle at the “2020 American Music Awards” (AMA) with three wins a piece, bringing Taylor’s record for most career AMA wins to a whopping 32. The hottest night in music included thrilling exclusive world premiere performances as well as an energizing fun-filled opening number by AMA host, Taraji P. Henson. The first-time AMA host dazzled fans with a beat pumping dance routine, unexpected surprises – including a visit from America’s favorite TV music mogul – Cookie Lyon, and glamour and sophistication with nine wardrobe changes.

The AMAs is seen in more than 200 countries and territories around the world. Nominees were based on key fan interactions – as reflected on the Billboard charts – including streaming, album and digital song sales, radio airplay, and social activity. These measurements are tracked by Billboard and its data partners MRC Data and Next Big Sound, and reflect the time period of Sept. 27, 2019, through Sept. 24, 2020. The AMA winners are voted entirely by fans.

The “2020 American Music Awards” is produced by dick clark productions. Amy Thurlow, Barry Adelman, Mark Bracco, and Linda Gierahn are executive producers. Larry Klein is producer.