American Music Awards
ABC and Dick Clark Productions announced that music’s hottest night, the “2020 American Music Awards” will air Sunday, Nov. 22, on ABC. The broadcast will bring fans together with surprising musical performances and celebrate the artists who make it happen.
The American Music Awards honors artists in multiple musical genres, including Pop/Rock, Alternative Rock, Country, Rap/Hip-Hop, Soul/R&B, Adult Contemporary, Contemporary Inspirational, Latin, EDM, and Soundtrack, alongside awards for New Artist of the Year, Collaboration of the Year, Video of the Year, Favorite Song and Artist of the Year.
Hosted by Ciara, the “2019 American Music Awards” honored Taylor Swift as the Artist of the Decade. Swift led the night with five wins, becoming the artist with the most AMAs ever, surpassing the record previously held by Michael Jackson. BTS and Khalid also won big with three wins each.
The “2019 American Music Awards” grew over the prior year’s broadcast in Total Viewers (6.7 million) and delivered ABC’s biggest entertainment audience in Adults 18-49 on any Sunday night since “The Oscars®” nine months earlier.
American Music Awards nominees are based on key fan interactions as reflected in Billboard Magazine and on Billboard.com, including album and digital song sales, radio airplay, streaming, social activity, and touring. These measurements are tracked by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Music/MRC Data and Next Big Sound.