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American Music Awards

American Music Awards

  • Premiered: 
    February 19, 1974
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  • Network: ABC
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Award
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Created by Dick Clark 
  • Subject Matter: Musical
  • Tags: celebrity

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Plot Synopsis

Each year since 1974, THE AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS has paid tribute to popular musicians and recordings from pop/rock, soul/R&B, rap/hip hop, and country music genres. In 1973, Dick Clark created this award show, not only to honor music from the previous year, but also to put audiences in touch with the latest phenomena in the American music scene.
The 2019 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS, hosted for the first time by Ciara, was broadcast from the Microsoft Theater L.A. LIVE on Sunday, November 24, 2019 from 8-11pm ET (live)/8-11pm PT (delayed) on ABC, with performances by: Kesha, joined by Big Freedia; Christina Aguilera & A Great Big World; Post Malone feat. Ozzy Osbourne, Travis Scott and WATT; Camila Cabello; Billie Eilish; Selena Gomez; Dua Lipa; Lizzo; Thomas Rhett; Shania Twain; Green Day; and Jonas Brothers (from their show in Boston). Carole King presents "Artist of the Decade" award to Taylor Swift, who also performs.


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by dick clark productions


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