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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 2018 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS, hosted by two-time host Tracee Ellis Ross, was broadcast from the Microsoft Theater L.A. LIVE on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 from 8-11pm ET (live)/8-11pm PT (delayed) on ABC, with performances by benny blanco with Halsey and Khalid, Camila Cabello, Cardi B featuring Bad Bunny and J Balvin, Mariah Carey, Ciara featuring Missy Elliott, Dua Lipa, Jennifer Lopez, Ella Mai, Panic! At the Disco, Post Malone featuring Ty Dolla $ign, Shawn Mendes with Zedd, Taylor Swift, Twenty One Pilots, and Carrie Underwood. Plus, the event features a special tribute to the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin. Presenters include Kelsea Ballerini, Tyra Banks, Kane Brown, Chloe x Halle, Macaulay Culkin, Lauren Daigle, Billy Eichner, Sara Gilbert, Kathryn Hahn, Amber Heard, Vanessa Hudgens, Taran Killam and Leighton Meester, Heidi Klum, Liza Koshy, Lenny Kravitz, Normani, Rita Ora, Busy Philipps, Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line, Thomas Rhett, Evan Ross and Ashlee Simpson-Ross, John Stamos, Amandla Stenberg, The Chainsmokers, Constance Wu, and the cast of BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY including Rami Malek, Joseph Mazzello and Gwilym Lee.


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by dick clark productions


  • Aquarius Theater (1974) - Los Angeles, California USA - Map It!
  • Santa Monica Civic Auditorium (1975-1979) - Los Angeles, California USA - Map It!
  • ABC-TV Studios (1980) - Los Angeles, California USA
  • Shrine Auditorium (1981-2006) - Los Angeles, California USA - Map It!
  • Nokia Theatre/Microsoft Theater L.A. Live (2007-Present) - Los Angeles, California USA - Map It!