The American Music Awards is the world’s biggest fan-voted award show and pays tribute to today’s most influential and iconic artists. Since its inception by Dick Clark in 1973, the AMAs has featured a star-studded lineup of performers and honored artists from all genres across the music industry.
The “2018 American Music Awards,” the world’s largest fan-voted awards show, will broadcast live on TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9 (8:00–11:00 p.m. EST), on ABC.
Click here for a full list of 2017 winners.
The American Music Awards pays tribute to today’s most influential and iconic artists. 2017 performers included Christina Aguilera, BTS, Alessia Cara & Zedd, Kelly Clarkson, Selena Gomez and Marshmello, Niall Horan, Imagine Dragons & Khalid, Nick Jonas, Lady Gaga, Demi Lovato, Macklemore ft. Skylar Grey, Shawn Mendes, P!NK, Portugal. The Man, Bebe Rexha, and Hailee Steinfeld & Alesso ft. Florida Georgia Line & watt and “American Music Award for Lifetime Achievement” honoree and performer Diana Ross. The show is one of the biggest music shows in the world and is seen in more than 160 countries.
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, Tour of the Year, Video of the Year, Favorite Song and Artist of the Year.
ABC’s broadcast of the “2017 American Music Awards” grew by double digits year to year in Total Viewers (+10% – 9.0 million vs. 8.2 million) and drew ABC’s biggest entertainment audience in the Sunday 8:00-11:00 p.m. time slot since “The Oscars” on 2/26/17.
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 and Next Big Sound.
The “2018 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 include:
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)