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 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+Shay, Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift and The Weeknd, all topped the winner’s circle at the AMAs with three wins a piece, bringing Taylor’s record for most career AMA wins to a whopping 32.
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.