American music Awards will be aired on November 22, Sunday from 8:00 to 11:00 p.m. EST on ABC. The news was announced by ABC and Dick Clark Productions although it’s unclear in what format or weather an audience will be present. The shows had performances from the top artists across multiple genres.
The nominees will be declared in October based on the album, and digital songs sales, radio, airplay, streaming, social activity and touring. These metrics will be tracked by Nielsen Music/ MRX Data and Next Big Sound.
The 2019 awards edition had honoured Taylor Swift as the Artist of the Year and had witnessed 6.7 million views which led to ABC’s biggest entertainment audience in Adults 18-49. The singer Billie Ellish had received an award for the new artists , BTS received for tour of the year, Khalid received for favourite male artist and Swift received five awards including favorite album pop/rock for ‘Lover’. She was also named as the artist of the decade.
The American Music Award show was first held in 1973 for ABC , when the contract to air Grammy Awards expired. Now honors the artists in multiple categories such as 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.