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TV Ratings: American Music Awards Inch Up From 2020 Low

The 2021 American Music Awards improved — albeit just barely — on their all-time low numbers from the previous year. ABC’s broadcast of the show on Sunday averaged 4.04 million viewers and a 1.03 rating among adults 18-49, a hair better than the 4.01 million and 1.0 for the 2020 awards. The Nov. 10 CMA […]

American Music Awards: BTS, Doja Cat, Megan Thee Stallion Take Home 3 Awards Each

Worldwide sensation BTS took home the top honor for artist of the year Sunday at the American Music Awards, along with awards for favorite pop duo or group and favorite pop song for their hit single “Butter,” while Doja Cat and Megan Thee Stallion also scored three wins. Taylor Swift broke her own record for […]

American Music Awards: Hollywood Reporter’s Guide to the 2021 Show

The 2021 American Music Awards will take place on Sunday at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. In her hosting debut, Cardi B will lead the ceremony, joining the likes of past hosts including Jennifer Lopez, Eddie Murphy, Jimmy Kimmel, Britney Spears, LL Cool J and Aretha Franklin. Cardi is also a five-time AMA winner […]

Cardi B to Host the 2021 American Music Awards

Cardi B is set to make her hosting debut when she emcees the 2021 American Music Awards. In a statement, the rapper said in part, “I’m ready to bring my personality to the AMAs stage!” Referring to the “dynamic” performer’s “infectious energy,” AMAs showrunner Jesse Collins added, “She will excite the viewers, push the limits […]

American Music Awards: Olivia Rodrigo Tops 2021 Nominations

Olivia Rodrigo tops the 2021 American Music Awards nominations, with the “Drivers License” and “Good 4 U” singer up for seven awards. In addition to leading this year’s nominations, Rodrigo is a first-time nominee and if she wins in at least five categories she will have broken record for most wins by a first-time nominee. […]

Live-Events Veteran Jesse Collins Named Showrunner of the 2021 American Music Awards

Live-events producer Jesse Collins, whose resume includes producing the Super Bowl Halftime Show, the Grammys and the Oscars — this year alone — has been named showrunner and executive producer of the 2021 American Music Awards. ABC and Dick Clark Productions said Monday that the show will air live Sunday, Nov. 21, from 8-11 p.m. […]

Lessons Learned in the COVID-19 Era: Awards Show Producers Sound Off on Audiences, Safety and Virtual Elements

While the Emmys received attention for how it adapted amid the pandemic, numerous other events have been forced to adjust to a brave new blend of live and remote, masked attendees and fewer, socially-distanced people on site.

AMAs Feature Small Live Audience as The Weeknd, Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, Dan + Shay Win 3 Awards Each

The 2020 American Music Awards hosted by Taraji P. Henson featured a small live audience amid the novel coronavirus pandemic as Taylor Swift won the top award as well as two others and The Weeknd took home three prizes alongside memorable performances from Bell Biv DeVoe, Justin Bieber, Shawn Mendes, Billie Eilish and Jennifer Lopez with Maluma. Check out the complete list of winners.

American Music Awards: Katy Perry to Deliver Debut Performance of “Only Love”

The pop star will take the stage along with fellow performers BTS, Jennifer Lopez, Billie Eilish, Megan Thee Stallion and Shawn Mendes.

Taraji P. Henson Set to Host the 2020 American Music Awards

Taraji P. Henson will host the 2020 American Music Awards. The event will take place Nov. 22, airing live on ABC.

American Music Awards: Roddy Ricch, The Weeknd Top Nominations

Megan Thee Stallion scored five nods, making her the most nominated woman this year.

Taylor Swift Releases AMAs-Inspired “First Dance” Remix of “Lover”

Taylor Swift released a new "First Dance" remix of her 'Lover' title track, featuring lush orchestral arrangements based on her 2019 AMAs performance.