American Music Awards 2012 Concert / Awards Show Event Nov 18, 2012 7:00 pm

American Music Awards - Awards Show Event | Concert in Los Angeles.
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Created in 1973 by famed TV personality Dick Clark, The American Music Awards is an annual awards show held in Los Angeles that honors the most popular musicians in the country. The American Music Awards differ from the... ... read more

American Music Awards 2012 Videos

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American Music Awards 2012 Description

American Music Awards - Awards Show Event | Concert in Los Angeles.

Created in 1973 by famed TV personality Dick Clark, The American Music Awards is an annual awards show held in Los Angeles that honors the most popular musicians in the country.

The American Music Awards differ from the Grammy’s in that fans, not members of the music industry, determine who wins.

Early American Music Awards were given out based largely on radio airplay and record sales, and while both of these are still factors in determining who gets nominated, the AMA winners are largely chosen based on online and text polling.

Several different categories are included in the American Music Awards, including Artist of the Year, New Artist of the Year, Favorite Pop/Rock Male and Female Artist, Favorite Country Male and Female Artist, Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album, Favorite Alternative Artist, and many more.

Past American Music Awards winners have included Taylor Swift for Artist of the Year, Bruno Mars for Favorite Pop or Rock Male Artist, Jennifer Lopez for favorite Latin Artist, and Nicki Minaj‘s Pink for Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album.

Nominees for each year’s American Music Awards are normally announced on the AMA’s official website more than a month before the show, giving the public ample time to cast their votes.

Although Jimmy Kimmel hosted the American Music Awards for four years, 2009 marked the first time in history that the AMAs did not have a host. Instead, the show followed in the style of the Grammy’s, having various celebrities give introductions to each category.

On top of all the hoopla during the broadcast, the week leading up to the American Music Awards – as well as the night of – sees every major label and big artist flooding the city for red carpet events and huge parties at bar, clubs, and restaurant all over Los Angeles.

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