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The American Music Awards show is one of four annual major US music awards shows (the others being the Billboard Music Awards, the Grammy Awards, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony). The AMAs were created by Dick Clark in 1973 to compete with the Grammys after the move of that year's show to Nashville, Tennessee led to CBS picking up the Grammy telecasts after its first two in 1971 and 1972 were broadcast on ABC. Michael Jackson and Donny Osmond co-hosted the first award show with Rodney Allen - Rippy. While the Grammys are awarded based on votes by members of the entertainment industry, the AMAs are determined by a poll of music buyers. The "big three" established awards shows (AMAs, Billboard Music Awards, and Grammys) compete for prestige and television ratings, with the Grammys nominally rewarding quality and both the AMAs and Billboard Music Awards rewarding popularity. Stories of artists being pressured to participate in one awards show over the other have been fodder for tabloid gossip and controversy. The Billboard Music Awards, held annually in December, is one of four major US music awards shows presented each year (the others being the American Music Awards, the Grammys, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony). ... Grammy Award The Grammy Awards (originally called the Gramophone Awards), presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music... The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony is held annually in March and sponsored by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. ... Dick Clark redirects here. ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... Nickname: Music City Official website: http://www. ... CBS (an abbreviation for Columbia Broadcasting System, the former legal name of the network) is one of the largest television networks, and formerly one of the largest radio networks, in the United States. ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1971 calendar). ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1972 calendar). ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... For other people with the same name, see Michael Jackson (disambiguation) Michael Joseph Jackson (born August 29, 1958), sometimes referred to as The King of Pop or Wacko Jacko, is an American musician and entertainer whose successful music career and controversial personal life have been at the forefront of pop... Donald Clark Donny Osmond (born December 9, 1957 in Ogden, Utah) is an American entertainment personality. ... When TV viewers or entertainment professionals in the United States mention ratings they are generally referring to Nielsen Ratings, a system developed by the New York City-based firm Nielsen Media Research to determine which shows television viewers watch at what times. ... Newspaper sizes in August 2005. ...


The only other major difference between the Grammys and Billboard Music Awards is that the AMAs do not currently have an award for Best Single/Record but the Grammys and Billboard Music Awards do.


In 1996, the AMAs instituted a new award, Favorite Artist of the Year, which was awarded to Garth Brooks. Brooks gave a short speech essentially saying he didn't deserve the award in a year he didn't do anything, and left the award on the podium. The category was discontinued.


Since the establishment of the Billboard Music Awards in 1989, there have been instances where artists (such as The Dixie Chicks and CĂ©line Dion) have won all of the "big three" major music awards (including the AMAs). But the need for a unified music awards system (on the mold of horse racing's Triple Crown) only complicates the competition between the AMAs and the other awards shows. 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Dixie Chicks: Martie, Natalie and Emily The Dixie Chicks are an American country music all-female trio. ... Céline Marie Claudette Dion, OC, OQ (born March 30, 1968) is a Canadian Grammy and Juno award-winning pop singer, and occasional songwriter[1] and actress. ... Horse-racing is an equestrian sporting activity which has been practiced over the centuries; the chariot races of Roman times were an early example, as was the contest of the steeds of the god Odin and the giant Hrungnir in Norse mythology. ... The Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing (Triple Crown for short, but the term is also used in other sports, and thus the full name should be used when it could cause confusion) consists of three races for three-year-old thoroughbred horses. ...


For the first decade or so, the AMAs had multiple hosts, each representing a genre of music. For instance, Glen Campbell would host the country portion (Campbell, in fact, has co-hosted the AMAs more times than any other host or co-host), while other artists would co-host to represent his/her genre. In recent years, however, there has been one single host. glen campbell is mint in many ways as he is great and gay. ...


From its inception in 1973 until 2003, the AMAs have been held in mid- to late-January, but were moved to November beginning in 2003 so as not to further compete with other major awards shows (such as the Golden Globe Awards and the Academy Awards). 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ... Academy Awards The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent film awards in the United States and most watched awards ceremony in the world. ...


The most American Music Awards belong to Alabama who have collected twenty-two awards. The record for a solo artist belongs to Whitney Houston, who has collected twenty. Alabama is a country music band that was started in 1969 but did not get a recording contract until 1977. ... Whitney Elizabeth Houston (born August 9, 1963) is a R&B, pop singer, songwriter, actress, film producer, and former model. ...


The record for the most American Music Awards won in a single year is held by both Michael Jackson (for 1983's Thriller), and Whitney Houston (for 1993's The Bodyguard Soundtrack), each with 8 awards to their credit (including the Award of Merit, which both artists were awarded during their respective year). For other people with the same name, see Michael Jackson (disambiguation) Michael Joseph Jackson (born August 29, 1958), sometimes referred to as The King of Pop or Wacko Jacko, is an American musician and entertainer whose successful music career and controversial personal life have been at the forefront of pop... See also: 1982 in music, other events of 1983, 1984 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music // Events The most long-term influential release of 1983 is probably Head over Heels by the Cocteau Twins, which sold poorly upon its initial release. ... The thriller is a broad genre of literature, film, and television, with numerous overlapping sub-genres. ... See also: 1992 in music, other events of 1993, 1994 in music, 1990s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 8 - The U.S. Postal service issues an Elvis Presley stamp. ... The Bodyguard is the soundtrack from the movie of the same name, released on November 8, 1992 on Arista Records and features six songs by Whitney Houston, as well as songs from various other noted artists of the time; the album was produced by Babyface. ...


Pop/Rock Category

Soul/R&B Category The American Music Award for Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist has been awarded since 1974. ... The American Music Award for Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist has been awarded since 1974. ... The American Music Award for Favorite Pop/Rock Band/Duo/Group has been awarded since 1974. ...

Country Category The American Music Award for Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist has been awarded since 1974. ... The American Music Award for Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist has been awarded since 1974. ... The American Music Award for Favorite Soul/R&B Band/Duo/Group has been awarded since 1974. ...

Rap/Hip-Hop Category The American Music Award for Favorite Country Male Artist has been awarded since 1974. ... The American Music Award for Favorite Country Female Artist has been awarded since 1974. ... The American Music Award for Favorite Country Band/Duo/Group has been awarded since 1974. ...

  • Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist
  • Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Male Artist
  • Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Female Artist
  • Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Band/Duo/Group
  • Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album
  • Favorite Rap/Hip=Hop New Artist

Adult Contemporary Category

Heavy Hetal/Hard Rock Category The American Music Award for Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist has been awarded since 1992. ... The American Music Award for Favorite Adult Contemporary Album has been awarded since 1992 but discontinued since 1994. ... The American Music Award for Favorite Adult Contemporary New Artist has been awarded since 1992 but discontinued since 1994. ...

  • Favorite Heavy Hetal/Hard Rock Artist
  • Favorite Heavy Hetal/Hard Rock Album
  • Favorite Heavy Hetal/Hard Rock New Artist

Alternative Category

Dance Category The American Music Award for Favorite Alternative Artist has been awarded since 1995. ...

  • Favorite Dance Artist
  • Favorite Dance Album
  • Favorite Dance New Artist

Latin Category

Inspirational Category The American Music Award for Favorite Latin Artist has been awarded since 1998. ...

Soundtrack The American Music Award for Favorite Contemporary Inspirational Artist has been awarded since 2002. ...

  • Favorite Soundtrack

Other Categories

  • Award of Merit
  • Award of Achievement
  • Fan's Choice Award
  • Artist of the Year

American Music Awards by Year


The 33rd annual American Music Awards were held on November 22, 2005. ... 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U.S. Music Awards
Major Ceremonies
American Music Awards | Billboard Music Awards | Grammy Awards | Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
Minor award ceremonies
Soul Train Music Awards | MTV Video Music Awards | Latin Grammy Awards | BET Awards | Teen Choice Awards | Radio Music Awards

The American Music Awards show is one of four annual major music awards shows (the others being the Billboard Music Awards, the Grammy Awards, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony). ... The Billboard Music Awards, held annually in December, is one of four major music awards shows presented each year (the others being the American Music Awards, the Grammys, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony). ... Grammy Award The Grammy Awards (originally called the Gramophone Awards), presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music... The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony is held annually in March and sponsored by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. ... The Soul Train Music Awards is an annual award show aired on various television networks in national syndication that honors the best in Black music and entertainment. ... The MTV Video Music Awards were established in 1984 by MTV to celebrate the top music videos of the year. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... The BET Awards were established in 2001 by BET to celebrate and honour all of the favorites of Black music, acting, sports, and other fields of entertainment over the past year. ... The Teen Choice Awards is an award show that has been held annually since the summer of 1999. ... The Radio Music Awards are an annual award show that airs on NBC, and honors the years most successful songs at mainstream radio, In past years, the show has included many of the top names in music including Janet Jackson, Elton John, Destinys Child, Tim McGraw, Nelly, Mariah Carey...

External links

  • American Music Awards, official site
  • "More Show than Music", a scathing critique of the 2001 awards show

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American Music Award - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (565 words)
The American Music Awards show is one of four annual major US music awards shows (the others being the Billboard Music Awards, the Grammy Awards, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony).
The AMAs were created by Dick Clark in 1973 to compete with the Grammys after the move of that year's show to Nashville, Tennessee led to CBS picking up the Grammy telecasts after its first two in 1971 and 1972 were broadcast on ABC.
The record for the most American Music Awards won in a single year is held by both Michael Jackson (for 1983's Thriller), and Whitney Houston (for 1993's The Bodyguard Soundtrack), each with 8 awards to their credit (including the Award of Merit, which both artists were awarded during their respective year).
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