The American Music Awards, or simply known as the AMAs, is an annual American music awards ceremony typically held during the autumn season. It is considered one of the “Big Three” American music award shows along with the Billboard Music Awards and the Grammy Awards. Since the show’s conception in 1973 and all the way to 2005, both nominees and winners were chosen by music industry officials. They made their decisions based on commercial performance, such as sales and radio airplay. Since then, winners have been determined by a public poll that can be accessed through the official AMAs website. This year’s show will be held on Nov. 25 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles and will be hosted by actress Tracee Ellis Ross. Taylor Swift will be the first artist in almost two decades to be honored with an Artist of the Decade award. The last recipient was Garth Brooks in 2000. Swift will also become the first female artist to receive the honor. Post Malone received the most nominations, with seven in total, with Ariana Grande and Billie Eilish tying at second with six nominations each. This year, Drake, Ariana Grande, Halsey, Post Malone, and Taylor Swift will compete for the ceremony’s biggest award, Artist of the Year. Along with Swift, Selena Gomez has been confirmed as a performer for the night. Other performers are set to be announced throughout the upcoming weeks. With news of the upcoming ceremony, Korean boy group BTS also made headlines by receiving three AMAs nominations, including Tour of the Year, Favorite Social Artist, and Favorite Duo or Group - Pop/Rock.
Ray Hong Staff Reporter
1. What are the "big three" American music award shows?
2. When will this year's AMAs take place?
3. Who are some of the performers?
1. Have you ever heard of the AMAs?
2. What Korean music show can the AMAs be compared to?
3. Do you know any of the nominees or performers?
4. Would you ever want to watch it/attend?