Dust off the red-carpet, ABC and dick clark productions have set a premiere date for the “2017 American Music Awards.” The fan-voted award show will be broadcast live on November 19 on ABC. At the American Music Awards, artists will be honored in multiple 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, Tour of the Year, Video of the Year, Favorite Song and Artist of the Year.
American Music Awards nominees are based on key fan interactions as reflected in Billboard Magazine and on Billboard.com, including album and digital song sales, radio airplay, streaming, social activity and touring. These measurements are tracked by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Music and Next Big Sound.
The 2016 American Music Awards had 28 different categories. Drake had the most nominations going into the award show with 13 nominations in total. That gave Drake quite an advantage over his fellow musicians, the second most nominated artist was Rihanna, who had seven nominations in total. The 2016 American Music Awards were hosted by Gigi Hadid and Jay Pharoah, and was broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. The event also handed out “The American Music Award of Merit,” last year’s artist was Sting. Other big-hitters from 2016 included Justin Bieber and Adel, the two tied each other with five nominations each. Beyoncé and The Chainsmokers each received four nominations last year. Additionally, Bryson Tiller, Twenty One Pilots, Carrie Underwood, Fetty Wap and The Weeknd earned three nominations each in 2016.
ABC has not set a date to announce the nominations for this year’s event, and the network has not confirmed the host(s) that will be taking center-stage during the live broadcast. The “2017 American Music Awards” is produced by dick clark productions. Allen Shapiro and Mike Mahan are executive producers. Larry Klein, Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are producers.