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The American Music Awards

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Season 41

The American Music Awards show is one of several annual major American music awards shows (among the others are the Billboard Music Awards, the Grammy Awards, and the Country Music Association Awards) which honours outstanding achievements in the record industry.

The awards were created in 1973 by Dick Clark as competition to the Grammys. They are broadcast annually in the USA on ABC.

The American Music Awards previously aired in South Africa on M-Net the day after the awards ceremony in the USA. As of 2011 they air live on Channel O, with a repeat that night on Vuzu.

The 41st Annual American Music Awards aired live on Channel O on Monday 25 November 2013, at 03h00. They repeated on Vuzu on Monday 25 November 2013, at 19h30; and on Channel O on the same night at 20h30 (an abbreviated broadcast). The live special was three hours long, with the repeat edited down to two hours.

2013 Awards

Recording artists Kelly Clarkson and will.i.am revealed the 2013 American Music Awards (AMAs) nominations in New York City on ABC's Good Morning America. Five categories were announced live on air followed by a press conference to reveal the remaining seventeen categories at B.B. King's Blues Club & Grill in Times Square.

It was also announced that Miley Cyrus and Imagine Dragons as performers on this year's show, broadcast live from the Nokia Theatre in L.A.

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis led this year with six nominations. Taylor Swift and Justin Timberlake follow with five nominations each, while Florida Georgia Line, Rihanna and Robin Thicke collected four nominations each. Additionally, Bruno Mars and Imagine Dragons were nominated for three awards.

This year's 2013 Artist of the Year nominees were: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Bruno Mars, Rihanna, Taylor Swift, and Justin Timberlake.

The 2013 American Music Awards were produced by dick clark productions. Allen Shapiro was Executive Producer and Larry Klein was Producer.

Artists are honoured in the genres of Pop/Rock, Country, Rap/Hip-Hop, Soul/R&B, Alternative Rock, Adult Contemporary, Latin, Contemporary Inspirational, Electronic Dance Music, as well as categories for Top Soundtrack, New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl's, Artist of the Year, and for the first year-ever, "Single of the Year."

American Music Awards are voted on by the fans. For the seventh year in a row, winners were determined by online voting. In addition, for the first time in AMAs History, fans were able to vote for their favourite artists via Twitter.

2013 Winners

Artist of the Year

Justin Timberlake
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Taylor Swift
Rihanna
Bruno Mars

Single of the Year

Florida Georgia Line featuring Nelly - "Cruise"
Robin Thicke featuring Pharrell & T.I. - "Blurred Lines"
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz - "Thrift Shop"

New Artist of the Year

Florida Georgia Line
Ariana Grande
Imagine Dragons
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Phillip Phillips

Favorite Male Artist – Pop/Rock

Bruno Mars
Robin Thicke
Justin Timberlake

Favorite Female Artist – Pop/Rock

P!nk
Rihanna
Taylor Swift

Favorite Band, Duo or Group – Pop/Rock

One Direction
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Imagine Dragons

Favorite Album – Pop/Rock

One Direction - Take Me Home
Taylor Swift - Red
Justin Timberlake - The 20/20 Experience

Favorite Male Artist – Country

Luke Bryan
Hunter Hayes
Blake Shelton

Favorite Female Artist – Country

Miranda Lambert
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood

Favorite Band, Duo or Group – Country

The Band Perry
Florida Georgia Line
Lady Antebellum

Favorite Album – Country

Luke Bryan - Crash My Party
Florida Georgia Line - Here's to the Good Times
Taylor Swift - Red

Favorite Artist – Rap/Hip-Hop

Jay Z
Lil Wayne
Mackelmore & Ryan Lewis

Favorite Album – Rap/Hip-Hop

Jay Z - Magna Carta... Holy Grail
Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d. city
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - The Heist

Favorite Male Artist – Soul/R&B

Miguel
Robin Thicke
Justin Timberlake

Favorite Female Artist – Soul/R&B

Ciara
Alicia Keys
Rihanna

Favorite Album – Soul/R&B

Rihanna - Unapologetic
Robin Thicke - Blurred Lines
Justin Timberlake - The 20/20 Experience

Favorite Artist – Alternative Rock

Imagine Dragons
The Lumineers
Mumford & Sons

Favorite Artist – Adult Contemporary

Maroon 5
Bruno Mars
P!nk

Favorite Artist – Latin Music

Marc Anthony
Prince Royce
Romeo Santos

Favorite Artist – Contemporary Inspirational

tobyMac
Chris Tomlin
Matthew West

Favorite Artist – Electronic Dance Music (EDM)

Avicii
Daft Punk
Zedd
Calvin Harris

Top Soundtrack

The Great Gatsby: Music From Baz Luhrmann's Film
Les Miserables
Pitch Perfect

Icon Award

Rihanna

About the Awards

Winners of the American Music Awards are selected by the public. A national sampling of approximately 20,000, taking into account geographic location, age, sex and ethnic origin, are sent ballots by the National Family Opinion, Inc. firm under the supervision of Broadcast Research and Consulting, Inc.

Names of the nominees on the ballot were compiled from data supplied by the music industry trade publication, Radio & Records and Nielsen Soundscan, which tracks retail music sales.

Results of the voting, tabulated by the Ernst & Young LLP accounting firm, are not announced until the envelopes are opened during the presentation ceremonies.


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