Forty years ago, Dick Clark had a great idea for the American Music Awards. America's perpetual teenager wanted to start a music award show that wasn't as rigid as the GRAMMYs. He envisioned an award show whose winners weren't based on the opinions of music industry moguls or record executives. He felt it would be more interesting to have a show that reflected the opinions of the everyday fans who buy the music and the radio personalities who play it every day for the people. Now, the American Music Awards are calculated based on album sales, airplay, social network activity and video views-the metrics that matter. The 2013 AMAs will be broadcast live on November 17 on ABC from the NOKIA Theatre in the L.A. LIVE entertainment complex.
ABC has been the home of the AMAs since 1973. Each show has been better than the last. The American Music Awards is the music awards show by and for the masses. It includes the established legends and the hottest newcomers in the business. The performances are always off the chain. It's rare to see the most popular performers from all types of music play their songs on the same stage. It's like a live "greatest hits of the year" show. The winners aren't called the best; they're called the favorites.
Every year, the most popular musicians and entertainers gather in Los Angeles to host the show, perform their songs, present the awards and be honored by the people who matter the most-their fans. Awards are split into Country, Pop/Rock, Soul/R&B, Rap/Hip Hop, Alternative, Adult Contemporary, Latin and Contemporary Inspirational musical categories. Previous Artists of the Year have included such diverse talents as Garth Brooks, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Justin Bieber and the ever-popular Taylor Swift, who is now the owner of ten AMA awards.
This year's musical extravaganza will feature a 40 year retrospective of previous great moments in AMA history. Nominations will be announced Tuesday, October 9 at the J.W. Marriott at L.A. LIVE.
Don't miss out on the hottest, most anticipated music awards show. Any musician or performer would prefer to receive an award by, for and from their fans instead of a GRAMMY. The American Music Awards are all about the fans and who they think should win. The tickets sell out quickly, so don't hesitate to pick up enough for all your friends. It's the most fun you can have without breaking the law. VIP Concierge has the best seats you can buy, so what are you waiting for? Do yourself a favor, and grab yourself a passport to exciting. There's only one American Music Awards show, and you can be part of it. All you need are tickets, and we have them right here.