Unlike the Grammys, where an academy of music industry professionals decides who receives awards, the
The 43rd annual awards, which celebrate the artists in the zeitgeist of pop music, returns this Sunday to ABC for an evening packed with A-list performances. Here's everything you need to know about this year's awards.
What are the AMAs?
The AMAs award trophies in specific genres, including Pop/Rock, Alternative Rock, Country, Rap/Hip-Hop, Soul/R&B, Adult Contemporary,
What time are the AMAs?
The AMAs air live on Sunday, Nov. 20 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.
How can I watch?
If you have the right TV provider and live in a supported city, you can live-stream the show via ABC. ABC’s website and app offer live-streaming for participating TV providers in select markets: Chicago, Fresno, Houston, Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia, Raleigh-Durham and San Francisco.
The red carpet pre-show will go live on Sunday starting 6:00 p.m. ET. Fans can livestream the red carpet via the AMAs Facebook page here.
Who is nominated?
This year's nominees include Drake, who leads the pack with a record 13 nominations, followed by
See the full list of nominees here.
Who is performing?
Who is attending?
Just because they're nominated for an award doesn't mean a celebrity will attend a show — especially for music, since artists are often touring or recording when the show airs. Drake is a notorious snubber of awards ceremonies, but he's rumored to be in attendance at Sunday's AMAs — potentially with
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