In an answer to the industry driven Grammy Awards, “American Bandstand” host and music aficionado Dick Clark created the fan voted American Music Awards.
On November 19 the fans learn the results of their votes with the 2017 edition of the American Music Awards. The awards are hosted by Tracee Ellis Ross this year. Tracy is the daughter of iconic music legend Diana Ross.
The show opens with a thank you for first responders in a year that was filled with natural disasters and violence.
Paying respect to those who were lost to those events this year is a performance of “Everybody Hurst” by P!nk and Kelly Clarkson.
Demi Lovato performs her hit “Sorry, Not Sorry”.
The first award of the night went to Imagine Dragons for Favourite Pop/Rock Duo or Group.
Nick Jonas performs without his band DNCE but is surrounded by female dancers.
In a special AMA first time collaboration Haley Steinfeld, Alesso, Watt, and Florida Georgia Line join forces for a performance.
The winner for Favourite Rap or Hip-Hop Song went to DJ Khalid for his song “I’m the One”.
Shawn Mendes performs his hit “There’s Nothing Holding Me Back”.
Selena Gomez returns to the stage for a performance of her newest single “Wolves” with a little help from Marshmello.
The award for Favourite Country Male Artist went to Keith Urban. Urban also won the awards for Favourite Country Music Song and Favourite Country Music Album.
In the first of three vocal auditions, Britney Holmes sang a clip in hopes of making it as a part of the new “American Idol” to debut on ABC in March. While the show is not set to premiere until March, the AMAs are presenting three singers and letting the fans decide which one will make it to the show. The winner will be announced during the finals on “Dancing with the Stars” on Monday (Nov 20).
The award for Favourite Electronic Dance Music Artist went to The Chainsmokers.
It is the 25th anniversary of the movie “The Bodyguard”. Viola Davis introduces Christina Aguilera who performs a medley of songs from the film.
Maris have her “American Idol” audition.
The award for Favourite Adult Contemporary Artist went to Shawn Mendes. This is the 19 year old’s first AMA.
Lady Gaga performs via satellite from Washington DC.Dominique Smith gives her her “American Idol” audition.
Macklemore teams up with Skylar Grey for a performance.
Portugal. The Man performs.
Zedd and Alessia Cara perform their hit “Stay”.
The award for Favourite Pop/Rock Female Artist went to Lady Gaga. She was presented the award on stage in Washington DC.
In another first time collaboration Khalid and Imagine Dragons team up for a performance.
Nick Cannon presents the award for New Artist of the Year to Niall Horan who pursued a solo career after leaving the boy band One Direction.
Hanging high in the air P!nk returns to perform outside a Los Angeles hotel.
The award for Collaboration of the Year went to Luis Fonsi with Justin Bieber and Daddy Yankee for “Despacito”. On tour Luis accepted his award via Satellite and dedicated the win to his island home of Puerto Rico.
Niall Horan performed his song “Slow Hands”.
The award for Favourite Alternative Rock Artist went to Linkin Park. The band dedicated the award to their fallen colleague Chester Benningfield who recently died by his own hand.
Kelly Clarkson returns to the stage to perform.
International stars BTS make their U.S. Debut on the American Music Awards and had the audience out of their seats dancing and singing along.
Jered Ledo presented the award for Artist of the Year to Bruno Mars. On tour Mars accepts his award via satellite.
President and Mrs Obama spoke on the AMA Lifetime Achievement Award winner Diana Ross.
Evan Ross introduces his Mom Diana Ross who performs after a video presentation of her career. With her family on stage, Diana Ross receives the award and says that it is all about love.
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