The American Music Awards are an annual award show in the United States that honors the best in music. They are typically held in the fall and were created in 1973 by Dick Clark when the network’s contract to broadcast the Grammy Awards expired. In honor of the American music scene, these awards are televised on ABC. The show has since gone on to become a cultural phenomenon. Here are a few highlights from the 2018 American Music Awards:
The Grammy Awards were founded in 1959, and will celebrate their semicentennial anniversary next year. These annual ceremonies honor the best in music and are fan-voted. They also feature exclusive world premieres and first-time collaborations as well as memorable pop culture moments. The show is broadcast worldwide across digital and linear platforms in over 120 countries. For more information on the 2018 awards ceremony, visit www.ama.org. Once you know what to expect, get started planning your own musical event!
The ECHO Awards are the most prestigious music award in Germany. It recognizes outstanding achievement in the music industry for the year 1991. The award ceremony is held by the Deutsche Phono-Akademie, a group of recording companies in Germany. The ECHO Awards have been held every two years since then, and have since replaced the Deutscher Schallplattenpreis, which was first awarded in 1963. Listed below are the winners of the 2017 Grammy Awards.
The MTV Video Music Awards are presented by Gigi Hadid and Jay Pharaoh. They feature an all-star lineup of performers including Maroon 5, Kendrick Lamar, Lady Gaga, Fifth Harmony, and more. The American Music Awards honor a wide range of artists and performers. While some music awards draw greater attention than others, there are some that are more low-key affairs, so take a look at the nominees this year.
The 41st Grammy Awards were cancelled due to the COVID-19 virus outbreak. A virtual ceremony was held to announce the winners. Rising blues star Chistone ‘Kingfish’ Ingram, who won five statues for his album Kingfish, took home five statues. Other winners were guitarist Christone “Kingfish” Ingram and singer Shemekia Copeland. During the show, Freddie Mercury made his final public appearance.
The Grammy Awards are presented by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) annually. The first Grammy Awards were handed out with only 28 awards, and winners included the Kingston Trio, Ella Fitzgerald, and Frank Sinatra. As genres evolved, the number of Grammys increased and awards for popular music grew. The People’s Choice Awards are given to artists in the category of “popular culture.” These shows recognize the best of the best in popular culture, and are held annually.
The BET Hip Hop Awards honor the best in hip hop. Since 2006, the BET Hip Hop Awards have been televised. Guests include Anthony Mackie, Kane Brown, and Kelsea Ballerini. The lineup includes top hits, one-of-a-kind collaborations, and a reunion of The Judds. The show also honors the best music videos. If you want to watch the 2022 CMT Music Awards, tune in to BET.