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The American Music Awards is an annual American music awards show, created by Dick Clark in 1973 for ABC when the network's contract to air the Grammy Awards expired. Unlike the Grammys, which are awarded on the basis of votes by members of the Recording Academy, the AMAs are determined by a poll of the public and fans, who can vote through the AMAs website. The award statuette is manufactured by New York firm Society Awards.

American Music Awards
American Music Awards of 2016
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Logo as of 2016
Awarded for favorite artists chosen in an online voting
Country United States
First awarded 1973
Official website theamas.com
Most recent American Music Award winners
2015 ←
20 November 2016 → 2017
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Award Artist of the Year New Artist of the Year
Winner Ariana Grande Zayn
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Award Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist
Winner Justin Bieber Selena Gomez

Previous Artist of the Year

One Direction

Artist of the Year

Ariana Grande

The American Music Awards (AMAs) is an annual American music awards show, created by Dick Clark in 1973 for ABC when the network's contract to air the Grammy Awards expired. Unlike the Grammys, which are awarded on the basis of votes by members of the Recording Academy, the AMAs are determined by a poll of the public and fans, who can vote through the AMAs website. The award statuette is manufactured by New York firm Society Awards.

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