The American Music Awards Set to Air on CBS for the First Time


The American Music Awards (AMAs), the world’s largest fan-voted music awards show, is moving to CBS for its 2024 edition, marking the first time the network will broadcast the event. Created by Dick Clark in 1973, the AMAs have traditionally been associated with ABC, but this year, viewers can expect to tune in to CBS on Sunday, October 6, to celebrate the year’s top achievements in music.

The AMAs honor the most popular artists and albums across multiple genres, with winners determined by the general public and music buyers. The awards show recognizes talent in categories such as Artist of the Year, Favorite Music Video, Favorite Male Artist, Favorite Female Artist, and Favorite Album, among others.

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The move to CBS comes after a scheduling shift with the Billboard Music Awards, which are also produced by Dick Clark Productions. The AMAs, usually held in November, were expected to take place in April 2024, but an official date has now been confirmed for October. This change in schedule is due to the Billboard Music Awards moving from their usual May window to November, which was typically occupied by the AMAs.

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With CBS picking up the rights to air the AMAs, viewers can anticipate a night filled with musical performances, special milestone awards, and fan-voted winners. The AMAs have a rich history, having been a staple in the music industry for over five decades, and this year’s show promises to continue that legacy.

Stay tuned for more updates on the 2024 American Music Awards, including host announcements, performer lineups, and nominee revelations.

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