Dick Clark productions, the world’s largest producer and proprietor of televised live event entertainment programming, announced today that the “2015 American Music Awards,” the world’s biggest fan-voted awards show, has expanded its global reach to an all-time high of 197 territories worldwide. The American Music Awards are seen in approximately 93% of the world, reaching an additional estimated 20 to 30 million viewers worldwide. Licensees for this year’s show include CTV Canada, NHK Japan, Foxtel Australia, RTL/CBS Entertainment Asia, Turner Latin America, Fox Netherlands and Flemish Speaking Belgium, Viacom 18 India, TNT Germany, MNET South Africa, D17 France, TV2 Norway, Cignal Philippines, DRTV Denmark, and NetMed Indonesia. International music superstar Jennifer Lopez will host the “2015 American Music Awards” live on Sunday, November 22 at 8:00pm ET on ABC.
“The American Music Awards provides the hottest music stars of the year a platform to create unique performances tailored for their fans, giving audiences what they want to see,” said Bob Kennedy, Senior Vice President of Sales and Acquisitions for dick clark productions International. “The AMAs continue to deliver stellar ratings and we’re proud to provide the international community with a truly exceptional live musical event.”
The “2015 American Music Awards” will feature performances by 5 Seconds of Summer, Justin Bieber, Leon Bridges, Coldplay, Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande, Nick Jonas, Jennifer Lopez, Demi Lovato, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Alanis Morissette, One Direction, Gwen Stefani, The Weeknd, Carrie Underwood, WALK THE MOON, duets from Meghan Trainor and Charlie Puth, Luke Bryan featuring Karen Fairchild of Little Big Town and the legendary Star Wars score to be performed by pop super group Pentatonix and a full symphony orchestra.
Last year, ABC’s broadcast of the “2014 American Music Awards” made it the dominant No. 1 non-sports net from 8:00-11:00 p.m. in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49.
· In total viewers and adults 18-49, the “American Music Awards” marked its 2nd-highest numbers in the last 3 years – since 2011. In addition, the “2014 American Music Awards“ scored the show’s 2nd-highest number in 10 years with teens 12-27 – since 2004.
· Despite the substantial competition, the “2014 American Music Awards” scored ABC’s strongest entertainment numbers in the 3-hour time period in 9 months with viewers and young adults – since the “Academy Awards” on 3/2/14.
· ABC’s “American Music Awards” ranked as the No. 1 most social program on television Sunday with 5.65 million tweets
Taylor Swift leads the “2015 American Music Award” nominations with six nominations. Ed Sheeran and The Weeknd tie with five nominations each, while Sam Hunt, Nicki Minaj, Sam Smith, Meghan Trainor and Walk the Moon earn three nominations each. Additionally, Jason Aldean, Chris Brown, Luke Bryan, Drake, Fetty Wap, Florida Georgia Line, Ariana Grande, Maroon 5, Bruno Mars, One Direction, Charlie Puth, Rihanna, Mark Ronson and Wiz Khalifa each receive two nominations.
For a full list of nominees please visit http://www.theamas.com/2015-
As always at the American Music Awards, artists will be honored in the genres of Pop/Rock, Alternative Rock, Country, Rap/Hip-Hop, Soul/R&B, Adult Contemporary, Contemporary Inspirational, Latin, EDM, Soundtrack, New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s, Song of The Year, Collaboration of the Year Un-leashed by T-Mobile and Artist of the Year.
American Music Awards nominees are based on key fan interactions as reflected in Billboard Magazine and on Billboard.com, including album and digital singles sales, radio airplay, streaming, social activity and touring. These measurements are tracked by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Entertainment and Next Big Sound. The data covers the reporting period of September 15, 2014 to September 13, 2015.
Preceding the ABC broadcast for the 7th consecutive year will be the “Coca-Cola Red Carpet LIVE! @ The 2015 AMAs” pre-show. Live coverage will stream online for fans worldwide starting at 5:00pm ET / 2:00pm PT on November 22nd on Yahoo, this year’s official digital distributor of the American Music Awards pre-show. The live stream can also be watched atTheAMAs.com and ABC.com.
The “2015 American Music Awards” sponsors and partners include Coca-Cola, Cumulus Media / WestwoodOne, Kohl’s, Music Choice, Samsung, Shazam, T-Mobile, Time Warner Cable and Yahoo.
The “2015 American Music Awards” is produced by dick clark productions. Allen Shapiro and Mike Mahan are Executive Producers. Larry Klein, Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are Producers.
For the latest American Music Awards news, exclusive content and more, be sure to follow the AMAs on social and join the conversation by using the official hashtag for the show,#AMAs.
Tickets are now on sale at www.axs.com.
About the American Music Awards
The American Music Awards, the world’s biggest fan-voted award show, features performances from today’s hottest artists and presents fan-voted awards in the categories of Pop/Rock, Alternative Rock, Country, Rap/Hip-Hop, Soul/R&B, Adult Contemporary, Contemporary Inspirational, Latin, EDM, Soundtrack, New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s, Song of The Year, Collaboration of the Year Un-leashed by T-Mobile and Artist of the Year. The American Music Awards pays tribute to today’s most influential and iconic artists. The show is produced by dick clark productions and is seen in more than 160 countries around the world. For more information, visit www.theamas.com, www.
dickclark.com or abc.go.com/ shows/american-music-awards.
ABOUT DICK CLARK PRODUCTIONS
dick clark productions (dcp) is the world’s largest producer and proprietor of televised live event entertainment programming with the “Academy of Country Music Awards,” “American Country Countdown Awards,” “American Music Awards,” “Billboard Music Awards,” “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest,” “Golden Globe Awards,” “Hollywood Film Awards” and the “Streamy Awards.” Weekly television programming includes “So You Think You Can Dance” from 19 Entertainment, a division of CORE Media Group and dcp; and “World’s Funniest” from Jukin Media and dcp. dcp also owns one of the world’s most unique and extensive entertainment archive libraries with more than 55 years of award-winning shows, historic programs, specials, performances and legendary programming. For additional information, visit www.dickclark.com.