American Music Awards ‘facing CANCELATION in 2023’ after Billboard Music Awards move in on ceremony’s November broadcast date
There’s a good chance the American Music Awards ceremony will be cancelled this year, according to a new report from Variety.
Both the American Music Awards (AMAs) and the Billboard Music Awards (BBMAs) have also reportedly been struggling to land a broadcast partner.
And since the BBMAs ceremony has already been given a November 19 broadcast date – a Sunday that’s typically held for the AMAs – its believed parent company Dick Clark Productions, which is owned by Penske Media Corp. (parent company of Variety and Billboard) has no choice but to bump the show to 2024.
Despite all the chatter, a spokesperson for PMC maintains discussions are still ongoing for both awards telecasts: ‘We have offers on both shows from networks and streamers.’
Insiders believe that since PMC owns the Billboard publication the company is opting to promote its own brand, which comes in the wake of chatter that the AMAs has become stale.
Uh oh! There’s a good chance the American Music Awards ceremony will be cancelled this year, according to a new report from Variety; Taylor Swift seen at the AMAs in 2018
The AMAs has been a staple on ABC since the show was created by Dick Clark in 1973 after the network’s contract to air the Grammy Awards expired.
It turns out ABC was allegedly unaware of the BBMAs date change until it was announced publicly on March 15.
A source close to the situation revealed to Variety that no official decisions have been made about a contract renewal for the AMAs.
Launched in 1990, the Billboard Music Awards first aired on Fox (1990-2006) for 17 years, airing in early December.
The awards show then went dark for four years until it was revived on ABC (2011-2017) in 2011, and placed in a new May slot.
It was eventually shifted to NBC (2018-2022), where it has remained for the last five years, occupying that Sunday date in May.
But sources maintain NBC has opted not to partner up and broadcast the BBMAs this year, and instead has apparently directed its focus on expanding its People’s Choice Awards franchise in the fall, which includes the new People’s Choice Country Awards in September.
The artist who holds the all-time record for most American Music Awards wins is Taylor Swift, who has taken home a staggering 40 trophies out of 47 nominations between 2007 and 2022.
The pop superstar’s first win was for Favorite Country Female Artist in 2008.
Most recently, Swift scored a six out of six during the 2022 ceremony, including: Artist of the Year, Favorite Country Female Artist, Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist, Favorite Music Video for All Too Well: The Short Film, Favorite Country Album and Favorite Pop Album for Red (Taylor’s Version).
Struggles: Both the American Music Awards (AMAs) and the Billboard Music Awards (BBMAs) have reportedly been struggling to land a broadcast partner
AMA leader: Taylor Swift holds the record for most AMAs with 40 over her storied career; the pop superstar is pictured during the 2018 ceremony
Picking between the two: Insiders believe that since Penske Media Corp. owns the Billboard publication the company is opting to promote its own brand, which comes in the wake of chatter that the AMAs has become stale
Tops: Drake is the all-time leader in wins at the Billboard Music Awards with 34
The King Of Pop, Michael Jackson is a distant second with 26 AMAs, with Whitney Houston in the third spot with 22.
As for the Billboard Music Awards, Drake is tops with 34 wins, that were all garnered between 2016 and 2022.
The Canadian singer and rapper was also honored with the Billboard Artist Of The Decade award for the 2010s.
Taylor Swift is second on the all-time list with 29 BBMAs, followed by Beyoncé with 27 and Justin Bieber at 26.
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