American Music Awards Ratings Plunge 50% to All-Time Low

Carla Harmon
November 25, 2020

Ciara matches the step and repeat backdrop while walking the red carpet at the 2020 American Music Awards, which is airing on Sunday (November 22) and taking place at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

If you missed it, be sure to check out the "Monster" music video!

The Weeknd accepted the trophy for best soul/R&B album for "After Hours" and later performed sporting a large white bandage that wrapped around his face and nose.


Moving forward, as the number of entertainment and media options continues to grow, it'll be worth seeing how - or whether - leading awards shows in the music industry and the broader entertainment sphere adjust in an effort to maintain fan interest and remain relevant.

. "We need to heal", said host Taraji P. Henson as she opened the ceremony.

When it came to style at the annual award show, the celebrities brought the glamour we've been missing in 2020 with no shortage of sparkle.

Bieber and country duo Dan + Shay won two for their collaboration on 10,000 Hours, while Katy Perry gave her first major performance since giving birth to a baby girl in August.


Becky G, whose parents are Mexican-American, won for best female Latin artist and dedicated her award to immigrant workers.

K-pop group BTS won two awards - for Best Pop/Rock Group and Favourite Social Artists - and closed the show with a version of their hits Dynamite and Life Goes On from South Korea.

After being nominated for eight awards, the most of any artist, the XO crooner took over the American Music Awards for a world premiere performance of "In Your Eyes" and "Save Your Tears".


Stay tuned for a full video of Shawn Mendes and Justin Bieber's performance...

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