American Music Awards

It’s time to celebrate music at its finest as CTV brings viewers The 40th Anniversary American Music Awards.

Broadcasting live from the Nokia Theatre in L.A. this Sunday, Nov. 18 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CTV, the host-free event highlights music’s biggest artists performing on one stage. For the fifth year in a row, winners will be determined solely by online voting that has already been completed.

The 40th Anniversary American Music Awards is part of CTV’s extensive roster of the most-watched awards broadcasts in Canada, delivering the biggest names in film, television and music. In addition to The 64th Primetime Emmy Awards last month, in 2013, CTV is set to broadcast The 70th Golden Globe Awards, The 85th Academy Awards, The 2013 JUNO Awards, and The 2013 Billboard Music Awards. Continue reading »

From the North Pole to Hollywood, all the biggest names were on CTV on Sunday. CTV and CP24’s broadcast of THE SANTA CLAUS PARADE was the most-watched since 2004, while THE 2011 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS® had its highest audience in a decade.

Dashing through the streets of downtown Toronto in the afternoon, THE SANTA CLAUS PARADE ushered in the holiday season with an impressive 925,000 total viewers on CTV and CP24. Nearly 1.5 million viewers waved to Santa as he made his big arrival at the end of the parade, with close to 3.5 million viewers watching some or all of the broadcast. The hometown market of Toronto saw ratings growth of 43% with total viewers and also saw double digit growth with all key demos compared to last year.

From the red suit to the red carpet, the 2011 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS® captured close to 2 million viewers (1.91 million) for the live broadcast on CTV, ranking as the #1 program of the day with total viewers and the key A25-54 and A18-49 demos. Peaking with 2.6 million viewers as Jennifer Lopez “bared” all, 8.3 million Canadians watched some or all of the broadcast, the largest audience reach on record. The 2011 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS® won its timeslots in all three hours from 8-11 p.m. ET, more than doubling the viewers of its closest competitor, Global (702,000 2+).

ETALK has all the 2011 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS® action tonight at 7 p.m. ET on CTV and 6 p.m. ET on E! (visit CTV.ca and eonline.com to confirm local broadcast times). Reporting from the red carpet as well as backstage, ETALK’s L.A. correspondent Jessi Cruickshank interviews the big winner of the night, Taylor Swift, as well as additional presenters and stars.

The 2011 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS® also garnered buzz on twitter in Canada, with the Top 10 trending topics all related to the awards at some point throughout the three-hour broadcast.

8:00pm – Sunday, November 20 on CTV

Broadcast live from the NOKIA Theatre in L.A., the 2011 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS celebrates the best in the music industry and features performances by chart-topping stars: Nicki Minaj, David Guetta, Marc Anthony, Chris Brown, LMFAO, Christina Aguilera, Justin Bieber, May J. Blige, Kelly Clarkson, Katy Perry, Pittbull and Maroon 5. This year, music songstress Adele leads with four nominations, followed by Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Lil Wayne, Rihanna, Taylor Swift and The Band Perry with three nominations each.

Canadians have the opportunity to choose the winners of this year’s 2011 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS®, it was announced today, as additional performers were revealed for one of the first award shows of the season.

Airing live from the Nokia Theatre in L.A. on Sunday, Nov. 20 at 8 p.m. ET on CTV, Canadians can vote now here and help decide this year’s winners.

It was also confirmed today that CTV Two will broadcast the official red carpet pre-show, COUNTDOWN TO THE AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS, beginning at 7 p.m. ET on CTV Two (visit CTV.ca or visit CTV.ca/Two to confirm local broadcast times).

The 2011 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS® is part of CTV’s extensive roster of the most-watched awards broadcasts in Canada, delivering the biggest names in film, television and music. In addition last months THE EMMY® AWARDS, CTV is set to broadcast the ACADEMY AWARDS®, the GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS®, the JUNO Awards, and the BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS in 2012.

In keeping with recent tradition, the AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS is a host-free event that highlights music’s biggest artists performing on one stage. For the fifth year in a row, winners will be determined solely by online voting.

Set to perform at this year’s awards is Canadian heartthrob Justin Bieber, who’s also nominated for Favourite Male Artist. Mary J. Blige and Kelly Clarkson will also take to the stage with already confirmed performers Katy Perry and Pitbull, while Christina Aguilera will perform “Moves Like Jagger” alongside Maroon 5.

As previously announced, leading the 2011 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS® with four nominations is Adele. Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Lil Wayne, Rihanna, Taylor Swift and The Band Perry follow with three nominations each, while Beyonce, Bruno Mars, Chris Brown, Jason Aldean, Kanye West, LMFAO, Nicki Minaj, and Pitbull have secured two nominations each.

The 2011 Artist of the Year nominees are Adele, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Lil Wayne and Taylor Swift. Artists will be honoured in the categories of Pop/Rock, Country, Rap/Hip-Hop, Soul/R&B, Alternative, Adult Contemporary, Latin, and Contemporary Inspirational.

8:00pm – Sunday, November 21 on /A

Also airs at 9 p.m. AT on /A Atlantic

Broadcasting live from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, the hottest artists in the music industry come together to celebrate the 2010 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS. The three-hour music extravaganza includes performances and appearances by the biggest names in music including show opener Rihanna, Canadian Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Ke$ha, Christina Aguilera, Bon Jovi and P!nk.

– Hour-long red carpet pre-show features performance by American Idol David Cook –
– Late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel hosts 36th annual awards show –
– Extensive list of performers includes Beyoncé, Coldplay, Kanye West, Jonas Brothers, Mariah Carey, Annie Lennox, Miley Cyrus, Christina Aguilera and Rihanna –
– Presenters include Mötley Crüe, Terrence Howard, Nick Lachey, Jordin Sparks, Scott Weiland and Billy Ray Cyrus –

Toronto, ON (November 14, 2008) – The music industry’s biggest stars of today and yesterday join five-time host Jimmy Kimmel for the 2008 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS (AMAs) on Sunday, November 23 at 8 p.m. ET on ‘A’ (visit Atv.ca to confirm local broadcast times). The three-hour live event will be broadcast from the famed Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. Kicking off the music extravaganza at 7 p.m. ET is a one-hour pre-show – 2008 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS RED CARPET LIVE – hosted by DANCING WITH THE STARS judge Carrie Ann Inaba, THE BACHELOR host Chris Harrison, High School Musical’s Corbin Bleu, PROJECT RUNWAY’s Christian Siriano and Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger.

The 2008 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS RED CARPET LIVE will feature an exclusive, special behind-the-scenes peek at host Jimmy Kimmel as he preps for the show, backstage access at the theatre, a special segment on the paparazzi, an all-access look at the “superstar trailer park” where the stars reside during rehearsals and on show day, all in addition to interviews with the celebs as they arrive on the red carpet. AMERICAN IDOL winner David Cook will also perform live from the Nokia Plaza during the live telecast.

First-time AMA performers Coldplay and Leona Lewis join a star-studded lineup of acts including Beyoncé, Kanye West, the Jonas Brothers, Rihanna, Alicia Keys, Christina Aguilera, P!nk, The Fray, Ne-Yo, Taylor Swift, the Pussycat Dolls and New Kids on the Block. Music icon Annie Lennox, also performing, will receive the Award of Merit, joining past honourees Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Frank Sinatra, Neil Diamond and Gloria Estefan.

In addition to taking the stage, singing sensation Alicia Keys leads all AMA nominees with five nods, followed closely by fan-favourite Coldplay and the legendary Eagles, both up for four awards. Other nominees include Chris Brown, Rihanna, Kanye West, Mariah Carey, Lil Wayne and Carrie Underwood.

Presenters for this year’s awards ceremony include Mötley Crüe, Terrence Howard, David Archuleta, Ashley Tisdale, Demi Lovato, Bill Ray Cyrus, T-Pain and Nick Lachey.

For the second year in a row, fans in the United States decided who would go home with an award, as they voted for their favourite artists online earlier this month.