|American Music Awards|
The AMAs was created by Dick Clark in 1973 to compete with the Grammy Awards after the move of that year's show to Nashville, Tennessee led to CBS picking up the Grammy telecasts after its first two in 1971 and 1972 were broadcast on ABC. Michael Jackson and Donny Osmond co-hosted the first award show with Rodney Allen Rippy and Ricky Segall in 1974. In 2014, American network Telemundo acquired the rights to produce a Spanish-language version of the American Music Awards and launched the Latin American Music Awards in 2015. The 44th Annual American Music Awards took place on November 20, 2016, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
The nominations were announced on October 10, 2016. Zayn was nominated as the "New Artist of the Year". The votings for the award were opened on November 2, 2016. Zayn eventually won the award and gave his acceptance speech on the stage accompanied by his girlfriend, Gigi Hadid.
- "New Artist of the Year" — won
- ↑ Votings FAQs
- ↑ Telemundo Will Produce a Spanish-Language American Music Awards in 2015
- ↑ First-Ever Latin American Music Awards Headed to Telemundo
- ↑ Drake Sets Record with 13 2016 American Music Awards Nominations