The American Music Awards have spent the last 10 years calling Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater its home, and that doesn’t look to be changing in 2017. The annually televised awards show will return to the venue in downtown Los Angeles for its 44th year this fall, and is set to take place on Sunday, Nov. 19 at 8 p.m. EST, Billboard reports.
Produced once again by Dick Clark Productions, the music event will look to celebrate some of the biggest names in pop music, as selected by the fans rather than some mysterious voting organization. Since starting in 1973, the award show has used different techniques and outlets to select nominees and winners. According to the report, the producers now rely on media outlets including Billboard in addition to data and measurement firms such as Nielsen Music and Next Big Sound, who use album and digital streaming/sales numbers, radio airplay, touring figures and activity across social media to determine who will be going home a winner.
The show had been hosted by late night jokester Jimmy Kimmel from 2006 until 2012. In recent years, the producers have changed things up by bringing in artists like Pitbull and Jennifer Lopez, and even chose a surprising tag-team combination of model Gigi Hadid and comedian Jay Pharoah to host last year’s AMAs. The 2016 telecast also featured performances by Bruno Mars, Fifth Harmony, The Chainsmokers, John Legend, The Weeknd and Sting to name just a few. The host for the 2017 Awards has yet to be officially announced, but fingers are crossed that they bring back Sinbad, as the veteran comic hosted the show back to back years 20 years ago in 1996 and 1997.
Pre-sale for tickets to the event will be starting on Friday, Sept. 13 at 10 a.m. PST, and can be purchased by clicking here.