American Music Awards Los Angeles Facts and Information:
The American Music Awards were founded in 1973 in an effort to develop a competing show with the Grammy Awards. The AMA arose after the Grammy's switched from the ABC network to CBS in Nashville , TN. The Grammy Awards are traditionally based on votes by members of the entertainment industry while the American Music Awards are determined by a poll of actual music buyers. The AMA is a representation of public opinion. The American Music Awards is in direct competition with the Grammy Awards and Billboard Music Awards for ratings and prestige.
Though the Grammy's have generally been considered the standard in music awards, the American Music Awards have garnered as much affirmation for what they stand for as for the variety of hosts to stroll through their doors over the years. Multiple hosts would introduce various categories. Now in later years the American Music Awards have employed the use of just one host. In the first decade of the 2000's, Jimmy Kimmel hosted the American Music Awards for four consecutive years in a row. Then in 2009, for the first time, the AMA's had no host.
The record for most American Music Awards is still held by the late Michael Jackson, who has won twenty-six American Music Awards. The most AMA's for a group have gone to Alabama , who have won twenty-three awards. And the most AMA's for a female artist have gone to Whitney Houston, who has a total of twenty-two AMA's. Now you can catch the American Music Awards live in 2011 by ordering your American Music Awards Tickets online today! Check out our list of select AMA Tickets and grab your seats today.
Nokia Theatre LA Live Los Angeles Parking:
With over 20,000 parking spaces available for Nokia Theatre patrons, your American Music Awards event parking is simple and easy.
Parking garages and rates are as follows:
Nokia Theatre East Garage (under 2 hours)
First 90 minutes $5
Every half hour after $5
FREE before 11AM with validation
Nokia Theatre West Parking Garage (over 2 hours)
Before 3PM: $8 flat rate
After 9PM: $10 flat rate
Nokia Theatre event parking: $10-$25
American Music Awards Nokia Theatre LA Live Directions:
The Nokia Theatre LA Live is located in central downtown Los Angeles directly across from the Los Angeles STAPLES Center .
105 E to 110 N
Exit Pico/ 10 W
Right on Chick Hearn Ct. to Nokia Theatre
From San Fernando Valley :
101 S to 110 N
Exit Olympic Blvd. and turn Right
Right on Francisco St. toward Nokia Theatre
From San Bernardino :
10 W to 110 N and follow directions from 110 N above
From Orange County and San Diego
405 N to 110 N and follow directions from 110 N above