The American Music Awards is an annual American music awards show, created by Dick Clark in 1973 for ABC when the network's contract to present the Grammy Awards expired. Unlike the Grammys, which are awarded on the basis of votes by members of the Recording Academy, the AMAs are determined by a poll of the public and music buyers. The award statuette is manufactured by the New York firm Society Awards.
Ed Sheeran won the award for "Favorite Male Artist - Pop/Rock". He was also nominated in the categories of "Artist of the Year", "Favorite Artist - Adult Contemporary", "Favorite Album - Pop/Rock" for X and "Song of the Year" for Thinking Out Loud.