The Best Moments From American Music Awards Past

The American Music Awards are the Grammys’ red-headed stepchild, but that doesn’t mean they haven’t had their share of memorable moments. Launched in 1973 by Dick Clark, AMA winners are chosen by a public vote and feature performance after performance. The 2013 edition — airing Sunday, Nov. 24 on ABC — will include some 15 acts across pop, hip-hop, country and rock taking the stage. VIBE takes a moment to look at some of the most memorable moments from AMAs past.