|Alternative Press Music Awards|
|Awarded for||Music achievement|
|Presented by||Alternative Press|
On April 24, 2014, Alternative Press announced they were organizing an award show to be held on July 21, 2014, at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland. Mark Hoppus, bassist and vocalist of the pop-punk band Blink-182, hosted the event's debut. The first show was aired live on AXS TV and Idobi Radio nationwide and featured performances from acts like the Misfits, All Time Low, Sleeping with Sirens, Twenty One Pilots and more. During the first show the artist was awarded in 15 categories. 12 of the categories were given away by the readers of Alternative Press through an online voting. The inaugural ceremony was attended by 6,000 people, with Fall Out Boy winning Artist of the Year; it featured live performances by Fall Out Boy, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, the Misfits, A Day to Remember, All Time Low, Falling in Reverse with Tyler Carter and Coolio, Asking Alexandria, Sleeping with Sirens, Twenty One Pilots and Brendon Urie of Panic! at the Disco.
In 2015, the awards ceremony was moved to Cleveland's Quicken Loans Arena. It featured hosts Alex Gaskarth and Jack Barakat of All Time Low and performances by Rob Zombie, Motionless in White, New Found Glory with Hayley Williams of Paramore, Panic! at the Disco and headliners Weezer.
Due to the Republican National Convention, the 2016 APMAs were moved to Value City Arena in Columbus, Ohio. The show included performances by Judas Priest vocalist Rob Halford collaborating with Babymetal, Third Eye Blind with Mayday Parade and the Maine, Black Veil Brides frontman Andy Biersack with Mikey Way, John Feldmann and Quinn Allman, Machine Gun Kelly, Of Mice & Men, Papa Roach, Good Charlotte and headliners A Day to Remember.
List of winners
|Best Vocalist (Presented by Victory Records)||Best Live Band (Presented by Vans Warped Tour)|
|Breakthrough Band (Presented by Beats Music)||Best Bassist (Presented by Dyin 2 Live)|
|Best International Band (Presented by Zepeda Brothers Productions)||Artist Philanthropic Award (Presented by Sub City/Take Action)|
|Best Guitarist (Presented by Gibson)||Best Drummer (Presented by DW Drums)|
|Most Dedicated Fans (Presented by Fearless Records)||Song Of The Year (Presented by Epitaph Records)|
|Album Of The Year (Presented by Journeys)||Artist Of The Year (Presented by Monster Energy)|
|Guitar Legend Award (Presented by Rock and Roll Hall of Fame)||Vanguard Award (Presented by AXS TV)|
|Icon Award (Presented by Blackstar Amplification)|
|Best Vocalist||Best Live Band (Presented by Macbeth)|
|Breakthrough Band (Presented by Splat!)||Best Bassist (Presented by Razor & Tie Records)|
|Best International Band||Artist Philanthropic Award (Presented by Sub City/Take Action)|
|Best Guitarist||Best Drummer (Presented by DW Drums)|
|Best Underground Band (Presented by Sumerian Records)||Most Dedicated Fans (Presented by Fearless Records)|
|Song Of The Year (Presented by Epitaph Records)||Album Of The Year (Presented by Journeys)|
|Artist Of The Year (Presented by Monster Energy)||Best Music Video (Presented by Journeys)|
|Best Fandom (Presented by Tumblr)||Icon Award (Presented by Artery Recordings)|
|Vanguard Award (Presented by Equal Vision/MerchNow)|
|Best Vocalist||Best Guitarist (Presented by Paul Reed Smith Guitars)|
|Best Drummer (Presented by Guitar Center/Remo/SJC Drums)||Best Bassist|
|Best Hard Rock Artist (Presented by Metal Blade Records/Blacklight Media)||Best New Artist Music Video (Presented by Journeys)|
|Best Music Video (Presented by Journeys)||Best Underground Band|
|Best Breakthrough Band (Presented by SharpTone Records)||Most Dedicated Fanbase (Presented by Fearless Records)|
|Song Of The Year (Presented by Epitaph Records)||Best Live Band|
|Album Of The Year (Presented by Journeys)||Artist Of The Year|
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