It has been 40 years since the first American Music Awards were handed out. The AMA's were created by Dick Clark for ABC when the networks contract to air the Grammy Awards expired. Talk about a power play. Go ahead, take your award show to another network… we'll make our own. Yeah, take that.!!  In doing so, a whole new concept for award shows was ushered in. Unlike the Grammys (which I am proud to be a voting member of ) the AMAs are awarded for outstanding achievements in the record industry for only American artists and the votes come from the music buyers (you the consumer) rather than music professionals and voting members of the Recording Academy.

You can cast your vote right now for any of 20 categories at vote.abc.go.com. Then see the results on the AMA's on Sunday November 18th at 8pm ET on ABC. The big race to watch is this years Artist Of The Year category. It's a tight battle between some of Pops reigning royalty - Justin Bieber, Drake, Maroon 5, Katy Perry and Rihanna. While Dick Clark Productions is planning performances from the best the recording industry has to offer, I have been mixing and remixing those hits into a stellar lineup just for you in this weekend on In The Mix with HK.

Get ready for custom HK remixes on Rihanna - “Diamonds”, Maroon 5 - “One More Night”, Justin Bieber - “As Long As You Love Me”, Chris Brown - “Don't Wake Me Up”, Ke$ha - "Die Young" and Imagine Dragons - "It's Time". I'm also gonna put a bangin' new beat to The Script - "Hall of Fame", Fun. - "Some Nights" and Christina Aguilera - "Your Body". And if that's not enough to help you get your swerve on I'm gonna drop brand new tracks from Pink - "Try", Kelly Clarkson's latest - “Catch My Breath”, Nicki Minaj - “Va Va Voom” and Pitbull - “Don't Stop the Party”. I promise the party gets popin' In The Mix with HK! So tune into Mix 94.9 this Saturday night at 10pm for a non-stop master mix of all your favorite hits like you've never heard them before!

Remember…"If it's hot, if it's new and it makes you wanna move…you're In The Mix with HK".

Tell us who you think the Artist Of The Year should be?