American Music Awards Set For Sunday, Look For All Access Coverage
November 18, 2016 at 2:48 AM (PT)
JUSTIN BIEBER, SELENA GOMEZ, ARIANA GRANDE, RIHANNA, and CARRIE UNDERWOOD will vie for the ARTIST OF THE YEAR award at this SUNDAY's 2016 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS, the world’s biggest fan-voted award show, which will broadcast live from the MICROSOFT THEATER in LOS ANGELES on SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20th at 8p (ET) on ABC-TV.
Check here on ALL ACCESS for live blogging/coverage of the event. The show, hosted by GIGI HADID and former SNL star JAY PHAROAH, will feature performers JAMES BAY, FIFTH HARMONY, LADY GAGA, GREEN DAY, JOHN LEGEND, BRUNO MARS, SHAWN MENDES, TWENTY ONE PILOTS, THE WEEKND, and NIALL HORAN as well as duets from THE CHAINSMOKERS and HALSEY; ARIANA GRANDE and NICKI MINAJ and MAROON 5 and KENDRICK LAMAR along with “THE AMERICAN MUSIC AWARD MERIT” honoree and performer STING.
The nominations for this year's awards were announced last month, revealing that DRAKE leads with 13 nominations, while RIHANNA received seven and ADELE and JUSTIN BIEBER five each. BEYONCE and THE CHAINSMOKERS each received four nominations, while BRYSON TILLER, TWENTY ONE PILOTS, CARRIE UNDERWOOD, FETTY WAP and THE WEEKND.earned three nominations apiece.
NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR nominees are ALESSIA CARA, THE CHAINSMOKERS, DNCE, SHAWN MENDES and ZAYN. Voting for this category is now open and will close SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20th at 5:59:59p (PT).
Fans can vote for all categories once per day, per platform in one or both of the below ways. For NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR, fans can vote 100 times per day, per platform. Voting can also be done on TWITTER, by posting a tweet that includes the nominee’s TWITTER handle, the category name and #AMAs within the post(s).
Artists will be honored in multiple musical genres. Pop/Rock, Alternative Rock, Country, Rap/Hip-Hop, Soul/R&B, Adult Contemporary, Contemporary Inspirational, LATIN, EDM and Soundtrack, as well as Artist of the Year, New Artist of the Year and Collaboration of the Year. This year, new categories include Tour of the Year and Video of the Year, while Favorite Song categories in the genres of Pop/Rock, Country, Rap/Hip-Hop and Soul/R&B have been added in lieu of the Song of the Year category.
The “2016 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS” is produced by DICK CLARK PRODUCTIONS, with executive producers ALLEN SHAPIRO and MIKE MAHAN, and LARRY KLEIN, BARRY ADELMAN and MARK BRACCO producing.
For a full list of nominees,go here.