AMA Award 2016 : Who’s Performing at the American Music Awards


Who’s performing at the American Music Awards?

A whole lot of people. As announced on October 19, Bruno Mars will open this year’s AMAs. He’ll likely perform “24K Magic,” the title track to his upcoming album, or a medley including “Chunky,” which Mars debuted on SNL.

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Lady Gaga will also perform during the 2016 AMAs. She announced the news on Twitter, writing, “Bringing #JOANNE to the @AMAs on 11/20! See u there!”

Niall Horan will mark his budding post-One Direction career with a performance of his new single, “This Town,” while Justin Bieber will put in a performance from Zurich, where he’s currently on the road with the Purpose World Tour.

Date, Time & TV Schedule

The 2016 AMAs will broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles tonight (Sunday, Nov. 20) at 8 p.m. ET on ABC. The ceremony, hosted by model Gigi Hadid and comedian Jay Pharoah, will also be available for live streaming through and the network’s official app.

ABC is available in the Syracuse area on the following channels:

Time Warner: Channel 1200 (SD & HD) and channel 9 for non-digital customers
Verizon FiOS: Channel 509 (HD) and 9 (SD)
DirectTV: Channel 9 (SD & HD)
Dish Network: Channel 9 (SD &HD)
New Visions: Channel 609 (HD) and 9 (SD)

Who are the American Music Awards nominees?

Drake leads the pack with a record-setting 13 nominations, Rihanna‘s up for seven, while Adele and Justin Bieber are both up for five. Check out the full list of 2016 AMAs nominees below.

Favorite Album Pop/Rock:

Adele, 25
Justin Bieber, Purpose
Drake, Views

Favorite Female Artist, Pop/Rock:

Selena Gomez

Favorite Male Artist, Pop/Rock:

Justin Bieber
The Weeknd

Favorite Artist, Adult Contemporary:

Rachel Platten
Meghan Trainor

Favorite Duo or Group, Pop/Rock:

The Chainsmokers
Twenty One Pilots

Artist of the Year:

Justin Bieber
Selena Gomez
Ariana Grande
Twenty One Pilots
Carrie Underwood
The Weeknd

Favorite Female Artist – Soul/R&B:

Janet Jackson

Collab of the Year:

The Chainsmokers & Daya
Drake, Kyla & Wizkid
Fifth Harmony & Ty Dolla $ign
Rihanna & Drake
Meghan Trainor & John Legend

New Artist of the Year Un-leashed by T-Mobile:

Alessia Cara
The Chainsmokers
Shawn Mendes
Zayn Malik

Video of the Year:

Justin Bieber, “Sorry”
Desiigner, “Panda”
Rihanna & Drake, “Work”

Favorite Artist – Rap/Hip-Hop:

Fetty Wap

Favorite Female Artist – Country:

Kelsea Ballerini
Carrie Underwood

Favorite Album – Country:

Luke Bryan
Chris Stapleton
Carrie Underwood
Favorite Song – Country
Florida Georgia Line
Tim McGraw
Thomas Rhett
Favorite Artist – EDM
The Chainsmokers
Calvin Harris
Major Lazer
Favorite Artist – Alternative Rock
Twenty One Pilots
X Ambassadors

Favorite Artist – Contemporary Inspirational:

Lauren Daigle
Hillsong United
Chris Tomlin
Favorite Artist – Latin
Enrique Iglesias
Nicky Jam
J Balvin

Top Soundtrack:

Prince, Purple Rain
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Suicide Squad

Favorite Duo or Group – Country:

Florida Georgia Line
Old Dominion
Zac Brown Band

Favorite Song – Rap/Hip-Hop:

Desiigner, “Panda”
Drake, “Hotline Bling”
Fetty Wap, “679”

Favorite Album – Soul/R&B Nominees:

Beyoncé, Lemonade
Rihanna, Anti
Bryson Tiller, TRAPSOUL

Favorite Song – Pop/Rock:

Adele, “Hello”
Justin Bieber, “Love Yourself”
Drake feat. Wizkid & Kyla, “One Dance”

Tour of the Year:

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band

Favorite Male Artist – Soul/R&B:

Chris Brown
Bryson Tiller
The Weeknd

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