The American Music Awards kicks off this Sunday and fans are excited to know who are the American Music Awards performers! We’ve got the list below, plus some extra facts about the nominees. If you can’t wait until November 20 to find out which stars will take the stage, keep on reading.
It’s music awards season once again and people are wondering when are the American Music Awards 2016? The awards ceremony takes place on Sunday, November 20 at 8:00 p.m. EST on ABC. With the show only a few days away, fans are excited to find out who will be performing at the American Music Awards. With artists like Bruno Mars, Niall Horan and The Weeknd topping charts with their latest tracks, the 2016 show is bound to be an exciting experience for both musicians and audiences. Although the songs for the American Music Awards performances have not yet been released, we expect to find out as Sunday approaches. Without further ado, here is the full list of the American Music Awards performers, plus some extra details about the show!
American Music Awards 2016 Performers
The American Music Awards 2016 have announced James Bay, The Chainsmokers and Halsey, Fifth Harmony, Green Day, Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande feat. Nicki Minaj, Niall Horan, John Legend, Marron 5 feat. Kendrick Lamar, Bruno Mars, Shawn Mendes, Sting, Twenty One Pilots, and The Weekend on the performing list. According to the press release, Sunday night will be the first time Fifth Harmony, The Chainsmokers and Twenty One Pilots are AMA nominees! The stars will be performing their hottest tracks so you won’t want to miss the show! Shakira and Carlos Vives were on the list to attend the AMAs, but personal matters prevented Shakira from performing on the show. “Due to personal matters, I won’t be able to travel to Las Vegas & LA to attend the @LatinGRAMMYs or the @AMAs this year,” she wrote on Twitter.
Model Gigi Hadid will be hosting the AMAs and the star took to Twitter to share her enthusiasm for the role!
— AMAs (@AMAs) November 16, 2016
Saturday Night Live alum, Jay Pharoah will be her co-host.
|The Chainsmokers and Halsey|
|Ariana Grande feat. Nicki Minaj|
|Maroon 5 featuring Kendrick Lamar|
|Twenty One Pilots|
American Music Awards 2016 Nominees
Toronto rapper Drake has already racked up nine nominations, while his ex-girlfriend, pop sensation Rihanna has six! Bieber tailgates with five nominations, Gomez has two and Ariana Grande has only one. Grande will be teaming up with Nicki Minaj to sing their steamy collaboration, “Side to Side,” and it’s sure to get the crowd roaring. As of right now, “Side to Side” is in the No. 6 spot on the Billboard Hot 100! Thursday is the last day to vote for the Artist of the Year category at AMAvote.com, so head over to the site to cast your vote for your favorite artist!
For our article on the full list of nominations, click below!