HOLLYWOOD—Each fall, the American Music Awards celebrates the latest and the greatest talents of the contemporary music scene. The annual American Music Awards show, will be aired at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, November 19. Unlike the Grammys, which are awarded on the basis of votes by members of the Recording Academy, the AMAs are determined by a poll of the public and fans, who can vote through the AMAs website.
The AMAs are determined by a poll of music buyers. The American Music Awards have nominations based on sales and airplay and nominated every work, even if old. The nominees are based on key fan interactions as reflected on Billboard, including album and digital song sales, radio airplay, streaming, social activity and touring.
Some of the biggest names in the music business are expected to attend the 45th Annual American Music Awards, that will be full of surprises. Bruno Mars, is up for eight awards, including Artist of the Year, Video of the Year, Favorite Male Artist, and Favorite Album. Fans can vote by going to VoteAMAs.com. So who will win the AMA Lifetime award? Legendary R&B soul singer Diana Ross-who is the mother of this year’s AMAs host, actress Tracee Ellis Ross. This honor is only given to the artist who truly has made exceptional contributions to the music world.
Some of the biggest names in the music biz that will be performing including: Christina Aguilera, Kelly Clarkson, Lady Gaga, Selena Gomez, Niall Horan, Nick Jonas, Demi Lovato, Pink, Shawn Mendes and Diana Ross. Gomez is set to perform “Wolves,” while Aguilera has a tribute to Whitney Houston and music from “The Bodyguard.” There are team-ups set to take place. Imagine Dragons is expected to perform with Khalid, and Alessia Cara will pair up with Zedd. Nominated for Artist of the Year, besides Mars is The Chainsmokers, Drake, Kendrick Lamar and Ed Sheeran. The New Artist of the Year contenders include: James Arthur, Niall Horan, Post Malone, Julia Michaels, Portugal. The Man and Rae Sremmurd. Video of the Year- Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee for” Despacito,” Bruno Mars for “That’s What I Like,” and Ed Sheeran for “Shape of You.”
Lady Gaga, currently in the midst of her Joanne World Tour, will perform her latest hit “The Cure,” released as a standalone single ahead of her Coachella gig in April live from her Washington, D.C. stop. Sunday’s performance will mark the first major televised presentation of “The Cure,” since the song-produced by anonymous duo Detroit City-dropped earlier this year. Last yer she performed the Joanne singe “Million Reasons.” Rumors continue to circulate that Gaga will additionally perform a new song from her upcoming sixth solo album, which she’s currently working on with “Applause” and “Born This Way” producer DJ White Shadow.
Let’s see if Selena Gomez brings Justin Bieber as a date. It wasn’t too long ago that Selena Gomez and The Weeknd made headlines for going public as a couple. Now 10 months later, they have reportedly broken up. What’s most interesting is that Gomez has been seen hanging out with her ex Justin Bieber. The two made headlines when they were spotted having breakfast together on October 29, in Westlake Village, California. He reportedly went to her house the week before their breakfast. He was worried after learning about her kidney transplant. He was relieved that she is doing well. Looks like old habits die hard for The Weeknd and Bella Hadid.
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