The American Music Awards 2017 just got a big dose of star-power with the unveiling of collaborations featuring Alessia Cara and Zedd, as well as Hailee Steinfeld and Alesso featuring Florida Georgia Line and watt.
On the night, singer-songwriter Alessia Cara and DJ/producer Zedd will join forces for a performance of “Stay,” which led the Hot Dance/Electronic Songs tally and cracked the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100, while Oscar-nominated actor and artist Hailee Steinfeld will team-up with Swedish DJ/producer Alesso featuring country act Florida Georgia Line and L.A. upstart watt for a performance of their Hot 100 hit collab, “Let Me Go.”
Also joining the lineup of AMAs performers for the first time this year is Portugal. The Man while Bebe Rexha will pair-up with Florida Georgia Line for a special encore performance, which will be available after the gala for users of Xfinity On Demand.
Organizers Dick Clark Productions and ABC previously announced Diana Ross will be honored with the American Music Award for Lifetime Achievement, an honor bestowed to artists who have made outstanding contributions to the music industry and popular culture. The legendary singer will also perform at the AMAs along with the likes of Kelly Clarkson, Selena Gomez, Niall Horan, Imagine Dragons & Khalid, Demi Lovato and Pink.
How can I watch the American Music Awards
The show will air on Sunday, Nov. 19 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.
The AMAs website describes the event as “the world’s largest fan-voted awards show.”
“American Music Awards nominees are based on key fan interactions as reflected in Billboard Magazine and on Billboard.com, including album and digital song sales, radio airplay, streaming, social activity and touring,” a release says.
Who has the most nominations?
Bruno Mars. The “That’s What I Like” singer is up for eight awards: Artist of the Year, Video of the Year, Favorite Male Artist – Pop/Rock, Favorite Album – Pop/Rock, Favorite Male Artist – Soul/R&B, Favorite Album – Soul/R&B, Favorite Song – Soul/R&B and Favorite Artist – Adult Contemporary.
Who will receive the AMA Lifetime Achievement award?
Legendary R&B and soul singer and actress Diana Ross — who is the mother of this year’s AMAs host, actress Tracee Ellis Ross.
The distinction “is only given to artists who have made truly exceptional contributions to the music industry,” the AMAs 2017 said in a press release announcing the award.
Who will be performing at the show?
A number of big names — including Christina Aguilera, Kelly Clarkson, Lady Gaga, Selena Gomez, Niall Horan, Nick Jonas, Demi Lovato, P!nk and Diana Ross — are set to perform.
Aside from performing separately, P!nk and Clarkson will open the show, E! News reports.
Gomez will perform her song “Wolves,” while Aguilera has a tribute to Whitney Houston and music from “The Bodyguard” planned.
There are also several team-ups set to take place. Imagine Dragons is expected to perform with Khalid, and Alessia Cara will pair up with Zedd.
Who is nominated for Artist of the Year?
The Chainsmokers, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Bruno Mars and Ed Sheeran are all up for the award.
Who are the New Artist of the Year nominees?
James Arthur, Niall Horan, Post Malone, Julia Michaels and Rae Sremmurd have been nominated.
Who is nominated for Collaboration of the Year?
The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey (“Closer”), Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber (“Despacito”), DJ Khaled featuring Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper and Lil Wayne (“I’m the One”), Maroon 5 featuring Kendrick Lamar (“Don’t Wanna Know”) and The Weeknd featuring Daft Punk (“Starboy”).
Below is a list of every artist who is expected to take the stage at the American Music Awards 2017
— Alessia Cara
— Christina Aguilera
— Kelly Clarkson
— Florida Georgia Line
— Niall Horan
— Selena Gomez
— Imagine Dragons
— Lady Gaga
— Nick Jonas
— Demi Lovato
— Shawn Mendes
— Portugal. The Man
— Diana Ross
— Hailee Steinfeld
Source : www.billboard.com & www.foxnews.com