The 45th American Music Awards 2017
The #American #Music #Awards (AMAs) is an annual American music awards show, created by Dick Clark in 1973 for #ABC when the network's contract to air the #Grammy #Awards expired. 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 award statuette is manufactured by New York firm Society Awards.
Among the most anticipated performances are the American awards show debut of #BTS, #Selena Gomez's return to the stage (which has been witness to some of her career's most vulnerable and poignant moments), and #Christina Aguilera's tribute to the late #Whitney Houston with music from The #Bodyguard soundtrack.
Below is a list of every artist who is expected to take the stage at the 2017 AMAs.
- 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
What about the Nominees?
#Bruno Mars leads the pack this year with eight total nominations. Sharing second place, #Drake and #Ed Sheeran both scored five nods. #Rihanna, Lady Gaga, and The #Chainsmokers are also among this year’s nominees.
Tracee Ellis #Ross is the star of the hit ABC comedy series “black-ish,” which airs Tuesday nights this fall. For her role, Ross won the 2017 Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy. Most recently, Ross was nominated for a 2017 Emmy Award for “Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series.” This followed her 2016 Emmy nomination in the same category. She also received the 2015 and 2016 NAACP Image Award for Best Actress in a Comedy Series. In addition, Ross was honored and acknowledged at the 2016 ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood luncheon receiving the Fierce and Fearless award. Ross is best known for her starring role on the hit sitcom “Girlfriends,” which ran for eight seasons on the UPN/CW network. The awards show will be a family affair, with Tracee Ellis Ross hosting and mom Diana Ross doing double duty as a performer and the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award.
The Main Performances:
Dick Clark productions and ABC today announced superstar collaborations for the “2017 American Music Awards” from Alessia Cara and Zedd, as well as Hailee Steinfeld and Alesso featuring Florida Georgia Line and watt. Chart-topping band Portugal. The Man will also join the roster of performers, marking their very first visit to the AMAs. Additionally, multi-platinum artist Bebe Rexha will combine with Florida Georgia Line to treat American Music Awards fans to an encore performance for Xfinity TV customers, which will be available following the show on Xfinity On Demand. The “2017 American Music Awards,” the world’s largest fan-voted awards show where music enthusiasts watch their favorite artists and pop culture icons come together to honor idols, new comers and record-breakers in the contemporary music scene, will broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 8:00pm ET on ABC.
Multi-platinum singer-songwriter Alessia Cara and multi-platinum DJ/producer Zedd will come together to perform Zedd and Alessia Cara’s Billboard Hot 100 smash single “Stay,” which topped Billboard’s Pop Songs chart and led the Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart, for their first performance ever at the American Music Awards. Alessia Cara is nominated this year for Favorite Female Artist – Pop/Rock. Multi-platinum recording artist and Academy® Award-nominated actress Hailee Steinfeld and Swedish DJ/producer Alesso featuring multi-platinum duo Florida Georgia Line and critically acclaimed songwriter and artist watt are set to take the American Music Awards stage for a show-stopping collaboration, featuring their Billboard Hot 100 hit, “Let Me Go.” This will mark Hailee Steinfeld, Alesso and watt’s first American Music Awards performance, and Florida Georgia Line’s second.
Five-time American Music Award winner Florida Georgia Line last performed “Cruise” and “Ride Wit Me” with Nelly at the AMAs in 2013, and is nominated this year for Favorite Duo or Group – Country. Additionally, chart-topping band Portugal. The Man will make their American Music Awards performance debut with their irresistible, platinum-certified single, “Feel It Still,” off their latest album, Woodstock. The funky track held the No. 1 spot at Alternative radio for 17 weeks, reached No. 1 at Top 40 radio and has peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100. Later in the evening, platinum-selling artist Bebe Rexha will join forces with Diamond-selling Florida Georgia Line to perform “Meant To Be,” which is currently climbing the charts and has amassed over 30M global streams to date, for subscribers to Comcast’s Xfinity TV service, which will be available following the American Music Awards.
In her 2017 AMAs performance, Gomez will be treating the world to her first live rendition of “Wolves,” a collaboration she worked on with DJ Marshmello. The mural’s full pink moon and lyrics only heighten the anticipation for what is in store for her “Wolves” performance on November 19th.
The American Music Awards winners are voted entirely by fans. Voting is now open in all categories. Fans are able to vote using the following methods:
- Via web at billboard.com/amas and theamas.com/vote
- Posting a tweet on Twitter that includes the nominee’s name or Twitter handle, the category name and #AMAs within the tweet
For New Artist of the Year presented by T-Mobile and Collaboration of the Year presented by Xfinity, fans can vote for each award 100 times per day, per voting platform in one or both of the ways above. Fans can vote for all other awards once per day, per voting platform.
The Artist of the Year nominees are: Bruno Mars, The Chainsmokers, Drake, Kendrick Lamar and Ed Sheeran. Voting for Artist of the Year has been closed on Thursday, November 16 at 8:59:59 pm PT. Voting for all other editorial categories have been closed on Monday, November 13 at 8:59:59 am PT. Voting for New Artist of the Year presented by T-Mobile and Collaboration of the Year presented by Xfinity will close on Sunday, November 19 at 5:59:59 pm PT, one hour into the live broadcast.
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. These measurements are tracked by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Music and Next Big Sound. The eligibility period for the “2017 American Music Awards” was September 9, 2016 to September 14, 2017.
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