The Annual American Music Awards 2017 will take place on November 19, 2017, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California. It will be broadcast on ABC and hosted by Tracee Ellis Ross
The 2017 American Music Awards air live on Sunday Nov. 19 from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles beginning at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on ABC. This 45th annual edition of these popular awards will be hosted by “blackish” star Tracee Ellis Ross. Her mother, Diana Ross, will be feted with the lifetime achievement award. Among those set to perform are Selena Gomez, Pink, Kelly Clarkson, Christina Aguilera, Lady Gaga, Niall Horan, Alessia Cara, Demi Lovato, Shawn Mendes, Hailee Steinfeld and Nick Jonas.
The American Music Awards will be able for free streaming to cable and satellite subscribers on both ABC.com and through the ABC app. And the AMA All Access Show, which is set to take viewers both backstage and onto the red carpet starts at 5:30 p.m. ET/2:30 p.m. PT on ABC’s Facebook page. There’s still time for you to make or update your AMA predictions.
Bruno Mars leads with eight nominations for the American Music Awards, the winners of which are decided by fans voting online. According to our AMAs predictions he’s the frontrunner to win five awards including Soul/R&B Male Artist. While that haul will make him the biggest winner of the night, he won’t take home the top prize: Artist of the Year.
That AMA is predicted to go to Ed Sheeran. Just a few months ago Sheeran won Artist of the Year at the MTV Video Music Awards, which is also a fan-voted award. He was also pitted against Mars there. The British singer-songwriter is forecast to win four out of his five nominations, also including Pop/Rock Male Artist, Pop/Rock Song for his chart-topping “Shape of You,” and Adult Contemporary Artist.
The American Music Awards are perhaps best known for their musical performances, and according to this year’s host and producers, there’ll be no shortage of memorable, touching and even “insane” moments.
The excitement will start right away, with Kelly Clarkson and Pink opening the show with a duet.
“It’s [Clarkson’s] 15th anniversary of winning ‘American Idol,’ so she’s gonna throw it back to her very first hit, as well as doing her newest single,” AMA producer Mark Bracco told ABC News. “And then Pink … is doing something that has never been done before … and it’s insane in the best possible way.”
Selena Gomez’s performance of “Wolves” is sure to be a highlight for fans as well. The singer will be taking the stage for the first time since her kidney transplant, and Bracco said that it’s bound to be “a very emotional night for her.”
Another highlight: Christina Aguilera will sing a medley of songs from Whitney Houston’s “The Bodyguard” soundtrack, released 25 years ago this week.
Music fans are getting their say! The American Music Awards will celebrate the best and most influential artists on Sunday, November 19, as selected by the public.
The AMAs’ 45th annual event, to be held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, will be hosted by Black-ish star Tracee Ellis Ross, with presenters including This Is Us stars Chrissy Metz and Justin Hartley, Jared Leto, Jenna Dewan Tatum, Lea Michele and many others. Performers will include Christina Aguilera, Kelly Clarkson, Pink, Selena Gomez, and others.
Bruno Mars leads in nominations, with a total of eight nods in categories that span from Artist of the Year to Video of the Year and Favorite Artist. Drake and Ed Sheeran are right behind him with five nominations each.
See the completely list of nominees below, and refresh this page after the show starts on ABC Sunday at 8 p.m. ET to find out which artists are triumphant!