2017 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS®
Hosted by Tracee Ellis Ross
Broadcast Live on Sunday, November 19 at 8:00 p.m. ET on ABC
BRUNO MARS LED THE NIGHT WITH MOST WINS
DIANA ROSS HONORED WITH AMERICAN MUSIC AWARD FOR LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT
P!NK & KELLY CLARKSON OPENED THE SHOW WITH AN EMOTIONAL PERFORMANCE
CHRISTINA AGUILERA BRINGS THE HOUSE DOWN WITH POWERHOUSE TRIBUTE
P!NK GAVE A DARING PERFORMANCE ON THE SIDE OF AN LA SKYSCRAPER
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WHAT: 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, newcomers and record-breakers in the contemporary music scene, celebrated 45 years of music live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 8:00pm ET on ABC.
Tracee Ellis Ross, star of ABC’s “black-ish,” was the evening’s host, bringing the audience laughs from the very beginning. The awards show was a special family affair, with Tracee and her family presenting the American Music Award for Lifetime Achievement to Tracee’s mother, music legend Diana Ross. Diana treated fans to a show-stopping performance of “I’m Coming Out,” “Take Me Higher,” “Ease On Down The Road,” “Best Years Of My Life” and “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.” Ms. Ross stated “It’s all bout love,” as she accepted her award with her family by her side, and danced with her grandchildren during her epic performance.
Christina Aguilera took the stage to honor Whitney Houston and the 25th anniversary of The Bodyguard with an incredible homage, performing hit tracks “I Will Always Love You,” “I’m Every Woman,” “I Have Nothing,” and “Run To You.”
BTS made their U.S. debut with a performance that literally rocked the house, with screaming fans dancing in the aisles and singing along!
Other memorable moments included P!NK and Kelly Clarkson performing together for the first time with an emotional show opening singing “Everybody Hurts,” P!NK’s daring performance of “Beautiful Trauma” from the side of a Los Angeles sky scraper, Selena Gomez’s return to the American Music Awards stage and world television performance debut of “Wolves” with Marshmello, and unique collaborations from Alessia Cara and Zedd, Imagine Dragons and Khalid, Hailee Steinfeld and Alesso ft. Florida Georgia Line and watt, and Bebe Rexha ft. Florida Georgia Line with a special encore performance presented by Xfinity.
The evening included additional knockout performances from Kelly Clarkson, Lady Gaga, Niall Horan, Nick Jonas, Demi Lovato, Macklemore and Skylar Grey, Shawn Mendes, and Portugal. The Man.
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.
Bruno Mars, the winner of the AMA’s coveted “Artist of the Year” award will be offered his own full-time channel on SiriusXM in 2018, for a limited run. The artist-branded SiriusXM channel, created with and curated by the winning artist, will showcase the artist’s musical catalog, including their biggest hits, music from their favorite artists and more.
Sponsors for the “2017 American Music Awards” include Comcast’s Xfinity, Security Benefit and T-Mobile. Media partners include Cumulus Media/Westwood One and Music Choice.
The “2017 American Music Awards” is produced by dick clark productions. Allen Shapiro and Mike Mahan are Executive Producers. Larry Klein, Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are Producers.
WHO: Host Tracee Ellis Ross; Performers Christina Aguilera, BTS, Alessia Cara & Zedd, Kelly Clarkson, Selena Gomez and Marshmello, Niall Horan, Imagine Dragons & Khalid, Nick Jonas, Lady Gaga, Demi Lovato, Macklemore ft. Skylar Grey, Shawn Mendes, P!NK, Portugal. The Man, Bebe Rexha, and Hailee Steinfeld & Alesso ft. Florida Georgia Line & watt and “American Music Award for Lifetime Achievement” honoree and performer Diana Ross; Presenters KJ Apa, Chadwick Boseman, Sabrina Carpenter, The Chainsmokers, Ciara, Mark Cuban, Viola Davis, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, Billy Eichner, Ansel Elgort, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Jamie Foxx, G-Eazy, Kat Graham, Kathryn Hahn, Chris Hardwick, Justin Hartley, Daymond John, DJ Khaled, Heidi Klum, Kevin O’Leary, Jared Leto, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Camila Mendes, Chrissy Metz, Julia Michaels, Lea Michele, Madelaine Petsch, Lili Reinhart, Kelly Rowland, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Yara Shahidi, Lilly Singh, and Sadie Sink; AMAs Red Carpet Live Presented by Security Benefit hosts AJ Gibson, Erika Jayne, Marc Malkin, Laura Marano, and Oliver Trevana; Additional nominees including Garth Brooks, Kehlani, Kendrick Lamar, Linkin Park, Post Malone, MercyMe, Rae Sremmurd, and Keith Urban; Additional attendees including Chris Blue, Mason Cook, Nick Dean, Forever In Your Mind, Dennis Graham, Taylor Grey, In Real Life, Trevor Jackson, Rachel Platten, Evan Ross, and many more.
WHEN: Sunday, November 19, 2017
WHERE: Microsoft Theater L.A. LIVE
777 Chick Hearn Court
Los Angeles, CA 90015
MORE: For the latest American Music Awards news, exclusive content and more, be sure to follow the AMAs on social and join the conversation by using the official hashtag for the show, #AMAs.
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AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS
AMERICAN MUSIC AWARD FOR LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT
ARTIST OF THE YEAR
NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR PRESENTED BY T-MOBILE
COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR PRESENTED BY XFINITY
“Despacito” Luis Fonsi ft. Daddy Yankee & Justin Bieber
TOUR OF THE YEAR
VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Bruno Mars “That’s What I Like”
FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK
FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – POP ROCK
FAVORITE DUO OR GROUP – POP/ROCK
FAVORITE ALBUM – POP/ROCK
Bruno Mars “24K Magic”
FAVORITE SONG – POP/ROCK
Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber “Despacito”
FAVROITE MALE ARTIST – COUNTRY
FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – COUNTRY
FAVORITE DUO OR GROUP – COUNTRY
Little Big Town
FAVORITE ALBUM – COUNTRY
Keith Urban “Ripcord”
FAVORITE SONG – COUNTRY
Keith Urban “Blue Ain’t Your Color”
FAVRORITE ARTIST – RAP/HIP-HOP
FAVORITE ALBUM – RAP/HIP-HOP
Kendrick Lamar “DAMN.”
FAVORITE SONG – RAP/HIP-HOP
DJ Khaled featuring Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance The Rapper and Lil Wayne “I’m The One”
FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B
FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B
FAVORITE ALBUM – SOUL/R&B
Bruno Mars “24K Magic”
FAVORITE SONG – SOUL/R&B
Bruno Mars “That’s What I Like”
FAVORITE ARTIST – ALTERNATIVE ROCK
FAVORITE ARTIST – ADULT CONTEMPORARY
FAVORITE ARTIST – LATIN
FAVORITE ARTIST – CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL
FAVROITE ARTIST – ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC (EDM)