The ‘2020 American Music Awards’
Airs Live Sunday, Nov. 22 at 8 p.m. EST, on ABC
LOS ANGELES, CA (Nov. 16, 2020) – As seen on tonight’s Dancing with the Stars, dick clark productions and ABC announced that multi-platinum-selling hip-hop/R&B group, Bell Biv DeVoe and double diamond-selling, chart-topping hitmaker, Nelly, will each perform a medley of memorable club-banging hits at the “2020 American Music Awards” (AMAs). Hosted by Taraji P. Henson, the show will broadcast live Sunday, Nov. 22 at 8 p.m. EST/ PST, on ABC.
Three-time American Music Award-winning group Bell Biv DeVoe returns to the AMAs with their scorching hot back-in-the-day singles, “Do Me,” and “Poison.” Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins, and Ronnie DeVoe made their AMA stage debut nearly 30 years ago with their 1991 hot #1 single, “B.B.D. (I Thought It Was Me?),” from their debut studio album, Poison.
Megastar Nelly will take fans back to the start of the new millennium celebrating 20 years since the release of his debut diamond-certified studio album, Country Grammar, with a blazing performance of his anthems “Country Grammar,” “E.I.” and “Ride Wit Me.” Currently competing on Dancing with the Stars and a three-time American Music Award winner, the hip-hop dynamo won his first AMA in 2002 for Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist, followed by the Fan’s Choice Award in 2003, and again in 2013 for Single of the Year with Florida Georgia Line for their hit, “Cruise.”
In addition to Bell Biv DeVoe and Nelly, the AMAs line-up also includes previously announced Bad Bunny with Jhay Cortez, BTS, Dua Lipa, Jennifer Lopez and Maluma, Katy Perry, Lil Baby, Megan Thee Stallion, and Shawn Mendes, making for a star-studded night of music.
As the world’s largest fan-voted awards show, the AMAs gives fans the entertainment thrill they’ve been waiting for all year with first-time collaborations, exclusive world premiere performances, chart-topping favorites and surprise appearances from music’s biggest names. This year, as Latin and R&B/Hip-Hop genres achieved undeniable crossover success, the AMAs have expanded their categories to match their overarching popularity.
The American Music Awards will broadcast live from The Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles and is seen in more than 200 countries and territories around the world. Nominees are based on key fan interactions – as reflected on the Billboard charts – including streaming, album and digital song sales, radio airplay and social activity. These measurements are tracked by Billboard and its data partners MRC Data and Next Big Sound, and reflect the time period of Sept. 27, 2019, through Sept. 24, 2020. The American Music Awards winners are voted entirely by fans.
The “2020 American Music Awards” is produced by dick clark productions. Amy Thurlow, Barry Adelman, Mark Bracco and Linda Gierahn are executive producers. Larry Klein is producer. For the latest American Music Awards news, exclusive content and more, be sure to follow the AMAs on social (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and YouTube), online at theamas.com and ABC.com, and join the conversation by using the official hashtag for the show, #AMAs.
The “2020 American Music Awards” is sponsored by Cheetos, T-Mobile and Xfinity.
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dick clark productions (dcp) is the world’s largest producer and proprietor of televised live event entertainment programming with the “Academy of Country Music Awards,” “American Music Awards,” “Billboard Music Awards,” “Golden Globe Awards,” “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest” and the “Streamy Awards.” dcp also owns one of the world’s most extensive and unique entertainment archive libraries with more than 60 years of award-winning shows, historic programs, specials, performances and legendary programming. dcp is part of MRC Live & Alternative, a division of diversified global entertainment company MRC. For additional information, visit www.mrcentertainment.com.
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