The American Music Awards (AMAs) is one of the biggest nights in entertainment and they’re planning on making this year one to remember. The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic will change the format of the awards show but will feature a big lineup of performers and surprise guests.
Taraji P. Henson will be taking a break from playing the role of Cookie Lyon on the hit TV show “Empire” to host the AMAs from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. The AMAs is promising a night for the stars with a huge list of performers including some first-time performances.
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Justin Bieber will be taking the stage performing his songs “Holy,” “Lonely,” and more to celebrate the artist’s 10th anniversary of his first AMA performance. Bieber will also be performing with Benny Blanco along with a couple of other surprises. Katy Perry will be performing “Only Love” to mark the 10th anniversary of her AMAs debut.
Lil Baby will be making his AMAs debut performance of “Emotionally Scarred” and Megan Thee Stallion will also be making her debut on the AMAs stage. Shawn Mendes will grace the AMAs stage for a world premiere performance and The Weeknd will be performing “Save Your Tears” for the first time on TV.
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Jennifer Lopez will also be performing with Maluma for the world premiere of “Lonely” and “Pa’ Ti” that will be featuring in their upcoming Valentines’ Day movie “Marry Me.” The AMAs will feature additional performers including Billie Eilish, Bad Bunny, Nelly, BTS, Dua Lipa, Machine Gun Kelly, Lewis Capaldi, Dan + Shay, Doja Cat, and more.
This awards show can also help to seal the record holder of most AMA awards which is none other than Taylor Swift with 29 wins. Swift can secure her record if she wins one of the four nominee categories. The AMAs will be broadcasted live on Sunday, November 22 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.