The 2016 American Music Awards are set to take over the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California, on November 20, and there will be plenty of A-List names coming out to celebrate.
Here’s everything you need to know about the 2016 AMAs.
When is it?
The 2016 American Music Awards will be taking place at Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theatre on November 20.
How can I watch?
The AMAs are set to air live on ABC from 8 p.m. ET on November 20, while a special red carpet pre-show will live steam online.
The AMAs red carpet live steam will go live on the AMAs official website from 6:00 p.m. ET, where hosts Rocsi Diaz, Roshon Fegan, AJ Gibson, Kira Kazantsev, George Kotsiopoulos, Bailee Madison, Jeannie Mai and Laura Marano will interview the American Music Awards attendees and give their takes on the hottest fashions.
The AMAs red carpet pre-show will also include some big performances, as both Spencer Ludwig and Emeli Sande are set to perform before the American Music Awards go live on ABC.
Following the big American Music Awards red carpet live stream, the main AMAs show will be hosted by model Gigi Hadid and former Saturday Night Live actor Jay Pharoah.
Billboard previously revealed a huge list of performers set to take the stage at the AMAs on November 20, which will feature some big performances from some of the biggest names in music.
Already confirmed to perform at the 2016 American Music Awards are, James Bay, Justin Bieber, Fifth Harmony, Lady Gaga, Green Day, Niall Horan, John Legend, Bruno Mars, Shawn Mendes, Twenty One Pilots and The Weeknd.
Sting, who is being honored with the American Music Award of Merit award at this year’s American Music Awards, is also set to perform.
But it’s not just all about the solo performances at the AMAs this year, as the 2016 American Music Awards ceremony will also feature a number of very special duets.
According to Billboard, the big ceremony will feature a slew of collaborations, as Ariana Grande will be performing her new single with Nicki Minaj, “Side To Side,” while The Chainsmokers will perform their huge hit “Closer” with Halsey and Maroon 5 will be teaming up with Kendrick Lamar on the AMAs stage.
The Hollywood Reporter also announced this week that DJ Khaled will be performing “Do You Mind” alongside Nicki Minaj, August Alsina, Future and Rick Ross.
Nominee Selena Gomez has also been rumored to take to the AMAs stage after taking some time way from the spotlight, though the American Music Awards have not officially confirmed her attendance.
The AMAs didn’t just save all their A-List names for the performance slot, as the 2016 American Music Awards will also feature some big names handing out awards.
Already announced to take the stage to present are, Rachel Platten, Heidi Klum, Ciara, Mark Cuban, Ansel Elgort, Florida Georgia Line, Octavia Spencer, Erin Foster, Chrissy Teigen, Idina Menzel, Sara Foster, Karlie Kloss, Blake Jenner, Ryan Seacrest and Nina Dobrev.
But that’s not all. Also set to present at the AMAs on November 20 are Olivia Munn, Hannah Jeter, Bryce Harper, Jenny McCarthy, Milla Jovovich, TJ Miller, Janelle Monae, Rebecca Romijn, Hailee Steinfeld, Bella Thorne, Bomer, Robert Downey Jr., Taraji P. Henson, Julianne Hough, Zoe Saldana, Teyana Taylor and Steven Yeun.
Who will win?
Fans will have to wait until the show airs live on November 20 to find out which artist goes home the big winner, though Variety confirmed that rapper Drake has a pretty good chance of taking home an award on the night.
Drake earned a record breaking 13 AMAs nominations this year, marking the most nominations in a year at the American Music Awards since Michael Jackson received 11 nominations back in 1984.
As for who else could go home a winner at the 2016 AMAs, Rihanna achieved seven nominations ahead of the big American Music Awards ceremony on November 20, while Adele and Justin Bieber both gained five nominations.
But while Drake has a record number of AMAs nominations this year, he won’t be taking home the most prestigious award of the night.
The American Music Awards announced the final five finalists for the prestigious Artist of the Year award, which could go to Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande, Rihanna or Carrie Underwood.
The 2016 American Music Awards will air on ABC on November 20 on ABC.
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