MEDIA RELEASE Tuesday November 15, 2016
THE 44th AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS
LIVE and FIRST ON FOX8
Monday November 21 at 12.00pm
The world’s biggest fan-voted music awards show, The 44th American Music Awards, will be broadcast live and first, on FOX8, Monday, November 21 at 12.00pm AEDT.
This year’s star-studded music event, held at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles, will be hosted by international Supermodel Gigi Hadid and Saturday Night Live comedian/actor Jay Pharaoh, who is known for his stellar impersonations of Barack Obama, Jay Z and Denzel Washington.
The ceremony will feature a highly anticipated performance by Bruno Mars of his worldwide smash hit 24K Magic, along with eight-time AMA nominee, The Weeknd, Lady Gaga, John Legend, James Bay, Green Day, Fifth Harmony and Twenty One Pilots.
For the first time ever on the same stage, three massive duets have also been planned between The Chainsmokers and Halsey, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj and the recently announced Maroon 5 with Kendrick Lamar.
Current teen heartthrob Shawn Mendes will also be making his debut performance on the AMA stage, as well as being a first-time nominee for best New Artist of the Year. Legendary Police front man and mega successful solo artist Sting will also be performing a medley of his biggest songs.
Rapper and singer, Drake, has been nominated a massive 13 times this year, and sets a new AMA record for most nominations in a single year, surpassing Michael Jackson’s previous record of 11 nominations in 1984. Rihanna received seven nominations and Adele and Justin Bieber received five each. Beyoncé and The Chainsmokers each received four nominations.
The AMA’s will be encored on [V] Hits the same day at 4pm. And on Tuesday 22 November at 11am, Friday 25 November at 9pm and Saturday 26 November at 3:00pm.