dick clark productions and ABC have announced that 5 Seconds of Summer, Selena Gomez and Carrie Underwood will perform at the “2015 American Music Awards,” the world’s biggest fan-voted award show. They join previously announced host and performer Jennifer Lopez. The “2015 American Music Awards” will broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, November 22nd at 8 pm ET on ABC.
To help fans express their passion and excitement for the show, the American Music Awards and Twitter are launching custom Twitter emojis for all performers, starting with 5 Seconds of Summer, Selena Gomez and Carrie Underwood. All performers will have featured Twitter emojis to celebrate their appearances as they are announced. Viewers will be able to activate the Twitter emojis by Tweeting any of following hashtags through the end of the show on November 22nd:
Nominations for the “2015 American Music Awards” were announced last week by Joe Jonas and Charlie Puth, revealing that Taylor Swift leads this year’s nominees with the chance to take home six trophies. Ed Sheeran and The Weeknd tie with five nominations each, while Sam Hunt, Nicki Minaj, Sam Smith, Meghan Trainor and Walk the Moon earn three nominations each. Additionally, Jason Aldean, Chris Brown, Luke Bryan, Drake, Fetty Wap, Florida Georgia Line, Ariana Grande, Maroon 5, Bruno Mars, One Direction, Charlie Puth, Rihanna, Mark Ronson and Wiz Khalifa each receive two nominations.
The Song of The Year nominees are Wiz Khalifa Featuring Charlie Puth “See You Again,” Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars “Uptown Funk!,” Ed Sheeran “Thinking Out Loud,” Taylor Swift “Blank Space” and The Weeknd “Can’t Feel My Face.”
The Artist of the Year nominees are Luke Bryan, Ariana Grande, Maroon 5, Nicki Minaj, One Direction, Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, Taylor Swift, Meghan Trainor and The Weeknd.
The American Music Awards winners are voted entirely by fans.
There are three key voting windows:
- October 13th (9:30 am ET) – November 11th (11:59 pm ET)
Voting period for all categories, excluding New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s and Collaboration of the Year Un-leashed by T-Mobile, and initial voting period for the ten Artist of the Year nominees.
- November 12th (12:01 am ET) – November 19th (11:59 pm ET)
Voting period for the final five Artist of the Year nominees.
Note: The Artist of the Year winner will be determined by the total votes received through the entire voting period.
- November 1st (12:01 am ET) – November 22nd (9 pm ET)
Voting period for New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s and Collaboration of the Year Un-leashed by T-Mobile.
Fans can vote for each category once per day, per platform in any (or many) of the below ways:
- Via AMAvote.com – Voting available for all categories
- Posting a status on Facebook that includes the nominee’s name and the category’s hashtag within the post(s) – Voting available for all categories except New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s and Collaboration of the Year Un-leashed by T-Mobile
- Posting a Tweet on Twitter that includes the nominee’s name or Twitter handle, the category name and #AMAs within the post(s) – Voting available for all categories
As always at the American Music Awards, artists will be honored in the genres of Pop/Rock, Alternative Rock, Country, Rap/Hip-Hop, Soul/R&B, Adult Contemporary, Contemporary Inspirational, Latin, EDM, Soundtrack, New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s, Song of The Year, Collaboration of the Year Un-leashed by T-Mobile and Artist of the Year.
American Music Awards nominees are based on key fan interactions as reflected in Billboard Magazine and on Billboard.com, including album and digital singles sales, radio airplay, streaming, social activity and touring. These measurements are tracked by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Entertainment and Next Big Sound. The data covers the reporting period of September 15, 2014 to September 13, 2015.
Preceding the ABC broadcast for the 7th consecutive year will be the “Coca-Cola Red Carpet LIVE! @ The 2015 AMAs” pre-show. Live coverage will stream online for fans worldwide starting at 5 pm ET / 2 pm PT on November 22nd at Yahoo, this year’s official digital distributor of the American Music Awards pre-show. The live stream can also be watched at TheAMAs.com and ABC.com.