Bell Biv DeVoe, Nelly added as AMAs performers

2020 American Music Awards airs live Sun, Nov 22nd on ABC

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, November 22nd at 8 pm EST/ PST on ABC. The news was announced on Monday’s (Nov 16th) Dancing With The Stars.

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 No. 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, Billie Eilish, 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 AMA winners are voted entirely by fans. Voting is now open for all AMA categories and fans can access the official voting ballot for the AMAs directly by visiting TheAMAs.com/Vote.

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. The show is sponsored by Cheetos, T-Mobile and Xfinity.

Author: Buddy Iahn

Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites.