Music stars Joe Jonas and Charlie Puth will appear live on ABC’s Good Morning America on Tuesday, October 13th to announce nominees in six categories for the “2015 American Music Awards.” Immediately following the broadcast, five additional categories will be announced exclusively via Snapchat (TheAMAs) in real time. 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.
The show will feature the hottest performances from today’s biggest artists and present fan-voted awards in the categories of Pop/Rock, Country, Rap/Hip-Hop, Soul/R&B, Alternative Rock, Adult Contemporary, Latin, Contemporary Inspirational, Electronic Dance Music, as well as categories for New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s, Artist of the Year, Song of the Year and Top Soundtrack.
This month, Joe Jonas unveiled his new band DNCE, who he has been working to bring to life ever since The Jonas Brothers disbanded in 2013 (after moving 17 million records worldwide and becoming worldwide stars). Formed in the summer of 2015, DNCE first introduced themselves to audiences with the unexpected release of their debut single “Cake By The Ocean.”
The group is rounded out by South Korean guitarist JinJoo Lee who Jonas first met when she was playing lead guitar for Jordin Sparks—the opener of The Jonas Brothers’ 2009 world tour. A virtuoso in her own right, she’s toured with everybody from Charli XCX to CeeLo Green. Then, there’s bassist and keyboardist, Cole Whittle, who co-founded New York alternative dance trailblazers, Semi Precious Weapons. DNCE drummer, Jack Lawless, stepped behind the kit for The Jonas Brothers in 2006 and went on to become their full-time drummer. He’s also toured with Night Terrors of 1927 and Soft Swells.
Charlie Puth has fast become a worldwide star thanks to the international smash hit, “See You Again,” by Wiz Khalifa (Feat. Charlie Puth). The three times RIAA platinum certified track, which was co-written and co-produced by Puth, is featured on Atlantic Records’ Furious 7: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. It has entered the history books as one of the decade’s biggest singles, topped Billboard’s “Hot 100” for a stunning 12 weeks, hit No. 1 on the iTunes Store’s “Top Songs” chart in a remarkable 101 countries, and shattered Spotify records by becoming the most streamed track ever in a single day (with 3.18 million global streams on April 8th alone) and in a single week (a stunning 21.9 million worldwide streams).
Puth is also seeing huge success with his hit single “Marvin Gaye” feat. Meghan Trainor, which is featured on his upcoming debut album Nine Track Mind along with current single “One Call Away.” As if that weren’t enough, Puth recently teamed up with Lil Wayne for “Nothing But Trouble,” the new single from Big Beat Records’ hugely anticipated soundtrack for 808, the landmark documentary chronicling the incredible story of the influential Roland TR-808 drum machine. A Berklee College of Music graduate, Puth has found himself among modern pop’s most in-demand co-writers and producers – recent credits include two tracks on Jason Derulo’s acclaimed new album Everything Is 4, the R&B chart-topping single “Slow Motion” by Atlantic’s own Trey Songz, and further collaborations with Fergie and many more not yet announced.
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.
Last year, ABC’s broadcast of the “2014 American Music Awards” made it the dominant No. 1 non-sports net from 8-11 p.m. in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49.
In total viewers and adults 18-49, the “American Music Awards” marked its 2nd-highest numbers in the last 3 years – since 2011. In addition, the Pitbull-hosted “AMAs” scored the show’s 2nd-highest number in 10 years with teens 12-27 – since 2004.
Despite the substantial competition, the “2014 American Music Awards” scored ABC’s strongest entertainment numbers in the 3-hour time period in 9 months with viewers and young adults – since the “Academy Awards” on 3/2/14.
ABC’s “American Music Awards” ranked as the No. 1 most social program on television Sunday with 5.65 million tweets.