dick clark productions and ABC have announced that global music star and seven-time AMA winner Justin Bieber will perform a medley of hits during the T-Mobile Finale at the “2015 American Music Awards,” the world’s biggest fan-voted award show.
He joins previously announced host and performer Jennifer Lopez, as well as 5 Seconds of Summer, Coldplay, Ariana Grande, Selena Gomez, Nick Jonas, Demi Lovato, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, One Direction, Gwen Stefani, The Weeknd, Carrie Underwood, WALK THE MOON, duets from Meghan Trainor and Charlie Puth, Luke Bryan featuring Karen Fairchild of Little Big Town and the legendary Star Wars score to be performed by Pentatonix and a full symphony orchestra. The “2015 American Music Awards” will broadcast live on Sunday, November 22nd at 8 pm ET on ABC.
Bieber’s trophies at the American Music Awards have come in the categories of Artist of the Year (2010 and 2012), Favorite Male Artist – Pop/Rock (2010 and 2012), Favorite Album – Pop/Rock (2010 and 2012) and T-Mobile Breakthrough Artist (2010). This year, Bieber is nominated for Collaboration of the Year Un-leashed by T-Mobile. In 2010, Bieber took the AMA stage for the first time to perform “Pray.” In 2011 he performed “Mistletoe” and joined LMFAO for their hit songs “PartyRock Anthem” and “Sexy And I Know It.” In 2012 he performed a medley of “As Long As You Love Me” and “Beauty And A Beat.” This will be Bieber’s fifth performance at the American Music Awards.
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. 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 from today through the end of the show on November 22:
Justin Bieber: #BieberOnAMAs
Already announced performer Twitter emojis include 5 Seconds of Summer (#5SOSonAMAs); Luke Bryan and Karen Fairchild (#LukeKarenAMAs); Coldplay (#ColdplayAMAs); Selena Gomez (#RevivalAMAs); Ariana Grande (#AriAMAs); Nick Jonas (#NickJonasAMAs); Demi Lovato (#DemiOnAMAs); Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (#MandRLonAMAs); One Direction (#AMAs1D); Gwen Stefani (#GwenOnAMAs); Meghan Trainor and Charlie Puth (#MeghanCharlieAMAs); Carrie Underwood (#CarrieonAMAs); WALK THE MOON (#WTMonAMAs); and Star Wars (#StarWarsAMAs) and Pentatonix (#PTXonAMAs). Additional Twitter emojis will be available soon.
Taylor Swift leads the “2015 American Music Award” nominations with six nominations. 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 American Music Awards winners are voted entirely by fans. Voting for all categories except New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s, Artist of the Year and Collaboration of the Year Un-leashed by T-Mobile is now closed.
Here are the remaining voting windows:
November 12 (12:01 am ET) – November 19 (11:59 pm ET)
Voting period for the top 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 1 (12:01 am ET) – November 22 (9:00 pm ET)
Voting period for New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s and Collaboration of the Year Un-leashed by T-Mobile
For Artist of the Year, fans can vote once per day per platform. For New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s and Collaboration of the Year Un-leashed by T-Mobile, fans can vote 100 times per day per platform. Here are the ways you can vote:
- Via AMAvote.com
- Voting available for the remaining three categories
- Via Facebook
- Artist of the Year ONLY – Posting a status that includes the nominee’s name and the category’s hashtag (#aoty) within the post.
- Via Twitter
- Artist of the Year and New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s: A Tweet that includes the nominee’s name or Twitter handle, the category name and #AMAs within the post(s)
- Collaboration of the Year Un-leashed by T-Mobile: A Tweet that includes the collaboration title, the category name and #AMAs within the post(s)
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