Kelly Clarkson, Demi Lovato announced as AMA performers

The 2017 AMAs are Sunday, November 19th at 8 pm ET on ABC

Kelly Clarkson and Demi Lovato are the latest performers set for the 2017 American Music Awards. Clarkson, a four-time American Music Award winner, brought the house down during her last American Music Awards performance in 2012 with a medley of her powerful hits, “Miss Independent,” “Since U Been Gone,” “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” and “Catch My Breath.” This year she takes the stage to perform a brand new single off her just released album Meaning of Life, which marks her eighth Top 10 album on the Billboard 200 chart, as well as a second fan-favorite, surprise track. Known for her anthemic songs, Lovato will treat fans to her soulful, unapologetic single “Sorry Not Sorry” off her latest album Tell Me You Love Me, which hit No. 1 on the iTunes album chart in the U.S. and 37 countries around the world. The single is one of the fastest-rising hits in Lovato’s career, having become her highest charting single ever on the Billboard Hot 100 and logging over 350 million global streams. Lovato last performed at the American Music Awards in 2015, where she sang her rock/pop track “Confident” as well as joined Alanis Morissette for a rendition of Morissette’s iconic hit “You Oughta Know.”

As previously announced, music legend, Diana Ross, will take the stage for a rare performance at the 2017 American Music Awards and will be honored with the “American Music Award for Lifetime Achievement.” Christina Aguilera will pay tribute to Whitney Houston and music from The Bodyguard with a performance in honor of the film’s 25th anniversary, which falls on the same week as the awards ceremony. Additionally, multi-platinum pop superstar, Selena Gomez, will treat fans to the world television premiere of her brand new single “Wolves.”

Nominations for the 2017 American Music Awards were announced last month. Bruno Mars leads with eight nominations, including Artist of the Year, Video of the Year, and Favorite Male Artist – Pop/Rock. The Chainsmokers, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Ed Sheeran and The Weeknd tied with five nominations each, while Justin Bieber, Daddy Yankee and Luis Fonsi received four nominations each. Additionally, Keith Urban earned three nominations, and Rihanna and Halsey earned two nominations each.

Voting is now open for New Artist of the Year presented by T-Mobile and Collaboration of the Year presented by Xfinity at the 2017 American Music Awards. Fans can vote for New Artist of the Year presented by T-Mobile and Collaboration of the Year presented by Xfinity 100 times per day, per category, per voting platform, including  billboard.com/amas and theamas.com/vote, and on Twitter.

The Artist of the Year nominees are Bruno Mars, The Chainsmokers, Drake, Kendrick Lamar and Ed Sheeran. Voting for Artist of the Year will close on Thursday, November 16th at 8:59:59 pm PT. Voting for all other editorial categories closes on Monday, November 13th at 8:59:59 am PT.

The American Music Awards is the world’s largest fan-voted award show, where music enthusiasts watch their favorite artists and pop culture icons come together to honor idols, newcomers and record-breakers in the contemporary music scene. The 2017 American Music Awards will celebrate 45 years of music live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, November 19th at 8 pm ET on ABC.

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.

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