Kelly Clarkson joining Pink for 2017 AMAs open

COLLABORATION MARKS THE FIRST TIME THE TWO POWERHOUSE SINGERS WILL EVER PERFORM TOGETHER

Kelly Clarkson and P!NK will perform together for the very first time to open the 2017 American Music Awards, Dick Clark Productions and ABC have unveiled. The show will broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, November 19th at 8 pm ET on ABC. black-ish star Tracee Ellis Ross will host the three hour extravaganza.

As previously announced, music legend, Diana Ross, will take the stage for a rare performance 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.” P!nk will perform a one-of-a-kind musical experience with a show-stopping rendition of the title track from her most recent album Beautiful Trauma, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart in October and marked a career high for first week sales. Also, superstar collaborations have been detailed.

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.

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.

American Music Awards nominees are based on key fan interactions as reflected in Billboard Magazine and on Billboard.com, including album and digital song sales, radio airplay, streaming, social activity and touring. These measurements are tracked by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Music and Next Big Sound. The eligibility period for the 2017 American Music Awards was September 9, 2016 to September 14, 2017.

Author: Buddy Iahn

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