Voting open for AMAs New Artist of the Year

Dick Clark Productions and ABC, in partnership with T-Mobile, have announced that voting is open for the New Artist of the Year Un-leashed by T-Mobile award at the 2016 American Music Awards. The American Music Awards winners are voted entirely by fans. Fans can vote for New Artist of the Year Un-leashed by T-Mobile, 100 times per day, on both and on Twitter. To vote on Twitter, fans simply post a tweet that includes the nominee’s Twitter handle, the category name and #AMAs within the post(s). For all other American Music Awards categories, fans can vote once a day, via one or both of the methods mentioned above.

Nominees for the New Artist of the Year Un-leashed By T-Mobile:

  • Alessia Cara
  • The Chainsmokers
  • DNCE
  • Shawn Mendes
  • Zayn

Previously announced performers at the 2016 American Music Awards include James Bay, Fifth Harmony, Lady Gaga, Green Day, Bruno Mars, duets from The Chainsmokers and Halsey, Carlos Vives with Shakira and The American Music Award of Merit recipient and performer Sting. More performers and presenters will be announced soon.

The nominations for the 2016 American Music Awards were announced earlier this month, revealing that Drake leads with 13 nominations, while Rihanna received seven and Adele and Justin Bieber received five nominations each. Beyoncé and The Chainsmokers each received four nominations. Additionally, Bryson Tiller, Twenty One Pilots, Carrie Underwood, Fetty Wap and The Weeknd earned three nominations each.

At the American Music Awards, artists will be honored in multiple musical genres. Pop/Rock, Alternative Rock, Country, Rap/Hip-Hop, Soul/R&B, Adult Contemporary, Contemporary Inspirational, Latin, EDM and Soundtrack, are some of the genres alongside the awards for Artist of the Year, New Artist of the Year Un-leashed by T-Mobile and Collaboration of the Year. This year, new categories include Tour of the Year and Video of the Year, while Favorite Song categories in the genres of Pop/Rock, Country, Rap/Hip-Hop and Soul/R&B have been added in lieu of the Song of the Year category.

American Music Awards nominees are based on key fan interactions as reflected in Billboard Magazine and on, 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.

Preceding the ABC broadcast for the 8th consecutive year will be the Coca-Cola Red Carpet LIVE! @ The 2016 AMAs pre-show. This live show will stream online for fans worldwide on November 20th.

The 2016 American Music Awards sponsors include Coca-Cola, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Kohl’s and T-Mobile. Media partners include Cumulus Media | WestwoodOne and Music Choice.

The 2016 American Music Awards is produced by Dick Clark Productions. Allen Shapiro and Mike Mahan are Executive Producers. Larry Klein, Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are Producers.

Buddy Iahn
Buddy Iahn

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