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[11/14/16 - 09:28 AM]
Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande, Rihanna and Carrie Underwood Are Final Five Artist of the Year Nominees at the "2016 American Music Awards"
Plus: Niall Horan will perform his new single, "This Town," at the "2016 American Music Awards."

[via press release from ABC]

JUSTIN BIEBER, SELENA GOMEZ, ARIANA GRANDE, RIHANNA AND CARRIE UNDERWOOD ARE FINAL FIVE ARTIST OF THE YEAR NOMINEES AT THE '2016 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS'

Gigi Hadid and Jay Pharoah Will Host the Live Broadcast Sunday, November 20, at 8:00 p.m. EST, on ABC

dick clark productions and ABC announced today that after four weeks of voting, the fans have selected Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande, Rihanna and Carrie Underwood as the final five nominees for the Artist of the Year award at the "2016 American Music Awards." You can vote for the final five Artist of the Year nominees until Thursday, November 17, at 8:59:59 p.m. PST.

They join hosts Gigi Hadid and Jay Pharoah, as well as previously announced performers including James Bay, Fifth Harmony, Lady Gaga, Green Day, John Legend, Bruno Mars, Shawn Mendes, Twenty One Pilots, The Weeknd, special duets from The Chainsmokers and Halsey, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj, and Maroon 5 and Kendrick Lamar, and "The American Music Award of Merit" honoree and performer Sting. The "2016 American Music Awards," the world's biggest fan-voted award show, will broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20, at 8:00 p.m. EST, on ABC.

The nominations for the "2016 American Music Awards" were announced last 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.

New Artist of the Year Un-leashed by T-Mobile nominees are Alessia Cara, The Chainsmokers, DNCE, Shawn Mendes and Zayn. Voting for this category is now open and will close Sunday, November 20 at 5:59:59 p.m. PST.

The American Music Awards winners are voted entirely by fans. Voting closes this morning at 8:59:59 a.m. PST for all categories other than Artist of the Year and New Artist of the Year Un-leashed by T-Mobile. Voting New Artist of the Year Un-leashed by T-Mobile closes at 5:59:59 p.m. PST on November 20, one hour into the live telecast of the American Music Awards.

Fans can vote for all categories once per day, per platform in one or both of the below ways. For New Artist of the Year Un-leashed by T-Mobile, fans can vote 100 times per day, per platform.

· Via AMAvote.com

· Posting a tweet on Twitter that includes the nominee's Twitter handle, the category name and #AMAs within the post(s).

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 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.

Preceding the ABC broadcast for the 8th consecutive year will be the "Coca-Cola(R) 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.

For the latest American Music Awards news, exclusive content and more, be sure to follow the AMAs on social and join the conversation by using the official hashtag for the show, #AMAs. Facebook: Facebook.com/AMAs Twitter: @AMAs Instagram: @AMAs Snapchat: TheAMAs Tumblr: amas.tumblr.com Vine: TheAMAs

Tickets are now on sale at www.axs.com.

For a full list of nominees, please visit: http://www.theamas.com/nominees/2016-nominees/

About the American Music Awards

The American Music Awards, the world's biggest fan-voted award show, features performances from today's hottest artists and presents fan-voted awards in the categories of Pop/Rock, Alternative Rock, Country, Rap/Hip-Hop, Soul/R&B, Adult Contemporary, Contemporary Inspirational, Latin, EDM and Soundtrack, Artist of the Year, New Artist of the Year Un-leashed by T-Mobile, Collaboration of the Year, Tour of The Year and Video of the Year. The American Music Awards pays tribute to today's most influential and iconic artists. The show is produced by dick clark productions and is seen in more than 200 countries around the world. For more information, visit www.theamas.com, www.dickclark.com or abc.go.com/shows/american-music-awards.

About dick clark productions

dick clark productions (dcp) is the world's largest producer and proprietor of televised live event entertainment programming with the "Academy of Country Music Awards," "American Music Awards," "Billboard Music Awards," "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest," "Golden Globe Awards," "Hollywood Film Awards," "Miss America" and the "Streamy Awards." Weekly television programming includes "So You Think You Can Dance" from 19 Entertainment, a division of CORE Media Group and dcp. dcp also owns one of the world's most unique and extensive entertainment archive libraries with more than 55 years of award-winning shows, historic programs, specials, performances and legendary programming. For additional information, visit www.dickclark.com.

NIALL HORAN TO PERFORM HIS NEW SINGLE, 'THIS TOWN,' AT THE '2016 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS'

Gigi Hadid and Jay Pharoah Will Host the Live Broadcast Sunday, November 20, at 8:00 p.m. EST, on ABC

dick clark productions and ABC announced today that singer-songwriter, and newly minted solo artist, Niall Horan will perform his new single, "This Town," at the "2016 American Music Awards." He joins hosts Gigi Hadid and Jay Pharoah, as well as previously announced performers, including James Bay, Fifth Harmony, Lady Gaga, Green Day, John Legend, Bruno Mars, Shawn Mendes, Twenty One Pilots, The Weeknd, special duets from The Chainsmokers and Halsey, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj, Maroon 5 with Kendrick Lamar, and "The American Music Award of Merit" honoree and performer Sting. The "2016 American Music Awards," the world's biggest fan-voted award show, will broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20, at 8:00 p.m. EST, on ABC.

This year will mark Niall Horan's first solo American Music Award performance. One Direction first performed "Story of My Life" in 2013, followed by "Night Changes" in 2014 and "Perfect" in 2015. As part of One Direction, Horan is a ten-time AMA nominee and seven-time winner: Favorite Duo or Group - Pop/Rock (2013, 2014, 2015), Favorite Album - Pop/Rock (2013, 2014) and Artist of the Year (2014, 2015).

Niall Horan makes his solo debut with the single "This Town," released by Capitol Records. Upon release, "This Town" went to No. 1 in over 60 countries. Horan gives a stripped-down performance of "This Town" in a new "1 Mic 1 Take" video, which was filmed in the historic Capitol Studios in Hollywood. The video has nearly 18M views: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNBlfyYHu80. Greg Kurstin produced the track, which Horan wrote with Jamie Scott, Mike Needle and Daniel Bryer. The studio version of 'This Town,' released via Capitol Records US, is available now across Spotify, iTunes and Apple Music.

The nominations for the "2016 American Music Awards" were announced last 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.

The Artist of the Year nominees are Adele, Beyoncé, Justin Bieber, Drake, Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande, Rihanna, Twenty One Pilots, Carrie Underwood and The Weeknd. The ten nominees were narrowed to five based on the votes received through Monday, November 14, at 5:00 a.m. PST. Voting for Artist of the Year will close on Thursday, November 17, at 8:59:59 p.m. PST. The winner will be determined by the total votes received throughout the entire voting period.

New Artist of the Year Un-leashed by T-Mobile nominees are Alessia Cara, The Chainsmokers, DNCE, Shawn Mendes and Zayn. Voting for this category is now open and will close Sunday, November 20, at 5:59:59 p.m. PT.

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 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 American Music Awards winners are voted entirely by fans. Voting is now closed in all categories other than Artist of the Year and New Artist of the Year Un-leashed by T-Mobile.

Fans can vote for Artist of the Year once per day, per voting platform. For New Artist of the Year Un-leashed by T-Mobile, fans can vote 100 times per day, per voting platform.

· Via AMAvote.com

· Posting a tweet on Twitter that includes the nominee's Twitter handle, the category name and #AMAs within the post(s).

Preceding the ABC broadcast for the 8th consecutive year will be the "Coca-Cola(R) 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.

For the latest American Music Awards news, exclusive content and more, be sure to follow the AMAs on social and join the conversation by using the official hashtag for the show, #AMAs. Facebook: Facebook.com/AMAs Twitter: @AMAs Instagram: @AMAs Snapchat: TheAMAs Tumblr: amas.tumblr.com Vine: TheAMAs

Tickets are now on sale at www.axs.com.

For a full list of nominees, please visit: http://www.theamas.com/nominees/2016-nominees/

About the American Music Awards

The American Music Awards, the world's biggest fan-voted award show, features performances from today's hottest artists and presents fan-voted awards in the categories of Pop/Rock, Alternative Rock, Country, Rap/Hip-Hop, Soul/R&B, Adult Contemporary, Contemporary Inspirational, Latin, EDM and Soundtrack, Artist of the Year, New Artist of the Year Un-leashed by T-Mobile, Collaboration of the Year, Tour of The Year and Video of the Year. The American Music Awards pays tribute to today's most influential and iconic artists. The show is produced by dick clark productions and is seen in more than 200 countries around the world. For more information, visit www.theamas.com, www.dickclark.com or abc.go.com/shows/american-music-awards.

About dick clark productions

dick clark productions (dcp) is the world's largest producer and proprietor of televised live event entertainment programming with the "Academy of Country Music Awards," "American Music Awards," "Billboard Music Awards," "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest," "Golden Globe Awards," "Hollywood Film Awards," "Miss America" and the "Streamy Awards." Weekly television programming includes "So You Think You Can Dance" from 19 Entertainment, a division of CORE Media Group and dcp. dcp also owns one of the world's most unique and extensive entertainment archive libraries with more than 55 years of award-winning shows, historic programs, specials, performances and legendary programming. For additional information, visit www.dickclark.com.





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