2015 American Music Awards: Taylor Swift Leads Nominations
"Perfect" is from 1D’s forthcoming fifth studio album Made In The A.M. which is scheduled to drop on Nov. 13. The arrival of "Perfect" earlier this month prompted 1.6 million Twitter mentions in a single week.
ABC will air the AMAs, which Jennifer Lopez hosts for the first time. The Latin pop icon will also perform on the night, along with a confirmed batch of talent which include Aussie pop-punk outfit 5 Seconds of Summer, pop star Selena Gomez and celebrated country artist Carrie Underwood.
Taylor Swift is the most nominated artist at this year's awards with six, though The Weeknd, Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, Nicki Minaj and Meghan Trainor are close behind. AMAs nominees are based on key fan interactions as reflected in Billboard Magazine and on Billboard.com, including album and digital singles sales, radio airplay, streaming, social activity and touring. These measurements are tracked by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Entertainment and Next Big Sound.
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Also, the AMAs and Twitter are launching custom Twitter emojis for all performers. Each performer will have featured Twitter emojis to celebrate their appearances as they’re announced. To activate the emojis, tweet any of following hashtags from today through the end of the show. The hashtag for One Direction is #AMAs1D, while emojis are available for 5SOS (#5SOSonAMAs); Gomez (#RevivalAMAs) and Underwood (#CarrieonAMAs).
The American Music Awards are produced by Dick Clark Productions, a sister company of The Hollywood Reporter and Billboard. Allen Shapiro and Mike Mahan are executive producers. Larry Klein, Barry Adelman and Mark Braccoare producers.
Voting for the AMAs is open at AMAvote.com.