American Music Awards: Leon Bridges Added to 2015 Lineup
Leon Bridges is the latest addition to the lineup for this weekend's 2015 American Music Awards.
The soul singer is enjoying a breakthrough year with his album Coming Home peaking at No. 6 on the Billboard 200 and at No. 8 on the Official U.K. Albums Chart in July. His debut also led the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and he’s just been confirmed as a musical guest next month on Saturday Night Live.
Bridges joins a line-up of previously-announced AMAs performers which includes Coldplay, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Gwen Stefani, Pentatonix, Ariana Grande, 5 Seconds of Summer, Selena Gomez, Nick Jonas, Demi Lovato, One Direction, Carrie Underwood and Walk The Moon.
ABC will air the AMAs live from Los Angeles' Microsoft Theater on Nov. 22, with Jennifer Lopez performing and hosting for the first time.
Taylor Swift is the most nominated artist at this year's AMAs, nominees for which 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.
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.