It will be the first time playing the AMA stage for Bay, 5H, Halsey, The Chainsmokers and Vives. They join a star-studded list of performers that already includes Lady Gaga, Green Day, Bruno Mars, Twenty One Pilots and American Music Award of Merit honoree and performer Sting. Fifth Harmony, The Chainsmokers and Twenty One Pilots are first-time AMA nominees, with the girl group up for Collaboration of the Year (for their hit "Work From Home" with Ty Dolla $ign), the EDM duo vying for New Artist of the Year, Collaboration of the Year (for "Don't Let Me Down" with Daya), Favorite Duo or Group - Pop/Rock and Favorite Artist -- Electronic Dance Music, while the the Pilots in the running for Favorite Artist -- Alternative Rock, Artist of the Year, Favorite Artist -- Alternative Rock and Favorite Duo or Group -- Pop/Rock.
Drake has a record-setting 13 nods, leading all nominees with bids for Artist of the Year, Favorite Male Artist, Favorite Album, Favorite Rap Artist, Favorite Rap Song and Favorite R&B song, among others. If he wins in any of the categories it will mark his first AMA win.
Rihanna is just behind Drizzy with seven nominations for the show that will broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Nov. 20 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC. Adele and Justin Bieber have five nominations each, followed by four nods each for Beyoncé and The Chainsmokers and three for Bryson Tiller, Twenty One Pilots, Carrie Underwood, Fetty Wap and the Weeknd.
The 2016 American Music Awards show is executive produced by Allen Shapiro and Mike Mahan, with Larry Klein, Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco serving as producers.