Everything You Need to Know About the American Music Awards on Nov. 19

Everything You Need to Know About the American Music Awards on Nov. 19

From nominations and notes to performers and presenters, here’s everything a country music fan needs to know about the 2017 American Music Awards.

Date: Sunday, Nov. 19

Time: 8 p.m. ET/delayed PT

Location: Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

Television Station: ABC

Host: Tracee Ellis Ross

Pre-Show: 5 p.m. on Twitter: @Amas

Performers: Alessia Cara, Alesso​, BTS, Christina Aguilera, Kelly Clarkson, Florida Georgia Line, Niall Horan, Selena Gomez, Imagine Dragons, Lady Gaga, Nick Jonas, Khalid, Demi Lovato, Shawn Mendes, P!nk, Portugal. The Man, Diana Ross, Hailee Steinfeld, watt, Zedd

Presenters: Yara Shahidi, the Chainsmokers, Sadie Sink, Sabrina Carpenter, Lilly Singh, Kevin O’Leary, Kathryn Hahn, Kat Graham, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Gaten Matarazzo, G-Eazy, DJ Khaled, Daymond John, Chris Hardwick, Caleb McLaughlin, Jared Leto, Viola Davis, Heidia Klum, Chrissy Metz, Justin Hartley, Ciara, Ansel Elgort, Billy Eichner, Camila Mendes, Lea Michele, Jenna Dewan Tatum and more

Nominees

Favorite Country Male Artist
Sam Hunt
Thomas Rhett
Keith Urban

Favorite Country Female Artist
Miranda Lambert
Maren Morris
Carrie Underwood

Favorite Country Duo or Group
Florida Georgia Line
Little Big Town
Old Dominion

Favorite Country Album
Jason Aldean, They Don’t Know
Chris Stapleton, From A Room: Volume 1
Keith Urban, Ripcord

Favorite Country Song
Sam Hunt, “Body Like A Back Road”
Jon Pardi, “Dirt On My Boots”
Keith Urban, “Blue Ain’t Your Color”

Tour of the Year
Garth Brooks
Coldplay
U2

Artist of the Year
Bruno Mars
The Chainsmokers
Drake
Kendrick Lamar
Ed Sheeran

Favorite Male Pop/Rock Artist
Bruno Mars
Drake
Ed Sheeran

Favorite Female Pop/Rock Artist
Lady Gaga
Rihanna
Alessia Cara

Favorite Pop/Rock Duo or Group
Coldplay
The Chainsmokers
Imagine Dragons

Favorite Pop/Rock Album
The Weeknd, Starboy
Bruno Mars, 24K Magic
Drake, More Life

Favorite Pop/Rock Song
“Despacito,” Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber
“Shape of You,” Ed Sheeran
“Closer,” The Chainsmokers feat. Halsey

New Artist of the Year
James Arthur
Niall Horan
Julia Michaels
Post Malone
Rae Sremmurd

Collaboration of the Year
The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey, “Closer”
DJ Khaled featuring Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper and Lil Wayne, “I’m the One”
Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber, “Despacito”
Maroon 5 featuring Kendrick Lamar, “Don’t Wanna Know”
The Weeknd featuring Daft Punk, “Starboy”

Video of the Year
Bruno Mars, “That’s What I Like”
Luis Fonsi featuring Daddy Yankee, “Despacito”
Ed Sheeran, “Shape of You”

Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist
Drake
Kendrick Lamar
Migos

Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album
Drake, More Life
Kendrick Lamar, DAMN
Migos, Culture

Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Song
DJ Khaled featuring Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper and Lil Wayne, “I’m the One”
Kendrick Lamar, “HUMBLE.”
Rae Sremmurd featuring Gucci Mane, “Black Beatles”

Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist
Bruno Mars
Childish Gambino
The Weeknd

Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist
Beyoncé
Kehlani
Rihanna

Favorite Soul/R&B
Bruno Mars, “24K Magic”
Childish Gambino, “Awaken, My Love!”
The Weeknd, “Starboy”

Favorite Soul/R&B Song
Bruno Mars, “That’s What I Like”
Khalid, “Location”
The Weeknd, “Starboy”

Favorite Alternative Rock Artist
Imagine Dragons
Linkin Park
twenty one pilots

Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist
Bruno Mars
Shawn Mendes
Ed Sheera

Favorite Latin Artist
Daddy Yankee
Luis Fonsi
Shakira

Favorite Contemporary/Inspirational Artist
Lauren Daigle
MercyMe
Chris Tomlin

Favorite Electronic Dance Music Artist
The Chainsmokers
DJ Snake
Calvin Harris

Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist
Bruno Mars
Shawn Mendes
Ed Sheeran

Favorite Latin Artist
Daddy Yankee
Luis Fonsi
Shakira

Favorite Contemporary/Inspirational Artist
Lauren Daigle
MercyMe
Chris Tomlin

Favorite Electronic Dance Music Artist
The Chainsmokers
DJ Snake
Calvin Harris

Top Soundtrack
Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2: Awesome Mix Vol. 2
Moana
Trolls

photos by Jason Simanek

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