dick clark productions and ABC announced today that singer, songwriter, producer and musician Bruno Mars will open the â€œ2016 American Music Awards.â€Â The â€œ2016 American Music Awards,â€ the worldâ€™s biggest fan-voted award show, will broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, November 20 at 8:00pm ET on ABC.
This marks Bruno Marsâ€™ first performance on the American Music Awards stage.Â In 2011, he took home the trophy for Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist, and has been nominated seven times throughout his career.
Mars recently released his brand new single â€œ24K Magic,â€ which debuted this week at No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100, marking Marsâ€™ highest debut to date and his 13th Hot 100 Top 10. Mars is set to release his highly-anticipated third album 24K Magic on November 18th.
Bruno MarsÂ is a 20-time Grammy Award nominee and multi-Grammy winner. The critically acclaimed singer, songwriter, producer, musician has sold over 170 million singles worldwide, making him one of the best-selling artists of all time. Mars most recently dominated charts with hit single â€œUptown Funk.â€ The worldwide smash is the longest-leading Billboard Hot 100 single of the 2010s, and is only the 10th single in the Hot 100â€™s 57-year history to spend at least 14 weeks at Number 1. â€œUptown Funkâ€ took home 3 GRAMMY Awards this past year, including the coveted Record of the Year award. The companion video for the hit single was also nominated for five MTV Video Music Awards in 2015, winning the award for Best Male Video. This past February,Â Bruno MarsÂ returned to the Super Bowl Halftime stage to perform alongsideÂ BeyoncÃ©Â andÂ ColdplayÂ at the Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show. In 2014,Â Bruno Mars made NFL history with the second most watched Super Bowl Halftime Show, which saw a record-breaking total viewership of over 115.3 million, all while being the youngest artist ever to serve as the sole NFL Super Bowl Halftime headliner. According to Billboard,Â Bruno MarsÂ scored his first five Hot 100 No. 1s faster than any male sinceÂ Elvis Presley. Â As a singer, songwriter, and producer,Â Bruno MarsÂ has an impressive catalog of 35 Hot 100 hits.
The nominations for the â€œ2016 American Music Awardsâ€ were announced earlier this month, revealing that Drake leads with 13 nominations, while Rihanna received seven and Adele and Justin Bieber received five nominations each.Â BeyoncÃ© and The Chainsmokers each received four nominations.Â 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, BeyoncÃ©, Justin Bieber, Drake, Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande, Rihanna, Twenty One Pilots, Carrie Underwood and The Weeknd.Â The ten nominees will be narrowed to five based on the votes received through Monday, November 14 at 8:59:59am PT.Â Voting for Artist of the Year will close on Thursday, November 17 at 8:59:59pm PT. The winner will be determined by the total votes received throughout the entire voting period.
Nominees for New Artist of the Year Un-leashed by T-Mobile are Alessia Cara, The Chainsmokers, DNCE, Shawn Mendes and Zayn.Â Voting for this category opens November 2nd.
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 open in all categories except New Artist of the Year Un-leashed by T-Mobile, which will open on November 2nd.
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.
- ViaÂ 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 8thÂ consecutive year will be the â€œCoca-ColaÂ® Red Carpet LIVE! @ The 2016 AMAsâ€ pre-show.Â This live show will stream online for fans worldwide on November 20th.
The â€œ2016 American Music Awardsâ€ 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,Â #AMAs.