dick clark productions and ABC announced today that award-winning singer, songwriter, actress and activist Lady Gaga will perform at the 2016 American Music Awards. She joins previously announced show opener Bruno Mars and "The American Music Award of Merit" honoree and performer Sting. The 2016 American Music Awards, the world's biggest fan-voted award show, will broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20, at 8:00 p.m. EST on ABC.
Lady Gaga is a nine-time American Music Award nominee and took home the win in 2010 for Favorite Female Artist – Pop/Rock. Gaga first performed on the AMA stage in 2009 with a medley of "Bad Romance" and "Speechless," followed by a performance with R. Kelly in 2013 singing "Do What U Want."
Grammy and Golden Globe-winner and Academy Award-nominated Lady Gaga is a one-of-a kind artist and performer. She has amassed an outstanding 30 million global album sales and 150 million single sales, making her one of the best-selling musicians of all time. Gaga is also one of the biggest living forces in social media with over 61 million likes on Facebook, over 62.9 million followers on Twitter and over 18.5 million followers on Instagram. Her fifth studio album, Joanne, was just released and includes hit new singles "Perfect Illusion" and "A-YO." Upon its release, "Perfect Illusion" debuted at #1 on iTunes in 60 countries. Further, Gaga has earned 13 top 10 singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart (including three No. 1s) and three No. 1 albums on the Billboard 200 chart.
In 2012, Lady Gaga launched the Born This Way Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering youth, embracing differences and inspiring kindness and bravery. She is also an outspoken activist, philanthropist and supporter of many important issues, including LGBT rights, HIV/AIDS awareness and body image issues.
The nominations for the 2016 American Music Awards 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. Beyoncé and The Chainsmokers each received four nominations. 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, Beyoncé, Justin Bieber, Drake, Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande, Rihanna, Twenty One Pilots, Carrie Underwood and The Weeknd. The ten nominees will be narrowed to five based on the votes received through Monday, November 14 at 8:59:59am PT. 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.
New Artist of the Year Un-leashed by T-Mobile nominees are Alessia Cara, The Chainsmokers, DNCE, Shawn Mendes and Zayn. Voting for this category opens November 2nd.