Kelly Clarkson & P!NK to Duet to Open 2017 American Music Awards

By Scott Strauss | Nov 16th, 2017

dick clark productions and ABC today announced that multiplatinum music superstars Kelly Clarkson and P!NK will perform together for the very first time to open the "2017 American Music Awards," which will broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, Nov. 19, at 8|7c on ABC. 

Solo performances at the "2017 American Music Awards" for Clarkson and P!NK were announced earlier this month.

Also previously announced, music legend Diana Ross will take the stage for a rare performance at the "2017 American Music Awards" and will be honored with the "American Music Award for Lifetime Achievement."

Christina Aguilera will pay tribute to Whitney Houston and music from "The Bodyguard" with a performance in honor of the film's 25th anniversary, which falls on the same week as the awards ceremony.

Other previously announced performers include BTS and Selena Gomez.

Nominations for the "2017 American Music Awards" were announced in October. Bruno Mars leads with eight nominations, including Artist of the Year, Video of the Year, and Favorite Male Artist – Pop/Rock. The Chainsmokers, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Ed Sheeran and The Weeknd tied with five nominations each, while Justin Bieber, Daddy Yankee and Luis Fonsi received four nominations each. Additionally, Keith Urban earned three nominations, and Rihanna and Halsey earned two nominations each.

The American Music Awards winners are voted entirely by fans. Voting is now open in all categories. 

The Artist of the Year nominees are Bruno Mars, The Chainsmokers, Drake, Kendrick Lamar and Ed Sheeran. Voting for Artist of the Year will close on Thursday, Nov. 16, at 8:59:59 p.m. PST. Voting for all other editorial categories closes on Monday, Nov. 13, at 8:59:59 a.m. PST.