ABC and dick clark productions announced platinum-selling artist Niall Horan will perform on the 2017 American Music Awards. In addition, Imagine Dragons and Khalid have been added to the list of artists set to take the stage during the awards show’s live broadcast on November 19, 2017. This year’s AMAs will take place at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
Imagine Dragons and Khalid will team up for the first time on stage. Imagine Dragons first performed on the American Music Awards in 2013, and in 2013 and 2014 they earned the Favorite Artist – Alternative Rock award. They’re nominated in that category again this year, along with picking up a nomination in the Favorite Duo or Group – Pop/Rock category.
Khalid released his first album in March and is nominated this year in the Favorite Song – Soul/R&B category for “Location” from American Teen. Niall Horan is making his second appearance as a solo artist at the American Music Awards and will perform “Slow Hands” from his solo album, Flicker. This year marks Horan’s first AMA nomination as a solo artist, picking up a nomination in the New Artist of the Year category.
ABC and dick clark productions previously announced BTS, Kelly Clarkson, Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato, and Pink will perform. Christina Aguilera will also entertain viewers with a special tribute to Whitney Houston and The Bodyguard in honor of the musical drama’s 25th anniversary. And, Diana Ross will perform as well as accept the American Music Award for Lifetime Achievement honor.
Overall, Bruno Mars leads this year’s list of nominees with eight followed by The Chainsmokers, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Ed Sheeran and The Weeknd with five each. Justin Bieber, Daddy Yankee and Luis Fonsi picked up four nominations. Keith Urban snagged three and Rihanna and Halsey each earned two.