AMA winners and current nominees One Direction will be taking the stage to perform on the 2015 American Music Awards. dick clark productions and ABC confirmed the group will be singing “Perfect” during the awards broadcast on November 22nd at 8pm ET on ABC. Previously announced performers include Selena Gomez, Carrie Underwood, 5 Seconds of Summer, and Jennifer Lopez. Lopez is also tapped to host the AMAs taking place at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
This year’s list of nominees is topped by Taylor Swift with six followed by The Weeknd and Ed Sheeran with five. Sam Hunt, Nicki Minaj, Sam Smith, Meghan Trainor and Walk the Moon each picked up three nominations. Winners are determined by fan voting via Amavote.com, Facebook, or Twitter.
Brief Bio of One Direction, Courtesy of the AMAs:
One Direction — composed of Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson — formed in 2010 on the U.K.’s award-winning TV talent show The X Factor. The group’s debut single, “What Makes You Beautiful,” was released in September 2011 and went straight to #1 in the U.K., with their first album, Up All Night, following suit and also topping the Billboard album chart in the U.S.
The release of their second album, Take Me Home, took One Direction to #1 in 37 countries. Their third album, Midnight Memories, was announced as the biggest selling album globally of 2013. One Direction’s fourth #1 studio album, FOUR featured hit singles “Steal My Girl” and “Night Changes.” The album made Billboard history as the only group in the 58-year history of the chart to see their first four albums debut at number one.
The band has sold more than 50 million records worldwide, achieved a total of 91 number ones, and is the recipient of five Billboard Music Awards, four MTV Video Music Awards and five American Music Awards, among others. They have a massive 115 million Twitter followers and 38 million Facebook fans. One Direction surprised fans in July 2015 with the release of their single “Drag Me Down,” breaking the record for the most streams of any one song in a single week at the time. The band’s fifth studio album MADE IN THE A.M. is set to be released on November 13, 2015.