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NIALL HORAN TO PERFORM HIS NEW SINGLE “THIS TOWN” AT THE “2016 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS”

dick clark productions and ABC announced today that singer-songwriter, and newly minted solo artist, Niall Horan will perform his new single “This Town” at the “2016 American Music Awards.” He joins hosts Gigi Hadid and Jay Pharoah, as well as previously announced performers including James Bay, Fifth Harmony, Lady Gaga, Green Day, John Legend, Bruno Mars, Shawn Mendes, Twenty One Pilots, The Weeknd, special duets from The Chainsmokers and Halsey, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj, Maroon 5 with Kendrick Lamar, 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 8:00pm ET on ABC.

JUSTIN BIEBER, SELENA GOMEZ, ARIANA GRANDE, RIHANNA AND CARRIE UNDERWOOD ARE FINAL FIVE ARTIST OF THE YEAR NOMINEES AT THE “2016 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS®”

dick clark productions and ABC announced today that after four weeks of voting, the fans have selected Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande, Rihanna and Carrie Underwood as the final five nominees for the Artist of the Year award at the “2016 American Music Awards.” You can vote for the final five Artist of the Year nominees until Thursday, November 17th at 8:59:59pm PT.

MAROON 5 AND KENDRICK LAMAR TO PERFORM THEIR HIT SINGLE “DON’T WANNA KNOW” TOGETHER FOR THE FIRST TIME ON NATIONAL TELEVISION DURING T-MOBILE FINALE AT THE “2016 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS®”

dick clark productions and ABC announced today that pop music superstars Maroon 5 will be joined by platinum-selling artist Kendrick Lamar to perform their hit single, “Don’t Wanna Know” together for the first time on national television during the T-Mobile Finale at the “2016 American Music Awards.” They join hosts Gigi Hadid and Jay Pharoah, as well as previously announced performers including James Bay, Fifth Harmony, Lady Gaga, Green Day, John Legend, Bruno Mars, Shawn Mendes, Twenty One Pilots, The Weeknd, special duets from The Chainsmokers and Halsey, and Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj, 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 8:00pm ET on ABC.

GIGI HADID AND JAY PHAROAH TO HOST THE “2016 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS®”

dick clark productions and ABC announced today that international supermodel Gigi Hadid and actor/comedian Jay Pharoah will co-host the “2016 American Music Awards.” These hosts join previously announced performers including James Bay, Fifth Harmony, Lady Gaga, Green Day, John Legend, Bruno Mars, Shawn Mendes, Twenty One Pilots, The Weeknd, special duets from The Chainsmokers and Halsey, and Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj, 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 8:00pm ET on ABC.

WATCH: Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike and Diplo release animated music video for “Hey Baby” feat. Deb’s Daughter

Fans who can find all of the movie, TV, music & video game Easter eggs in the music video get a special surprise from Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike (hint: there are over 50)!

THE WEEKND TO PERFORM AT THE “2016 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS®”

dick clark productions and ABC announced today that eight-time American Music Award nominee The Weeknd will perform at the “2016 American Music Awards.”The news broke via the Facebook page for the American Music Awards, with a superfan getting a tattoo of The Weeknd’s iconic XO logo in an exclusive Facebook Live video.

JOHN LEGEND, SHAWN MENDES, AND ARIANA GRANDE FEATURING NICKI MINAJ TO PERFORM AT THE “2016 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS®”

dick clark productions and ABC announced today an exciting new group of performers at the “2016 American Music Awards.” Both John Legend and Shawn Mendes will take solo turns on stage, while Ariana Grande will be joined by Nicki Minaj to perform their hit song “Side To Side.” They join previously announced performers James Bay, Fifth Harmony, Lady Gaga, Green Day, Bruno Mars, Twenty One Pilots, a duet from The Chainsmokers and Halsey, 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 8:00pm ET on ABC.

VOTING NOW OPEN FOR NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR UN-LEASHED BY T-MOBILE AWARD AT THE “2016 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS”

dick clark productions and ABC, in partnership with T-Mobile, announced today that voting is now open for the New Artist of the Year Un-leashed by T-Mobile award at the “2016 American Music Awards.” The American Music Awards winners are voted entirely by fans. Fans can vote for New Artist of the Year Un-leashed by T-Mobile, 100 times per day, on both AMAvote.com and on Twitter. To vote on Twitter, fans simply post a tweet that includes the nominee’s Twitter handle, the category name and #AMAs within the post(s). For all other American Music Awards categories, fans can vote once a day, via one or bothof the methods mentioned above.

LISTEN: Emerging Pop Singer Aston Releases Debut EP Produced by David Huff (David and the Giants)

Emerging dance-pop artist ASTON has released her self-titled debut EP, which was produced by David Huff (David and the Giants). The first single “Circles” was released September 30, and Aston worked with the legendary choreographer Tina Landon (Prince, Britney Spears, Jay-Z, Janet Jackson, Jennifer Lopez and more) to bring the high-energy dance-floor beat to life. Bullied in school for her pansexuality and overt sexuality, Aston left her hometown of Houston, TX, to pursue her childhood dream of becoming a superstar. Those experiences are captured in the rhythms of her music, which express her freewheeling views of sexual liberation.

LISTEN: Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike Release Diplo Collaboration

LOS ANGELES, CA (October 28, 2016) – Following its unveiling on the mainstage of Tomorrowland this year, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike’s collaboration with global superstar Diplo, “Hey Baby,” is out now via Smash The House / Mad Decent. The new track comes on the heels of Diplo’s #1 hits with Major Lazer, “Lean On” and “Cold Water,” as well as two Grammy Award wins this year for the album Skrillex and Diplo Present Jack Ü and its hit single “Where Are Ü Now” (with Justin Bieber).

JAMES BAY, FIFTH HARMONY, THE CHAINSMOKERS AND HALSEY, AND CARLOS VIVES WITH SHAKIRA TO PERFORM AT THE “2016 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS®”

dick clark productions and ABCannounced today several exciting additions to the lineup at the “2016 American Music Awards.” Lighting up the AMA stage will be James Bay and Fifth Harmony, as well as special duets from The Chainsmokers and Halsey, and Carlos Viveswith Shakira. They join previously announcedperformersLady Gaga, Green Day, Bruno Mars, Twenty One Pilots, 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 8:00pm ET on ABC.

ROCK SUPERSTARS GREEN DAY AND TWENTY ONE PILOTS TO PERFORM AT THE “2016 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS®”

dick clark productions and ABC announced today that recent Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Green Day and multi-platinum alternative duo Twenty One Pilots will perform at the “2016 American Music Awards.” They join previously announced performers Lady Gaga, 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 8:00pm ET on ABC.

INTERNATIONAL ICON LADY GAGA TO PERFORM AT THE “2016 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS®”

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 8:00pm ET on ABC.

STING TO RECEIVE “THE AMERICAN MUSIC AWARD OF MERIT” AND PERFORM AT THE “2016 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS®”

dick clark productions and ABC announced today that composer, singer, actor, author, and activist Sting will be honored with“The American Music Award of Merit” at the “2016 American Music Awards.” The iconic musician will take to the stage to perform a medley of songs, including the raucous first single, “I Can’t Stop Thinking About You” off his new rock/pop album, 57th & 9th, as well as some of his greatest hits. This will be Sting’s American Music Awards performance debut.He joins previously announced show opener Bruno Mars. 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 8:00pm ET on ABC.

GLOBAL SUPERSTAR BRUNO MARS TO OPEN THE “2016 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS®”

dick clark productions and ABCannounced today that singer, songwriter, producer and musician Bruno Mars will open the “2016 American Music Awards.” 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 8:00pm ET on ABC.