American Music Awards 2016: Lady Gaga to perform
Lady Gaga will bring the sounds of Joanne to the American Music Awards stage.
Dick Clark productions and ABC announced Tuesday the 30-year-old Oscar-nominated singer, songwriter, and actress will perform as part of the annual ceremony’s 2016 edition.
Gaga, who released her fifth solo album, Joanne, on Friday, first took the AMA stage in 2009, when she performed The Fame Monster‘s lead single “Bad Romance” in addition to lighting a piano on fire as she powered through “Speechless.” She returned to the AMAs in 2013, dueting with R. Kelly on the Artpop track “Do What U Want.”
The 2016 American Music Awards will open with a performance from Bruno Mars. Sting, who receives the American Music Award of Merit this year, is set to perform as well.
AMA nominations were announced in early October. Drake leads with 13 total nods, while Rihanna trails with seven. Adele and Justin Bieber are nominated five times across multiple categories, with Beyoncé and The Chainsmokers close behind with four nominations. Winners will be determined entirely by fan voting, which is now underway in every category except Best New Artist, set to open on Nov. 2.
ABC will broadcast the American Music Awards on Sunday, Nov. 20 at 8 p.m. ET live from Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater.