Lady Gaga, Shawn Mendes, Nick Jonas to perform at the AMAs
The 2017 American Music Awards has added a trio of superstars to its already robust lineup of performers.
Per a series of tweets from the official AMAs account, Lady Gaga, Nick Jonas, and Shawn Mendes will take the stage at Sunday’s ceremony, which will also host sets by Christina Aguilera, Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato, P!nk, BTS, Diana Ross, Niall Horan, Alessia Cara, Alesso, Kelly Clarkson, Florida Georgia Line, Portugal. The Man, Hailee Steinfeld, watt, Zedd, Imagine Dragons, and Khalid.
After hosting the 2015 and 2016 BET Awards ceremonies, Black-ish star Tracee Ellis Ross — scheduled performer Diana Ross’ daughter — has also been announced as the 2017 AMAs host.
Gaga, currently in the midst of her Joanne World Tour, will perform her latest hit “The Cure,” released as a standalone single ahead of her Coachella gig in April, live from her Washington, D.C. stop. Sunday’s performance will mark the first major televised presentation of “The Cure” since the song — produced by anonymous duo Detroit City —dropped earlier this year. She also recently hit the AMAs stage in 2016 to perform Joanne single “Million Reasons.”
Rumors abound that Gaga will additionally perform a new song from her upcoming sixth solo album, which she’s currently working on with “Applause” and “Born This Way” producer DJ White Shadow, though Gaga’s representatives have not returned EW’s request for confirmation.
Jonas returns to the AMAs with his latest song “Find You” after grooving through a medley of hits at the 2015 ceremony, while Mendes also makes his way back to the annual event with his single “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back,” from his 2016 album Illuminate, after performing LP cuts “Mercy” and “Treat You Better” last year.
The 2017 AMAs air this Sunday, Nov. 19 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.
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